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Pro Bono Coordinator, Clinics, Volunteer & Pro Bono Unit

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About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.


Mission

New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers experiencing poverty or in crisis combat economic, racial, and social injustice. We address emerging and urgent needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving clients, whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality.

 

Values that guide us

  • We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services.
  • We strive to serve individuals and communities through a race equity lens to counteract systemic racism.
  • We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
  • We partner with our clients to help them transform their lives and strengthen their communities.
  • We address our clients ’multiple legal needs by collaborating across our practice areas.
  • We are at the forefront of identifying and understanding New Yorkers’ most pressing legal needs, rapidly adapting to meet these needs with innovative programs and partnerships.
  • We assess need broadly, recognizing that need is not a function of income alone.
  • We collaborate with community organizations and engage pro bono attorneys and volunteers to serve a greater number of people with unmet civil legal needs.
  • We teach and train the next generation of legal service professionals.


Job Description:

A Pro Bono Coordinator, Clinics is a position under direct supervision of the Unit Director. This position will increase NYLAG’s capacity to serve New Yorkers by working with NYLAG staff to create and implement and scale limited scope clinics for pro bono engagement. This is an exciting opportunity to align the needs of internal stakeholders with the skills and resources of our attorney volunteers. You will interface with all NYLAG units and with your pro bono counterparts on the law firm side. You must be very organized and responsive and possess the ability to execute special projects and recurring assignments at the same time.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:


In addition to responding to new tasks and responsibilities as they arise, a Pro Bono Coordinator, Clinics (for consistency) may also:

 

  • Work with NYLAG practice units to identify gaps in services that could be filled by pro bono engagement;
  • Create and implement new short-term opportunities in clinic format to be staffed by rotating volunteers in collaboration with NYLAG attorneys and paralegals;
  • Coordinate the logistics for all limited scope clinics;
  • Systematize onboarding and off boarding for limited scope opportunities, including those managed by other units;
  • Collect and analyzes volunteer and program data;
  • Develop and apply quality control/evaluation tools;
  • Streamline training and evaluation modules for these opportunities in collaboration with the pro bono coordinator to create uniform feedback system;
  • Gather information about grants and deliverables throughout the substantive units;
  • Assist in the planning and execution of volunteer recognition events;
  • Develop reports of volunteer outcomes for funders and internal stakeholders;
  • Cultivate relationships for fundraising purposes in conjunction with the philanthropy and development teams;
  • Develop and updates content for promotional materials and the unit’s internal online portal;
  • Administrative duties associated with the coordination of all limited scope opportunities;
  • Collaborate and support unit wide efforts such as the yearly internal audit;
  • Fill in for other team members and handles other projects, as necessary.

 

Qualifications:


  • College degree, with experience working in pro bono coordination on the firm or legal services side required
  • A sincere commitment to social and economic justice
  • Significant, proven organizational and/or administrative management experience
  • Ability to translate vision, strategy and outcomes into external messaging and branding
  • An ability to adapt quickly and a natural orientation towards collaboration and the promotion of the mission and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and coordinate programs and projects for volunteers
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and volunteer management systems (e.g., Salesforce, Legal Server)
  • Keen ability to identify problems and craft effective solutions
  • At least three years of experience in a project management or similar role

 

NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.


Employment type:

Full-time

Part-time

Temporary

 

Professional Level:

Entry Level

Professional

Managerial

 

Salary: $48,000 - $65,610 (Salary is commensurate with experience)

            

Benefits: Excellent benefits.

About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free…

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