The Organization

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is excited to recruit a Program Coordinator for its Education, Defense, and Justice for Youth (EDJY) program. The EDJY program provides holistic legal and social work services to young people ensnared at the intersection of the juvenile legal and education systems. The EDJY program is the umbrella program for two clinics: the Youth Defender Clinic and the Education Justice Clinic. These clinics work together closely to confront the criminalization of youth of color to ensure they are able to remain in their communities and to get the education they are entitled to and deserve. EDJY staff provides representation in juvenile court (delinquency proceedings), school discipline, special education, and juvenile record sealing cases. EDJY staff also train law students and engage in community-driven policy reform.

The Opportunity

EBCLC is looking for a Program Coordinator who is a self-starter with a passion for racial justice to support EDJY staff, clients, students, and community partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate EDJY’s intake line providing callers with advice, referrals, self-help materials, and other limited-scope assistance.
  • Compile and maintain a database of community resources and organizations.
  • Provide administrative support to EDJY including database and file management.
  • Support the operation of EDJY’s law student clinical program.
  • Provide translation assistance and interpret for client meetings and interviews as needed.
  • Depending on available opportunities, develop and maintain partnerships with community-based organizations, including engaging in policy advocacy, and coordinate outreach activities, including legal workshops.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Spanish language fluency required
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice
  • Ability to work with young people and families who have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma in an empathetic and professional manner
  • Excellent time-management, priority-setting, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to pick up new computer skills quickly
  • Experience working with youth and families preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, such as youth, people of color, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with disabilities, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary for this non-exempt position is $53,000 – $63,000 based on the number of years of relevant experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

Workplace Expectations:

Due to COVID-19, the EDJY team is working a hybrid schedule, including some days in the office or in the field with clients and some remote work.  Staff may work in the office if they wish to do so, subject to certain capacity limits and other safety protocols.  The Program Coordinator may need to be in the office or engage in fieldwork, in person, to support our clients.  EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit an application by visiting https://eastbaycommunitylawcenter.easyapply.co/.  Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter that speaks to your alignment with EBCLC’s mission, and your commitment to and/or lived/work experience with advocating for education justice and/or youth defense.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for two professional references

Working At EBCLC

EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 8,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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