Project Coordinator – LIBRE Project

Temporary Position

Our mission at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty. We believe every person should have the basic necessities of life, including safe affordable housing, access to health care, economic security, secure immigration status, an appropriate education, and freedom from violence and abuse.

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Legal Aid SMC) seeks a dynamic and organized person who is passionate about immigrant rights to support the LIBRE program and help families access immigration law services and public benefits. LIBRE (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources, and Education) is a multi-agency collaboration that offers community outreach and education concerning eligibility for public benefits and immigration-related issues, application assistance, and legal services to access public benefits and immigration relief.

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic self-starter who cares about customer satisfaction, enjoys collaborating with community partners, and wants to provide direct services for a diverse low-income client population. The right candidate can juggle multiple responsibilities, work efficiently and compassionately, and use systems to organize data, and has a passion for helping people. They will be comfortable taking the initiative on projects but will also enjoy supporting the attorneys’ work.

This Project Coordinator role is a full-time TEMPORARY 6-month position (approximately August 2022 – February 2023), supporting public benefits and immigration attorneys.

Legal Aid SMC seeks candidates who share our aspirations for a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to affirming differences in race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

Responsibilities:

  • Community outreach and trainingsCoordinate community outreach with LIBRE partners, assist in training community outreach workers, and represent LIBRE at community events and meetings, including occasionally on weekends and in the evenings. Some travel within the county is necessary.
  • Client servicesSchedule appointments for LIBRE attorneys, follow up with clients, and enter data on case activities.
  • InterpretationHelp attorneys communicate with Spanish-speaking clients by interpreting in client interviews, telephone calls, and court (certification not required).
  • Administrative supportAssist attorneys with administrative tasks, including copying, mailing, obtaining signatures and documents from clients, and translation of documents.
  • Contract supportHelp obtain data needed for reports from partner agencies; coordinate work with assistors and community outreach workers at two partner agencies and assist with grant reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • A. degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Spanish fluency (oral and written) and multi-cultural experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Access to a car and ability to drive
  • Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A. degree
  • Familiarity with public benefits programs (Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, Social Security, SSI)
  • Familiarity with immigration cases (U Visa, DACA, VAWA, SIJS, TPS) and practices
  • Website management and social media outreach skills

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: Starting from $21.00/hour or higher based on experience

Full-time non-exempt position; 35-hour workweek

Benefits: Temporary employees are eligible for holiday time off, vacation benefits, and sick leave.

Hybrid Workplace: Legal Aid SMC is a hybrid workplace. Employee work schedules and work locations are determined by a combination of factors including client needs, organizational needs, and the demand of their workload and personal preference. All employees are expected to be available to commute to the office as needed.

To Apply: Send your cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the required job qualifications and your resume to jobs@legalaidsmc.org.

Legal Aid SMC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Project Coordinator – LIBRE Project
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