Training Associate

January 2019


About LAAC:

LAAC is the statewide membership organization for almost 100 legal nonprofits. LAAC advocates for its members through budget lobbying in Sacramento, trains in core substantive areas, analyzes best practices, and works to improve the effectiveness of legal aid in California. As civil liberties are threatened, Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) supports the legal safety net by working to secure funding, encourages collaboration between organizations, and facilitates communication through lists and conferences.

Position Description:

This is a great entry-level position for someone someone interested in legal services nonprofits, nonprofit administration and communication, or hoping to gain exceptional work experience in a busy and active work environment. This position will be critical to support the statewide network of legal nonprofits in the years to come.

The Training Associate will report to the Program Attorney, but will work with all staff in the small nonprofit office located in Oakland.


The Training Associate will have primary responsibility for planning, outreach, implementation, and follow-up on approximately 10-15 online training sessions per year. The sessions will be led by substantive experts/trainers, but the staff will be responsible for all logistics. The Training Associate will be the main staff on two large in-person conferences in 2019 and smaller one-day meetings and summits. Staffing includes the same duties as in the online series, but will include additional duties due to on-site logistics, catering, and invoicing of participants. The Training Associate may be required to learn new skills and software on-the-job.

Additionally, the Training Associate will serve as a member of the administrative team at LAAC, helping with office administrative duties, minor bookkeeping, and other office tasks.

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You need:

  • B.A., B.S., or A.A. with additional relevant experience
  • Project management and/or event coordination experience
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write/edit well and produce quality publications with strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for supporting the statewide network of nonprofits
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Expertise in Word, Excel, Google applications, online databases
  • Expertise in social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign, and electronic newsletter platforms a plus
  • Experience in template-based web pages required
  • Previous experience working with low-income and underserved communities preferred

We offer:

  • DOE $18-21/hour for full-time work
  • Opportunity to learn the nonprofit legal services landscape in California
  • Training and professional development support
  • Supportive team-based environment that allows you to take an early lead on projects
  • An employer-match retirement plan
  • Other benefits include health, vision, dental, long-term disability, life, paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Some travel required, expenses paid by LAAC
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices in the work place
  • A scent-conscious office environment for individuals sensitive to  chemical scents


How to Apply:

Please Send: (1) a cover letter (i) explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as well as (ii) describing relevant work and volunteer background, and (iii) how your personal and professional experience would specifically contribute to LAAC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, (2) your resume, (3) three references and their contact information via email to

The position is located in Oakland, between the 19th and 12th street BART stations. The start date is February 25, 2019 (or as soon as reasonably possible).


LAAC seeks to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity.  We encourage all interested individuals to apply — especially people of color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category.

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