Training and Pro Bono Coordinator

 

Organization: Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)

Location: Oakland, CA, hybrid remote/onsite (temporarily fully remote)

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt Employee

Reports to: Legal Design Attorney

Application deadline: first review of applications on April 15, open until filled

 

Organization description

LAAC is the statewide membership organization for legal aid nonprofits. These nonprofits provide free legal services to low-income people, seniors, and people with disabilities. LAAC serves its members by (i) engaging in strategic legislative and administrative advocacy; (ii) providing training in core substantive areas; and (iii) facilitating productive, interorganizational collaboration. As low-income people struggle with life issues, LAAC supports the legal safety net by working to secure funding, encouraging collaboration between organizations, and facilitating communication. Please go to www.laaconline.org for more information about our nonprofit.

 

Job Summary

The Training and Pro Bono Coordinator plays a key role in running LAAC’s LawHelpCA website through the recruitment, training, and supervision of law student volunteers, and LAAC’s training program, through implementing  year-round trainings designed for legal aid attorneys and advocates.

 

Key Responsibilities

Events & Trainings (45%)

Plan events and trainings, including all aspects of logistics and coordination, including:

  • Annual programs include: 15-20 online trainings, 2-3 in-person conferences; 6 one-day summits (in-person events temporarily on hold)
  • For each event, lead all outreach, logistics, scheduling, registrations, and follow-ups, including related website content updates
  • Convey relevant data to billing team to support timely invoicing process
  • Plan trainings with lens to Racial Justice and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Handle related tasks, including developing workflows, documenting procedures, maintaining files and assisting with related grant activity

Supervision and Volunteer Management (35%)

Manage volunteers in support of LawHelp site operations:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers operating livechat to provide LawHelpCA users support in navigating the site; develop materials to recruit diverse volunteers

LawHelpCA.org Operations (15%)

Serve on LawHelp team, contributing to all aspects of site maintenance, including:

  • Support general department operations, including developing workflows, documenting procedures, maintaining files, and assisting with grant activity

Organizational Leadership (5%)

Contribute to LAAC’s organizational mission and goals:

  • Actively participate in LAAC internal committees, meetings and activities, including organizational equity work

Other duties as assigned. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be expected to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization such as during staffing transitions.

 

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in management or a relevant field
  • JD not required, but considered a plus, given nonprofit legal nature of work
  • Experience in running projects for other nonprofits
  • Project management and/or event coordination experience
  • Ability to write/edit well and produce quality publications
  • Expertise in Word, Excel, Google applications, online databases
  • Experience in template-based web pages required
  • Previous experience working with low-income and underserved communities preferred

 

Required Personal Attributes

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to follow through and attention to detail
    • Ability to manage multiple, rapidly shifting priorities while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexible, collaborative, & solution-oriented
    • Ability to function smoothly and collaboratively on a team while also taking individual initiative to meet team goals
    • Strong self-direction, proactive ability to take initiative
    • Willingness to collaborate and participate in complex decision-making processes
    • Propensity to anticipate needs of team and inclination to solve problems
  • Strategic mindset & strong desire to improve programs and teams
  • Personal qualities of integrity, compassion, and a commitment to and passion for LAAC’s mission

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate via phone and email
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Occasional in-state travel may be required

 

We offer:

  • DOE $27-30/hour
  • 35-hour work week, allowing time for community and family activities
  • 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
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices

 

How to Apply:

  • First review of applications will be on April 15th and then on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Please Send the following application materials via email to careers@laaconline.org:
    • a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and describing relevant work and volunteer background.
    • your resume
    • three references and their contact information
  • The position will begin remotely and later transition to a hybrid work arrangement based out of our office in downtown Oakland. The start date is June 1, 2022 or earlier.

 

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.

Training and Pro Bono Coordinator
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