Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people who are disabled, and homeless veterans.

Position Description:

ICLC is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and countywide Stay Housed initiative that brings together more than 25 legal service providers and community-based organizations to prevent homelessness by defending homes.

With its focus on eviction defense services, the Tenant Defense Project collaborates with partners throughout California on the Tenant Power Toolkit, an innovative, web-based tool that allows California tenants to prepare and file answers and other initial documents in their eviction cases before they secure legal representation. In collaboration with key partners that include the Debt Collective, the LA Tenants Union, and Inland County Legal Services, the team helps promote and expand this critical tool, while providing full scope representation to low-income tenant users in LA County.

The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator will have a key role in expanding the team’s capacity to support Toolkit users at the start of their eviction cases. Their primary responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and training volunteers to assist Tenant Power Toolkit users
  • Leading and coordinating weekly workshops and one-on-one appointments for Toolkit users needing support to complete their unlawful detainer answers
  • Conducting outreach to and trainings for partner organizations and community members
  • Collaborating with project partners on Toolkit-related services and to promote and refine the program
  • Supporting with all grant reporting requirements including helping compile data

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values, and comfortable working with all cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds. Working knowledge of housing issues and eviction defense. Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable presenting to large groups and conducting trainings. Experience recruiting, training and utilizing volunteers. Exceptionally organized, self-motivated, and goal oriented. Experience with legal technology and web-based tools. Access to own transportation. Oral fluency in Spanish preferred.

Compensation: Hourly compensation ranges from $26.30 to $32.00, depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position directly to our website at

ICLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition. All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator- Tenant Defense Project- (Full-Time)
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