Legal Hand Brownsville
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Recruit volunteers to participate in the Legal Hand program every six months
Supervise volunteers as they provide guidance, offer information, and assist clients, including some evening and weekend hours
Manage and supervise Housing Resource program and staff
Conduct outreach on an ongoing basis for new volunteers and clients
Attend local community board meetings and events held by local elected officials
Screen cases that are referred to attorney for legal advice
Organize volunteer schedules and staffing
Coordinate with attorney on establishing community clinics and workshops, and establishing policy and procedures for legal referrals
Support and supervise ongoing volunteer training and appreciation events
Organize and staff community workshops and legal clinics
Maintain policy and procedure for data collection, recording and reporting
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in a related area. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary settings and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.
Position Type: Full-time, evening and weekend hours required. Legal Hand is open Monday through Saturday to accommodate visitors. Exact hours are flexible and based on volunteer availability.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Volunteer Coordinator as the subject line of the email.
Deadline to Apply
November 2, 2018
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Note: The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Learn more about us at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.