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Volunteer Coordinator

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.


  • Bachelors degree

How to Apply

  • To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample to jobs@legalhand.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


(212) 397-0985

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.