Job Announcement: Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice System-Impacted Immigrants

Friday, January 31, 2020

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Screen individuals – over the phone, through email, off-site clinics or community events, and in the office – for eligibility for Clean Slate services, assess individuals for eligibility for immigration remedies and criminal record remedies, and provide information, brief service, referral, and/or appointments with Clean Slate and Immigration Practice attorneys and students
  • Provide administrative support to attorneys and law students in the Clean Slate and Immigration units in connection with the preparing, serving, and filing of legal petitions in criminal court
  • Attend regular meetings with attorneys in the Clean Slate and Immigration units to coordinate the provision of effective services to immigrant clients with criminal record issues
  • Enter data into client database to ensure accurate accounting of information and services disseminated to people seeking assistance as required for grant or project reporting
  • Prepare and maintain written information and self-help materials for immigrants with criminal records. Work with web team to enhance the presence and availability of information on EBCLC
  • Provide translation assistance by translating legal documents from Spanish to English, or from English to Spanish, drafting correspondence (including records requests) in both English and Spanish, and interpreting for a client
  • Provide general administrative assistance and paralegal support to staff attorneys and student interns
  • Collaborate with internal and external service providers to link clients with housing, education, public benefits, and other social service resources
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

Who You Are:

  • You are detail-oriented with strong organizational and time-management skills. You take pride in your work product and are able to juggle multiple demands without compromising accuracy.
  • You are flexible and responsive. Change doesn’t intimidate you, and you thrive in evolving and developing environments.
  • You are an effective communicator. You tailor communication to meet the needs of various stakeholders and actively listen to those around you.
  • You love working with people. You learn from others, share what you know with those around you, and truly care about the people you work with.
  • You are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. You believe these principles should be considered in every decision and are vital to the health of an organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an administrative, social or legal services environment; BA degree or Paralegal Certificate may substitute for the experience requirement
  • Fluency in Spanish with demonstrated ability to accurately and professionally translate legal documents and interpret between English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and case management databases. Able to pick up new computer skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in an empathetic and professional manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to be detail-oriented, multi-task, set priorities, and work independently, but in close coordination with other staff
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, faith-based leaders and communities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, elected officials, and law school

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paralegal experience
  • Experience using legal forms software and databases
  • Experience and interest in criminal law and immigration law
  • Experience providing legal services to low-income people

Salary & Benefits:

Starting salary for this non-exempt position is $43,000 to $63,000/year based on the number of years of prior relevant experience, dictated by EBCLC’s salary scale.

Benefits include 100% fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision) for employees and dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commuter costs; retirement options; and professional development support.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jobs@ebclc.org (please include the “Crim-Imm Program Coordinator” in the subject line). The position is available in January.

Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis and will begin initial application reviews as early as February 10, 2020.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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