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Administrative Coordinator – Asian & Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project

Position:

Administration –
 Administrative Coordinator – Asian & Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project

Location:

Ron Olson Justice Center*

Salary:

$40,000 to $45,646 annual/ DOE with excellent benefits

Availability:

Immediately

Application Deadline:

Continuous until position is filled.

About the Position:

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics put LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.

The Project: The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project provides linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, trauma-informed help to API clients in their preferred language, with access to all LAFLA services.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Coordinator.

*Assigned location is subject to change during course of employment.

Qualifications:

  • Must be computer proficient; has experience with Word and Excel;
  • Experience with immigration or family law preferred;
  • Understanding of and commitment to social justice;
  • Good written and oral communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all LAFLA staff, clients, and community organizations; and
  • Bilingual in an Asian language strongly preferred.

Examples of Duties:

  • Prepares drafts of routine correspondence and other legal documents, such as immigration forms, family law pleadings and other court forms, and prepares final drafts for attorney review;
  • Conducts intake and answers a variety of inquiries on the status of legal procedure, and on the procedural aspects of processing legal actions by the office, under attorney supervision;
  • Performs a variety of responsible administrative duties, such as maintaining electronic and hardcopy filing systems and appointment calendars, answering inquiries over the phone or in person, case management system data entry (i.e., case opening and closing), and managing administrative details with minimum direction;
  • Answer Asian-language hotline and clients’ online application; screen clients for eligibility and appropriate legal assistance;
  • Opening and closing intakes in real time;
  • Organizing API language center: Maintain private attorney lists; client resources (brochures & government or other organizations’ information and resources); and administrative manuals and forms;
  • Training law clerks and volunteers on administrative aspects of their job;
  • Coordinates logistic and administrative aspects of various projects, such as creating and maintaining law clerk(s)’ schedules; updating, and translating various forms, brochures and Power Point presentations; and preparing/sending out materials;
  • Assists attorneys or legal staff with interpreting for limited-English proficient clients in attorney-client meetings, administrative hearings, and translating correspondence;
  • Provides support in case preparation, such as drafting advocacy letter, compile information needed for trial, and making calls to appropriate parties;
  • Participates in community outreach and education projects; and
  • Provide receptionist coverage on an as-need-basis.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Administrative Coordinator-API” in the subject line.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A six-month probationary period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

 

Benefits & Compensation

LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. Please visit https://lafla.org/get-involved/careers for our salary scale for union, non-management staff.