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Language Justice Project Manager


Administration –
 Language Justice Project Manager




$80,000k – $95,000k/ annually DOE, with excellent benefits



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. Celebrating 95 years of service to Los Angeles communities, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, 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 puts 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.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Language Justice Project Manager.


• Active membership in the California State Bar, or completion of a university-level interpreter education program or state/federal court interpreter certification;
• Advanced training and professional experience in legal and/or community interpreting and translation, including skills in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and sight translation;
• Formal training and experience in written translation, especially legal documents, preferred;
• Advanced spoken and written proficiency in English and another language;
• Knowledge of language justice concepts and best practices;
• Experience with Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) platforms, especially Zoom Meetings, preferred;
• Experience with coordinating multilingual spaces designed to be inclusive and equitable in terms of language, ability, literacy, and access to technology, preferred;
• Excellent skills related to training curriculum design and facilitation, especially using a popular education approach, preferred;
• Experience in working with low-income individuals, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants and/or other marginalized populations;
• Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly;
• Ability to handle ambiguities and to exercise independent judgment;
• Ability to be flexible in job duties;
• Ability to help manage a fast-paced requests for services remotely and in a clinic setting;
• Previous experience in a legal services program preferred;
• Strong administrative skills to oversee third party vendors and processing of invoices, as well as ability to track, maintain and report statistics to funders;
• Ability to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks commonly in excess of 35 hours;
• Previous experience supervising or mentoring other staff.

Examples of Duties:

• Supervise coordination between LAFLA staff and language service providers (such as interpreting and translation agencies and individual independent contractors) to enable access to high quality language services for which LAFLA staff are not qualified or available;
• Oversee the tracking of contracts with and invoices from language service providers and related expenses;
• Maintain updated list of qualified interpreters and translators for use by all LAFLA staff;
• Manage resources and provision of technical assistance to LAFLA staff to support the use of language justice best practices and effective outreach and services for non-dominant language users, such as:
o Identifying and building relationships with community partners who represent underserved language communities;
o Securing interpreters for legal services and community education, especially for rare languages or challenging circumstances;
o Obtaining document translation and translation of other electronic content;
o Planning multilingual meetings and events using simultaneous interpreting and interpreting equipment;
o Maintenance of shared folder(s) containing language justice resources, including interpreter and translator lists, collection of relevant glossaries, professionally translated documents, and legal advocacy resources;
• Manage and provide translation and interpreting services in working languages for offices and programs across LAFLA, as appropriate;
• Manage and provide staff trainings on LAFLA’s language services, working with interpreters, working with linguistically marginalized communities, and other trainings for LAFLA multilingual staff using their language skills;
• Engage in advocacy efforts to enforce language access civil rights mandates in various contexts; and
• Assist as needed with screening potential clients and assisting with intake process for clinics and intake lines.
• Contribute to the organization’s DEI plan and goals (via surveys, interviews, etc), supporting all DEI initiatives and helping to promote inclusion in a thoughtful way;
• To view LAFLA’s Commitment to DEI, please go to https://lafla.org/who-we-are/diversity-equity-inclusion-justice-at-lafla/

How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume online to spwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Language Justice Project Manager” in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A one year introductory 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.

The organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.org.

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 and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible 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.