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 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 Coordinator.
*Assigned location is subject to change during course of employment.
• Bachelors or Associates degree, and at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience required;
• Basic understanding of volunteer “systems” in California (i.e., the manner in which private law attorneys are connected to low-income clients);
• Excellent writing, analytical, organizational, communication skills; ability to advocate persuasively for the program’s mission;
• Previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities preferred;
• Enthusiasm for innovation and expansion of social and legal services for low-income Californians;
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff at all levels of the Foundation;
• Computer literate; knowledgeable with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint;
• Demonstrated experience as a self-starter, with a history of independently managing multiple projects preferred;
• Background or experience in visual communication, graphic design, or adult learning preferred;
• Excellent organizational and administrative skills; and
• Interest or experience in building technical knowledge of website development and with help of staff, growing ability to understand technology and systems in connection with online training.
• In collaboration with Pro Bono staff, strategize on new and innovative ways to incorporate volunteers into the delivery of legal services to LAFLA clients;
• Work with Pro Bono staff to recruit, onboard, train, and evaluate in-house student volunteers;
• Partner with internal and external legal community to develop, conduct, and support in-person and online pro bono substantive legal trainings;
• Coordinate pro bono communications including volunteer opportunities lists, website updates, social media, and volunteer recognition efforts; and
• Work with Pro Bono staff to develop and coordinate efficient volunteer systems and protocols for volunteers.
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Pro Bono Project Coordinator” in the subject line.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A one-year 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.
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. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.