Community Justice Worker

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Job location
51 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd
Gallup, NM 87004
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid
New Mexico
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Position Description: 

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Community Justice Worker

The Community Justice Worker will support NMLA’s community lawyering work through community outreach, community education, client screening and advocacy, and assistance connecting clients with non-legal resources. The position may sometimes include participation in community meetings and fairs that take place on evenings or weekends. The position will be based in Gallup but may require occasional travel within the state which may include overnight stays. The Community Justice Worker will also help recruit, train and supervise part-time Community Justice interns, some of whom may be based in other offices.


Candidates must demonstrate familiarity with the cultures and circumstances of McKinley and Cibola County residents who live on and off reservations, as well as a strong desire to empower people in these communities. Candidates also must possess written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and the skills to build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community served by NMLA. Must be able to effectively use computer technology and remote communications systems, including shared on-line workspaces and web meeting and videoconferencing software, and to effectively collaborate with staff located in multiple offices. Proficiency in Navajo, Zuni or Spanish is a plus.

Applicants may be subject to a background search. Please do not let this deter you from applying. NMLA is committed to a strong workforce and recognizes that persons with marks on their record may still be able to perform admirably

To apply: 

The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits union scale. Send a current resume and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: [email protected]

NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: July 31, 2020.
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Submission deadline: 
Friday, July 31, 2020