Advocacy Coordinator

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Job location
405 Main Street
4th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Aid, Inc.
Street address: 
405 Main Street, 4th Floor
City: 
Worcester
State: 
Massachusetts
ZIP: 
01608
Job type: 
Policy Development/Advocacy
Position Description: 

Community Legal Aid (CLA), the non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in western and central Massachusetts, seeks an Advocacy Coordinator who will be an integral part of the management team supporting the effective delivery of high-quality legal services. In serving as a resource to help CLA address client needs, the Coordinator will engage with CLA’s supervisors and substantive law units in case/project management and implementation; professional development; coordination of advocacy strategies and supervision structures across the program; and the effective deployment of the region’s private bar volunteers. The Advocacy Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff in developing and implementing systems, policies, and protocols to guide the work of the organization. The Advocacy Coordinator may handle a limited caseload as time permits. The Advocacy Coordinator will be based in CLA’s Worcester or Springfield office, with travel throughout central and western Massachusetts to meet and coordinate with staff in each of CLA’s offices.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• An understanding of the civil legal needs of low-income people, including the unique needs of populations that experience particular barriers to accessing the justice system, and of effective approaches and methods for addressing those needs.
• Expertise in substantive legal areas affecting low-income people.
• Significant litigation and other relevant advocacy experience in state and federal court and administrative forums.
• Ability to effectively communicate with and motivate others, and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people.
• Experience with designing, modifying, and/or reviewing supervision structures in a legal setting, including experience overseeing and evaluating the supervision of legal work.
• Admission to Massachusetts Bar, or eligible to sit for next Massachusetts Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule.
• Minimum of ten years legal experience, preferably including prior experience working at a legal aid or other public interest organization.

To apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected], or mail to Kebby Lee, Executive Assistant, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Expiration date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016