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Special Projects Manager (Right to Counsel Workgroup)

Description: 

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 150 employees, including more than 70 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


Right to Counsel Workgroup: LAFLA is part of the Right to Counsel Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services organizations and tenant organizing community based organizations. LAFLA is the lead organization of the County of Los Angeles Eviction Defense Program, and a participant in the County of Los Angeles Emergency Eviction Prevention Program.


LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Special Projects Manager.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• BA/BS degree and a minimum of 3 years experience managing projects in a nonprofit environment;
• Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner;
• Demonstrated database skills; ability to learn multiple database systems used by government agencies and partner organizations;
• Ability to work in collaboration with legal service providers, community based organizations, and government agencies.
• Self-starter with initiative to overcome obstacles and recommend solutions to problems; and
• Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• Co-manage the implementation of the Los Angeles County Eviction Defense Program along with the Managing Attorney;
• Responsible for monitoring grant outcomes and coordinating with all project subcontractors to ensure the project meets its grant deliverables;
• Manage all data and reports for the project by developing efficient systems to collect data and produce timely reports;
• Liaise with Right to Counsel Coalition, Liberty Hill, and individual legal services programs and community based organizations; and
• Other duties as needed.

To Apply: 

BENEFITS AND 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.


HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Special Projects Manager-Right to Counsel” 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.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
November 3, 2020
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, CA
United States