Racial Justice Program Coordinator
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Job Title: Racial Justice Program Coordinator
FLSA: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Staff Attorney, Racial Justice
Location: Hybrid downtown SF & work from home
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) seeks a detail-oriented person who works well with people, is passionate about racial justice, and has strong organizational skills, to coordinate legal clinics at our dynamic civil rights organization.
LCCRSF works to dismantle systems of oppression and racism, and to build an equitable and just society. Formed in 1968 to bridge the legal community and the Civil Rights Movement, we advance the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees and low-income individuals. Not only do we fight oppression and construct more just systems and institutions, we build the movement by investing in legal fellows and supporting a network of over 1,000 active pro bono attorneys who fight alongside us.
LCCRSF is woman- and minority-led. We are a diverse team of 25+ dedicated people and prioritize a caring, supportive environment. LCCRSF offers competitive nonprofit salaries, a casual, friendly culture, remote work options, generous benefits and paid time off, professional development and training, and wellness extras (such as Summer Fridays close at 3pm.)
We’re searching for a highly capable person who is proficient in Spanish and brings heart to their role.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Many of LCCRSF’s impact projects are multifaceted, including advocacy through litigation, policy work, media, and direct services. The Program Coordinator will primarily coordinate direct services for clients in LCCRSF’s three Racial Justice clinics.
- Clinic Duties
- Interview clients seeking legal help;
- Organize intakes and clinics, including scheduling, providing information to pro bono attorneys, working with program staff to ensure sufficient staffing and consulting about the right resources to assist clients;
- Work with other program staff to improve clinic procedures;
- Assist with case investigation and internet research;
- Conduct problem-solving and assistance for clients as appropriate under the supervision of an attorney;
- Keep client database updated and assist with grant reporting.
- Policy Advocacy and Impact Litigation Duties
- Manage Public Records Act requests, including follow-up with public entity and analysis of records received;
- Research as needed for presentations, fact-gathering, and reports;
- Interview and coordinate people directly affected by policies—usually clients from our clinics—for evidence gathering in support of litigation and/or policy advocacy.
- Administrative Support
- Assist Racial Justice Attorneys with various administrative tasks needed.
The Program Coordinator is integral to LCCRSF’s three racial justice clinics: the People’s Clinic, which helps clients who experienced police violence; the Decriminalization of Poverty Clinic, which helps victims of predatory bail contracts and people who were punished for being unable to pay fines and fees; and the Glide Unconditional Legal Clinic, which provides brief advice and legal information to unhoused and low-income people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The Coordinator will conduct client intakes, help organize and protect client data, and do research and problem-solving to help resolve clients’ legal issues. The Coordinator will also have the opportunity to participate with a few tasks related to LCCRSF’s racial justice impact litigation and policy advocacy, including drafting and monitoring public records act requests, and helping gather evidence from clients to support change.
- Our office is on the beautiful Embarcadero in San Francisco (views!). We’re close to many transit options, next door to the YMCA and there are plentiful places to eat nearby.
- We’re currently working remote through August 31, 2021. We’re developing a post-pandemic Work from Home Policy summer 2021, which you’ll likely help work on! We expect a hybrid of remote work and in-office days.
- Regular working hours are approx. M-F 9-5. We offer flexible and family-friendly schedules.
Paid Time Off
- 15 vacation days, 1 personal day, 13 holidays + Election Day off in even years, 12 sick days
- Office Close last week of year (some positions have work duties during this time); Summer Fridays close at 3pm
- At five years, two month paid sabbatical and an additional 5 days/year vacation
- 100% of employee and 80% of dependent premiums paid for Gold-level HMOs and dental/vision. Life insurance and AD&D. Extra discounts and services through an EAP.
- Employees can contribute pre-tax to commute, medical and dependent care FSAs, and dependents’ medical share.
- 403b retirement account, with % salary match from LCCRSF after one year.
- Professional development and training. Professional association and network memberships.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Affinity for people and desire to work with clients;
- Ability to take initiative on projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
- Demonstrated commitment to or experience with racial or economic justice issues;
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel;
- Proficiency in Spanish.
- Prior experience using client management databases, especially Salesforce.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
- Good judgment and discretion to manage sensitive and confidential matters.
- Exceptional problem-solving and project management skills, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to accuracy. Strong analytical and research skills.
- Adaptable and comfortable with competing demands. Excellent time management skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to LCCRSF’s core values and the work of any of its program areas: immigrant justice, racial justice, educational equity, and economic justice.
LCCRSF complies with all applicable laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions below:
- Ability to remain in a stationary position to operate a computer and other office machines, and manual dexterity to operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time.
- Employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, and communicate effectively via computer.
- This role requires frequent sitting.
- Ability to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
- Moderate noise when back in the office (e.g., typical business office activities).
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit 1) a thoughtful cover letter and 2) a resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Program Coordinator – Racial Justice” in the subject line). Questions can also go to that email.
In your cover letter, in addition to describing your interest in the position and qualifications, please respond to the following question: What in your background and experience has prepared you to work for an organization dedicated to advancing racial equity? Feel free to think broadly about your response, applying professional or personal experiences.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area thrives as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ candidates, people of all gender identities, persons with disabilities and individuals over 55 are encouraged to apply.