Temporary Program Coordinator, Economic Justice (6 Months , Jan-June 2022)

Job Title: Program Coordinator, Economic Justice (January – June 2022)

FLSA:                Full-Time, Exempt,  35 hours per week

Reports to:       Senior Staff Attorney – LSE 

Salary:              $30-35/hour 

Location:          Mainly remote. Downtown San Francisco office open as an option.

Do you want to help close the racial wealth gap, through supporting small business owners of color in Bay Area communities? The pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black and Latinx small businesses that are key to our communities’ resilience, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is on the front lines ensuring these businesses thrive. If you’re fired up to do this work, we invite you to consider joining us for this six-month contract.

About You  

We are looking for an energetic, organized person who is committed to racial, immigrant and economic justice and strongly interested in coordinating small business legal services for clients of our dynamic public interest legal organization. The primary responsibilities are client intakes, data entry, and coordination of our legal services, and our ideal candidate has skills and experience in all of these areas. 

About LCCRSF

As one of the oldest civil rights institutions on the West Coast, 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’re known for advancing the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees and low-income individuals. We also invest in legal fellows and activate a network of over 1,000 active pro bono attorneys. Learn more at www.lccrsf.org.

The Legal Services for Entrepreneurs (LSE) program serves wealth-creating enterprises in low-income communities of color. You’ll work with a dedicated team including a senior staff attorney, staff attorney, another program coordinator and a program assistant.

Your Work

This position is temporary. The start date is as soon as possible, ideally early January 2022, and this position will last through June 2022.

In collaboration with the LSE team, the Temporary LSE Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Webinar coordination and promotion (35%): You’ll support and coordinate LSE’s bi-monthly legal clinics (both in person if possible and remote) including outreach to clients, pro bono attorney volunteers, and interpreters, as well as logistics prior to and during the clinics.
  • Client intakes and referrals (30%): You’ll respond to client inquiries, coordinate intake interviews, and enter the information into our database. In consultation with the LSE Staff Attorney, you’ll determine which clients to refer to the pro bono attorney network and which to assign to contract attorneys. 
  • Pro-bono attorney coordination (25%): You‘ll draft and circulate potential client matters to the pro bono network. You’ll coordinate matching of volunteer attorneys with clients, and mitigate non-legal issues that arise in the representation, such as difficulty getting in contact.
  • Grant reporting and database/file management (10%): You’ll also help maintain up-to-date client information and attorney profiles on Salesforce, as well as help compile and submit reports generated from Salesforce for grant requirements and for in-house tracking purposes.

Salary, Benefits, Work Location

$30-35/hour DOE.  Full benefits package is included: 100% paid medical + 80% for dependents and more. Generous time off: 16 days of vacation per year (to be pro-rated for six months); 12+ holidays/year; and 1 hour of sick time earned for every 30 hours worked.

This position can be fully remote. The candidate must be located in California, with a preference for candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area or with strong ties to the community in Northern California.

Generally working hours are 9am-5pm M-F. LCCRSF is a woman-and minority-led, with 30 staff. We are flexible, family-friendly and value health, wellness, and balance. We follow ADA guidelines – reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications  

LCCRSF seeks applicants with the following qualifications: 

Required: 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English;  
  • Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written; 
  • Strong people skills including patience, flexibility and creativity; 
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice; 
  • Ability to take initiative on projects. Organized, detail-oriented, and able to track and meet multiple deadlines; 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel. 
  • Must be located in California

Preferred: 

  • Prior experience in community organizing or providing community services, especially in low-income communities of color in the San Francisco Bay Area; 
  • Prior experience working with and supporting volunteers; 
  • Prior experience working on racial and/or economic justice issues, or related coursework; 
  • Prior experience working with small businesses on transactional matters, or related coursework; 
  • Prior experience in issues related to the displacement of low-income communities and communities of color and/or job creation and collective asset building; 
  • Prior experience using client management databases such as Salesforce.  

To Apply 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; and 3) contact information for a minimum of two references by email to careers@lccrsf.org (w/ “Temporary Program Coordinator – LSE” in the subject line).  

Questions regarding this position may be submitted to careers@lccrsf.org.  


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