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Job Listing: Project Coordinator (Bilingual/Spanish)
Position: Project Coordinator (Bilingual/Spanish)
Reports to: Directors of the City Bar Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project and Elderlaw & Cancer Advocacy Project
The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the New York City Bar, one of the nation’s largest bar associations. The City Bar Justice Center assists low income New Yorkers with civil legal problems who cannot afford an attorney. CBJC recruits, trains and mentors volunteer attorneys to provide advice and representation through a dozen projects. In addition, the City Bar Justice Center's telephone hotline provides referrals and brief advice to 1,000 people per month. The CBJC is conveniently located in an historic building at 42 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan.
The Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP) provides legal assistance to low-income debtors with filing pro se Chapter 7 personal bankruptcies. CBP also advises debtors on their rights, and the remedies available to them, with regard to the collection of a debt. The Project Coordinator works closely with the Project Director to determine which clients can be helped by the Project.
CBJC’s Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy Project provides seniors, cancer patients and cancer survivors with information and legal assistance on advance directives and end-of-life planning, including health care proxies, powers of attorney, living wills, simple wills and funeral options, as well as assistance with issues of medical debt, insurance and discrimination in the workplace.
Some areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
- Handling general administrative work such as answering phones, setting up client appointments and following up with clients;
- Community outreach including making presentations at community organizations, organizing training programs and legal clinics;
- Developing self-help materials and other aids for clients and community workers;
- Serving as liaison to law firm volunteers;
- Maintaining the client and volunteer database and running statistical reports;
- Writing blogs about the projects
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is essential;
- Minimum 6 months of work and/or internship experience;
- Computer and technologically savvy;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
- A demonstrated interest in social justice issues through coursework, volunteer or work history;
- Careful attention to detail and good judgment;
- Flexibility, including the ability to multi-task;
- Ability to interact with low- and moderate-income clients, volunteer attorneys and government employees.
A generous benefits package is offered.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Project Coordinator in the subject line. Recent college grads are welcome to apply.
The City Bar Justice Center is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the Organization to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the Organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.