Community Advocate/Pro Bono Project Coordinator

Employer:
Legal Services Vermont
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

 

 

Legal Services Vermont is looking to fill a full-time position for a Community Advocate/Project Coordinator for a new initiative to expand our Pro Bono legal work.  We are an innovative non-profit law firm that provides civil legal services to a broad spectrum of low-income clients in a high-volume practice.  Our advocates assist individual clients, participate in court clinics and also staff our helpline to screen new clients and provide legal advice.  Working closely with Vermont Legal Aid, we help low-income Vermonters help themselves to resolve their civil legal issues.

This position will be funded under a two year grant that will run until September 30, 2025, with the potential for extension depending on the availability of funding.

The Project Coordinator will work with newly-licensed attorneys to connect them with volunteer opportunities to assist low-income clients.  Project duties will include working with volunteer lawyers and clients to coordinate volunteer opportunities, tracking case assignments and outcomes, developing training materials and setting up trainings, and working with partner agencies to support the project.  The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the attorney who manages LSV’s Pro Bono program.

We are looking for candidates with strong communication skills; a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and public interest advocacy; the ability to organize a large volume of work; the ability to work with a diverse clientele; and a collaborative work style.  The position is based in Burlington.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and culturally competent staff to serve our increasingly diverse client community.  We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience and skills can contribute to serving our client communities.

Hiring level will depend on background and qualifications.  Starting salary is $44,200, with salary credit given for relevant experience, and an excellent benefits package.

Application deadline is October 9, 2023.  Your application should include a cover letter and resume, sent as a single PDF.  Send your application by e-mail to Sara Zeno at szeno@legalservicesvt.org with the subject line “Hiring Opportunity.”  Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and culturally competent staff to serve our increasingly diverse client community. We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience and skills can contribute to serving our client communities.

Wage or Salary
Hiring level will depend on background and qualifications. Starting salary is $44,200, with salary credit given for relevant experience, and an excellent benefits package.