Posted on January 6, 2013
Program Coordinator, Immigrant Women and Children Project (Temp.)
City Bar Justice Center
City Bar Justice Center - Program Coordinator, Immigrant Women and Children Project (Temp.)
The City Bar Justice Center is a division of the City Bar Fund, the non-profit affiliate of The New York City Bar. The Justice Center’s mission is to increase access to justice by leveraging the resources of the legal profession to provide high quality free civil legal services to poor and low-income New Yorkers. The Justice Center recruits, trains and mentors volunteer attorneys who provide advice and representation to 20,000 low income New Yorkers annually through a number of projects including the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, the Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the Immigrant Women and Children Project, the Elderlaw Project, the Cancer Advocacy Project, the Refugee Assistance Project, the General Immigration Project, the Small Business Initiative and the Veterans Project. The City Bar Justice Center's telephone legal hotline provides referrals and brief advice to nearly 1,000 people per month.
The Immigrant Women and Children Project (IWC) of the City Bar Justice Center is one of the leading providers of immigration services to survivors of violent crimes in New York City. With the assistance of volunteer attorneys from the private bar, IWC helps survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and child abuse seek freedom from their abusers and attain legal status in the United States.
The responsibilities of a project coordinator include:
- Performing general administrative work such as answering phones, setting up client appointments and following up with existing clients;
- Providing case assessment support, including client interviewing and eligibility screening;
- Scheduling and organizing training programs and community outreach events;
- Acting as liaison with volunteer attorneys;
- Maintaining client database and tracking the progress and outcome of assigned cases in client database;
- Running monthly statistical reports;
- Conducting research; and
- Carrying out other duties as assigned.
We are seeking detail-oriented, focused person with excellent interpersonal skills who has:
- A college degree;
- Fluency in conversational Spanish;
- Strong computer and organizational skills;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for public interest work or social justice issues through coursework, volunteer or work experience; and
- An ability to interact with low-income clients, attorneys, law enforcement, court personnel and other professionals.
- Available immediately
The position is a full-time TEMPORARY position and is currently funded for 6-8 months.
The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status. We pay commensurate with public interest salaries and experience and provide a generous benefits package. Depending on experience and background, salary range for this position is in the low to mid 30’s; salary will be prorated for the lengh of employment. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two references (including daytime telephone numbers) by mail or e-mail to:
Director of Human Resources
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036