State Bar of Texas

Project Coordinator - Legal Access

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Posted Date 4 months ago(4/1/2022 3:32 PM)
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Closing Date
Open Until Filled

General Description

This position provides project coordination for the State Bar’s Legal Access Division and the Texas Access to Justice Commission to increase access to justice for low-income Texans. Facilitates communication efforts regarding access to justice issues, including content development for publications, social media, presentations, and fundraising efforts. Helps coordinate large initiatives, including Pro Bono Spring Break and Trial Academy, and ongoing programs. Helps with curriculum development and logistics for conferences and training events. Involves contact with State Bar departments, committees, volunteers, and the public.

Primary Functions

1. Facilitates State Bar and Commission communication efforts regarding access to justice issues, including content development for publications, social media, presentations, and fundraising efforts.
2. Assists with curriculum development and coordinates logistics for conferences and training events, including the annual Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat, Poverty Law Conference.
3. Assists with the annual ATJ Internship Program, Pro Bono Spring Break, and Trial Academy.
4. Assists with the administration of the Language Access Fund.
5. Facilitates development and fundraising efforts of the Commission to increase resources for civil legal aid, including the ATJ Contribution campaign and Gala.
6. Coordinates National Pro Bono week efforts, specifically related to the ATJ Firm Competition and related awards.
7. Provides support for various publications, including the Referral Directory, LSC Personnel Directory and the Legal Aid Support Report.
8. Coordinates logistics and support for the LAD LSP Criminal and LSP Civil committees.
9. Assists with the SBOT statewide and national disaster relief efforts.
10. Answers and screens incoming telephone calls and departmental emails and responds appropriately.
11. Handles staff travel arrangements and performs other responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

A college education is preferred. Requires at least two years related work experience. Must be able to handle multiple projects with a high level of performance, attention to detail, and accuracy. Requires exceptional writing, communication and organizational skills. Requires proficiency with online publication platforms, social media, MS Office and database software. Must communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable. Prior experience with legal aid organizations or a nonprofit is desirable. A skills test to edit text for publication and a writing sample are required.

Please submit a résumé and a plain language writing sample of no more than 1,000 words using a sans serif font that is written at a 9th grade reading level or below.

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