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Job Posting - May 1, 2013

Position:        Project Coordinator for the Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects
Report to:     Program Director, Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects
                                                                       

Description:

The City Bar Justice Center is the direct services non-profit affiliate of The New York City Bar.  The organization is committed to increasing access to justice by harnessing the resources of the legal profession and annually provides free civil legal services to 20,000 low income New Yorkers through staff and pro bono volunteers. 

The Cancer Advocacy Project (CAP) assists cancer patients and survivors to address legal issues that often arise after a cancer diagnosis: life (estate) planning, employment discrimination and health insurance appeals.  In addition, CAP organizes and conducts legal presentations for community organizations and support groups, and provides training for volunteer attorneys and health care providers. CAP also develops guides and informational materials on issues that impact its clients.
The Elderlaw Project (ELP) focuses on assisting low-income, NYC seniors, primarily with life-planning issues of wills and advance directives. Project work includes coordinating the placement and tracking of cases with volunteer attorneys, organizing community outreach legal presentations on topics of interest to seniors, and conducting regular ‘drop-in’ legal clinics at senior centers. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Answer the CAP and ELP telephone lines and conduct follow up intakes with callers.  Liaise with program director on disposition of the cases;
  • Assign client cases to volunteer attorneys and track the progress and outcome of assigned cases;
  • Schedule and assist at community outreach events including legal clinics, presentations, workshops and trainings;
  • Conduct presentations in Spanish for Latina cancer support groups, and assist with Spanish-speaking telephone clients and at community events;
  • Conduct outreach to foster links with service providers, hospitals, community organizations and similar groups to promote collaborative partnerships and events;
  • Provide administrative support to CAP and ELP, including correspondence, filing and copying;
  • Provide technical support on case management, including maintaining the client database, running queries and reports and providing statistics as required; and
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

We are looking for a bilingual college graduate who has excellent interpersonal skills and who is detail-oriented and focused and has: 

  • A college degree;
  • Fluency in Spanish – preferably oral and written;
  • The ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Patience and empathy;
  • The ability to work well independently and to coordinate with volunteers and community organizations;
  • A pleasant and professional demeanor;
  • A high level of competence in computer skills, particularly Access and Excel; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues through coursework, volunteer or work experience. Interest in the problems of the elderly and cancer patients a plus.

 

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  We pay commensurate with public interest salaries and experience. The position is immediately available and applications will be accepted until May 10, 2013.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two references (including daytime telephone numbers) by mail or e-mail to:

Georgiana Hsu-Luk
Director of Human Resources
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
GHsu-Luk@nycbar.org