Careers

Please be advised that all applicants for permanent staff positions must be willing to undergo a Live Scan background check to be considered for a position.  This process can be lengthy and, if offered a position, duties may be modified until background results have cleared.

Staff Attorney – Education/Special Education

POSITION:                                     Staff Attorney – Education/Special Education
SUPERVISOR:                              Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE:                            Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:               Full time, Exempt
LOCATION:                                   Various Offices
Application Deadline:               Continuous until position is filled

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Staff Attorney to assist families with special education needs to obtain equitable and meaningful education for their child(ren) through direct services and systemic and legal advocacy.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for expanding access to equitable and meaningful education for families of special needs children:

  1. Expand CLA SoCal’s Learning Justice program to help parents gain the tools they need to more effectively advocate for their child(ren)’s education and well-being in the public-school system.
  2. Facilitating a “TIGER” advocacy training model with the Learning Rights Law Center (“Training Individuals for Grassroots Education Reform”).
  3. Help parents negotiate IEPs (Individualized Education Program), handle due process complaints and when necessary litigate.

Examples of Duties

  • Provide direct advocacy services to low-income students through administrative and appellate process;
  • Assist with litigation-oriented efforts;
  • Represent clients at IEP meetings, resolution sessions, mediation, and due process hearings;
  • Provide training and education to staff, targeted population and stakeholders;
  • Research and stay current on legal issues to prepare for proper advocacy;
  • Ability to file a minimum of 2-3 special education due process complaints per month;
  • Develop written training materials and publications on special education and general education issues; and,
  • Manage a caseload of 30 open cases.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active membership and good standing with the California State Bar;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of special education law preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, child welfare agencies, the judiciary and the public;
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend community events, outreach and engagement, hold and assist with legal clinics;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and,
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low income and the most vulnerable communities.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Knowledge of disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the legal and legislative framework of special education law.
  • Knowledge of the education options available.
  • Familiarity with IEP issues, disabilities, discipline issues and behavioral supports.
  • Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Proficiency in Form Builder, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc.) and other software programs.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org.  Position open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Staff Attorney – Tax Controversies, Bankruptcy and Consumer Debt

POSITION:                                     Staff Attorney – Tax Controversies, Bankruptcy and Consumer Debt
SUPERVISOR:                              Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE:                            Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:               Full time, Exempt
LOCATION:                                   Various Offices
Application Deadline:               Continuous until position is filled

 

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Staff Attorney to provide direct services and representation to clients needing assistance with tax controversy issues, Chapter 7 Bankruptcies and consumer debt issues. The Staff Attorney in this position will responsible for representing eligible clients who reside in the service areas of Southeast Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct a broad range of tax controversy assistance, including advice and counsel, preparing legal pleadings, and full representation in administrative proceedings and in Tax Court;
  • Conduct Chapter 7 Bankruptcy clinics and provide individual assistance to clients including preparing bankruptcy petitions and representation in Bankruptcy Court;
  • Conduct Consumer Debt Workshops at the Central Justice Courthouse and assist clients facing unfair or predatory debt collection practice by preparing responsive pleadings and court representation;
  • Assess the legal merits of each case, the need for legal advocacy and level of services to be provided to client;
  • Trains, directs and supervises clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Participate in community outreach and community legal education activities;
  • Attend substantive legal trainings, consult with other tax experts, and work closely with the Taxpayer Advocate Service;
  • Identify wrap around legal services and work collaboratively with CLA SoCal various legal units;
  • Perform administrative tasks and other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Active member in good standing of the California State Bar;
  • Eligibility for admission into the U.S. Tax Court;
  • Minimum 3 years of legal experience as an attorney;
  • Prior legal services advocacy experience desirable;
  • Prior work experience in the field of tax law, bankruptcies and consumer issues desirable;
  • Legal representation before administrative agencies desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and problem-solving skills; attention to detail;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and with external community contacts;
  • Enthusiasm for working with the population who normally would not be able to afford an attorney;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, active insurance policy and ability to travel frequently in and around the service area to engage with clients and community partners;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills very desirable.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Proficiency in Form Builder, Best Case, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc.) and other software programs.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org.  Position open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Staff Attorney – DVPP Litigator

POSITION:                                     Staff Attorney – DVPP Litigator
SUPERVISOR:                               Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE:                            Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:               Full time, Exempt
LOCATION:                                   Various Offices
Application Deadline:               Continuous until position is filled

 

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Staff Attorney to provide comprehensive legal services to low-income DV victims in southeast Los Angeles County.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for providing legal representation, consultation, advocacy, education and referrals to victims of domestic violence in our service area. The Staff Attorney will work with victims of family violence to help them escape their abuser and get to a place of long-term safety where they can work on addressing other obstacles to well-being.

Examples of Duties

  • Handle client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Direct and supervise the Case Manager, clinical law students, and pro bono volunteers;
  • Expand high-quality legal services to victims to help them escape their abusers;
  • Increase collaboration by DV service providers in southeastern Los Angeles County in order to better serve family violence victims and give them more avenues by which to become safe and secure;
  • Maintain an individual caseload, and refer cases that fall outside of protective order litigation to other specialized units;
  • Identify wraparound legal services and work collaboratively with various legal units;
  • Implement trauma-informed delivery of legal services;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Develop all the protocols for the project, preparing reports and collecting and submitting all required statistical data;
  • Comply with reporting requirements of relevant grants, including tracking deliverables; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active membership and good standing with the California State Bar;
  • Minimum 3 years of ligation experience;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with DV/Family Violence;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence law;
  • Ability to deal with people empathetically and effectively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low income and the most vulnerable immigrant communities and survivors of domestic violence;
  • Ability to meet grant deliverables and to prepare grant reports; and
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend community events, outreach and engagement, hold and assist with legal clinics;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Proficiency in Form Builder, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc.) and other software programs.

 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org.  Position open until filled.

 

Community Legal SoCal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Public Benefits Supervising Attorney

POSITION: Public Benefits Supervising Attorney Position
SUPERVISOR: Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE: Depending on experience
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Employee
LOCATION: CLA SoCal Office(s)
Application Deadline: Continuous until position is filled

Job Overview
Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing free civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County, and strives to meet the needs of its service community. CLA SoCal seeks an experienced, energetic, motivated, personable and effective leader to supervise the Public Benefits Unit (visit www.communitylegalsocal.org for more information about us). This is a new position at CLA SoCal and we seek an individual who wants to take the opportunity to advance our community-driven work in public benefits rights and create a dynamic team environment for zealous advocacy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Active Bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction;
● Minimum five years of legal experience;
● Experience in representing clients in public benefit cases before Federal and local agencies, including the CA Office of Administrative Hearings;
● Experience engaging in systemic advocacy on behalf of our client community;
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Legal Work Experience
● Knowledge of public benefits law that affects low-income clients;
● Litigation experience in State, Federal and/or Immigration Court, preferably in public benefits law and immigration proceedings;
● Experience defending families and individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits such as Food Stamps (or SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8, CalFresh, CalWORKs and General Relief or General Assistance (GR/GA);
● Experience defending non-citizens gaining access to Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI);
● Proficiency in dealing with people empathetically and effectively, while providing excellent legal services;
● Prior commitment to serving low income individuals;
● Familiarity with Immigration and Family Law preferred;
● Bilingual preferred, Bilingual in Spanish/Vietnamese is a plus.
Management experience
● Experience managing, teaching and mentoring staff within a unit;
● Familiarity with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) rules and regulations;
● Demonstrate an ability to create and maintain community partnerships;
● Ability to build infrastructure for staff to effectively produce high-level legal services; and,
● Manage multiple grants and deliverables within the unit.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
● Expectation of supervising and working in Orange County and our Southeast offices but flexibility to
office in either location;
● Provide direct legal services to low-income individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits;
● Lead case review sessions and work collaboratively with staff to develop case strategies, best practices, unit protocols, and grant billing;
● Provide guidance to staff on case work and staff development, including provide consistent feedback;
● Identify significant legal needs and issues for low-income clients in need of public benefit assistance and develop plans, including litigation and advocacy, to address those needs;
● Outreach to low-income communities where individuals are comfortable seeking assistance;
● Conduct trainings and outreach to community-based organizations and community groups;
● Develop and coordinate legal clinics with volunteers and other community collaboratives;
● Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by providing referrals and implementing partner meetings to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services;
● Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend community events, outreach and engagement, hold and assist with legal clinics.
● Ensure grant deliverables are met under various funding grants and to prepare all necessary narratives and reports for grant funding; and
● In conjunction with the Directing Attorney and Director of Pro Bono, recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students.
We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; and long-term disability policies. Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

TO APPLY, send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org. Position open until filled.

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Housing Supervising Attorney

POSITION: Housing Supervising Attorney Position
SUPERVISOR: Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE: Depending on experience
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Employee LOCATION: CLA SoCal Office(s)
Application Deadline: Continuous until position is filled

Job Overview
Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective leader to supervise the Housing Unit (visit www.communitylegalsocal.org for more information about us). This is a new position at CLA SoCal and we seek an individual who wants to take the opportunity to advance our community-driven work in housing rights and create a dynamic team environment for zealous advocacy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Active Bar membership in California;
● Minimum five years of legal experience;
● Experience in providing legal services to improve access to and preservation of affordable housing opportunities for low-income residents;
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Legal Work Experience
● Knowledge of applicable housing laws and community legal needs;
● Litigation experience in State and Federal Courts, preferably in legal issues involving access to housing; ● Experience engaging in policy advocacy, coordinating or collaborating in policy campaigns with partner community-based organizations, conducting legal research and providing legal services to improve access to and preservation of affordable housing opportunities for low-income clients; ● Represented clients before judicial tribunals in a full range of civil legal matters with primary emphasis on landlord tenant, and legal issues involving access to housing. Other practice areas include foreclosure;
● Proficiency in dealing with people empathetically and effectively, while providing excellent legal services;
● Prior commitment to serving low income individuals, and the most vulnerable immigrant communities and survivors of domestic violence; and,
● Bilingual preferred, Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese is a plus.
Management experience
● Experience managing, teaching and mentoring staff within a unit;
● Familiarity with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) rules and regulations;
● Demonstrated ability to create and maintain community partnerships;
● Ability to build infrastructure for staff to effectively produce high-level legal services; and,
● Manage multiple grants and deliverables within the unit.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
● Expectation of supervising and working in Orange County and our Southeast offices with flexibility to
work in either location;
● Provide direct legal services to low-income clients needing assistance with housing advocacy including defending tenants in eviction proceedings;
● Lead case review sessions and work collaboratively with staff to develop case strategies, best practices, unit protocols, and grant billing;
● Provide guidance to staff on case work and staff development, including providing consistent feedback;
● Identify significant legal needs to prevent homelessness and increase the variety and supply of safe, stable, accessible and affordable housing;
● Outreach to homeless communities where individuals are comfortable seeking assistance;
● Conduct trainings and outreach to community-based organizations and community groups;
● Develop and coordinate legal clinics with volunteers and other community collaboratives;
● Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by providing referrals and implementing partner meetings to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services;
● Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend community events, outreach and engagement and hold and assist with legal clinics;
● Ensure deliverables are met under various funding grants and prepare all necessary narratives and reports for grant funding; and
● In conjunction with the Directing Attorney and Director of Pro Bono, recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA. Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org. Position open until filled.

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Finance

POSITION:                               Director of Finance

SUPERVISOR:                          Executive Director

WAGE RANGE:                        Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:             Full time, Exempt
LOCATION:                             Various Offices  

Application Deadline:            Continuous until position is filled

 

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Director of Finance to manage the financial functions of the organization. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance will assume a strategic and operational role in the overall management of Accounting and Finance functions of CLA SoCal.

 

Responsibilities

  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures;
  • Execute all finance and accounting operations including but not limited to leading the annual budgeting process, monthly and quarterly projection process, restricted grant management and reporting, expense tracking, cash management, budget to actual board reporting and the annual audit;
  • Develop the annual budget along with the Executive Director and other Senior Management staff for presentation and approval by the Board of Directors;
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements as well as by funding source and location. Analyze any variance and prepare communications to distribute to appropriate Senior Management staff;
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual funding source financial reports ensuring accuracy and timeliness;
  • Prepare and present financial reports to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and coordinate presentation of reports to the full Board;
  • Overseen all financing arrangements of CLA SoCal. Ensure adequate bidding procedures for major purchases. Oversee vendor relationships;
  • Evaluate current accounting software, policies and procedures and propose any changes identified to improve financial reporting to each along with an implementation plan;
  • Coordinate all financial audits, including monitoring visits from funding sources and annual financial audit;
  • Ensure financial compliance requirements with all funding sources;
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises management of actions and potential risks;
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls;
  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate;
  • Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance;
  • Completion of other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Accounting or related field, MBA preferred;
  • Relevant CPA certification and experience working through audits;
  • 5 or more years of board experience in a multi-funded not for profit organization. At least 2-3 years of supervisory experience. Legal services experience a plus;
  •  Demonstrated leadership and team management;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of current and evolving trends and best practices in not for profit accounting;
  • Experience with accounting software, advanced Excel and MIP preferred;
  • Experience in evaluation of financial systems, policies and procedures;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize among competing tasks while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and administrative skills, a positive attitude and work style, and an ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment; and;
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives;
  • The ideal candidates will have exceptional fiscal and process management skills, and knowledge of non-profit and fund accounting.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org.  Position open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Human Resources Manager

POSITION:                               Human Resources Manager

SUPERVISOR:                          Executive Director

WAGE RANGE:                        Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:            Full-time, Exempt

LOCATION:                             Santa Ana Office

Application Deadline:            Continuous until position is filled

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. CLA SoCal has a staff of 100 employees and two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County.  CLA SoCal seeks an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate Human Resources Manager who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. CLA SoCal strongly prefers that the applicant have experience working with non-profits and/or law firms.  The HR manager reports to the Executive Director and will work in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Operations.

The HR manager is responsible for overall management and direction of the organization’s human resource programs and policies including employee recruitment, development, recognition, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct wholesale assessment of the organizations human resource policies and recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Primary resource for CLA SoCal’s HR needs, including research, drafting & implementing internal policies, practices, and procedures;
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of state and federal labor laws and ensure compliance;
  • Develop staff recognition practices with a focus on maintaining a positive and productive working environment;
  • Develop procedures and guide the process for onboarding and offboarding staff to ensure an effective transition of responsibilities;
  • Support employee relations with timely responses and resolution of human resource questions and issues;
  • Manage employee performance evaluation process, including overseeing the development, drafting and distribution of evaluation forms and ensure adherence to timelines;
  • Maintain and update employee handbook, safety manuals, and other staff documents;
  • Oversee and participate in hiring process including creating and posting job announcements and overseeing employee recruitment;
  • Monitor and respond to disability, unemployment and other EDD requests;
  • Evaluate, develop and maintain comprehensive HR system including implementing an HRIS application;
  • Review and administer compensation and benefits;
  • Collaborate with pro bono efforts and tracking of volunteers;
  • Develop and implement volunteer engagement;
  • Coordinate staff-wide meetings, trainings and safety demonstrations and celebrations; and,
  • Undertake special projects, research, and other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum six years as a human resources generalist or equivalent in a professional office;
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, social science or related field;
  • Experience working for Non-Profits and/or legal organizations;
  • PHR/SPHER certification, or similar preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional communication, and outstanding written and oral communications;
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to manage several projects at once;
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks and willingness to handle all levels of administration;
  • Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively;
  • Strong facilitation skills, with non-profit/public sector preferred;
  • Experience with employment law, workers compensation, benefit and payroll taxes;
  • Dedication to fostering a supportive and productive office culture committed to assisting underserved communities; and,
  • Culturally competent, with demonstrated leadership skills.

 

 We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance and long-term disability.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to humanresources@legal-aid.com.

Position is open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Executive Assistant

POSITION:                               Executive Assistant

SUPERVISOR:                          Executive Director

WAGE RANGE:                        Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:             Full Time, Exempt
LOCATION:                             Various Offices  

Application Deadline:            Continuous until position is filled

 

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors.  It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County.  CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated and well-organized Executive Assistant to support its Executive Director, Board of Directors, and management team by providing a variety of high quality and complex administrative duties using advanced technical skills and strong judgment.  The Executive Assistant enhances Executive Director’s effectiveness by providing management support and representing the Executive Director to others.  This position requires considerable knowledge of the work of the Executive Director and other management staff.  The Executive Assistant is a problem solver who adapts quickly to mediate effectively in any circumstance.  The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

 

Evening and occasional weekend work and some local travel is required. Salary commensurate with experience.  Fringe benefits include: 401-K, medical, dental, LTD, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Support all facets of the Executive Director’s duties including, but not limited to, internal and external correspondence, calendar management, strategic initiatives, special projects, travel, and organization. Conserves Executive Director’s time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.  Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Executive Director’s ability to effectively lead the organization.  Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Support and plan staff events, trainings, presentations, catering, logistics, holiday events and other activities as needed.
  • Coordinates board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings including preparing notice of meetings and agendas, and other Board relationships. Undertakes necessary administrative work to ensure that the Board is updated with relevant materials and that timely appointments are made to the Board of Directors as required to comply with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws.  Assists board members with travel arrangements, lodging, and meal planning as needed.
  • Oversee special projects as assigned.
  • Support the organization’s communications, office/administrative operations, and performance, programs, projects, and/or processes as needed.
  • Coordinate attendance to conference exhibits/sessions, in-house trainings, functions, logistical needs and special events for the Executive Director and staff.
  • Address client grievances and procedures.
  • Maintain files for records and correspondence; maintains manuals and updates resource materials.
  • Address needs in the day to day office operations and other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to a positive workplace atmosphere and to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong work tenure, proven experience supporting senior management, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications, public interest work, and a commitment to social justice.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Compassion and emotional maturity.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power point), Adobe, and Google products. Graphics software and social media experience is a plus.
  • Must pass a background check.

 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Jessica Flowers at humanresources@clsocal.org.  Position open until filled.

 

 Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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