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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 Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.  Position open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Staff Attorney – Education

POSITION:                                      Staff Attorney – Education

LOCATION:                                    Santa Ana and Norwalk Offices

SUPERVISOR:                               Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE:                             $53,215 to $89,190 depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:             Full Time, Exempt Position

 

About Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958. CLA SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we help our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.

 

Job Overview

CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, compassionate, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Santa Ana and Norwalk office teams. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals.

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for helping CLA SoCal expand its Learning Justice program to help parents gain the tools they need to more effectively advocate for their child(ren)’s education and well-being. The position will also include representation of clients in additional areas of law. This position may require frequent travel between our Santa Ana and Norwalk offices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle active personal caseload of full-representation cases;
  • Help parents negotiate IEPs (Individualized Education Program) and handle due process complaints
  • Conduct client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Direct and supervise clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Facilitate a TIGER advocacy training model with Learning Rights Law Center (Training Individuals for Grassroots Education Reform)
  • Conduct community meetings and attends outreach events; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar or membership to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
  • 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;
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Good client skills and comfort working with indigent clients;
  • Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members;
  • Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently;

Preferred, but Not Necessary Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering.

 

Benefits:

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

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

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Norwalk)

POSITION:                                Staff Attorney – Family Law

LOCATION:                               Norwalk Office

SUPERVISOR:                          Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE:                        $53,215 to $89,190 depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:        Full Time, Exempt Position

 

About Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958. CLA SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we help our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.

 

Job Overview

CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, compassionate, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Norwalk Office. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals.

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for primarily handling a full range of the Family Law case. The position will also include representation of clients in Public Benefits issues.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle active personal caseload of full-representation cases;
  • Conduct client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Direct and supervise clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conduct community meetings and attends outreach events; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar or membership to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
  • 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;
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Good client skills and comfort working with indigent clients;
  • Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members;
  • Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently;

Preferred, but Not Necessary Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering preferred.

 

Benefits:

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

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

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Compton)

POSITION:                               Staff Attorney – Family Law

LOCATION:                             Compton Office

SUPERVISOR:                        Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE:                       $53,215 to $89,190 depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:       Full Time, Exempt Position

 

About Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958. CLA SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we help our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.

 

Job Overview

CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, compassionate, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Compton Office. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals.

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is primarily responsible for handling a full range of Family Law cases. This case load may also include other areas such as Housing, Public Benefits, and Immigration. The position will primarily work on CLA SoCal’s CalWORKs program, which provides wrap around service to survivors of domestic violence.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle active personal caseload of full-representation cases;
  • Conduct client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Direct and supervise clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conduct community meetings and attends outreach events; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar or membership to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
  • 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;
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Good client skills and comfort working with indigent clients;
  • Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members;
  • Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently;

Preferred, but Not Necessary Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering.

Benefits:

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

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

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Attorney – Public Benefits

POSITION:                               Staff Attorney – Public Benefits

LOCATION:                             Santa Ana

SUPERVISOR:                        Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE:                      $53,215 to $89,190 depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:      Full Time, Exempt Position

 

About Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958. CLA SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we help our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.

 

Job Overview

CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, compassionate, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Santa Ana Office. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals.

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for handling a full range of Public Benefits cases.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle active personal caseload of full-representation cases;
  • Conduct client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Provide direct legal services to low-income individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Direct and supervise clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conduct community meetings and attends outreach events; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar or membership to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
  • 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;
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Good client skills and comfort working with indigent clients;
  • Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members;
  • Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently;

Preferred, but Not Necessary Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering
  • Experience defending families and individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits such as CalWoRKs, Food Stamps (or SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8, CalFresh and General Relief or General Assistance (GR/GA).

 

Benefits:

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

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

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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