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POSITION:  Bilingual Administrative Assistant

DAYS/HOURS:  Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus occasional evening trainings with one unpaid hour for lunch (35 hours)

REPORTS TO: Finance and Operations Manager

STATUS: Non-exempt
LOCATION:
7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA, 02110

HOURLY WAGE: $22/hour

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The deadline to apply for this position is 04/13/2021 (April 13, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) is seeking a Bilingual Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the main office and accounting and human resources teams. The ideal candidate will demonstrate compassion for low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status, demonstrate strong cultural sensitivity and awareness, be reliable, motivated, and committed to public interest work and access to justice, and communicate effectively. The Bilingual Administrative Assistant will develop and maintain a meaningful understanding of the organization’s programs and services to best serve VLP’s staff and clients.

QUALIFICATIONS:


REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • 2+ years consecutive experience working in an administrative assistant capacity or similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with moderate to advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Experience performing basic accounting functions, such as entering transactions

 

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

  • Ability to commute to the office and work in-person
  • Heavy use of computer and telephone
  • Ability to travel and sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and via electronic communication

REQUIRED MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures, professionals, and personalities
  • Strong data entry and typing skills
  • Reliable and flexible with a sense of initiative
  • Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to keep workspace, projects, and tasks in order
  • Ability to stay focused and on task in a fast-paced, busy environment
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to review, update and manage multiple calendars, projects, and tasks
  • Ability to navigate through the internet, research, and locate information
  • Ability to quickly learn the use of software and equipment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Direct callers and visitors to the appropriate staff person or to the call center
  • Handle the day-to-day administrative functions, tasks, and assignments
  • Update, review, and monitor multiple calendars
  • Support basic accounting, human resources, and other functions as assigned
  • Data entry and preparation of acknowledgment letters using donor management system
  • Prepare materials, computer equipment, and set up for trainings and meetings
  • Provide support to all staff members as needed
  • Maintain and coordinate all aspects of VLP’s inventory database
  • Coordinate supply orders for staff and office
  • Serve as back-up and support to quickly handle any computer, internet, telephone, or other technology and equipment issues
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings for staff and Board of Directors
  • Other tasks as needed

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION: Bilingual Paralegal – Family Law and Guardianship

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney  

LOCATION: Remote/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS: Non-Exempt

SALARY: $47,000

*This position will be remote until the office re-opens for in-person operations.


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The deadline to apply for this position is 04/20/2021 (April 20, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

VLP is seeking a Bilingual Paralegal in the Family Law and Guardianship unit to support our busy team working on multiple legal projects, including legal clinics and Call Center support. The paralegals will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written                                

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION: Bilingual Paralegal – Housing and Appeals

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney  

LOCATION: Remote/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS: Non-Exempt

SALARY: $47,000

*This position will be remote until the office re-opens for in-person operations.


Click here to apply!

 

The deadline to apply for this position is 04/20/2021 (April 20, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

VLP is seeking a Bilingual Paralegal in the Housing and Appeals unit to support our busy team working on multiple legal projects, including legal clinics and Call Center support. The paralegals will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written                                

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION: Bilingual Pro Bono Assistant

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Pro Bono Manager

LOCATION: Remote/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110

STATUS: Non-Exempt

SALARY/WAGES: Starting at $40,000

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The deadline to apply for this position is 03/17/2021 (March 17, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:   

The Bilingual Pro Bono Assistant supports the Pro Bono Manager in volunteer and interpreter management, primarily through case referrals and coordination. The Pro Bono Assistant is fluent in English and Spanish to act as a liaison between clients and volunteers. 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluency in English and Spanish

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prior experience serving low-income populations and communities

 

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skillsin English and Spanish
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone, by computer, and in-person
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to learn and navigate computer, case management software, and phone systems
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use a computer several hours per day
  • Ability to travel to various locations in the Greater Boston area (post-pandemic)

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Send available cases and assign to VLP’s panel of volunteers
  • Assign interpreters and mentors to cases and volunteers
  • Coordinate VLP’s internship program, including corresponding with interns and supervisors, onboarding and offboarding, and other tasks as needed
  • Support Pro Bono Manager with volunteer communications
  • Manage interpreters panel data, forms, onboarding, case assignment, and payment requests
  • Assist with Senior Partners for Justice program, including coordinating luncheons, managing volunteer awards, and sending weekly emails
  • Other program duties as assigned

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION: Director of Human Resources

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

LOCATION: Remote and 7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110

STATUS: Exempt

SALARY: $100,000

 

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:   

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) has grown in the last several years. Since 2015, the organization has seen an increase in the number of employees from fewer than 20 to more than 40. The organization’s human resources management function has always been combined with finance and administration.  With the organization’s substantial growth, VLP has determined a need for a dedicated human resources professional.

 

The Director of Human Resources (HR) will manage all aspects of the organization’s human resources function, including hiring practices, recruitment, employee retention, organizational and professional development strategies. The Director will partner strategically with VLP’s leadership team to shape employee relations strategies and practices and ensure appropriate employee development and opportunities for advancement. The Director will assess organizational needs, and champion, promote, and continue to guide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) processes and initiatives.  

Candidate must be able to commute into the office when we return to in-person operations, and must have access to a secure internet connection.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8-10+ years of leadership and management experience in HR, DEI, consulting, or related functions, with a demonstrated success designing and delivering DEI programs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of human resources management
  • Extensive understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices
  • Experience with HR compliance and employment laws
  • Experience designing and/or managing internal grievance programs
  • Experience with progressive discipline and termination of employees

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) Certification
  • Certification in Mediation
  • Law degree from an accredited law school and admission to state bar

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage stress and identify self-care as needed
  • Ability to balance multiple objectives
  • Ability to make informed decisions

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Serve as the DEI subject matter expert on internal and external best practices and lead the culture change that results
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evolution of DEI initiatives across the organization
  • Manage organizational hiring practices, recruitment, and employee retention
  • Manage training and development, compensation, and employee benefits programs
  • Oversee performance evaluations to ensure merit-based, equitable compensation
  • Serve on the DEI Committee as the liaison between staff and DEI efforts
  • Develop and deliver content for diversity and inclusion education programs that will drive culture change
  • Develop metrics and reporting mechanisms to effectively measure, track and report progress to goals
  • Plan, organize, and implement various diversity outreach efforts and strategies
  • Manage onboarding and offboarding employees, including reference checks, new employee orientation, exit interviews, and ensuring appropriate coordination of continuing benefits
  • Manage hiring committees to ensure compliance with approved hiring process and attention to DEI
  • Manage communication of DEI content for VLP materials (website, recruiting materials, etc.)
  • Develop and foster positive relationships across the organization
  • Serve as reporting person for staff concerns, specifically related to DEI, hiring, or other related issues
  • Develop restorative conflict resolution process and other organizational processes, as determined necessary
  • Manage staff professional development programand make budgetary recommendations to the Executive Director for employee investment
  • Other program duties as needed or assigned by the Executive Director

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION: Economic Fairness Project Coordinator  

DAYS/HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch, 35 hours per week (with occasional evening trainings and clinics) 

REPORTS TO: Economic Fairness Staff Attorney 

UNIT: Consumer and Employment  

LOCATION: Remote and 7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110 

STATUS: Non-Exempt  
SALARY: $47,000  
 

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The deadline to apply for this position is 02/25/2021 (February 25, 2021). Applications will not be accepted after this date.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Through the Economic Fairness Project, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) seeks to address abuses that cause families to lose valuable income and become economically unstable.  The Economic Fairness Project created an innovative partnership between state attorneys general, the legal aid community, and the private bar to create legal clinics to assist victims of wage theft and debt collection abuse.  

 

The Economic Fairness Coordinator will continue and expand this work by supporting the organization’s attorneys and the pro bono panel in maintaining these clinics and expanding the organization’s unemployment insurance program. The day-to-day duties of this position support aspects of the units’ legal and administrative functions, case management for the units, and other duties as necessary to carry out the organization’s mission. In addition, a component of this position is managing grant deliverable and progress reports on our Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant. Must be motivated and committed to public interest work and access to justice. 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
 
REQUIRED: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Fluency in English 

 
PREFERRED: 

  • Prior experience working in legal aid, the court system, or a law office that handles civil cases 
  • Prior experience with an organization serving low-income populations 
  • Fluency in Spanish  
     

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: 

REQUIRED: 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, database and web content management systems, and collaborative project tools. 
  • Ability to effectively engage with the private bar in recruiting and retaining volunteer attorneys 

 
PREFERRED: 

  • Knowledge of Federal and MA laws surrounding Consumer and Employment Law (wage and hour and unemployment insurance)  
     

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

REQUIRED: 

  • Ability to use a computer and phone for seven hours a day 
  • Ability to travel to courthouses and other clinic locations in the Greater Boston area 

 
MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

REQUIRED: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills  
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasksmeet deadlines, and be detail-oriented 
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and staff at outside organizations 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, be reliable, and flexible 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 

  • Attend clinics on a weekly and monthly basis 
  • Conduct pre- and post-clinic case preparation in an electronic case management system 
  • Attend and present at trainings  
  • Manage grant reporting and deliverables for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant  
  • Other program duties as assigned 

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. 

VLP is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, national origin, veteran status, and military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.