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Program Coordinator, Legal Network for Gender Equity

Posted on May 3, 2018

The Role

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Program Coordinator for its Legal Network for Gender Equity and the newly instituted TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity connects individuals experiencing sex discrimination in the workplace, education, and healthcare with attorneys willing to take on these types of cases.  The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund LLC, connects those who experience sexual misconduct in the workplace or in trying to advance their careers (including assault, harassment, and related retaliation) with legal and communications assistance, using the infrastructure of the Legal Network. The Fund also provides financial support to defray the costs of legal representation and/or communications assistance in select cases.

The Coordinator will play a key role in ensuring the success of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, a high-profile, multi-million dollar endeavor that seeks to leverage legal assistance for those challenging workplace sexual harassment and related retaliation in a program first-of-its-kind in scale. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy building and managing both the systems and relationships that are necessary for the Legal Network and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund to thrive, building connections with attorneys, law firms, public relations professionals, and people seeking legal help. The Coordinator should be passionate about implementing and refining effective, trauma-informed processes to connect those who experience sex discrimination with legal help.

Reporting to the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, the Coordinator will organize, train, and review the work of approximately 30 pro bono attorney volunteers conducting intake. The position is for a term of three years, with a possibility of extension dependent on the continued availability of funding.  This is an exempt position.

The Organization

Expanding possibilities. Eliminating barriers. We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives- at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income – and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Legal Network intake process, including overseeing and executing processes for reviewing and responding to a high volume of intakes; flagging intakes for potential representation by NWLC or priority matters for TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund financial support; and connecting intakes with impact litigation potential to legal representation.
  • Manage the Legal Network’s existing pro bono intake volunteers, including training and monitoring volunteer attorneys’ review and response to intakes; creating of intake volunteer training materials; onboarding volunteers; and troubleshooting intake problems.
  • Maintain and sustain ongoing pro bono relationships with law firms supporting the work of the Legal Network and TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
  • Maintain and improve NWLC’s database for tracking and organizing intake.
  • Identify trends, compelling stories, and opportunities for advocacy by reviewing intakes within the database.
  • Coordinate regular communications with attorneys participating in the Legal Network,  respond to questions from Legal Network attorneys, and undertake outreach efforts to expand attorney participation in the Legal Network.
  • Implement an outreach strategy to ensure that all communities are able to access the Legal Network and the Fund.
  • In coordination with Communications team, develop and periodically update external materials describing the Legal Network and TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, including webpages, graphics, and form emails.
  • Periodically evaluate and refine Legal Network and TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund intake and tracking process.
  • Work closely with external public relations firm to identify and assist intakes who need communications support.
  • Assist in reviewing of applications for TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund financial support.

Experience and Qualifications

The candidate must have:

  • A college degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience, preferably in a legal and/or in a workplace justice advocacy setting.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the work of the Center.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement, and manage complex systems and processes.
  • Strong computer skills, including database management skills.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Genuine passion for and deep understanding of the mission of the National Women’s Law Center and women’s rights, specifically including workplace justice issues.
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual harassment or sexual violence or otherwise providing direct assistance to individuals in crisis.
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with careful attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted projects and perform independently while demonstrating grace under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment;
  • Experience onboarding, expanding, and managing volunteers.
  • Previous experience with LegalServer or similar legal databases.
  • Collaborative and collegial approach, and an ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.

Compensation

A minimum salary of $50,000 with at least two years of relevant work experience and a college degree or equivalent. Compensation will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.

Application

If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory references.  Electronic submissions are preferred.   Please send materials to programcoordinator@nwlc.org and include position title “Program Coordinator Legal Network” in the subject line.  Hard copies may be addressed to:  Human Resources Department, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185.  Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities, people of all genders, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

Reasonable Accommodations

As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org or you may send the request by mail to:

National Women’s Law Center
ATTN: Human Resources Director
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Preferred Deadline

The preferred deadline for applications for this position is Friday, 5/25/2018.

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