Pro Bono Council and Dementia Legal Planning Project Coordinator PositionWashington Pro Bono Council (PBC) has an opening for a coordinator position to provide statewide support to PBC initiatives and assist with the implementation of Dementia Advanced Legal Planning services. This position will assist in the regular operations and special initiatives of PBC, particularly including the Dementia Advanced Legal Planningcontract that will help establish systems statewide for attorney training and client routing. While funding is expected to continue, this is a two-year grant funded position contingent on continued funding.Note that this position is a full-time remote work from home position, with significant travel around the state to meet with volunteer lawyer programs and coordinate pro bono legal activities.About Pro Bono Council and Eastside Legal Assistance Program:The Washington Pro Bono Council (PBC)is the organization that supports, coordinates, and advocates for thenetwork of the 16 Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) in the State of Washington. The VLPs are independent nonprofits offering free, high quality, efficient, and innovative civil legal assistance to low- income people in ways reflecting the history, resources, and needs of their local communities. This position responds to the needs of VLPs statewide, but is “housed” at Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)in Bellevue, WA. ELAP is one of the VLPs and provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout King County, medical-legal assistance to individuals experiencing health- harming legal issues, assistance to individuals facing eviction or other housing problems, and pro bono legal aid.Duties:ï Provide assistance with the administration, scheduling, planning, content development, and execution ofthe Dementia Advanced Legal Planning project and other PBC operationsï Work closely with the other PBC staff to implement Dementia Advanced Legal Planningï Organize, build and maintain a system for tracking attorneys trained in advanced care planning for people with dementia, and route clients appropriately when contacted via statewide intake line or websiteï Monitor, manage, and update the pro bono council websites, social media accounts, and listservs to reflect up to date info on the Dementia Legal Planning project and other collaborative PBC projectsï Occasionally assist in reviewing, drafting, or preparing legal or other documents for the statewide Pro BonCouncilï Attend regular meetings within the legal aid community and represent VLP interestsï Develop a collaborative working relationship with and regularly support the volunteer lawyer programsaround the stateï Develop mechanisms and tools for the sharing of resources within the pro bono community including suchmaterial as forms, volunteer recruitment and retention techniques, and program development strategiesï Participate directly in the coordination and delivery of pro bono legal services to clientsï Report to Washington Pro Bono Council ManagerQualifications:
ï Demonstrated strong written and problem solving skills, and enthusiasm to make a positive difference forlegal aid in Washington State
ï Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with diverse low-income client communities,including communities of color, limited English proficiency and persons with disabilities
ï Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to respond competently to colleaguesand clients via email, phone, zoom, and in person
ï Independent work ethic and the ability to accomplish tasks without constant supervision (this is a fullremote work from home position with regular virtual and in person check ins)
ï Experience or familiarity with the legal, social service, or nonprofit fields is helpful,
particularly regarding areas outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
ï Ability to learn quickly, good judgment, sense of humor, and excellent organizational and timemanagement skills.
ï Intermediate to high computer and technology competency required (familiarity with MS Office Suite or Google Apps required, ability to set up basic computer hardware and software given extra consideration)
ï Regular travel throughout the state to attend or lead meetings or legal services events is expected,though many meetings are now virtual
Working Conditions and Work Hours:
Work Hours Base 40 hours / week
Location Full remote work at home position, with significant travel across the state for meetings andprogram coordination.
Salary $51,500 / year
Benefits Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with match, 12 paid holidays plus the weekbetween Christmas day and new year’s off, vacation and sick leave, and compensatedcontinuing education and professional development
To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to PBC Manager Michael Terasaki via email using your name and the words “PBC Coordinator” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
References will be requested upon offer for an interview.
Interviews will begin in early September, priority will be given to candidates who apply by September 3, 2021. Thisposting is open until filled.
PBC and ELAP are organizationally committed to fighting racism and incorporating equity and inclusion in our advocacy work and our internal systems and work environment. ELAP expects all staff to uphold this organizational commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area. As with all our staff, the person filling this role will be expected to center race equity in their work and support the goal to operate as an anti-racist organization. ELAP is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. ELAP promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork, and productivity in the workplace. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, those with disabilities, mature workers, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ELAP is committed to operating as an organization whose staff, board, and clients are diverse in background experience, race, color, nationalorigin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sensory mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen our work while reinforcing our mission.