Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who have disabilities or are experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. Over the next six months, we will add about a dozen talented and diverse lawyers, paralegals, and other staff to our team so that we can serve more clients.
Position Description: Inner City Law Center seeks a Project Coordinator to provide support for a growing project that assists individuals with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness gain access to critical income-support benefits. This Project provides technical assistance, training, and other support on disability benefits applications for individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County.
The Project Coordinator is a key team member and helps the team of attorneys carrying out the work coordinate its overall work. Specific job responsibilities include: tracking benefits application progress and reviews, supporting attorneys in planning trainings, coordinating staff schedules and meetings, drafting reports to document the team’s work, communicating with our partner agencies, and developing systems to keep the team’s various projects organized and productive. The Project Coordinator works directly with the project’s Directing Attorney and assists her with other specific duties to be developed as the needs of the team change. As this is a growing and dynamic project, the Project Coordinator will be expected and encouraged to help the team develop and improve its systems for carrying out its work in a more efficient and effective manner.
Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Able to communicate diplomatically, clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Outstanding attention to detail and highly organized. Strong computer and data-entry skills, including internet, Outlook, Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to organize large amounts of data, and able to establish schedules and performance indicators. Ability to work well with all levels of personnel. Innovative and solution-oriented with experience developing and implementing systems. Ability to assume responsibility quickly, detail-oriented, self-motivated, ability to meet deadlines, able to exercise sound independent judgment. Experience working in a position related to the rights of individuals with disabilities, public benefits programs or knowledge of public benefits programs (such as SSI) is a plus.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or four years’ equivalent experience.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be considered if both resume and cover letter are not provided.