Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a full-time (40 hours per week) Project Coordinator in its Nashville office. This position will support the work of the Volunteer Lawyers Program across the 48 county service area. The Project Coordinator will conduct intake for specific cases for which the Volunteer Lawyers Program provides representation, and will work with the supervising attorney to recruit lawyers for legal clinics and develop new resources to provide representation. This position will also supervise legal help clinics across the service area that connect low-income people with free legal help. The Project Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, and will monitor and comply with grant requirements and reporting.
Required Qualifications: Must be a self-starter with an ability to multi-task and complete projects timely. Must be committed to providing services to low-income people. Must be detail oriented and have good organizational skills. Must be able to follow directions and work with a team and independently. Ability to relate to the needs of people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong typing and computer skills. Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc) and Legal Files database preferred. Paralegal experience preferred. Ability to learn new computer skills. Associate’s Degree Preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
Salary: Dependent on experience. Excellent benefits.
Legal Aid Society has thirty-seven attorneys in eight offices in Middle and East Tennessee. Its attorneys provide low-income people expert legal assistance at all levels of state and federal court. Its staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education. For more information about LAS, visit www.las.org.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume and three references (with phone numbers). No phone calls, please. Send by mail or e-mail (in Word or PDF format) to:
Re: VLP Project Coordinator Position
Legal Aid Society
1321 Murfreesboro Rd, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37217
Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 6/14/2019