Job Announcement – Paralegal at Legal Aid Society

BARGAINING UNIT POSITION DESCRIPTION

PARALEGAL

Purpose of the job: To provide uniform, high-quality service to client applicants and to support staff attorneys in the provision of legal services.

Work environment: Work is performed in the office setting, in administrative agencies, and in the community.

Reports to Advocacy Director or other designated manager.

Essential job functions

  • Telephone intake of potential clients, identifying their legal problems and determining their eligibility for service.
  • Assemble client information in documents or pleadings appropriate to the client’s case.
  • Negotiate on behalf of eligible clients with landlords, government agencies, utility companies and others, as necessary.
  • Represent clients at administrative hearings, including assembling evidence, interviewing and preparing witnesses, securing expert testimony, presenting evidence at the hearing, cross-examining opposing witnesses, and drafting memoranda of law. Conduct appeals as necessary.
  • Assist LAS attorneys in preparation of cases as needed and as directed.
  • Design and implement community legal education activities, including workshops, pamphlets, and presentations to groups in the community.
  • Improve skills and knowledge of legal issues in his/her specialty area(s) by regularly reading legal material and participating in training events.
  • Become familiar with and develop working relationship with social service agencies and governmental agencies which offer services to LAS-eligible clients.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files. Prepare such reports and complete such forms as are required by program policies.
  • Participate in program activities such as case reviews, unit meetings, and staff meetings. Participate in statewide activities, including coalitions and statewide training events.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the Paralegal duties outlined above at the direction of his/her immediate supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Must have demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents.
  • Must have Bachelor or Paralegal degree or comparable education (law school course work or law degree) and/or comparable work experience.
  • Must have skills to use office technologies, including case management software.
  • Must have strong interviewing and client counseling skills and have a commitment to public interest work.
  • Must be able to balance administrative and client advocacy responsibilities.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, hold a valid driver’s license, and be able to be insured under the Legal Aid Society auto insurance policy.

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls or equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or to otherwise balance the workload.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Melissa Foster at the Legal Aid Society (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202) or to mfoster@laslou.org.

Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Job Announcement – Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Society

BARGAINING UNIT POSITION DESCRIPTION

SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY

Purpose of Job: To provide supervision and case management assistance to other case handlers within the Family Law Unit to ensure the unit is providing uniform, high quality advocacy for low-income clients in all forums, including the courts, administrative agencies, and community outreach initiatives.

Work Environment: Work performed in the office setting, in the courts, and in the community.

Reports to Advocacy Director or other designated supervisor.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide legal representation through the policies and practices consistent with professional standards for the delivery of civil legal services to the poor and consistent with any requirement of Legal Services Corporation and all other funding sources or program policies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files or records. Prepare reports and timely complete forms and records necessary for client services or administrative tasks related to job.
  • Interact with clients and staff and service providers professionally and appropriately. Establish and maintain rapport with clients to obtain accurate information and to establish trust. Work with other staff on client services or other program tasks in a collegial and cooperative nature. Develop and nurture good relations with service providers who make referrals or otherwise coordinate with the program.
  • Work with supervisor to develop plan for advocacy work within program priorities and funding to define balance between impact work and service work, as well as community education and other outreach.
  • Work with supervisor to identify individual training needs and develop strategies with case supervisor to address those needs.
  • Attend and actively participate in statewide planning meetings, trainings and task forces, as well as office meetings.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, hold a valid driver’s license, and be able to be insured under the Legal Aid Society auto insurance policy.
  • Occasional night and weekend work hours; some local and out of town travel.

The following duties are to be performed as an adjunct to those regular duties of a staff attorney described above.

  • Serve as program liaison with community groups, government agencies, and funders relating to unit issues.
  • Develop outreach, training, service delivery model, and long range planning for unit.
  • Supervise case handlers assigned to unit.
  • Supervise case acceptance meetings and oversee assignment of cases.
  • Monitor case handlers’ work on cases.
  • Provide mentoring to inexperienced case handlers.
  • Conduct quarterly case reviews for all case handlers.
  • Train case handlers on proper file maintenance and LSC regulations and ensure case handler’s compliance.
  • Serve as substantive area expert/consultant for staff outside unit.
  • Participate in office-wide meetings in developing a comprehensive client services plan.
  • Submit reports to board and funders concerning progress and work of unit.
  • Maintain a caseload.

Qualifications:

  • Must have demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents.
  • Must have J.D. and be admitted to practice in Kentucky and in good standing or must be eligible for admission to the Kentucky Bar under Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112 if admitted to practice in another state.
  • Must have skills to use office technologies, including case management software.
  • Must be able to balance administrative and client advocacy responsibilities.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls or equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other: The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or to otherwise balance the workload.

Compensation for the performance of these duties will be by an annual stipend as established by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Selection of the Senior Staff Attorney and continued service as a Senior Staff Attorney is at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Melissa Foster at the Legal Aid Society (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202) or to mfoster@laslou.org.

Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Job Announcement – Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator at WAC

Position Description
Job Title:
Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator
Program:
Across programs
Positions Type:
Hourly to start; 30 hrs/week, $13/hr
Supervisor:
Executive Director

Position Summary
The Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of communications and marketing efforts across all programs of the organization. The Coordinator will take the lead on event logistics, maintain accurate donor/member management database, and manage the design and brand consistency of communication across platforms, including website, social media and print.

Role: Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator

  • Write, submit and follow-up to ensure placement on press releases and stories to established contacts with local and regional media
  • Coordinate and maintain all graphic design/key documents including one-pagers, annual reports, posters, signage, flyers and brochures
  • Create communication campaigns that connect and engage the public
  • Coordinate website and social media updates, design and content
  • Cultivate and expand membership development and fulfillment
  • Actively participate on committees as necessary and appropriate
  • Plan, implement and follow-up for all special events
  • Coordinate event logistics, publicity, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution
  • Supervise and coordinate with event contractors
  • Assist the Executive Director and board committees in other fundraising programs as necessary

Key Competencies

Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills, including attention to spelling and grammar
  • Excellent time management with strong attention to details
  • Comfortable with website management
  • Familiarity with a variety of online marketing, social media and donor management tools, such as Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or comparable platforms
  • Excellent verbal communication and emotional intelligence
  • Strong people and partnership development skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Concise reporting skills

Experience and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or two-year Associate Degree with at least two years’ professional work experience
  • Entrepreneurial and with initiative to help identify and develop new opportunities
  • Capacity to be flexible and undertake the range of duties efficiently in a variety of contexts and times
  • Empathy when dealing with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Flexibility to work during off hours for events as scheduled
  • Driver’s license & own car for regular errands and meetings

About the WAC:
The World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) is a non-profit member-based organization whose mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan and quality programming on current international issues for the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. As a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the WAC seeks to engage diplomats and experts across diverse fields to inform, stimulate and connect our community to the most pressing international issues of the day and prospects for the future. Through our Speaker Series, International Visitor Exchange programs, Education and other Special Events, WAC offer our community the chance to hear directly from prominent world leaders and experts on a variety of global concerns.

If interested, please send resume to xy.zhao@worldkentucky.org.

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Job Announcement – Program Coordinator at SBAK (LOU)

Program Coordinator Job Description

Job Title: Louisville/Western Kentucky Program Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Type: Full-Time Professional (37 hours per week)

Description: The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, administering, and assessing SBAK’s programs and services for families affected by Spina Bifida, as well as Spina Bifida prevention programs, across Kentucky.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and other Program Coordinator to identify needs and program opportunities, and strategically plan programs throughout the year and the state.
  • Plan, promote, execute, and assess programs in specified geographic territory in Kentucky.
  • Help plan and implement the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida in Louisville and Paducah.
  • Secure exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers for the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida in Paducah.
  • Coordinate volunteers for programs/events.
  • Provide one-on-one consultation, research, and referrals to families and individuals who call with questions or concerns. Build relationships with families through programs and by attending clinic, phone calls, emails, and other communications. Encourage support relationships among families.
  • Identify opportunities for health fairs and other prevention activities, and serve as primary staff or coordinate volunteers for such opportunities.
  • Strictly adhere to grant guidelines when a program has been funded by a grantor.
  • Collaborate with other programs and services offered by other community groups when applicable for the best interest of the individual affected by Spina Bifida and the betterment of the association.
  • Record all contacts with constituents in the database and follow through with contacts in a timely manner.
  • Keep the Executive Director informed of activities, programs, and contacts with families.
  • Must have reliable transportation for travel to and from program/event locations.
  • Programs/events involve set-up and breakdown, requiring lifting up to 20lbs.
  • Available for other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Uphold the mission of the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in program/project management
  • Detail oriented, Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small organization, and also independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budgets while handling multiple projects
  • Willingness to work weekend programs and travel to different parts of the state

Desired:

  • Knowledge of Spina Bifida
  • Graphic Design/Desktop publishing skills
  • Experience working with databases
  • Event Coordination experience

Applying:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Erin Gillespie, SBAK Executive Director:

Email: egillespie@sbak.org

Mailing Address: SBAK, 982 Eastern Parkway, Box 18, Louisville, KY 40217

Fax: 502-637-1010

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Job Announcement – Program Coordinator at SBAK (LEX)

Program Coordinator Job Description

Job Title: Lexington/Eastern Kentucky Program Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Type: Full-Time Professional (37hours per week)

Description: The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, administering, and assessing SBAK’s programs and services for families affected by Spina Bifida, as well as Spina Bifida prevention programs, across Kentucky.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and other Program Coordinator to identify needs and program opportunities, and strategically plan programs throughout the year and the state.
  • Plan, promote, execute, and assess programs in specified geographic territory in Kentucky.
  • Help plan and implement the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida in Lexington and Eastern Ky.
  • Secure exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers for the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida in Lexington and Eastern Ky.
  • Coordinate volunteers for programs/events.
  • Provide one-on-one consultation, research, and referrals to families and individuals who call with questions or concerns. Build relationships with families through programs and by attending clinic, phone calls, emails, and other communications. Encourage support relationships among families.
  • Identify opportunities for health fairs and other prevention activities, and serve as primary staff or coordinate volunteers for such opportunities.
  • Strictly adhere to grant guidelines when a program has been funded by a grantor.
  • Collaborate with other programs and services offered by other community groups when applicable for the best interest of the individual affected by Spina Bifida and the betterment of the association.
  • Record all contacts with constituents in the database and follow through with contacts in a timely manner.
  • Keep the Executive Director informed of activities, programs, and contacts with families.
  • Must have reliable transportation for travel to and from program/event locations.
  • Programs/events involve set-up and breakdown, requiring lifting up to 20lbs.
  • Available for other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Uphold the mission of the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in program/project management
  • Detail oriented, Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small organization, and also independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budgets while handling multiple projects
  • Willingness to work weekend programs and travel to different parts of the state

Desired:

  • Knowledge of Spina Bifida
  • Graphic Design/Desktop publishing skills
  • Experience working with databases
  • Event Coordination experience

Applying:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Erin Gillespie, SBAK Executive Director:

Email: egillespie@sbak.org

Mailing Address: SBAK, 982 Eastern Parkway, Box 18, Louisville, KY 40217

Fax: 502-637-1010

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Job Announcement – Urban Agriculture Assistant at Louisville Grows, Inc.

JOB TITLE: ​Urban Agriculture Assistant
TO APPLY:​ Send cover letter, three references, and resume to whitney@louisvillegrows.org by Friday, March 3rd, 2017
HOURS: ​20 Hours / week at $15/hour: mileage reimbursement (reliable transportation a requirement), phone paid at 50% of bill for work use
STATUS:​ Part-time with possibility for full-time employment pending funding
REPORTS TO:​ Director of Urban Agriculture
Louisville Grows is working to grow a just and sustainable community in Louisville, KY through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education. We are looking for someone to join our small team who is flexible, hardworking, and passionate about our mission.

OVERVIEW:
The Urban Agriculture Assistant provides assistance to the Director of Urban Agriculture (DUA) to fulfill the goals of the Urban Farm Training and Community Gardens Programs that will allow Louisville Grows to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. A significant part of the Urban Agriculture Assistant’s responsibilities will be carrying out on-farm education through demonstrating and delegating tasks for the farmers and gardeners. Other responsibilities will primarily be communication and education to support our community members in the gardens.

Qualifications:
● Must possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude and work well within a team
● Must have strong communication skills and be an effective listener
● Must be able to give work direction and work well within a diverse work environment
● Must enjoy working outdoors and be willing to work in a variety of weather conditions
● Experience with manual labor and using tools safely
● Proactive and able to ask for help and offer help as needed- always looking for solutions
● Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver license and a clean driving record as determined by our insurance carrier.
● Must have the ability to frequently climb, bend, stoop, twist and frequently lift 50 pounds

Preferred Skills (not required, learning on the job a possibility)
● Knowledge of social and food justice issues in Louisville
● High School diploma or GED equivalent
● Some knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications
● Minimum 3 full seasons of organic vegetable farming
● Supervisory experience including field delegation, demonstrations, and crew leadership
● Working knowledge of multiple languages, community engagement, facilitation, working with people from multiple cultures
● Familiarity with CSA and wholesale accounts
● Familiarity with tractors (Grillo walk behind and Kubota B Series), hand tools, irrigation, cover cropping, and pest management using organic methods
● Crop planning
● Greenhouse use
● Basic land management for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials
● Farm recordkeeping

Essential Functions:
*Note: This list is not the sole responsibility of the Urban Agriculture Assistant. Roles and responsibilities are
shared with the Urban Agriculture Director, and will be divided based on skills and experience.

Production:
● Gardens – assist in the delivery of supplies and installation of up to 10 community gardens
● Manage field production for weekly CSA and 4+ wholesale accounts, including crop planning, seed and stock ordering, field preparation, seeding/transplanting, cultivation/weed management, trellising/staking, harvest
● Start all plants needed in the onsite greenhouse
● Ensure good post-harvest handling practices
● Deliveries to wholesale customers, farmers markets and wholesale sales as needed

Education:
● Gardens – teach a weekly workshop in spring and fall in demo garden to support community gardeners
● Lead field shifts with farmers April – October
● Generate content for and lead field walks and harvest walks with farmers
● Provide input for farmers curriculum and assessment
● Lead volunteers as needed
● Provide structure and guidance for community gardeners in the additional acre
● Communicate farm production/education practices, etc. with farmers and public via weekly field notes and quarterly articles
● Communicate weekly farm task lists with farmers and Louisville Grows staff coordinator

Team:
● Participate in weekly meetings with staff
● Provide updates, insight, feedback at weekly check-ins with supervisor
● Attend and assist with additional events when necessary
● Participate in professional development opportunities to continue to gain and refine skills

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