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Date: February 22, 2021
Job Title: Legal Secretary—Gloucester County Office—Woodbury

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position of Legal Secretary with the Gloucester County Neighborhood office.  Under the direction and supervision of the Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney(s), the Legal Secretary serves the unit in a confidential capacity performing secretarial and clerical duties involving the application of standard office practices.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Must type 50+ WPM with proficiency and accuracy;
  • Must be proficient in English grammar and spelling;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred;
  • Minimum of two years legal secretarial experience;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR,SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: February 9, 2021
Job Title: Civil Rights Law Coordinator—Management

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc., seeks a qualified and experienced attorney to serve as Civil Rights Law Coordinator. Under the direction of the Executive Director and SJLS executive team, the Civil Rights Law Coordinator works with SJLS managers and staff: (1) in providing high quality legal service to SJLS clients, consistent with Legal Services Corporation federal funding restrictions, in various civil rights and anti-discrimination matters affecting poor people because of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, marital/civil union status, religion, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental or physical disability, and/or other legally protected groups and statuses; (2) to identify systemic and institutional issues affecting SJLS clients’ equality and civil rights and to coordinate program-wide strategic initiatives and/or litigation to address those issues; (3) to litigate civil rights cases in state and federal court as lead and/or co-counsel in coordination with attorneys in SJLS local offices; (4) to work and develop ties with community groups combatting systemic and institutional discriminatory practices affecting the rights of people; (5) to provide support and training to SJLS attorneys on civil rights matters; to work with Legal Services of New Jersey, including participating in state-wide task forces and strategic indicatives as appropriate; and (6) to act as a liaison between SJLS and the local community and bar associations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation to clients as lead or co-counsel, including litigation in state and federal court, in a variety of civil rights and anti-discrimination matters such as discrimination in housing, public benefits, language access, reasonable accommodations, and other issues affecting poor people;
  • Participate in group representation where appropriate;
  • Participate in staff, working group, and case strategy meetings;
  • Work with the Director of Litigation & Advocacy and SJLS staff others in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases throughout the program service area;
  • Assist in developing, coordinating and providing necessary training in civil rights and anti-discrimination practice;
  • Serve as a resource on civil rights and anti-discrimination law matters to other staff;
  • Participate in community outreach and community legal education;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Attend and actively participate in management meetings;
  • Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
  • Supervising staff as is appropriate;
  • Preparing or assisting in preparation of reports as needed;
  • Timekeeping;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10-years’ legal experience, including civil rights and anti-discrimination litigation; 
  • Graduation from an accredited law school;
  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any State and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam;
  • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Date: October 26, 2020
Job Title: Grant Development Coordinator (Administration)

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Grant Development Coordinator will have primary responsibility for planning and leading the fundraising efforts in support of the vision, mission, and goals of SJLS through grant writing and foundation development. The Grant Development Coordinator will be based in SJLS’ Camden office and will travel to the program’s other offices and other locations as needed. This position and involves travel and occasional evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As a member of SJLS’ administrative team work to develop and enhance the program’s grant writing efforts;
  • Coordinate with program Directors and assist in preparation of appropriate reports for same;
  • Cultivate funding prospects for corporate and foundation support;
  • Prepare and maintain records of database and prepare files for all foundation and establish system to track of all grant activities;
  • Help identify federal, state, local and private foundation grants, write grant proposals;
  • Develop an annual development plan consistent with South Jersey Legal Services’ strategic plan;
  • Develop or supervise production of written materials to support fundraising and public relations activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of proven and successful non-profit grant writing and foundation development experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in team environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of grant processes and practices including statistical and financial reports;
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills. Computer proficiency required;
  • B.A. required;
  • Demonstrated concern and sensitivity to low income people.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Date: October 8, 2020
Job Title: Legal Secretary (Bilingual)—Education Law Unit

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Legal Secretary (Bilingual) for the Education Law Unit. The Legal Secretary serves the unit in a confidential capacity performing secretarial and clerical duties involving the application of standard office practices.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Must type 70+ WPM with proficiency and accuracy;
  • Must be proficient in English grammar and spelling;
  • Self-starter able to assume responsibility with a minimum of direct supervision;
  • Ability to prioritize work efficiently;
  • Ability to compose professional correspondence;
  • Ability to use dictating equipment and other office machines;
  • Exceptional telephone and people skills; including the ability to handle stressful in-person and telephone situations in a calm, professional manner;
  • Sensitive to low income individuals and families;
  • Desire to be a team player;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred;
  • Minimum of two years legal secretarial experience;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 

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