Part-time contact position – pro bono coordinator with Mothers Outreach Network Legal Project

October 21, 2011

Mothers Outreach Network Legal Project is a project of Mothers Outreach Network, Inc.. MON’s mission is to assist low income mothers and other women in the District of Columbia in overcoming barriers to employment through mobilizing a network of women attorneys to provide them with legal services, mentoring programs, and civic education activities. MON places a special focus on serving hard-to-employ women, including those with arrest and conviction records, and delivers programs through community partners located primarily in Wards 7 and 8.

 

The ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter who would mobilize and train others as mentors, educators, and pro bono attorneys to assist low income women, including ex-offenders. Under the direction of the Mothers Outreach Network Board of Directors, the Coordinator will perform the following duties:

 Teach women their rights under relevant equal employment opportunity laws.

 Conduct legal intake and make referrals on employment law matters at community-based sites.

 Develop educational materials on employment rights to be made available to low income women.

 Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers in conducting employment rights workshops and legal intake.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Demonstrated commitment to low income residents of the District of Columbia.

 Membership in the D.C. Bar in good standing (preferably with a minimum of 2 years experience as an attorney; experience in the areas of racial, economic, and/or immigrant justice preferred; employment law background very helpful).

 Demonstrated supervisory and mentoring skills.

 Demonstrated organizational, administrative and technological skills, including knowledge of basic computer and database programs.

 Ability to plan and coordinate own work and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

 Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community.

 

MON does not have office space so the Coordinator works from home. This is a term contract position, lasting approximately three months, which pays $25 per hour for 8 to 10 hours per week.

Deadline: October 31, 2011. Please send a cover letter and resume to: melody@mothersoutreachnetwork.org.

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