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Project Coordinator – Salem Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to support Legal Aid’s services to wildfire disaster victims throughout Oregon. This position is limited to one year. The Project Coordinator will work from LASO’s Salem Regional Office. This position is eligible for a partial remote work option.

Background
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil legal cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve low-income individuals throughout the state and two specialized programs focus on services to farmworkers and issues impacting Native Americans. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program that is committed to advocacy strategies having the broadest possible impact on client community problems. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.

Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will support LASO attorneys in providing legal assistance to low-income individuals and families statewide who are survivors of Oregon’s 2020 wildfires.  The Project Coordinator will provide education on disaster recovery legal issues to individuals, community partners and other agencies assisting disaster victims. Job duties will include outreach and educational presentations to clients and community partners. Job duties will also include assisting the attorney with client intake and representation, production of educational materials and with any other aspects of the statewide disaster response. 

Qualifications
Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively.  Valid Oregon driver’s license and access to a vehicle for outreach. Occasional evening work may be required. Training or experience in the legal field is not required. Training will be provided. 

Salary/Benefits
Compensation is based on a 35-hour workweek and ranges from $41,000 to $65,000 annually, depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.

Closing Date
Open until filled.  Review of resumes to begin May 25, 2022. 

Applications
Send resume and letter of interest to:
salemjobs@lasoregon.org


We celebrate diversity
LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.

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