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Based in Denver, CLS’ MFWD provides free civil legal assistance, primarily in matters concerning employment law, to low-income agricultural workers throughout Colorado. MFWD has an active outreach and community education program that informs farm workers about their legal rights, how they can exercise those rights, and the services MFWD provides through printed materials, online resources, other media (print and radio), interactive presentations at places where farmworkers gather, evening visits to workers in labor camps, and relationships with other farm worker service providers and agencies. The outreach coordinator paralegal is a temporary grant-funded position that will be responsible for these efforts, with the participation of attorneys and paralegals as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
- Develop and maintain working relationships statewide with others in organizations in contact with farm workers, such as promotoras, churches, community groups, and migrant education and health programs;
- Find sites for presentations and outreach and develop new training modules on issues related to the Unit’s priorities for farmworker education;
- Train staff and volunteers who will perform community education;
- Supervise interns or volunteers who assist with community education;
- Develop and implement mass media community education about farmworkers’ rights;
- Participate in or lead a share of camp visits and presentations;
- Develop and maintain knowledge of software such as Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Access, Photoshop, other online design tools, and GPS mapping software; and
- Perform other tasks assigned by Managing Attorney.
The Outreach Coordinator/Paralegal will have a flexible schedule but should expect to work up to two evenings per week at least half of the year, and some weekend work is required throughout the year. Must also have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Must be fluent in Spanish and English. Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to independently manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Experience working with agricultural workers or other low-income workers, experience with popular education, theater or radio programming, especially for low-literacy adults, and experience with website design strongly preferred.
Details at a Glance
- Full Time Position. However, this job is temporary.
Start date: June 1, 2021
$33,400 – $58,200 based on experience
CLS offers generous insurance benefits, paid vacation time and sick leave, and professional development opportunities.
Level of Language Proficiency
Must be fluent in both English and Spanish
TEMPORARILY REMOTE. Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Denver, CO, USA
How to Apply
Email your cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please title documents “Lastname DocumentTitle” (ex. Jones Resume) and include “MFWD Paralegal” in the subject line.
The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position and well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. We invite all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.