The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer-based legal services to low-income, residential tenants facing eviction in King County. Legal assistance is provided through counsel and advice, negotiated settlements, limited representation at Show Cause hearings, and/or referrals depending on tenants’ needs and financial eligibility.
Reports to: Senior Managing Attorney, Housing Justice Project
General Duties: The HJP Data and Program Coordinator will manage the HJP hotline and manage data collection for grant and policy work. In response to COVID, HJP started a phone and internet hotline for tenants to call for legal assistance; the staff member will ensure that callers are connected to attorneys and that client data is put into our client database. The staff member will also input data from ongoing eviction records for purposes of informing client services and policy work by HJP. Some of this work may involve analyzing data and exploring ways to exhibit the findings for policymakers and the general public.
- Screen hotline callers for legal issues and referrals
- Track eviction and housing data for policy work, including developing creative ways to show data
- Work with staff attorneys to identify eligible tenants for Home Base and case management support
- Assist with training, oversight and monitoring of quality control for client advocacy and intake by legal assistant volunteers
- Assist HJP staff with case referral and management as needed
- Develop resources and referrals for clients
- Work with third-party providers to connect clients to services and facilitate home visits as necessary to help tenants remain housed
- Keep up with legislative and regulatory changes
- Other duties as assigned
- Review and oversee data input in Legal Server data management system
- Prepare grant reports, other requested reports, data, articles, and communications both for internal and external distribution
- Ensure data capture for Home Base and HJP programs
- Gather data needed for and assist with HJP grant reporting
- Track ongoing evictions and other client data for policy work
- Other duties as may be assigned
Outreach and Collaboration:
- Update community resources for client use and distribution
- Work with HJP staff to develop new partnerships with community agencies
- Work with HJP staff to develop educational outreach materials
- Work with HJP social worker to develop outreach information regarding homelessness prevention to community groups, agencies, housing partners, and related audiences
- Other duties as may be assigned
- High School diploma/GED or higher and/or relevant experience
- Experience working with volunteers including training and mentoring
- Experience working with low-income and vulnerable communities
- Familiarity with affordable housing programs
- Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to track and consistently meet deadlines
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
- Ability to analyze information quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment
- Creative problem solving and mediation skills
- Experience with Tableau, Excel, web design, or other similar platforms
- Proficiency with technology including MS Word, Case Management Systems and Outlook
Schedule, Travel, Salary & Benefits:
This is a non-exempt full-time position requiring occasional travel within King County to both courthouses; client visits; and various community meetings and agencies. Salary range is $41,000 -$44,000 yearly, DOE with excellent benefits. Benefits include employer-paid healthcare, 401K plan with automatic employer contribution, subsidized transit pass, flexible spending account, professional development opportunities, paid vacation and sick leave and more.
About the King County Bar Association:
Founded in 1886, KCBA is a membership legal organization with over 5,500 attorney members, 40 staff and an annual budget of over $4,000,000. KCBA promotes and supports a diverse and collegial membership; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence, equity and accessibility in the administration of justice; and benefits the community through public service and engagement in public policy. As an equal opportunity employer KCBA encourages people of diverse backgrounds apply for this position. KCBA defines diversity to refer to the inclusion of individuals who self-identify with those groups historically discriminated against, and which continue to experience the effects of such, and/or who are underrepresented in the legal profession including on the basis of disability, gender, presence of a disability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Learn more at www.KCBA.org.
To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest and qualification for this position, a resume and three references by 5:00 p.m. Monday July 6, 2020 by email to HR@kcba.org .