Employment

Current Job Openings

The Work:
The Accountant will report to LACLJ’s Director of Finance and will be working closely with the administrative team. The
Accountant will prepare financial reports to track the organization’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and
other related financial activities. The Accountant will also be assisting with general grants management including, but
not limited to, grants applications, budget creation/modification, budget tracking, and reporting.

The Position:
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
 Maintain the general ledger, verify and post transactions to journals, ledger, and other records. Monitor funding
and transaction accounting for all grants and programs.
 Prepares periodic (monthly) balance sheets, profit and loss, and cash flow statements.
 Codes invoices, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.
 Reconciles bank accounts monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.
 Reconciles customer accounts and manages accounts receivable collections.
 Verifies payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the
appropriate accounts.
 Assists with payroll and payroll processes as needed.
 Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform
annual audit.
 Assists with annual budgeting process, expense analyses, projections, and other budget-related items.
 Federal and state grants management, including grants applications, budget creation/modification, budget
tracking, staff time allocations, projections, compliance, invoicing, monitoring/audits, etc.
 Coordinates with the development team, completes donor reconciliations, prepares fundraising reports, and
other items as needed.
 Files required tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
 As appropriate, coordinates with software vendor to maintain accounting software system; recommends
updates to enhance the accounting software.
 Performs other related duties as assigned.

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The Work:

The Community Advocate (CA) – Consumer Debt Case Management Coordinator will be responsible for case management for consumer debt clients and help them meet essential needs while they are still facing financial barriers. The CA
will also coordinate referrals and outreach with Partner agencies located in Lancaster. The CA will also work with the Pro
Bono Manager to support clients and pro bono attorneys.

The Community Advocate – Consumer Debt Case Management Coordinator will receive supervision from LACLJ’s Directing Manager of Trauma Informed Services and Education, and will be working under the direction of clients’ attorneys as
part of the legal team. The Community Advocate will also assist with coordination of LACLJ’s Community Advocacy (CA)
program, a year-round M.S.W. internship program that provides supportive services to LACLJ clients and a high-quality
educational experience for interns in addition to program development and project management as it supports LACLJ’s
legal services. In addition, thy will be responsible for acting as an internship practicum instructor to BSW and MSW students placed with LACLJ.

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The Work:
LACLJ is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to join our team. The Executive Assistant will report directly to
the Executive Director and will provide support to LACLJ’s senior leaders. The ideal candidate will be bright,
articulate, people-focused, and highly resourceful. The candidate will have the skills, technical competence, and
knowledge expected for an administrative professional.

The Position:
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
 Assist the Executive Director with executive level meetings: coordination, agendas, attendance tracking,
retreat planning, etc.
 Compose, proof, format, distribute, and track correspondence and documents.
 Typing, dictation, spreadsheet creation, faxing, maintenance of filing system, and contact database.
 Format information for internal and external communication – memos, emails, presentations, reports.
 Proactively coordinate the Executive Director’s calendar, ensuring that meetings, deadlines, presentations,
and other duties are carried out seamlessly.
 Coordinate board and board committee meetings, preparing materials, and taking minutes
 Manage documents requiring signatures and authorizations.
 Attend various meetings (including some offsite or in-person) to take notes and track action items.
 Take full ownership of assigned projects, managing all aspects including research, planning, implementation,
follow-up, etc.
 Liaise with other assistants and staff to improve performance and work efficiency.
 Development & Communications
o Maintain accurate donor files, including contact information. Build mailing lists and create donor
reports as needed.
o Update and maintain website content. Review and file analytics reports.
o Proofread external communications, including a monthly e-newsletter.

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The Position
LACLJ seeks a temporary attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice
advocacy. This attorney will represent low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or
human trafficking in a variety of family law matters, with a focus on providing representation on cases
involving child custody such as restraining orders, dissolution and parentage actions. In addition, this
position offers the opportunity to:
– Provide presentations and trainings to community partners and client communities on family
law as well as other related legal issues;
– Develop relationships and collaborate with a range of public and private community partners to
address systemic barriers facing LACLJ’s client community;
– Engage in other tasks and projects that further LACLJ’s mission and operations

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LACLJ seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy. This
attorney will represent low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human
trafficking in a variety of immigration matters, with a focus on providing relief under VAWA and the U
and T Visa. In addition to the humanitarian-based affirmative petitions, the position will attend
interviews before USCIS, assist in removal defense hearings at EOIR (Immigration Court), and assist with
ICE check-ins, as needed. They will also represent immigrant survivors in the areas of criminal justice
advocacy and public benefits, among other related areas of practice that intersect with survivor areas of
need. In addition, this position offers the opportunity to:
-Provide presentations and trainings to community partners and client communities on
immigration and other legal remedies for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual
assault and human trafficking, as well as other related legal issues;
-Develop relationships and collaborate with a range of public and private community partners to
address systemic barriers facing LACLJ’s client community;
-Engage in other tasks and projects that further LACLJ’s mission and operations.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities
– J.D. degree from accredited law school
– Licensed attorney, barred in California preferred
– Strong written and oral communication skills
– Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
– Ability to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish
– Commitment to trauma-informed advocacy, cultural responsiveness, empathy, responsive
listening, and demonstration of authentic care and concern
– Previous experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human
trafficking
– Previous experience working with immigrant or other vulnerable populations
– Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people

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The Position:
LACLJ seeks a legal advocate with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice
advocacy to join our team. This legal advocate will be part of LACLJ’s new project- CASSH. The
purpose of the project is to provide legal services to low income survivors of domestic violence
who have consumer debt issues. This position will support a senior attorney who will represent
clients in a variety of legal actions, including family law, housing, public benefits, consumer debt
and other civil legal matters. This position offers the opportunity to:
• Manage a reasonable number of consumer debt cases
• Conduct interviews and engage in fact-gathering with clients
• Prepare correspondence, memoranda, Judicial Council forms and related attachments,
proof of service, substitutions of attorney, notices, draft declarations and other necessary
legal forms under attorney supervision
• Prepare client evidence for court or for other types of filings (pictures, receipts, etc.)
• Provide presentations and trainings to community partners and client communities on
survivor based homelessness and other legal issues;
• Develop relationships and collaborate with a range of public and private community
partners to address systemic homelessness barriers facing LACLJ’s client community; and
• Engage in other tasks and projects that further LACLJ’s mission and operations.

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The Position:

LACLJ seeks a Program Evaluator with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our
team. The Program Evaluator will report directly to the Senior Program Manager. They will be responsible for on-going
evaluation and data management efforts. They will contribute to continuous quality improvement and mission-driven
outcomes across the organization’s programs. They will work collaboratively with LACLJ’s grants management team and
the Senior Program Manager to prepare, submit and provide reports for philanthropic and government funding. Additionally, they will create a review process to evaluate the effectiveness of programs by developing feedback methods,
conducting interviews, and recording results for evaluation. In addition, this position offers the opportunity to:
 Support grants management team with developing, managing, and implementing program data evaluations,
tools and systems to collect, analyze, and interpret continuous learning and quality improvement efforts
 Collect data using multiple approaches such as interviews, surveys, focus groups, participant observation, or
other methods
 Develop and use logic models to describe programs and illustrate the association among resources, activities,
outcomes, and goals.
 Revise and update survey instruments needed to ensure most accurate programmatic outcomes for all
programs and services
 Perform appropriate quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis for all programs
 Work with program staff to develop and implement methods for data collection and analysis
 Develop evaluations of existing programs to assess their efficacy in meeting project goals
 Ensure evaluation activities are done in an inclusive and culturally competent manner
 Provide clear and concise interpretations of evaluation results in written reports
 Report data to identify gaps, trends or patterns that can be used to improve future programs
 Manage distribution, collection and reporting of annual trauma-informed organizational assessment to guide
mission driven organizational goals and strategic planning efforts

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Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, disability, or sexual orientation.

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