Outreach Coordinator - Veterans' Legal Services Project
Job Type
Full-time
Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

For over 50 years, CCLS has been representing and advocating for low-income individuals in Merced, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings Counties. With more than 90 employees, CCLS works to provide high quality, no-cost civil legal services to low-income individuals, families, and communities—improving the wellbeing of our Valley through systems-changing advocacy, client education, and legal work that meets individual clients’ immediate needs. We also work closely with agencies and community organizations that share our commitment to support our clients in being their own agents of change. 


JOB DESCRIPTION

Central California Legal Services (“CCLS”) seeks a dynamic person to join its Pro Bono Program (“PBP”) as Outreach Coordinator in CCLS’ newly launched Veterans’ Legal Services Project (“VLSP”). Through the VLSP, CCLS serves the unique legal needs of low-income veterans, including whole-person legal services to prevent homelessness and targeting of female veterans. 


The VLSP Outreach Coordinator will work under the supervision of the VLSP Manager and in collaboration with the VLSP Paralegal and other CCLS staff. The VLSP will provide legal services through the VLSP staff, CCLS advocates, skilled volunteer attorneys, and other volunteer legal service providers.


The VLSP Outreach Coordinator will develop community partnerships and communications channels to educate veterans about the legal services offered by the VLSP in order to maximize the number of veterans receiving legal services, focusing outreach efforts on underserved veterans in our community and on female veterans. The Outreach Coordinator will coordinate clinics and outreach events at community partner organizations such as Veterans’ clinics, student veterans’ offices at community colleges, Veterans’ Stand Down and Stand Up organizers, and other organizations serving veteran populations.

Contract position. (Expires 8/1/25)

 

Requirements

 DUTIES

  • Identify and educate community groups, government agencies, and other organizations that serve the VLSP target populations about VLSP services; 
  • Identify communications channels that are significant sources of information for the populations VLSP serves and provide content regularly regarding VLSP services; 
  • In collaboration with other CCLS outreach and communications staff, develop and disseminate regularly VLSP “client-focused” materials, including brochures and clinic flyers and similar materials, in print and electronic formats, through internal and external channels;
  • Identify community events, school and church activities, employment and service fairs, and similar events where VLSP can participate to conduct presentations or clinics to attendees; 
  • Plan and coordinate outreach and clinic events, in collaboration with the VLSP Paralegal, CCLS advocates, and external partners;
  • Perform all duties throughout CCLS service areas;
  • Represent CCLS on relevant committees, task forces, and working groups in the veterans’ community;
  • Assist the Manager with data collection, reporting, and compliance measures;
  • Join the CCLS staff in furthering a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; 
  • Travel to meetings and events in counties served by CCLS as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School or GED equivalent 
  • Public Service experience, non-profit environment or veterans experience a plus;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-starter, goal-oriented, and highly organized;
  • Demonstrated success in event planning, outreach, or campaigns;
  • Strong relationship skills; internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to conduct research and identify community groups and opportunities appropriate to the project;
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, public speaking, and interpersonal;
  • Experience utilizing a variety of communication channels;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines concurrently; 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners at all levels;
  • Able to work with clients who are under multiple stressors; to respond to them with empathy and understanding; and to advocate for them;
  • Experience with and enjoyment of working with people from a wide range of economic spheres, cultures, languages, abilities, and geographic areas;
  • Passion for serving veterans;
  • Ability to travel, as needed; 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed; 
  • Ability to be punctual and reliable in keeping work commitments; 
  • Deep knowledge of communities within the CCLS service area is a plus; and
  • Bilingual ability is a plus (English/Spanish or English/Hmong).

  

CCLS is an equal opportunity employer: we value equity, inclusion, and diversity, across all races, cultures, classes, ages, religions, gender identities and presentations, sexual orientations, body sizes, family structures, abilities, and all categories protected by law. We encourage all interested individuals to apply. CCLS is subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Description
$22.08 to $32.79 per hour