The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, are dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Both Legal Aid organizations serve low-income residents of seven southwest Ohio counties (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Warren). Staffed offices are located in downtown Cincinnati and in Hamilton (Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC only); we have a total staff of about 85, including 37 attorneys and 14 paralegals. The Legal Aid Society is Southwest Ohio’s largest non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Our attorneys represent clients in civil legal matters and work with community organizations and client groups.
The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati coordinates employment and volunteer opportunities for both Legal Aid organizations. Legal Aid offers a variety of career opportunities in entry-level and experienced positions. We employ recent law graduates and experienced lawyers, as well as client service professionals (paralegals and legal assistants), administrative, accounting, and clerical support professionals. When openings do occur, they are posted on this website.
The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
and the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC
are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate
because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
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Health Advocate/Project Coordinator, Full-Time
Position Open Until Filled.
The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Health Advocate, based in our downtown Cincinnati office.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in development and implementation of the Maternal Health Law Partnership (M-HeLP), a cutting edge medical-legal partnership involving Good Samaritan Hospital/TriHealth, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. M-HeLP brings together maternal healthcare providers, pediatricians, and legal advocates to identify social determinants of health and increase patient stability and engagement in prenatal care by referring them for legal advocacy in order to reduce preterm births and improve newborn health. This position also includes joining Legal Aid’s Child HeLP team. Child HeLP is our award-winning medical-legal partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
The responsibilities for this position include:
- Communicating, coordinating and problem solving with Legal Aid and hospital staff to support effective assessment and referral process.
- Working closely with Legal Aid advocates to support referrals, convey case outcomes to referring health provider, and promote communication between partners.
- Participating in and providing support for training program, project management, and related staff meetings.
- Tracking, analyzing, managing and presenting data.
- Offsite responsibilities at Cincinnati Children’s, Good Samaritan, and Bethesda North hospitals.
- Bachelor’s degree in science, social sciences, public health, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Presentation experience a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to juggle and coordinate daily and big picture tasks and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to function independently and work in teams.
- Demonstrated ability to engage proactively in innovative, diplomatic, and flexible problem-solving.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Experience working in a law office or health care setting is a plus.
- Reliable transportation.
- Able to work flexible hours between 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Compensation and Benefits
The Legal Aid Society offers an excellent benefits package. Starting annual salary is $35,000+, depending upon experience.
To apply, email all listed items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover letter, explaining the reasons for your interest in this position,
- Resume, and
- Contact information for two professional references. (No reference letters, please.)
Note: the subject line should reference: “Health Advocate/Project Coordinator Hiring Committee.”
Legal Aid Society
This position is open until filled. Interviews will be arranged by Employer.
Please do not call.
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Development Assistant, Full-Time
Deadline to Apply: September 12, 2016
For 108 years, the Legal Aid Society has made a difference in our community by providing free civil legal assistance to low-income families and adults to help them achieve economic security and family stability. We have an immediate need for a full-time Development Assistant in our Development and Communications department. This is an opportunity to be a key contributor in a dynamic, fast-paced, goal-oriented unit which strives to generate financial resources, raise visibility and awareness of Legal Aid, and communicate our mission with partner agencies, funders, donors, volunteers, and clients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee DonorPerfect database including inputting donor and gift information, producing queries, reports. Maintain accuracy of the database via frequent updates.
- Manage and operate the donor recognition system promptly and accurately, including the drafting of donor acknowledgement letters, for all donors and funders.
- Provide administrative support to Director of Development and Communications by proficient and accurate word processing to support correspondence and grant writing, and managing other project-related tasks
- Assist in the completion of fundraising appeals, grants, and all communications materials (generating lists, drafting copy, proofreading, production, etc.)
- Track grant deadlines and follow up with those responsible for meeting them
- Draft cover letters and assemble packets for proposals and reports
- Coordinate online proposal submissions
- Assist Database Administrator with content maintenance of Legal Aid Society public website and social media sites
- Maintain archive of publications and news clippings, as well as other donor files
- Provide support for occasional development events outside of regular work schedulE.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
- Experience in a non-profit development environment is preferred; experience in a communications role(s) is a plus
- Proficient in database management; specific experience with DonorPerfect is a plus
- Expert on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Experience with WordPress or other content management systems is a plus
- Experience with Constant Contact or other e-mail marketing tools
- Confidence and competence to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of staff, clients, Board members, community leaders, court personnel, and representatives from charitable foundations
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Able to work independently, follow through effectively on projects, and maintain accuracy under pressure
- Must be bondable
Hours and Compensation
- Work hours are 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM, Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch (37.5 hours/week). Occasional evening event support is required.
- Salary is $40,000+ per year, depending on experience.
- The Legal Aid Society offers an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply:
We are currently evaluating candidates and will continue to accept applications until September 12, 2016.
Please email in Word format, all of the following items:
(1) a cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in our position;
(2) current resume; and
(3) contact information for two professional references.
Please address to:
Legal Aid Society
Attention: Development Assistant Hiring Committee
No calls, please.
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Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps VISTA Attorney Fellowship
– HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Housing Program –
The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati seeks an energetic and talented recent law graduate for an Equal Justice Works (EJW) / AmeriCorps VISTA Attorney Fellowship. The Attorney Fellow will assist tenants and tenant groups in the new U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) housing program to preserve and improve their affordable housing communities. The Attorney Fellow will help build the capacity of tenant organizations through outreach, education, leadership development, and legal services. The Fellowship is from August 2016 through July 2017.
The RAD program was developed as a voluntary preservation tool to stabilize at-risk public housing. The primary benefit of RAD is that public housing which converts under this program can secure private financing to address deferred maintenance issues that have caused public housing and other HUD rental stock to deteriorate nationwide. The Attorney Fellow will assist residents so that they benefit from RAD conversion and avoid displacement.
The RAD Attorney Fellow will:
- Provide legal representation to tenants groups and tenants in RAD housing.
- Assist in advocacy for increased resources for community improvements, such as job training and placement, daycare centers, playgrounds, community centers, recreational facilities, etc.
- Conduct community legal education and outreach to tenants.
- Participate in continuing legal education and other training events for pro bono attorneys who volunteer to represent tenants.
- Work with agencies and community groups that share common interest with tenants
The RAD Attorney Fellow will have the following qualifications:
- Member of the Ohio Bar, or admitted in another state and eligible for admission on motion.
- Experience assisting low-income individuals.
- Excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills.
- Proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
- Ability to participate in public outreach events and experience in public speaking.
- Strong track record of professionalism and responsibility
FUNDING AND COMPENSATION
This position is funded by Equal Justice Works, VISTA, and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati is the service site. This position requires completion of NSOPR, state(s), and FBI fingerprint criminal background checks, as well as compliance with all CNCS Federal Regulations throughout the fellowship program.
Compensation for this position is Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps guidelines and includes:
- Living allowance set by EJW/VISTA.
- Supplemental benefits paid for housing, relocation, professional dues, health, life & disability insurance, and retirement plan expenses.
- Upon successful completion of service, AmeriCorps Legal Education Award of up to $5,775.
- Student loan forbearance during service.
- AmeriCorps funded childcare assistance.
- Professional development and training assistance.
- Participation in Equal Justice Works training opportunities and conferences, as applicable.
This position is open until filled. Legal Aid will act on applications on a rolling basis.
To apply, email to staffing@lascinti,org, the following items:
- a letter of intent,
- legal writing sample,
- law school transcript, and
- contact information for three professional references
Include in subject line: Attention: 2016 EJW/AmeriCorps RAD Fellow Hiring Committee
Interviews will be arranged by Employer. Please do not call.
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