Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Law School
Campus: Lincoln Center (LC) - NYC
The Pro Bono Initiatives Paralegal serves a critical role in supporting the Feerick Center for Social Justice's access-to-justice pro bono initiatives. The Paralegal will provide extensive programmatic and administrative support to the Center's pro bono initiatives, including helping to oversee limited-scope clinics, coordinating all aspects of volunteer programming, assisting with grants compliance and data collection, and interfacing with clients as necessary.
Oversees all administrative aspects of CLARO Programs and manages data and recording-keeping as needed, including for grant reporting.
Serves as lead non-attorney staff person for fast-paced, client-facing in-person and remote CLARO clinics, which includes responsibility for planning, staffing, and the running of clinics with a client and community-centered focus;
Provides paralegal support for CLARO: conducts prescreen, intakes clients, prepares and updates templates and documents for attorneys and CLARO clients, liaises with court staff, and incorporates and supports the use of technology in providing legal services.
Manages outreach and communications related to CLARO Programs, including community and prospective client engagement, training, engagement with partner organizations, and volunteer management.
Works on the Center's other pro bono programs, which may include supporting immigration, educational equity, and/or veteran's rights programming.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience with community outreach and engagement including through social media
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, including anti-racism and economic justice
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well collaboratively
Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines
Experience working with case management systems (preferably LegalServer) and other databases
Grant reporting experience
Position requires some evening hours to staff CLARO clinics and other events.
Associate's Degree in a relevant field (social services for example) or equivalent work experience
Paralegal and or administrative support work experience
Spanish language proficiency
Well-developed written and public speaking skills
Proficiency with Google Workspace applications including Google Sheets
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.