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Program and Communications Associate-Oakland, CA

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Are you passionate about social justice? Would you like to contribute to a national effort fighting poverty among older Americans—particularly women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with limited English proficiency? Justice in Aging is looking for a talented Program and Communications Associate to join our team in our Oakland, CA office.

The successful candidate will be part of the organization’s communications team, working on our National Center for Law & Elder Rights (NCLER) project, which is a national resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on advancing the legal rights of older adults with the greatest need. NLCER administers a regular curriculum of web-based trainings, accompanied by chapter summaries, issue briefs, and practice tips for legal and non-legal professionals.

Justice in Aging is a national nonprofit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Since 1972 we’ve worked to secure access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. We provide trainings to thousands of direct service advocates a year, file impact litigation, and advocate at the local, state, and national level for policies to improve the lives of the more than 7.1 million older adults living in poverty.

This position reports to the Communications Director, and works closely with the NCLER project manager and others on the NCLER team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Website and Network Management:
    • Maintain contacts in NCLER’s email platform (SALSA Engage)
    • Manage NCLER e-mail inbox, direct and respond to requests from NCLER network
    • Maintain website and update with new content regularly
    • Contribute to NCLER’s social media strategy and administer NCLER’s Twitter channel
  • Administrative and Reporting:
    • Maintain a tracking and reporting system for webinar attendees & create regular related reports.
    • Track and report on key performance indicators on the website
  • Webinar Project Management:
    • Administer frequent training webcasts presented by NCLER’s legal experts, including set-up, promotion, technical support, and facilitation using GoToWebcast
  • Design:
    • Help draft, build, and send marketing emails to announce new materials and trainings
    • Work with NCLER attorneys to format and edit issue briefs and other documents in In Design
    • Format Powerpoint templates and presentations, ensuring all materials meet federal accessibility standards (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act)
    • Create visuals as needed to promote NCLER

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proven organizational, administrative, technological, and project management skills
  • Clear writing style and good communication skills
  • Experience using an email marketing platform and tracking key performance indicators
  • Knowledge of In Design and Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe

The position is full time, exempt with a salary range of $45,000-$50,000 a year and benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan; personal days; and generous vacation policy. Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBTQ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, we work to maintain an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

In your cover letter please address the following question:

  • How do you think your personal and/or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion?

Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

To apply: Send cover letter (which must include a response to the diversity and inclusion question above), resume, a PDF of a short document you have designed, preferably in In Design, or comparable program, and three professional references to Katrina Cohens at kcohens@justiceinaging.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled. Target start date is late August 2018.

Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunity for 2018 Law Graduates Washington, D.C. And California (Los Angeles and Oakland) Offices

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Justice in Aging is a 45-year-old non-profit organization with staff and offices in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA, as well as in Washington, D.C. We have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 6 million seniors living in poverty in America. As the safety net upon which seniors rely comes increasingly under attack, Justice in Aging’s fight for the rights of low-income older adults is more important than ever. We seek to sponsor an outstanding legal fellow to help us in that cause. More information is available at www.justiceinaging.org.

The Position:  Justice in Aging seeks to sponsor law student applicants for 2018 Fellowships, including school-based fellowships, the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Skadden Fellowship, and others. Work could commence in summer or fall 2018. The location for the Fellow is Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, or Oakland, depending on the fellow’s preference, the subject matter, and Justice in Aging’s needs.

The Project:  Justice in Aging staff will work with the applicant to prepare a fellowship application for a project of the applicant’s choosing, in any area of Justice in Aging’s expertise, including income security advocacy (Social Security and Supplemental Security Income), issues affecting dual eligibles (those on both Medicare and Medicaid), and Medicaid issues around community-based options for long-term care, including assisted living. Justice in Aging attorneys will work very closely with prospective fellowship applicants to develop a fellowship project that meshes Justice in Aging’s priorities with the applicant’s interests and talents. We have hosted Borchard and Skadden fellows in the past, and hope to continue and expand our fellowship program.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a genuine and documented commitment to working for poor and underserved populations, high-caliber legal research and writing skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently.  A commitment to a public interest career is extremely desirable.

Applications:  Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org. In your cover letter, please address the following question:

Justice in Aging advocates for older adults, particularly those in populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection, such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.  How has your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to social justice and diversity amongst our staff?

Applicants must apply by July 14, 2017.

Summer and Term-Time Internship and Externship Positions

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Internship and Externship positions: Justice in Aging seeks outstanding law students to work with us through summer and term-time internships and externships in each of our three offices, Washington DC, Oakland and Los Angeles CA.  Law students are fully integrated into our health and income security teams and participate actively in our work.

Qualifications: We seek applicants with a genuine and documented commitment to working for poor and underserved populations, interest in aging issues, high-caliber legal research and writing skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. A commitment to a public interest career is desirable. Individuals with ties to low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities, and other underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

Applications: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply for a summer or term-time internship or externship, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Justice In Aging to seek and employ qualified persons, to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment, and to administer all personnel activities in a manner that will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other consideration prohibited by law. Justice in Aging particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups, women, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.