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Communications Coordinator – VLP

POSITION: Communications Coordinator

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, with one unpaid hour for lunch

REPORTS TO: Pro Bono Manager, Emelia Andres

LOCATION: Hybrid/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110

STATUS: Full-time, non-exempt

SALARY: $60,000

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This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) is a non-profit legal services organization which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys and through our call center (aka Eastern Region Legal Intake).  The Communications Coordinator will work with the Pro Bono Manager on VLP communications, managing the organization’s website, and creation of materials for the units.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience using visual design software (Canva, WordPress, Vimeo, Constant Contact, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar software)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience creating content for and managing organization-wide social media

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge of recruitment and outreach best practices
  • Prior experience serving low-income populations and communities
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Video editing, graphic design, and photography experience

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

  • Heavy use of phone, computer, case management software and web-based applications
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations in the Boston area
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Technology and social media savvy with experience creating infographics for social media and other electronic communications
  • Ability to be flexible with a sense of initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn and use various software platforms

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Keep the Volunteer Lawyers Project website updated
  • Assist Pro Bono Manager in mass communication to volunteers
  • Creation and coordination of social media posts
  • Assist in development and distribution of VLP publications
  • Attend statewide Legal Server Marketing Meetings
  • Produce stories on legal aid clients for use on the VLP website and other promotional materials
  • Work with Pro Bono Manager in development and distribution of VLP publications (I.e. Quarterly Newsletter)
  • Co-lead Social Media committee with Pro Bono Manager
  • Create promotional online visual media (I.e. photos, ads, and videos)
  • Edit recorded substantive law unit trainings and upload them to Vimeo
  • Ensure VLP staff are adhering to VLP branding guidelines
  • Assist Pro Bono Manager in coordinating student internship program
  • Assist Pro Bono Manager with coordination of the interpreter program
  • Assist Pro Manager with Senior Partners for Justice program, including coordinating luncheons
  • Other duties as needed

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.