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Texas Legal Services Center, Inc. is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage people, including but not limited to: veterans, women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, and persons from other groups to apply.

 

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Staff Attorney - Self-Represented Litigants Program (SRLP)

 

The SRLP attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients, drafting and revising TexasLawHelp free legal content in English and Spanish, coordinating law student volunteers and interns, and various other program activities. This is a full-time position.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

J.D. Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas. Fluency in oral and written Spanish is required.

 

Essential Job Activities

  • The SRLP Attorney is responsible for the direct services component of the program.
  • Provide legal advice to eligible clients.
  • Identify the need for publications to assist self-represented litigants for both print and web-publication for TexasLawLelp.
  • Ensure TexasLawHelp is accessible and able to be easily understood by the general public.
  • Ensure TexasLawHelp is accurate, updated, and free of spelling and grammar errors.
  • Draft and update video, legal information publications, tools, interactive forms, and print forms for TexasLawHelp, as needed and at the direction of the Executive Director and Designees.
  • Use new and old technology to develop tools for SRLP clients and the general public to assist with form completion, and filing of court documents.
  • Coordinate projects between SRLP, projects within TLSC, and organizations outside of TLSC.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise law students, volunteers, and interns for live chat on TexasLawHelp and development of content for the TexasLawHelp website.
  • Perform all job activities, especially project coordination, in a professional and positive manner.
  • Keep track of project deadlines and milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients and client organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact family law.
  • Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies.
  • Promptly provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting.
  • Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.
  • Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards as a member of the State Bar and stay current with updates and changes to the law. Adhere to the ABA Standards for Civil Legal Services Providers.
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism when working with other TLSC staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements.
  • Ensure that all appointments and deadlines are calendared and timely executed with sufficient time dedicated for management approval of legal documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director and the SRLP Managing Attorney.

 

Other Requirements

  • This work is professional and requires the following physical activities:
  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.
  • TLSC uses a computer case management system to document activity with all callers. After training, the attorney is expected to be adept at using the system and inputting the information correctly.
  • The attorney is expected to follow TLSC policy and procedures when conducting intake and assisting callers, and to stay current with all changes to family law.
  • Prior experience and training in outreach and web development is helpful but not required.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations to conduct training and outreach activities.

 

Days and Hours

Mon.-Fri.; 8a.m.-5p.m., 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m., or 9a.m.-6p.m.

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Managing Attorney.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Volunteers, law students, interns and paralegals.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. This position is FLSA exempt. A high level of organizational and project management skills are required for this position.

 

This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week of service.

 

 

IT Help Desk Specialist (Full-time)

 

Applicants interested in this position must be:

  • Committed to customer service.
  • Self-driven. Should have superior organizational skills, integrity, and great follow through on tasks. Shouldn’t get overwhelmed easily and is resourceful.
  • Innovative, creative, and observant.
  • Motivated: Should continue to improve their skills, which improves the IT infrastructure.
  • Technical: Should have the ability to research and solve IT challenges as they arise.
  • Dedicated: Should be committed to serving the various programs and individuals of TLSC as they serve their clients.

 

Role & Responsibilities

  • The role is customer-focused as well as technical.
  • Administers end-user workstations and supports end-user activities on a primarily Microsoft Windows-based network.
  • Investigates user problems and identifies their source; determines possible solutions; tests and implements solutions.
  • Maintains communication with user and provides updates throughout troubleshooting process.
  • Installs, configures, and maintains personal computers, Windows networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems.
  • Performs and/or oversees software and application installation and upgrades.
  • Troubleshoots networks, printers, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational difficulties.
  • Develops and conducts various training and instruction for system users on operating systems and other applications; assists users in maximizing use of networks and computing systems.
  • Assists personnel of other departments as a computer resource.
  • Provides computer orientation to new and existing company staff.
  • Works with IT vendors to identify and resolve problems.
  • Maintains IT inventory.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Experience troubleshooting problems in Microsoft Windows 10 and various server Operating systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience installing, maintaining, configuring networking hardware and TCP/IP.
  • Experience with multi-function printers and copiers and other office machines.
  • Actual help desk or desktop support experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

 

Other Requirements

This work is professional and requires the following activities, though reasonable accommodations will be made to comply with all applicable laws:

  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions.
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position.  These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.  The position is FLSA exempt. This position requires a high level of organizational and project management skills.

 

TLSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

 

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Days and Hours of Work

Monday - Friday; 8a.m.- 5p.m., 8:30a.m.- 5:30p.m., or 9a.m.- 6p.m.

Other hours may be required to meet program needs as determined by Senior Management or the IT Manager

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to: hr@TLSC.org with the words "IT Help Desk Specialist" in the subject line. Also, include a completed job application form available at www.TLSC.org, by or before 6:00 p.m. May 16, 2018.

 

 

Associate Director of Development

 

TLSC seeks an experienced and inspirational Associate Director of Development with a passion to provide equal access to justice for vulnerable Texans, who has a track record of success with major donor, planned giving and annual campaign programs, and experience managing a team.  The Associate Director of Development will identify additional revenue sources, particularly from private foundations and donors, and will support a range of fundraising activities, including producing content for foundation and government applications, annual appeal letters, donor emails, and newsletters.

 

About the Organization

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) fights poverty and seeks justice for low income Texans.  For over 30 years, we have helped vulnerable clients achieve access to justice by securing relief before the courts and public agencies.   Our clients include the most vulnerable—victims of violent crime including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, the elderly and disabled, veterans, and vulnerable children and families.   Texas Legal Services Center staff work closely with local civil Legal Aid programs to secure access to justice in all forums.  We work to effect systemic change through policy advocacy, community education, and impact litigation to reduce poverty and ensure equal access to justice for everyone.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This work is professional and may require the following physical activities:

 

  • An understanding of the issues related to poverty and how those issues pose barriers to accessing justice, and a passion for work that removes those barriers so access to justice is available for everyone
  • Substantial experience with fundraising practices and relationship cultivation within the areas of foundation, government, corporate and individual giving
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and public speaking skills, and experience with diverse populations and multiple constituencies
  • A successful record of management and leadership
  • An ability to connect with new generations of philanthropists, and a willingness to use social media campaigns to do so
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree desirable
  • 3-5 years of professional fundraising, marketing or grant writing experience and private foundation knowledge preferred; strong copy editing, and proofreading ability required
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising
  • Experience working collaboratively with board and management team
  • Knowledge of foundations, corporations and government funding sources
  • Occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good hand to finger dexterity, handling, and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Operate computer screens and keyboards for extended periods of time
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet
  • Ability to read and write in English and to communicate by telephone
  • Occasional lifting (up to 10 lbs.) of files, supplies, and office equipment

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice:

  • Manage all donor-related fundraising activities, including database management, gift processing and recognition, and donor correspondence for a statewide, nonprofit law firm.
  • Collaborate closely with Executive Director, board, and management team to set fundraising goals and implement strategic plans to enhance community relations and partnerships
  • Create and Direct annual campaign, and implement donor appeals including via direct mail, email, social media, and events
  • Supervise a dynamic team of communications and outreach professionals to create and implement plans and materials for donor identification and retention, event planning, marketing/communications, and major gift solicitation
  • Oversee identification, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects
  • Research and develop funding prospects, including foundations, corporations, individuals, law firms, and other potential sources of funding
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other funders
  • Work closely with program staff to develop and transform ideas into successful proposals
  • Serve as a member of the management team to help guide organization’s funding, program, and staffing priorities
  • Monitor proposal deadlines and manage proposal submissions
  • Maintain a high quality stewardship process for foundations

 

Compensation

The compensation level will be based on skill levels and prior experience and success.  TLSC offers outstanding benefits to full time staff.

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to: hr@TLSC.org  with the words “Associate Director of Development” in the subject line.   Also, include a completed job application form available above or by clicking here.

 

TLSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Days and Hours of Work

Mon.-Fri.; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., or 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Development Director and Senior Staff.

 

 

Veterans Treatment Court Staff Attorney –  Veterans Legal Assistance Program

 

The Veterans Treatment Court Staff Attorney will provide general civil legal advice, assistance or representation to eligible clients.  The Staff Attorney is responsible for the attorney’s own caseload and reports to the VLAP Managing Attorney.

 

This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week of service.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • J.D. degree
  • Licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas for three or more years
  • Veteran strongly preferred
  • Experience in a general civil practice, including but not limited to experience in one or more of the following areas of practice: Family Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Probate, and Veterans Benefits

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients
  • Promote educational programs statewide and locally
  • Prepare for and attend hearings and trials
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact Veterans
  • Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies
  • Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards as a member of the State Bar and stay current with updates and changes to the law. Adhere to the ABA Standards for Civil Legal Services Providers.
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism when working with TLSC staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements
  • Ensure that all appointments and deadlines are calendared and timely executed with sufficient time dedicated for management approval of legal documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Senior Management and the VLAP Managing Attorney

 

Other Requirements

This work is professional and requires the following activities, though reasonable accommodations will be made to comply with all applicable laws:

  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position.  These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.  The position is FLSA exempt.

 

TLSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to: hr@TLSC.org with the words "Veterans Attorney - Salaried" in the subject line. Also, submit a completed job application form available at www.TLSC.org, by or before 6:00 p.m. May 24, 2018.

 

Days and Hours of Work

Mon.-Fri.; 8a.m.-5p.m., 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m., or 9a.m.-6p.m.

Other hours may be required to meet program needs as determined by the Managing Attorney and Senior Management.

 

 

Human Resources Administrative Assistant  (Part-time)

 

The Human Resources Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and supports the Human Resources Department. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

 

Job Summary

  • Monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Act as a liaison between employee and insurance providers and to resolve benefit related problems and ensure effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations.
  • Provides administrative support to human resources function as needed (e.g. correspondence generation, record keeping, file maintenance, HRIS entry).
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Perform other HR generalist duties as assigned.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Initiates new employee on-boarding and off-boarding, and orientations to ensure employees understand the gain/loss of benefit plans and are knowledgeable of enrollment provisions.
  • Counsels employees (and potential employees/applicants) on plan provisions so that individuals can make informed benefit decisions. This includes all level employees including executives.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; and writes and places advertisements.
  • Processes monthly billings from insurance providers. Reviews billings for accuracy, codes and advances for payment.
  • Strives to ensure employee understanding of benefit programs by, regularly generating communication and counseling employees/dependents as situations arise. Resolves employee complaints related to health and welfare plans, refers difficult or very complex complaints to manager as needed.
  • Acts as liaison with various carriers and fosters effective relationships with client representatives.
  • Acts as a resource for HR contacts to ensure their understanding and compliance with benefit and HR policies and regulations.
  • Keeps management advised of potential problem areas and recommends/implements solutions as appropriate.
  • Performs recruitment activities to include positing of job opportunities, scheduling interview, and maintains records related to it.
  • Assist as needed in the automation of HR policies and processes.
  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  • Assists the Human Resources Department with annual external and/or grantor audits.

 

Other Requirements

Please note this job description is not designed to include a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience administering employee benefit plans.
  • Experience administering 403(b) retirement programs, familiarity with COBRA, ERISA, FMLA and related state and federal regulations required.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. This position is FLSA exempt.

 

Days and Hours of Work

Monday through Friday; Hours to be arranged between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Human Resources Generalist or Senior Management.

TLSC Logo. A blue and red 5 point star to the left of the words Texas Legal Services Center
TLSC Logo. A blue and red 5 point star to the left of the words Texas Legal Services Center
TLSC Logo. A blue and red 5 point star to the left of the words Texas Legal Services Center
TLSC Logo. A blue and red 5 point star to the left of the words Texas Legal Services Center
TLSC Logo. A blue and red 5 point star to the left of the words Texas Legal Services Center