The Organization: Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants, throughout the East Bay.
Centro Legal’s Tenants’ Rights Program (aka Housing Program) is focused on serving the needs of our most vulnerable community members who are most at risk of displacement in the midst of the current Housing Crisis. We do this through the provision of limited scope consultations (advice and counsel, assistance with pleadings, discovery, etc.) and legal representation on issues ranging from unlawful rent increases to unlawful evictions. Centro Legal will soon be administering the provision of emergency cash assistance as part of its anti-displacement efforts and seeks a Financial Assistance Specialist to be the lead in processing numerous financial assistance applications.
The Position: First and foremost, the applicant will be tasked with processing applications for emergency cash assistance submitted by subcontracting agencies. Below is a more detailed explanation of these requirements.
Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice. Below are additional qualifications.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience plus medical, dental, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.
Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) detailed cover letter describing desire to work with Centro Legal’s Tenants’ Rights Program, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Place these words in the subject line: “Tenants’ Rights Cash Assistance Specialist.”
Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED