Legal Clinic Street Team Member

**Note: Position funding dependent upon pending grant application**

Date Posted: September 3, 2019

Position Reports to: Local Staff Attorney & Legal Director

Salary Range: Entry-Level: $10.40/hr, 10hr per week (3 month appointment) 

Overview:

Equality Ohio Education Fund is seeking energetic and passionate individuals for Legal Clinic Street Team positions in the newly established statewide Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. 

Background:

Equality Ohio Education Fund (EOEF) and Equality Ohio were founded in 2005 by a group of 65 dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) activists and allies from all corners of Ohio after voters passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage and civil unions. EOEF continues to advance its vision and mission by working to change the hearts and minds of Ohioans about the LGBTQ community and our civil rights:

Structure of Equality Ohio:

EOEF is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by the Equality Ohio Education Fund Board. Equality Ohio is a 501(c)(4) organization governed by the Equality Ohio Board. Twenty-four community leaders from across Ohio currently serve on these Boards, providing EOEF and Equality Ohio with intellectual depth and a well-rounded body of experienced leadership. 

EOEF  is interested in hiring street team members for the newly established Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. The primary purpose of the street team is to create pathways for Ohioans to obtain information and direct representation from the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. Street Team members will target identified communities in areas across the state with a demonstrated lack of resources and awareness of LGBTQ supportive services.

Tasks:

Under the supervision of the Director of Legal Services:

  • Determine appropriate target locations for outreach across the state;
  • Arrange for Know-Your-Rights presentations and presentations about Equality Ohio to be held minimally twice a month in targeted areas
  • Assist in the growth and development of the attorney referral network by assisting with outreach to attorneys in the designated areas
  • Conduct email, telephonic, and in-person intake for individuals needing legal assistance;
  • Assist in the referral and follow-up of referrals to outside social service agencies or attorneys as appropriate;
  • Update and maintain referral database of  LGBTQ and affirming counselors, organizations, and agencies nearest in proximity to their location; 
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications & Desired Skill Sets:

  • Familiarity with the LGBTQ community 
  • Demonstrated passion for public interest and social justice work
  • Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups in an intersectional manner and across all levels of organizations with a commitment to teamwork
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated reliability, creativity, versatility, and initiative
  • Proficiency with Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Drive, and LexisNexis/Westlaw or other legal research software 

People of color, LGBTQ people, and those with gender-expansive identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@equalityohio.org by October 1, 2019. 

**Applications will be accepted and filled on a rolling basis upon approval of grant. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible.

Contact Information:

Kim Welter

Phone: 614-224-0400

Email: kim@equalityohio.org

Website: www.equalityohio.org