Project Coordinator


Judicare Legal Aid is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate and implement technology and access to justice projects for low-income clients in need of civil legal aid. This position can be remote (preference given to those located in and around our service area) or based in our office located in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin in the city of Wausau.

About Us:

Judicare Legal Aid is a non-profit organization funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and other state, local and federal grant sources. Judicare Legal Aid provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin, as well as Native Americans statewide. Judicare Legal Aid's mission is to provide legal assistance to those who otherwise cannot afford it and our vision is equal justice for all. We are an eligible employer for public interest-based loan forgiveness.

Judicare Legal Aid currently employs 38 staff including 18 attorneys that practice in our Civil and Indian law units. We also emphasize the use of pro bono and Judicare compensated private attorneys to serve clients across rural Northern Wisconsin.

Responsibilities:

Position will work under the Communications and Development Director to manage several special projects.  The largest project is a special 2-year program to create a statewide website called Wisconsin Law Help. This project is a collaboration with statewide partners to design and implement a statewide service portal to serve two primary functions. (1) As an online legal help finder and referral tool for Wisconsin to connect those with legal issues with the appropriate agency/resource. (2) As a source of substantive legal information for pro-se litigants facing family, housing, and consumer legal issues to answer common questions.

Other duties include assisting in the preparation of grant reports; coordination of projects and reports; coordinating communication with community partners and grantors; composing general correspondence, both for distribution within JLA and to outside third parties. Staff may also perform research, collect, and compile data; and prepare special reports. Staff will be required to attend meetings and relevant trainings within JLA and outside JLA; plan and conduct meetings; and assist with outreach to the community. Staff may also be required to provide administrative support and other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or prior relevant experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working in public service setting and/ or a strong interest in serving diverse populations a bonus.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to work with people.
  • Ability to travel for meetings and outreach.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, sense of humor, and positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal organizational skills; and
  • A COVID-19 vaccine mandate is currently in place for all employees. A copy of the policy can be requested by emailing info@judicare.org  
Preferences:
Experience working with low-income clients and/ or victims of violence.
Demonstrated desire to work with persons with a disability, living in poverty or persons with a minority status or affiliation. 

Salary & Benefits:

Starting wage depends upon experience and qualifications, range is approximately $42,500 - $60,000. This position includes full fringe benefits, which currently consist of premium free health, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 3% salary match, and vacation and sick time. We are an eligible employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. 

Reimbursement for Relocation Expenses:

Reimbursement for some relocation expenses may be available.

How to Apply: 

Submit resume, references, and cover letter to:
Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. dba Judicare Legal Aid
P.O. Box 6100
Wausau, WI  54402-6100
 
Judicare Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.