Advocacy

Upward Scholars – Program Coordinator

Upward Scholars is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Program Coordinator who is committed to our mission of empowering low-income adults by providing them the support they need to continue their education. Upward Scholars is a mission-driven organization that helps students overcome the financial and academic barriers that may limit their success. The Program Coordinator will support the Executive Director to reach Upward Scholars’ goals and accomplish our mission. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing and administering key Upward Scholars programs including the Tutor/Mentor program, the Conversation Club, the Gig Economy Training program, and the Nanny Training program.

Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County – Organizer

Are you looking to start a career in affordable housing development, local politics, or land use? This job would be a great first step! In this role, you’ll learn the nitty-gritty of local zoning codes and the entitlement process, all while gaining access to national leaders in land use policy. HLC is seeking candidates to fill a full-time Organizer position. The ideal candidate is a self-driven individual with lots of energy and strong people skills. This position would be a great fit for an extroverted individual seeking an event-based and mission-oriented job. We are a small, diverse group of individuals with a fierce passion for affordable housing and equal opportunity for all of San Mateo County’s residents. This job will be more fun if you thrive on interactions with people!

Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, Inc. – Regional Supervisor

The person who holds this position will become or be a state certified ombudsman with supervisory responsibilities for a group of field ombudsman. The regional coordinator will work towards meeting the facility coverage plan within the area assigned to him/her, and will supervise/monitor the field ombudsmen in the performance of their duties.

CORA – LGBTQ Victim Advocate

The LGBTQ+ Victim Advocate conducts meaningful community outreach and educational workshops about LGBTQ-specific domestic violence relationships; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to increase awareness and access to services as well as promote positive outcomes for LGBTQ+ relationship abuse; and develops and disseminates information and resources within CORA and throughout the community. The LGBTQ+ Victim Advocate will be stationed at CORA’s Community Office, and will be expected to travel to and from the Transitional Housing apartments, Emergency Safe houses, and our Satellite locations as needed. 

LASSMC – LIBRE Project Coordinator/Benefits Assistor

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks a dynamic and organized person who is passionate about immigrant rights to support the LIBRE program and help families and individuals to access public benefits. LIBRE (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources, and Education) is a growing multi-agency collaboration that offers community outreach and education concerning eligibility for public benefits and immigration-related issues, application assistance, and legal services to access public benefits and immigration relief.

LASSMC – Health Law Attorney

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks an attorney with a passion for health equity and social justice advocacy to join our Health Consumer Center (HCC). The HCC helps resolve legal problems related to health care access for low-income people. The HCC works with state and local partners to provide outreach and education and to engage in systemic advocacy to eliminate barriers to health coverage and health care. The HCC is a partner in the Health Consumer Alliance, a statewide network of independent consumer assistance programs.

LASSMC – Supervising Attorney, Health Consumer Center

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks an experienced attorney with a passion for health equity and social justice advocacy to supervise the Health Consumer Center (HCC). The HCC helps resolve legal problems related to health care access for low-income people. The HCC works with state and local partners to provide outreach and education and to engage in systemic advocacy to eliminate barriers to health coverage and health care. The HCC is a partner in the Health Consumer Alliance, a statewide network of independent consumer assistance programs.

CORA – Bilingual Family Advocate

The purpose of this position is to provide housing advocacy, case management and supportive services for domestic violence survivors and their families while they increase their self-sufficiency and transition into permanent housing. The Family Advocate will assess eligibility in transitional housing, provide case management and advocacy toward personal safety and increased self-sufficiency, provide education around budgeting and similar life skills, and assist families in locating and determining appropriateness of long-term housing options. The position will also provide support to CORA’s other supportive housing programs. This position involves responsibilities at multiple sites throughout San Mateo County.