HomeSavers Project Coordinator - Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

HomeSavers is an eviction defense and tenant advocacy program of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County that provides direct services to over 1000 low-income renter households each year. On the front lines of the housing affordability crisis, HomeSavers staff members work to defend individual tenancies, enforce existing tenant protections through impact litigation, and advocate for effective and equitable housing policies in partnership with impacted communities. The HomeSavers team includes lawyers, law clerks, and project coordinators who work collaboratively on all aspects of the program.

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 Responsibilities:

The HomeSavers Project Coordinator’s work is under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, and includes the following types of tasks.

  • Client services: Conducts client intake interviews related to housing and evictions, and prepares letters and basic pleadings at weekly tenant clinics at various locations around San Mateo County.

  • Client telephone screening, scheduling, and follow up: Screens individuals who call Legal Aid with diverse legal problems; provides general information on evictions and housing issues; schedules appointments or provides appropriate referrals; enters data on case-related activities; and follows up with clients by telephone and email.

  • Litigation support: Prepares client files and assists staff attorneys with litigation tasks, including file and document management, correspondence, and interpretation/translations for Spanish-speaking clients.

  • Community engagement: Participates in community outreach events and regional task force meetings; conducts tenant education workshops and organizing meetings in Spanish and English.

Required Qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated and organized individual who is dedicated to advocating for a diverse, low-income client population. The right candidate is someone who can prioritize multiple demands and execute tasks efficiently in a fast-paced work environment, demonstrates excellent customer service skills, works well on a collaborative team, and is committed to social justice.

Other requirements include:

  • Spanish fluency (oral and written)

  • B.A. degree or equivalent experience that demonstrates ability to learn and navigate systems

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work autonomously

Preferred

  • Experience in legal services or law office environment

  • Direct service experience with individuals

To Apply:

Apply here on LinkedIn.

The Legal Aid Society is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.