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Paralegal 1.0 FTE (POSTED 4.25.17)

Overview – Impact Fund, a nationally recognized non-profit legal services organization in Berkeley, California, seeks a full-time paralegal to assist litigation staff. Impact Fund focuses on complex class action litigation, attorney trainings, and a national grant-making program.

The right candidate will be responsible for assisting attorneys with class action litigation, amicus briefs, legal training programs, and the annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference. This position reports to the Director of Litigation and Training. 

Responsibilities include:

Litigation:

·      Assist the Executive Director, Director of Litigation and Training, and Litigation   

Fellow in all litigation-related work

·      Assist with preparation for motions, trials, hearings, and depositions

·      Develop and maintain case databases

·      Document organization and management

·      Document review and analysis

·      Factual and legal research

·      Compile and analyze case information

·      Cite-check, edit, file, and e-file legal documents

·      Communicate with clients, class members, and witnesses

·      Communicate with co-counsel and opposing counsel

Legal Trainings:

·      Assist with planning and development of materials for trainings and webinars

·      MCLE management for conference, trainings, and webinars

·      Assist with planning for the annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference

·      Assist with the Impact Fund Summer Webinar Series

·      Assist with and staff the annual Impact Fund Training Institute

Legal Administration:

·      Manage legal library and online subscriptions

·      Communicate with contractors for various legal services

·      Manage new case intake and inquiries

·      Assist with applications for annual grant-based funding

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Paralegal certificate or minimum of one year legal experience on complex litigation preferred
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills
  • Strong computer skills – Comfortable working with a variety of software and web programs, as well as content management programs
  • Strong commitment to social justice

Equal Opportunity:

The Impact Fund is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Salary, Benefits, and to Apply:

Salary based on experience.

Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance.

This position will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and two references to Jason Soto at jsoto@impactfund.org.

Additional information about the Impact Fund is available at www.impactfund.org.

PDF here.

Development Assistant/Executive Assistant 1.0 FTE (posted 4.25.17)

Overview:

The Development Assistant/Executive Assistant oversees general office operations and provides support to the Directors of the organization.  The Development Assistant/Executive Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt position. This position reports to the Director of Development & Communications.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Development Assistant/Executive Assistant include but are not limited to:

Board of Directors:

·      Works as liaison between Board of Directors and Executive Director

·      Organizes quarterly meetings (arranges meeting space, produces agenda, collects and distributes all documents to members)

·      Records and circulates quarterly meeting minutes

·      Staffs the Executive Committee to the Board

·      Collaborates with Grant Program Administrator to staff the Grant Advisory Committee

Executive Assistant:

·      Coordinates staff meetings and maintains office calendars

·      Manages any administrative part-time, full-time or volunteer staff

·      Responsible for front desk reception (accepting packages, regularly checking intake line voicemail)

·      Provides administrative support to Executive Director including correspondence, file, and travel arrangements

Development Assistant:

·      Processes incoming donations and mail 

·      Manages bulk mailings (Year-End Appeal, Spring Appeal, Annual Gala)

·      Maintains donor database, Raiser’s Edge NXT

·      Assists with Monthly Giving Program

·      Assists with venue logistics and registration for Annual Gala and Class Action Conference

·      Assists with mass emails to constituents

·      Develops video and audio content for Social Media

·      Provides support to the Director of Development and Communications and is responsible for selected communications/development projects

Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s Degree

·      Extremely well-organized band detail-oriented

·      Self-starter

·      Tech-savvy, PC-based computer environment

·      Proficient in:

o   Microsoft Office

o   Constant Contact

·      Excellent proven writing, analytical and verbal communication skills

·      Ability to empathize with and appreciate donor motivation

·      Belief in the mission of the Impact Fund

·      Ability to work in a team setting and willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimum supervision

·      Ability to travel locally

·      Strong commitment to social justice

Desired Experience:

·      2+ years involvement with a community organization in the area of development work

·      Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge NXT environment

·      Design skills

·      Video/Podcast production

Compensation & Benefits:

It is anticipated that the duties and responsibilities of the Development Assistant/Executive Assistant will be a full time position. Salary depending upon experience. Benefits program (vision, dental, health). Flex time considered after probationary period.

Relocation expenses are not covered.

Equal Opportunity:

The Impact Fund is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Salary, Benefits, and to Apply:

Salary based on experience.

Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Flex time considered after probationary period.

This position will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and two references to Jason Soto at jsoto@impactfund.org.

Additional information about the Impact Fund is available at www.impactfund.org.

PDF here.

2017 Summer internship

We have filled this position. Stay tuned for the posting of the 2018 opportunity later this year.

Otherwise, we're fully staffed!

But... if you would like us to keep your résumé on file in case a suitable opening becomes available, please email it to impactfund@impactfund.org with a headline, e.g. "Experienced Class Action Attorney."