The ILR School is seeking a Criminal Records Outreach Specialist who will work directly with class action members, pursuant to a settlement agreement in the Gonzalez v Pritzker class action lawsuit with the Census Bureau, to provide individualized instruction, based on where they reside and/or where their criminal record is maintained, on: what their criminal records contain; accuracy of those records; what opportunities exist for correction, expungement, or other forms of remediation are available to them; what their legal rights in employment are, including Ban the Box, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Title VII; and how to discuss their records with prospective employers, etc.
Training will be provided to class action members via personal contact (in-person, telephone, Skype, etc.) or in writing, with supplemental materials available on the website custom-designed for the Cornell Project for Records Assistance, which includes summaries of laws, charts, slides presentations, videos, etc. The role will be expected to translate complex legal documents into easily understandable, non-legal language. Additionally, the role will maintain a comprehensive intake database of information gathered via training sessions and other communications with class action members, ensuring that each person's file is complete and up-to-date.
Bachelor's degree plus five or more years of relevant job experience, i.e., paralegal, social work, criminal justice, etc.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse populations in one-on-one settings.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write, edit and proofread reports, educational materials, and correspondence with attention to detail.
Sound judgment and reasoning skills.
Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality.
Strong research skills and ability to analyze complex facts and law.
Proven organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to work in fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
Excellent database and computer skills, using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.), database (CMS) software communication software such as Skype, Facetime, and/or Zoom, the Internet and web development platforms.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
High degree of initiative, sensitivity, tact.
Five or more years of paralegal or criminal justice experience strongly preferred
Experience with SalesForce or Filemaker database software
Experience working with people who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Presentation experience and/or experience providing training to diverse adult population.
Experience and comfort with distance learning.
Fluency in Spanish.
Knowledge/experience with electronic posting of content to web sites.
Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter describing qualifications.
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located in the ILR NYC Extension Office.
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