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2 Mar 2023

Full-Time Community Liaison – Posted by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Are you passionate about legal equality? Are you driven to want to do something to improve outcomes for underserved communities in Philadelphia? Do you believe in equal justice under law and the value of human-centric design in re-imagining a justice system that works for everyone? If yes, then this may be an ideal opportunity for you. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is actively recruiting for a full-time, Equal Justice Center Community Liaison. This role combines community collaboration, data collection, and community connection to ensure that the development of the Equal Justice Center (EJC) navigation portal for civil legal aid in Philadelphia is guided by the voices and priorities of the community members it is meant to serve. 


What will you do? 


The EJC Community Liaison works in partnership with the Executive Director, the EJC Project Manager, the EJC steering committee members, and other stakeholders to advance the work of the Foundation through connecting and coordinating with community leaders to collect information around individuals’ unmet justice needs that will inform the development of the EJC Virtual Hub.  The work includes aggregating data in a meaningful way to help the development of the navigation portal.  Activities will also include identifying community leaders who can work as community-based civil justice navigators, building trusted relationships with those leaders and working on implementation plans for the use of the EJC navigation system.   




What can you bring to PBF?   


A gift for listening, communication, and connection with community leaders and those in community utilizing services to help individuals and families gain access and understanding of the justice system.  A passion for the mission of the organization and a desire to work collaboratively with socio-economically diverse Philadelphia communities. A familiarity with navigating complex legal or social service systems. Highly motivated, civic-minded individual with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in social or clinical work.  A systems thinker familiar with human-centered design. A Bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical work, family studies or similar discipline is preferred. Combination of education and/or experience will be given full consideration as appropriate. Familiarity with and knowledge of client support software systems is preferred.  


Diversity Statement: At the Philadelphia Bar Foundation we believe that individually we make a statement, but collectively we make an impact. Diversity and inclusion powers that impact. We strive to create a sense of belonging by embracing our differences. We are an organization where everyone is valued, heard, and appreciated. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation encourages applicants from historically marginalized populations to consider our team as your next opportunity for change. We are committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or gender expression, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  


About the Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Philadelphia’s philanthropic hub for legal aid, engaging the legal community and embodying their commitment to access to justice for all. Through programs, grants, and partnerships, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation removes barriers to justice, engages the community in support of civil legal aid, and builds system-wide capacity to strengthen the provision of quality legal services and to ensure that all individuals understand their rights to equal justice under law.  


Salary: $60,000  

Benefits:  Employer-sponsored healthcare, employer-funded pension plan, 35-hour work week, 13 paid holidays, and 4 weeks of vacation.   

For more information about our organization, please visit our websites:  

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation 

The Equal Justice Center 

How to Apply

To apply:  Email a resume and cover letter to 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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