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1 Jul 2021

Temporary Temporary Program Coordinator

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) – Posted by mgregos Anywhere

Job Description

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Temporary Program Coordinator to provide support to KIND’s Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships and Finance team in the collection of pro bono hours and in-kind donations from KIND’s pro bono partners for calendar year 2020. The position will require reviewing pro bono information from over 4,000 cases, communicating with KIND’s pro bono partners, tracking responses, and managing and storing data.

This is a temporary remote position with an anticipated duration of 30-60 days.

Essential Functions:

  • Using KIND’s data, create personalized emails to send to KIND’s pro bono partners (law firms, corporations, solo attorneys) to request 2020 pro bono hours and equivalent value of those hours.
  • Review case data information in KIND’s case database (Legal Server) for accuracy before sending case lists to KIND’s pro bono partners of cases they worked on in 2020.
  • Request in-kind donation information from KIND’s pro bono partners on pro bono assistance provided in addition to casework, such as on impact litigation and operational support.
  • Track email responses and send follow up requests for information;
  • Answer follow up questions from KIND’s pro bono partners.
  • Confirm accuracy of the data received from KIND’s pro bono partners by cross referencing case names from KIND’s pro bono partners with KIND’s case database.
  • Standardize and input data received from KIND’s pro bono partners for reporting.
  • Upload emails received from KIND’s pro bono partners in Sharefile.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Exceptional attention to detail, particularly with large amounts of data.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, Outlook, and Teams.
  • Previous experience working with data management tools such as Legal Server preferred.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers or pro bono partners preferred.

How to Apply

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role. KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply directly to our site with this link:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary.

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