Paralegal Community Advocate (Dallas)


Opportunity - Paralegal Community Advocate (Dallas - Employment Justice)


The Equal Justice Center (EJC) is seeking a Bilingual (Spanish and English) Paralegal Community Advocate for its Dallas, Texas office. 

We are seeking to hire a dedicated bilingual paralegal community advocate to help carry out our mission in the DFW Metroplex. In addition to advocacy on EJC's general employment justice and immigrant justice projects, the Paralegal Community Advocate will also play a vital role in advancing EJC's project on Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault, which focuses on legal representation for victims of workplace sexual assault and sexual harassment and legal advocacy to help survivors gain workplace security and financial independence. 

We are seeking someone who believes in the EJC’s energetic justice mission, and who will be a strong advocate for our clients who are often exploited on the job because of their immigration status, race, or gender. We are also looking for someone with strong self-initiative and ability to collaborate with and support EJC’s other advocates and attorneys. The primary roles that we envision for this position are: (1) conducting extensive outreach to current and prospective clients and community organizations; and (2) assisting EJC attorneys with investigations, discovery, client communications, and case management.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English (required)
  • Self-starter with initiative and vision
  • Commitment to social justice, especially on behalf of immigrants and low-wage workers
  • Strong organizational skills and flexibility around changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Prior paralegal experience is not necessary, but prior outreach, community advocacy, or community organizing experience is preferred.

Please submit applications to paralegalposition@equaljusticecenter.org with the subject line “PARALEGAL COMMUNITY ADVOCATE APPLICATION.” Applicants should include a resume, two references, and a detailed cover letter or email describing your qualifications, background, and interest in the position. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

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