JOB OPENING: OUTREACH & LITIGATION PARALEGAL (FULL-TIME)
Farmworker Rights Division (Atlanta Office)
The Farmworker Rights Division provides free legal representation to Georgia’s farmworkers with employment-related issues. Typical cases involve employers failing to pay workers’ wages, discriminating on the basis of citizenship or national origin, subjecting workers to human trafficking conditions, and breaking recruitment promises. Clients include local Georgians, migrant U.S.-based farmworkers, and guest workers from Latin America and the Caribbean. Our Paralegal works closely with our attorneys, investigates claims, communicates with clients and potential clients, and provides support for on-going litigation. This position offers a dynamic and stimulating environment, with complex tasks and challenging goals.
We are looking for an energetic Spanish-speaking college graduate. You should have a belief in social justice, a desire to work with migrant clients, and the ability to develop confidence in abused and disenfranchised migrant workers. In addition, because you will also be involved in the office’s on-going litigation, you should have (or desire to develop) investigative and interviewing skills and a desire to learn the steps of social change through litigation.
- Undergraduate degree or above
- Bilingual English/Spanish
- Excellent people skills
- Commitment to social justice
- Valid drivers’ license and willingness to travel to visit farmworkers throughout Georgia.
- Public speaking skills, community outreach experience, and investigative skills, preferred.
- Significant training will be provided and, as a result, there is a 2-year commitment required.
- Salary: Depending on experience
- Excellent medical and dental health insurance benefits
- Generous paid holidays and vacation benefits
TO APPLY: E-mail a cover letter, resume, and a college writing sample to: Jane Bonner, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
**Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of GLSP not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status.