Community Advocate

  • Advocates for Community Transformation (Act)
  • Dallas, TX
  • Jun 07, 2022
Full time Bilingual Safety Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

Act is currently seeking a personable, tenacious, and self-motivated individual to serve as a Community Advocate who can join our team to help drive Act’s legal casework forward, engaging and resolving casework by initiating and sustaining community relationships, while working alongside a variety of stakeholders.

This position serves Dallas-Fort Worth communities by researching open record and internal data sets to find the most effective and efficient ways to meet potential clients and then introducing them to Act’s ministry and legal model. This will entail building strong working relationships with local police, city officials, neighborhood leaders and other non-profits. This position serves staff and volunteer attorneys by work-flowing casework, consistent engagement with clients, keeping casework updated, translating attorney/client communications, and seeing cases through to their resolution.

The ideal candidate will be able to provide English to Spanish and Spanish to English translations in both written and verbal communications, which will require fluency in Spanish and English. Translation will mostly consist of attorney/client communications, including legal documents and clients’ evidence.

This position also serves the rest of Act staff by working cross-departmentally to aid in the telling of casework narratives and making connections with community members.

The ideal candidate will possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion for social justice and racial equity, a teachable spirit, and a desire to collaborate with a diverse team. They will demonstrate tenacity, curiosity and strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. They will also demonstrate a mature ability to take calculated risks and initiatives to meet goals set by their team and clients.

Work Requirements: Must reside in DFW and have the capability to work both in-person and virtually. Although we have a hybrid, asynchronous office, this position, in particular, is highly relational and requires significant in-person presence in the communities we serve. Must have personal means of transportation.

Education and Experience: Fluency in Spanish and translation skills are required, as is cross-cultural experience.  Excellent communication, translation and community building skills are essential. Investigative and data research skills are useful. Candidate must possess a “no job is too small” mentality. Experience in sales, client relations management or missionary work is preferrable. User knowledge of CRM platforms, like Salesforce, and project management platforms, like Slack and Trello, would be beneficial.

Compensation & Benefits: We do our best to make sure our team members are set up for success, so they can do their best work. Employees receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with their experience and level of education. Act offers comprehensive health benefits, company-paid life insurance and short & long-term disability coverage, a 401K with an employer match, and unlimited vacation (with a 10-day minimum) in addition to paid holidays, which includes two weeks off at Christmas. We seek to cultivate a culture of freedom and responsibility that yields high results. We value our employees and want to ensure the sustainability and longevity of their time with Act.

How to Apply:  Please complete the online application found on our website at www.actforjustice.org/join-our-team. The application requires a Statement of Faith. A Statement of Faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with Act and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship. If you have questions, please email our team at: recruitment@actforjustice.org.

About Act: Act is a Christian, legal non-profit that exists to make neighborhood safety a normal reality for everyone. To do this, we equip underserved residents to fight crime on their street using the justice system. Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The organization operates as a 501c3 with 20+ full-time employees and a $3.2 million annual budget. We value building a team that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   

URL

www.actforjustice.org/join-our-team

Salary

Commensurate with experience

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