Act is seeking a high capacity and motivated Program Administrator who can administratively come alongside Act’s legal team to help move our casework forward. Ultimately, this individual will function as the “glue” for the team by keeping all systems and information related to casework up-to-date and identifying opportunities for increased efficiencies within the department. Act’s legal strategy oftentimes leads us to the nexus of multiple community relationships—including neighborhood association leaders, pastors, police officers, code compliance officers, community members, and volunteer attorneys who serve as co-counsel on Act cases. The Program Administrator will take a proactive role in cultivating these relationships and must be able to engage cross-culturally.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring Act’s case docket, case files, and client files; maintaining Act’s trial calendar, an updated list of active cases, pleadings and discovery boards for case files; managing open records requests and communicating with city officials regarding same; preparing and assembling reports; and remaining intimately familiar with the status of Act cases. The Program Administrator will take part in connecting clients with volunteer attorneys and partners within the City of Dallas. This will also include assisting in organizing community meetings; coordinating meetings between volunteer attorneys and clients; and collaborating with other ministries, churches, and organizations.
The Program Administrator will also be a creative problem solver and a team player. They will consistently display a high degree of organization, a curious and investigative mind, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Rooted in Faith and Justice: The ideal candidate must possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion for Biblical justice and racial equity, a teachable spirit, and a humble desire to collaborate with a diverse team. Our Program Administrator is part of the team ensuring that Act’s partners & clients are supported in a way that honors their dignity and invites them into a deeper understanding of justice, equity and their role in the transformation of a community.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required with demonstrated organizational abilities and computer proficiency, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, CRMs, and project management tools. Fluency in Spanish is useful and cross-cultural experience is important.
Compensation & Benefits: We do our best to make sure our team members are set up for success. 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 and 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 effective results from our team members’ best work. We value our employees and want to ensure sustainability and longevity in their time with Act.
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 our office. Must have personal means of transportation.
How to Apply: Please complete the online application found on our website at 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 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Act: Act is a Christian 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 region and is positioned for state and national expansion. The organization operates as a 501(c)3 with 20+ full-time employees and a $3.2 million annual budget. We value building a team that is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion.