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Open Positions

She Leads Justice is looking for a Community Advocate who is passionate about our mission and has experience providing direct services to under-served, marginalized communities. In this role, you will work with women folk one-on-one and help them navigate legal and social service systems. This position directly reports to the Director of Community Advocacy. This is a hybrid position, with our physical office space located in Hartford and some statewide travel required, although we have a flexible and generous work-from-home policy. Spanish-speaking candidates with personal ties and professional connections to the greater New Haven or greater Bridgeport areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential responsibilities include: 

  • Staff our Information and Referral (I&R) phone line as well as meet with clients one-on-one (virtually and in-person), and actively listen to their stories; conduct intake regarding their demographic information, concerns, and the services we provide them
  • Educate clients on their legal rights while providing emotional and cultural support with a trauma-informed practice 
  • Connect clients to attorneys in our private attorney network and to external social service agencies as needed; follow up with clients and provide further legal advocacy and support as needed
  • Provide translation services to Spanish speakers   
  • Guide self-represented parties to successfully navigate the court system
  • Help to train and supervise Legal Education interns and volunteers 
  • Support our Director of Community Advocacy to engage with volunteer attorneys and community partners 
  • Work with our Community Organizing and Policy teams to identify clients interested in legislative change work
  • Work with our Communications team to document the realities of women’s lives 

Minimum qualifications desired for this role:

  • Lived experience and connections and networks in the communities we serve 
  • A minimum 3 years of work experience in a related field 
  • Native or fluent Spanish speaker with strong Spanish writing skills
  • Deep cultural competency and compassion, and the ability to effectively work with people of diverse backgrounds (age, race, class, etc.) 
  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills  
  • Strong problem-solving skills  
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow-through 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with staff and external partners and receive feedback  
  • Available between 9-5 and able to attend occasional evening events  
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle; willingness to travel statewide, mainly New Haven and Bridgeport

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time position. The salary range is $50,000 to $54,000 and comes with a benefits package that includes generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, retirement contributions, and a flexible schedule. 

Hiring Timeline:

We will review applications on a rolling basis and wish to hire the Community Advocate by the end of February 2024.

How to submit your application

If you need accommodations or other help applying to this job then please contact jobs@sheleadsjustice.org and let us know what you need.

Please email the materials detailed below to jobs@sheleadsjustice.org and include “Community Advocate” in the subject line.

  1. Attach a resume with relevant work experience 
  2. Attach a cover letter that addresses:
    1. Your personal and professional commitment to our mission, 
    2. An example of how you have sharpened your equity lens with a particular focus on anti-racism and intersectional feminism and
    3. A description of your ties to the greater New Haven or Bridgeport communities (if applicable to you).
    4. (Optional) If you’d like, we welcome you to also submit up to four other materials that further illuminate your passion, experience, and skills (e.g. articles or blogs, pictures, interviews, etc.)

Please note that we will not consider: 

  • Incomplete applications or applicants who do not address the cover letter request in full 
  • Applicants who do not have relevant work experience or meet the minimum qualifications

She Leads Justice is an equal-opportunity employer that centers and works closely with marginalized communities. For this reason, we strongly encourage people of all historically marginalized identities to apply. She Leads Justice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under local, state, or federal laws.