JOB OPPORTUNITIES - WORK FOR ALSC!
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CURRENT OPENINGS – UPDATED 3/28/2017
Part-time Technology Coordinator: ALSC seeks a mission-driven, detail-focused and tech-savy individual to join the organization as a part-time Technology Coordinator. ALSC is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal aid to low-income Alaskans through our 11 offices located throughout Alaska. The Technology Coordinator works closely with ALSC’s Leadership Team to ensure the office infrastructure and systems function effectively and efficiently, providing support to all ALSC offices and units. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled interpersonal communicator. In addition to day-to-day technology troubleshooting and maintenance, the Technology Coordinator will track utilization, assess future needs and set long-term improvement goals. The person in this position must be able to handle a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Click here for full job description.
Bethel Tribal Court Support Attorney: ALSC is hiring a full-time attorney in Bethel to work in partnership with the Association of Village Council Presidents to provide legal advice and representation to YK Delta tribal governments to enhance and develop tribal justice systems handling matters related to child protection and community and family safety. The attorney will provide legal advice to Tribes regarding jurisdiction, due process, and case handling. Duties will include assistance with notices, forms, benchbooks, hearings, court orders, and appeals. The attorney will be based at AVCP, and will work closely with ALSC’s Native Law Unit supervising attorney as well as AVCP’s Tribal Justice Program. The attorney will travel regularly to villages in the YK Delta. Click here for full job description.
Bethel Native Law Staff Attorney: ALSC is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The Bethel ICWA attorney will be housed within the AVCP ICWA department, but will be supervised and supported by ALSC staff. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required. Click here for full job description.
Barrow Staff Attorney: Alaska Legal Services Corporation is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Barrow office. Computer proficiency required. Background working in cross-cultural situations desired. Duties: general civil practice with special emphasis on legal issues faced by real property owners to include: probate assistance and estate planning; as well as other Native law issues. Other duties: work with community groups and in community legal education; regular travel to small communities and rural villages in the North Slope Borough. Click here for full job description.
AmeriCorps Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney – One opening in Kodiak: New Mexico Legal Aid has received a multi-state grant from AmeriCorps to host one-year AmeriCorps members to facilitate the medical-legal partnership (MLP) program serving American Indians and Alaskan Natives throughout the US. 14 members will be recruited throughout the US as follows: six attorneys in Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kenai, Nome, Sitka), four attorneys in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), and one attorney in each Arizona (Phoenix), Nebraska (Omaha), New Mexico (Albuquerque) and Utah (Montezuma Creek). The attorney selected will be housed at host site’s local office. AmeriCorps Member will ideally begin as soon as possible and be in place for one year. Members may be eligible to continue their service for two additional one-year terms. Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) will be the host site for the Alaska fellows.
The AmeriCorps member will offer trainings for health providers and comprehensive legal assistance for low-income patients at partnering hospital or health clinic serving primarily Alaska Native and Native American individuals. By focusing on cases that promote income growth, housing stability, and personal safety, the MLP uses legal advocacy as a tool to address social determinants of health. The AmeriCorps member position is open in Kodiak. Please click on the location you are interested in below for a full job description and application instructions:
Volunteering is fulfilling and rewarding. If you are a law student or a paralegal student, this is an excellent opportunity to satisfy your intern requirements. Learn more about our current volunteer opportunities here.
2017 SUMMER LAW CLERK PROGRAM
ALSC will recruit either first or second year law students for placement in one of our local offices. Our policy is to encourage students to find an outside source of funding through a grant, fellowship, or work-study program. Due to limited funding, we are unable to pay a salary or reimburse any transportation expenses that may be incurred en-route to Alaska. An internship with ALSC must be on a voluntary basis or funded by an outside source. If you are interested in working in one of ALSC’s offices this summer, you should contact the office that you are interested in by mid-March 2017. Please include a copy of your resume in your email.