Workers’ Rights Attorney Job Opening in San Francisco

La Raza Centro Legal, a nonprofit community law center based in San Francisco is currently accepting applications for a workers’ rights program coordinator. Deadline: until filled.

The salary for the full-time (36 hours/week) position is $37,828.67 depending on experience; benefits include health, dental and life.

Organizational Mission & Background: Founded in 1973, La Raza Centro Legal is a multicultural public interest law and social justice center based in the Mission District of San Francisco.  Our mission is to create a more just and inclusive society in the interests of the Latino, indigenous, immigrant and low-income people of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Through our programs in legal services and community empowerment, we seek to enable people to know and exercise their own legal rights, confront injustice, increase self-sufficiency, and advocate for themselves. Each year, La Raza serves over 12,000 individuals and is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Bay Area.

Qualifications: Strong commitment to social justice; strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish; supervisory experience; program development experience; employment law experience; ability to engage in educational outreach and leadership development with clients and volunteers; ability to advocate on behalf of immigrants in the media, community forums, and other venues; good public speaking skills; ability to engage in strategic planning regarding the direction of legal services and community empowerment work; admission to the California Bar.

Responsibilities:  The primary objective of the workers’ rights program coordinator is to ensure the day to day operations of the legal services for the agency’s workers’ rights program as well as coordinate outreach and education of the workers’ rights program, focused on outreach to day laborers, domestic workers and restaurant workers around the San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance and Sick Day Legislation.

The workers’ rights program coordinator will ensure that low-wage workers in the San Francisco Bay Area including day laborers, domestic workers and restaurant workers are respected and treated fairly in the workplace and ensure program is meetings its mission and is consistent with agency mission, including the organizing of workers. In addition, this position will require managing an individual caseload, coordinate and maintain regular office hours and supervise legal assistants, interns and volunteers.  Further, this position will assist in ensuring collaborations and assist with recruitment of interns and volunteers to assist in meeting goals of position as well as enhance the resources available to the community.

The workers’ rights program coordinator will assist with fund development and ensure funding obligations for the program including contract obligations and reporting requirements.

People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, low income, and immigrant candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Send resume, cover letter, and two references by mail, facsimile or email to Genevie Gallegos, Executive Director, La Raza Centro Legal, 474 Valencia Street, Suite 295, San Francisco, CA  94103; email:; facsimile:  (415) 255-7593.