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Health Law Unit Grants Coordinator

Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Grants Coordinator to work in its Health Law Unit located in downtown Atlanta. The project aims to improve the health and well-being of low-income people living with or affected by life-threatening illnesses by coordinating services to address legal, social, and economic conditions threatening their health. The unit began in 1990 as the AIDS Legal Project and expanded to work with people with cancer and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The unit also now includes a medical-legal partnership and is exploring further expanding its scope of services. The staff currently consists of a managing attorney and two staff attorneys.

Responsibilities: The Grants Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that cases comply with grant requirements; tracking cases to ensure proper documentation is collected; data management including entering new case information and updating funding codes in multiple databases; training new employees and interns on grant requirements; attending webinars and trainings on grant requirements; preparing reports for funders and attending scheduled site visits; serving as designee under various grants and as Legal Aid designee on Atlanta metro-area grant committees; completing and analyzing results of monthly closed case client surveys; completing and analyzing results of client “retention in medical care” surveys; assisting with the completion of grant quarterly reports and the yearly Quality Management Plan; and assisting with yearly Quality Improvement Initiatives.

Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in grant compliance or management at a nonprofit. An undergraduate degree in a similar field is preferable but not required. Applicants must possess excellent organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, accurate data entry, high proficiency with word processing, and experience with Google Suite. Excellent writing, communication, and listening skills; ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, doctors, social workers, and hospital staff; ability to work on a team and alone; adaptability; appreciation of diversity; and a demonstrated interest in or experience working with low-income people are required. Previous work with people who have serious health conditions and knowledge of health and poverty law are preferred.  Experience with law office management software, and proficiency in languages other than English and willingness to improve language skills are highly valued.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for 2 years of experience is $44,000. (The salary offered may increase or decrease depending on the actual, relevant experience of the selected candidate.) Salaries increase annually based on a salary scale. The program provides generous fringe benefits including 13 paid holidays, 6 weeks paid time off, 6 weeks parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; educational loan reimbursement up to $600 per month (after a set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); and a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match. Legal Aid offers a hybrid work schedule that allows staff to work 2 days remotely subject to management approval and a probationary employment period.

Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; recent writing sample (email, letter, or report); school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references (preferably individuals who have supervised or managed your work) as one (1) PDF using our online application system at atlantalegalaid.org/jobs.

For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email [email protected].

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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