Coordinator, The Guardianship Project, Brooklyn, NY

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Department: TGP

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

The Guardianship Project, a Vera Institute of Justice demonstration project, provides model guardianship services to older adults and people with disabilities who have been adjudicated as incapacitated by a court and lack family or friends able or willing to care for them. The project, which has office in Kings County, serves a culturally diverse and primarily indigent population residing throughout New York City.

The project employs a team of professionals, including lawyers, social workers, and property and financial managers, who collaborate to provide effective services and advocacy to ensure clients’ well-being, safety, and the greatest degree of independence possible, within the least restrictive environment. Guardianship practice generally covers a wide range of issues, including but not limited to foreclosures, public benefits, landlord/tenant law, real estate management and transactions, estate planning, medical decision-making, financial exploitation, elder abuse, and crisis management. Project staff routinely addresses challenging and emotionally charged issues, such as end-of-life decision-making and protecting clients from physical and financial neglect and abuse.

The Guardianship Project seeks a Coordinator to provide clerical and administrative support to the team.

Responsibilities

  • Handling mail and incoming calls; making local deliveries to post office, service providers and banks as needed. 
  • Managing a large volume of client and program related documents, including scanning, filing, copying and responding to requests for additional information.
  • Provide assistance to team for mass mailings, acknowledgement letters and other projects.
  • Enter data for a variety of database programs.  
  • Manage other support operations as needed.

Qualifications

  • 2 years office experience; willingness to obtain Notary certification.
  • Experience working with the elderly and/or people with developmental disabilities desirable;
  • Creativity, flexibility, patience, and follow-through;
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to work in a team environment;
  • Final candidates will be subject to criminal and financial background check.

Salary

$35,000 – $40,000; excellent benefits and ongoing educational opportunities are an additional plus.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Only candidates with the above credentials will be considered. Online submission in PDF format is preferred. 

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to

ATTN: People and Culture/ TGP Case Manager Recruitment, Vera Institute of Justice. 233 Broadway, 12th Floor. New York, NY 10279

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.

No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

 

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

For more information about Vera and TGP’s work, please visit www.vera.org.

 

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