Resource Liaison – Eviction Free MKE

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Organization: The Legal Aid Society is a 106-year old Milwaukee institution with an enduring reputation for providing top notch free civil legal services to income-eligible Milwaukee County residents. Our mission and our passion is equal justice for all. If you are interested in a legal career that makes a real difference, then the Legal Aid Society is for you.

Job Summary:  Legal Aid Society’s Housing Team has an opening for a Full-time Resource Liaison at our Downtown campus. The Eviction Free MKE housing team focuses on preserving affordable housing for qualifying Milwaukee county residents by representing tenants in eviction proceedings. The ideal candidate will possess the drive and diligence to connect our clients to critical community resources as part of an energized team working to change the landscape of evictions in Milwaukee. The Resource Liaison will collaborate closely with housing attorneys, paralegals, and other advocates to advance related wraparound services for tenant households. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with Eviction Free MKE Housing Attorneys and Paralegals to provide case support
  • Provide case management support to individuals and families at risk of eviction and displacement;
  • Provide crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate services to address immediate client needs;
  • Research, develop and maintain community resource library;
  • Establish collaborative relationships with other community based organizations around advocacy, education and resource development;
  • Attend weekly Housing meetings and community organization meetings as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and progressive experience that demonstrates a strong skill set in dealing with the public;
  • Resourceful, unflappable approach to working with people in crisis;
  • Passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity;
  • Excellent communication skills — verbal and written;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Passage of  Criminal Background Check;
  • COVID-19 vaccination.

Benefits: Legal Aid offers a competitive salary based on experience and comparable to similar organizations in the Milwaukee Area. We offer a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO). Legal Aid recognizes the importance of a work-life balance.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references to:

Email: Ccooper@lasmilwaukee.com / subject line:  Resource Liaison- Eviction Free MKE Opportunity

Christina Cooper, Human Resources Manager
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
728 N. James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

LEGAL AID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military status and any other characteristic protected by law.

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