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FreeState Justice seeks a personable, adaptable, and kind case manager who is passionate about building connections through client advocacy and community organizing to achieve equality for vulnerable LGBTQ+ Marylanders. The position is grant funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. The case manager reports directly to FreeState’s Managing Attorney. This is a full-time, newly-created case management position, with approximately half of the case manager’s time dedicated to working with FreeState’s clients to navigate community resources and half focused on training and outreach. A deep commitment to working in partnership with transgender and gender-non conforming people and communities of color is required.
Position Summary: The case manager will work directly with our clients to alleviate immediate instability and to achieve long-term stability by connecting them to community housing, public benefits, and other resources. They will co-lead FreeState’s community outreach by coordinating the Transgender Action Group, and in building and fostering relationships with various community stakeholders. In addition, the case manager will advocate for legal and policy change to advance the rights of LGBTQ Marylanders and train service providers throughout the state.
About FreeState: FreeState Justice is a 501(c)(3) social justice organization that envisions a Maryland where people across the spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities are free to live authentically, with safety and dignity, in all communities throughout our state. Our work brings to the forefront the experiences of those of us at greater risk for discrimination, such as youth, communities of color, individuals with low-incomes, and transgender and gender non-conforming people.
FreeState Justice provides free legal representation and policy advocacy in areas arising from a person’s LGBTQ status, such as health care discrimination, safe and equal access to school services, family law matters, name and gender changes, and discrimination in places of public accommodation. Services, both legal and policy-focused, are provided by staff attorneys, as well as by volunteer attorneys who serve on FreeState’s pro bono panel, and student interns.
More information about the organization can be found at www.freestate-justice.org.
Reports To: Managing Attorney
Direct Client Support and Case Management
Outreach and Training Activities
Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
Salary: FreeState Justice offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $40,000 to $42,000 annually.
Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision benefits; 403(b) retirement savings account; 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off annually, and 10 days of paid sick leave.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a one-page cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Ashley Flores-Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete a candidate intake form at the following URL: https://goo.gl/forms/QzoxDmmN8kiCEQHD2. If necessary, questions may be directed via email to Ashley Flores-Maldonado; no calls please. More information about the organization can be found at www.freestate-justice.org.
Applications will be accepted until November 21. Candidates will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. We anticipate that the final interviews for this position will occur the week of November 26, and hope to make an offer by the week of December 3.
Equal Opportunity Employer: FreeState Justice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, HIV status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Transgender people, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.