The New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor is currently hiring a Deputy Monitor of Use of Force Investigations, a Complaint Intake Coordinator, and an Auditor. Interested individuals should apply online here through the New Orleans Civil Service Commission. 

Below are job descriptions for positions available:

The Deputy Monitor of Use of Force Investigations:  Professional, administrative and supervisory work assisting the Independent Police Monitor in the management of the office.   Work includes supervising investigations that involve the New Orleans Police Department’s Use of Force, Disciplinary Hearings, as well as other investigations. Work also includes participating and overseeing investigatory processing as well as reviewing, compiling, organizing, evaluating and summarizing statistical data; and related work as required. Read more and apply here.

Independent Police Monitor Auditor: Professional, administrative and some supervisory work assessing police operations for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, charter provisions, ordinances, grant provisions, contract requirements, and established policies and procedures.  Work includes developing audit plans and objectives as well as evaluating and assessing areas of risk.  Work also includes determining if effective controls are in place, and suggest approaches for addressing risk; and related work as required.  Minimum qualifications are a Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.  College coursework (undergraduate or graduate) must also have included 24 hours of accounting coursework. Read more and apply here.

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Major Terrance J. Reese USMC manages and provides professional development to all the 500 plus lawyers in the US Marine Corps.  A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law, Major Reese is Deputy Branch Head of Plans and Innovations for the USMC.  His office is in the Pentagon.   His most vivid memories of law school include his time in the criminal Defense law clinic.

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The office of Council Member Susan Guidry is seeking applicants for the position of Chief of Staff for the District “A” Council office, which is located in City Hall.

 

 

 

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Visit the Louisiana State Bar Association’s website for more information on this CLE opportunity.

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Volunteer with “Prepared to Vote” and “Election Protection”

Election Protection (EP) – led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition.  Election Protection’s national voter hotlines (866-OUR-VOTE, 888-VE-Y-VOTA & 888-API-VOTE) [1] and Election Day field programs assist voters with problems and guide them throughout the voting process, regardless of their party affiliation.  EP also provides critical legal resources year round, including for early voting, voter registration, election officials and grassroots organizations. Election Protection is a resource for all Americans.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s annual Prepared to Vote efforts are strategic public education campaigns aimed at sustaining and increasing Black political participation in elections. Through the Prepared to Vote campaigns, LDF provides non-partisan election preparedness information leading up to and on Election Day to various partners in target states.

Prepared to Vote/Election Protection in Louisiana: For the November 8th Election in Louisiana, the NAACP LDF and the Lawyers’ Committee will be jointly coordinating voter protection field programs in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles areas. Field volunteers will respond in-person to problems reported to the hotlines and monitor polling places for issues as they arise during Election Day.

Assistance Needed:  The Lawyers’ Committee and the NAACP LDF seek lawyers, law students, and paralegals to staff the legal field programs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles on Election Day (November 8th). All volunteers will be asked to sign up for a several-hour shift on Election Day and participate in a 1 ½ hour on-demand (online) training. Guidance and training materials are provided to all volunteers.

To volunteer with Election Protection in Louisiana, visit:

http://bit.ly/LouisianaEP

Additional Information: For any questions about the voter protection effort in Louisiana, please contact Jess Unger at junger@lawyerscommittee.org or (202) 662-8367.  Please feel free to circulate this pro bono opportunity widely amongst your networks.

The Prepared to Vote and Election Protection programs are non-partisan efforts, and are not affiliated in any way with any candidate or political party.

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October 11, 2016 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Christopher Dolan, founder and lead trial counsel at the Dolan Law Firm, announced today the creation of the Dolan Law Firm Justice Empowerment Scholarships. One $2,500 scholarship will be given to a current U.S. college student. Applicants are required to create a short video on the topic of justice, and post the video on YouTube.

“At the Dolan Law Firm, we say we are the best lawyers we hope you’ll never need. Achieving justice and holding wrongdoers accountable are what drive us,” stated Dolan. “Through the Justice Empowerment Scholarship, we wish to encourage students to advance the cause of social justice. We also hope that the videos applicants submit will inspire young persons across America to strive for social justice in their communities.”

The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2017. The scholarship will be awarded by February 10, 2017. Visit the scholarship page on the Dolan Law Firm website at https://dolanlawfirm.com/about-us/scholarship/ for the specific award criteria.

Scholarship Summary For College Guidance Counselors And Financial Aid Advisors (Text May Be Copied)

Dolan Law Firm Justice Empowerment Scholarship

Deadline: January 6, 2017

Website: https://dolanlawfirm.com

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Description: The Dolan Law Firm wishes to identify and honor the next generation of crusaders for justice. The purpose of the Justice Empowerment Scholarship program is to encourage students to advance the cause of social justice. One scholarship will be provided to a current college student. Applicants are required to create a short video on the topic of justice and post the video on YouTube by January 6, 2017. Please visit https://dolanlawfirm.com/about-us/scholarship/ to determine your eligibility and review the submission requirements. The scholarship will be awarded by February 10, 2017.

Contacts

Dolan Law Firm
Stephen Cassidy, 415-421-2800

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We are so excited that our Graduates for Justice can support disaster relief efforts! Thanks to Southeast Louisiana Legal Services for supporting our new program!

To learn more about this postgraduate internship opportunity, please visit: http://www.loyno.edu/gillislong/graduates-justice.

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Please join Catholic Charities- Archdiocese of New Orleans in our effort to assist survivors of domestic violence. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be hosting a free training on U-visa applications and VAWA petitions.

The training will be on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 12:45PM to 5:00PM (Registration begins at 12:00PM) located at:

Family Justice Center
701 Loyola Avenue 11th Floor,
Tower Conference Room, Suite T-11035
New Orleans, LA 70113

Lunch will be provided.

**Pending approval for 3.50 CLE credit hours in Louisiana.

Registration and additional details available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/u-visas-and-vawa-petitions-immigration-relief-for-survivors-of-domestic-violence-cle-seminar-tickets-28345265452

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ACADIANA LEGAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a non-profit public service firm, is accepting applications for the following positions:

Paralegal- Lafayette office position in the Child In Need of Care Unit. Organizational and time management skills are necessary and some experience in a law office or as a Paralegal is preferred.

Staff Attorney- Two Openings for in the Child In Need of Care Unit. We are seeking 2 licensed, full time Staff Attorneys to represent children in abuse, neglect, and abandonment cases. The successful candidates will be assigned to either the Alexandria, Louisiana, office or the Lake Charles, Louisiana, office. Legal experience in child welfare law is preferred but not required. Extensive local travel is required.

Staff Attorney-Lake Charles. This position is in the Litigation Unit. We are seeking a licensed, experienced attorney to handle housing and consumer-related legal matters.

Please specify which office location and which position you are applying, when submitting your resume/cover letter. These position offers a competitive salary, depending on experience, and great fringe benefits.

For the attorney positions, an outside practice of law is prohibited by federal law.
AA/EEOEmployer.

Please e-mail resumes to jobs@la-law.org no later than October 14, 2016.

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The Hudson Thomas Program
Delgado Community College &
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Healthcare Workforce Partnership 

Instructional Course Facilitator

Open Date: September 21, 2016

Closing Date: September 30, 2016

Organization Description:  The Hudson Thomas Program (HTP) provides fundamental skills training to entry-level incumbent workers to help prepare these employees for upward mobility within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).

Job Summary: The HTP is seeking an Instructional Course Facilitator to provide teaching, curriculum development and administrative support to improve the educational outcomes of a targeted cohort of SLVHCS employees. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented and approachable leader who enjoys working with adult learners who are functioning across a wide spectrum with regards to their competencies in literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Compensation: $35/hour at approx. 25 hours/week (October 2016-January 2017)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for teaching a course using instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting. Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of culturally diverse and multi-skill level students that enhance basic education skills. Deliver whole group, small group, and individualized instruction to students using a variety of instructional methods, materials, and techniques.
  • Implement procedures and program retention activities to assure attendance. Assure that students get the wrap around services needed to be completers.
  • Follow all policies set forth by administration to measure and document student educational gains, attendance, and attainment of goals. Keep daily attendance records and progress reports. Maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date records.
  • Use available technology in classroom instruction.
  • Adhere to regulations set forth regarding confidentiality of student records.
  • Monitor participants’ needs in order to remediate educational deficiencies.
  • Assure that students who qualify are pre and post tested as needed. Assess program students using the TABE and TABE CLAS-E tests as dictated by Adult Education Program policy.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
  • Oversee the solicitation of student feedback on the program.
  • Maintain clean and professional classroom environment.
  • Prepare weekly summaries and program updates.
  • Recommend changes to processes, policies and metrics to facilitate the improvement of instructional design services and performance.
  • Work with Project Coordinator to ensure all deadline dates are met throughout the design and development process.
  • Maintain expertise in online learning, instructional design and technology, adult learning theory, and andragogy/pedagogy to support program and course development.
  • Assuring quality of all educational, training, and written materials and conformance with project objectives.
  • Developing, reviewing, and preparing curricula, training materials, needs assessment and program evaluation tools, correspondence, reports, proposals, and project-related documents.
  • Maintaining records, including project management, instructional design, and training implementation plans.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented, with ability to multitask
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Self-motivated and self-managed while also enjoying being part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive

Preferred Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Reading, English, Math or related field with teaching experience in K-12 and/or Adult Education
  • Three (3) years teaching experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities

  • Technical Writing
  • Teaching/training
  • Curriculum & course development
  • Project management and efficient use of resources
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Excellent knowledge of issues related to e-Learning and learning technologies
  • Application level understanding of instructional design, adult learning, teaching methods, and e-learning technologies

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Email cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to “HTP Hiring Committee” at annette@convergeforchange.com.

The Hudson Thomas Program
Delgado Community College &
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Healthcare Workforce Partnership

Program Navigator

Open Date: September 21, 2016

Closing Date: September 30, 2016

Organization Description:  The Hudson Thomas Program (HTP) provides fundamental skills training to entry-level incumbent workers to help prepare these employees for upward mobility within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).

Job Summary: The Program Navigator is responsible for working closely with students to help them develop college and career success skills through individual meetings and group training sessions. He/she also serves as the main resource for students, referring them to academic and other support services both within SLVHCS and in the community. The Program Navigator tracks student performance, and intervenes when it wanes. Finally, the Program Navigator assists the facilitator/instructor with day-to-day tasks like maintaining student records, entering programmatic data, and developing external partnerships.

Compensation: $25/hour at approx. 20 hours/week (October 2016-January 2017)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strength connections with SLVHCS education and workforce programs and in community.
  • Expand the network of SLVHCS and community service providers.
  • Build and maintain community partnerships; attend meetings.
  • Establish positive and trusting relationships with students/employees.
  • Coordinate and provide supportive services to support academic persistence and success.
  • Work with outside agencies and organizations to provide additional services to employees.
  • Assist students/employees with career research, planning and job shadowing.
  • Monitor student progress and meet with students/employees regarding academic performance.
  • Present and coordinate workshops on a variety of topics that supplement and support instructional curriculum.
  • Facilitate student/employee success by creating peer networks.
  • Track student/employee attendance, behavior and progress.
  • Communicate regularly with key staff at the SLVHCS and work collaboratively to develop and strengthen student/employee support networks, referrals, and recruitment pipelines.
  • Develop opportunities for students/employees to gain real world information and exposure to targeted career pathways within SLVHCS.
  • Attends academic advising trainings and department and division meetings.
  • Assemble and update Program Navigator program resources.
  • Solicit student/employee feedback on and experience with the program.
  • Track and report student/employee participation in group and individual sessions.
  • Assist with data entry and maintaining student records.
  • Provide outreach to graduates and former students for connection to additional training opportunities.
  • Use comprehensive assessments for the development of individual career and training plans.
  • Assist in identifying and developing job shadowing and employment opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of education or a bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience in education or workforce development.
  • One year experience in community outreach.

Preferred Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Experience in Adult Education or Higher Education advising, counseling or career services

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Making individual and group presentations, conducting workshops and providing training.
  • Developing curriculum, training materials, and learning activities.
  • Working collaboratively.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Email cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to “HTP Hiring Committee” at annette@convergeforchange.com

 

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