- Illinois Legal Aid Online
Translation Volunteer Project Manager VISTA project will increase the agency's capacity to provide plain language legal information in Spanish to help break the cycle of poverty. This VISTA project will help us implement an online collaboration system, the Translation Volunteer Project Manager to help put the law within reach regardless of their language, location, income, and education. The TVPM does this by coordinating volunteer translators and bloggers who translate, draft, review and revise our content. At the end of this project year, we would like to be able to offer 40% of our site content in Spanish. Create a profile on my.americorps.gov and look for our position to apply.
Responsibilities: (1) Recruit, train and engage with volunteers who work to translate ILAO’s legal information, write blog posts about issues specific to the Latinx community; (2) Coordinate with staff to ensure that content is kept up to date through law changes or newer information becoming available; (3) Assist the content director in creating and managing a workflow process that uses technology to implement collaboration; (4) Edit and publish volunteer work product to ensure it meets the requirements of the site; (5) Track progress of volunteer hours and engage with volunteers to improve their satisfaction. Permits attendance at school during off hours.
AmeriCorps VISTA Program Benefits: stipend, choice of education award or end of service stipend, training, education award upon successful completion of service, relocation allowance, living allowance, health coverage, housing stipend payable directly to a landlord. For details about healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Bachelor’s degree & Proficient or native speaker of Spanish
Skills: Project Management; Leadership; Community Organization; Team Work; Communications; Computers/Technology; Writing/Editing; Law; Recruitment;
We are located in downtown Chicago and offer a laid-back, start-up-style work environment. You’ll learn how to work with a content management system, the Agile workflow process and connect with like-minded people who want to give back to their community by working at a mission-based organization. Keep in mind also that the federal government is the nation's largest employer and that your VISTA service can open the door to federal positions not available to the general public. And, secure you a federal position in less time than the traditional process Non-Competitive Eligibility (or NCE) -- a hiring status granted to you for 1 year upon successful completion of your VISTA service.