Job Postings


VISTA Program Evaluation Coordinator


  • LAF


120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603



For more than 50 years LAF has provided people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago with comprehensive free legal services to resolve non-criminal issues. Each year LAF’s attorneys, volunteers, and staff help resolve legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. Our work impacts about 30,000 people each year. In addition to representing individuals in court and administrative hearings, we run community legal clinics, provide know-your-rights workshops, and work with community-based organizations to address emerging issues as well as persistent problems that affect low-income families.

Position: A VISTA serving as the Program Evaluation Coordinator will help to expand LAF's capacity to offer legal services to those living in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The Program Evaluation Coordinator VISTA will enhance LAF’s ability to collect and measure the work our staff members do, and expand our capacity to evaluate our program’s case management.

Responsibilities: Gain familiarity with LAF’s works groups, case work, reports and reporting processes; research other civil legal aid program’s data analysis and program evaluation processes; identify and modify case reports we use to collect data about case work; assist staff members in initial data analysis by creating, and obtaining feedback about, case work reports and time records reports; create graphs or other visuals to present data efficiently and effectively.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Term of Service: Term of Service: August 20, 2018 to August 19, 2019.

Program Benefits: Living allowance ($1,178/month), choice of Education Award ($5,920) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800), Non-Competitive Eligibility status upon successful completion of service, housing supplement ($200/month), transit pass ($105/month), healthcare allowance, and relocation payment ($550 if eligible).

Other Considerations: VISTAs may have outside employment and pursue an education, as long as it does not interfere with service responsibilities and is approved by a supervisor.

To Apply: Candidates must submit a VISTA application by July 20, 2018 through the MyAmeriCorps website, found at the following address:

*To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.

LAF values diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and encourages candidates with experience working with our client population to apply.

About the organization

LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) provides free civil legal services to individuals and families in Chicago and suburban Cook County who are unable to afford an attorney. Households with limited assets and income at or below 150% of the federal poverty line may qualify for free legal help. 

We have higher income limits for homeowners at risk of foreclosure, seniors, veterans, people living with HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence survivors seeking protection from an abuser.