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Posted by: Sami Akleh - 5/3/2019
Job Expires: 6/3/2019
Director (Consumer Law Attorney) - Student Loan Debt Assistance Program
Job Responsibilities

  • Identify the communities hardest hit by student debt, delinquency, and default
  • Design and develop services and strategies to support consumers in those targeted communities
  • Establish a network of community partnerships for client recruitment and referrals
  • Provide support and technical assistance to community partners
  • Develop and conduct a student debt training program for a cadre of volunteer coaches and provide ongoing supervision and support
  • Provide training, presentations and community clinics to support borrowers, service providers, and advocates
  • Develop a system to respond to calls and to inquiries regarding complex and legal student debt issues and maintain thorough case records of services provided and referrals
  • Identify systemic trends and practices that adversely affect student loan borrowers and work closely with appropriate entities and stakeholders to seek redress and remedies
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise in all facets of student loan debt and analyze significant developments and trends in state and federal practices and reforms
  • Conduct administrative and legislative advocacy and participate in hearings, public forums, conferences and legislative advocacy days
  • Assist in the creation and dissemination of testimony, issue briefs, reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Develop a network of legal service partner organizations throughout New York State to serve in an advisory capacity in the statewide rollout of the program
  • Facilitate substantive meetings and calls with partners individually and collectively to engage in strategic planning and coordination of advocacy and media activities.

Job Requirements

  • Must have earned a JD and be admitted to the practice of law in NY
  • Thorough knowledge of consumer law with student loan debt in particular
  • Experience in helping student loan borrowers experiencing delinquency and default
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing and working with coalitions to achieve common goals and priorities
  • Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
  • Research and database management skills
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