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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (FULL-TIME) 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Description:

Location: Charleston Office – Orangeburg Office – Columbia Area Office

Schedule: In-person/hybrid/remote work options available

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Job Summary:

The Center for Heir’s Property Preservation® (CHPP), a statewide non-profit organization that provides education, legal services, and advocacy to low-wealth families in South Carolina, seeks full-time Community Engagement Specialists to work in our offices in Charleston, Orangeburg, and the Columbia area.

This position will conduct community outreach and education activities. The Community Engagement Specialist will schedule, coordinate, plan and implement outreach events within their assigned service area. The position also requires full participation in community outreach efforts and events and will include evening and weekend work. The initial primary service area for the following position will be in the three areas listed below. All CHPP Community Engagement Specialists may be requested to assist with outreach in any of the Center’s service area.

  • Center’s Inland Region – Allendale, Bamberg, Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Sumter Counties 
  • The Santee Region – Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, and Williamsburg Counties 
  • Center’s Midland Region – Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Richland Counties 

Responsibilities

  • Assists in maintaining the calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers for the Woodland Community Advocate Institute.
  • Helps plan and implement the SC Rural and Limited Resource Landowner Symposium yearly.
  • Supports collaboration with community relationships to strengthen and expand the representation in assigned counties.
  • Provide timely reports as required by the Community Engagement Manager, such as data entry into Salesforce, filing of attendance sheets; generating letters to seminar attendees, and providing additional information requested by attendees.
  • The position requires extensive in-state travel, along with some evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an associate degree in business, marketing, or a related field, a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • 1 year of experience in community outreach, communications, and marketing, or related nonprofit work.
  • Public speaking skills and experience in using social media tools to support program outreach activities.
  • Experience with CRM software, Salesforce, preferred.
  • Basic computer skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams), strongly preferred.

Who we are

CHPP, a statewide nonprofit organization established in January 2005, has a mission to protect heirs’ property and promote the sustainable use of land to provide increased economic benefit to low-wealth families. CHPP accomplishes this mission by providing education, advocacy, legal services, and forestry technical assistance to these landowners.

In addition, CHPP has a national and regional leadership role in providing expertise on the issue of heirs’ property and in developing business models for the best practices in the work needed to address the heirs’ property issue in all its complexity.

How to Apply

Applicants should send via email to:

CHPPHR@heirsproperty.org  | Attention: Sonya Laribo, Human Resources

  • A cover letter that states why you are interested in the open position, office location, and salary requirements.
  • A Resume.
  • The names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

NOTE: Applications are not complete without a cover letter, references, and resume.

No calls, please, regarding this opportunity; however, feel free to view the Center’s website at www.heirsproperty.org for additional information.

Salary & Benefits Information

Hiring Salary Range: $37,500 – $40,000, Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CHPP’s 37.50-hour workweek offers flexibility so that employees can maintain a work-life balance while serving the Center’s clients and mission. Excellent benefits package that includes employer paid health and dental coverage, up to 16 paid holidays, 20 days of accrued vacation and sick time, disability, and life insurance options. Annual Bar Dues paid by employer and annual professional development ($1,200 per year), cellphone stipend, company laptop and mileage reimbursement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CHPP is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Federal Law, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply.)

 

FORESTRY ASSOCIATE (FULL-TIME) 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Description

Location: Charleston Office

Schedule: In-person and hybrid work options may be available.

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Job Summary

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation® (CHPP), a statewide non-profit organization that provides education, legal services, and advocacy to low-wealth families in South Carolina, seeks a full-time Forestry Administrative Associate to work in our Charleston office.

This position will provide landowner outreach, event coordination, and administrative support to the Forestry Department. The Forestry Administrative Associate will maintain the records of forest landowner participants by entering landowner data, scheduling field visits, and entering program support for landowners into the database.

Responsibilities

  • Handles all departmental administrative duties; to include setting calendars appointments, filing client paperwork, preparing correspondence for signature, answering forestry department inquiries via e-mail, phone, or in-person, and monitoring the forestry department budget.
  • Enters client data into Salesforce database. Conducts property record searches on new landowners as appropriate to ensure accurate entry into the database.
  • Collaborates with the Forestry Team on special projects and coordinates the logistics for landowner educational seminars, workshops, and outreach events.
  • Enters participate data into Salesforce for all forestry related seminars, workshops, and events.
  • Collaborates with the Program Support Coordinator to determine forestry outcomes in new grants and to assist in grant reporting.
  • Performs duties that relate to community outreach and CHPP events which may include some weekend and afternoon work.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an associate degree in business, agri-business, management or a related field, a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of administrative experience.
  • Basic computer skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams), strongly preferred.
  • Experience using a CRM (customer relationship management) system, such as Salesforce or Raisers Edge is preferred.
  • Willingness to engage in outreach work in the project service area.

Who we are

CHPP, a statewide nonprofit organization established in January 2005, has a mission to protect heirs’ property and promote the sustainable use of land to provide increased economic benefit to low-wealth families. CHPP accomplishes this mission by providing education, advocacy, legal services, and forestry technical assistance to these landowners.

In addition, CHPP has a national and regional leadership role in providing expertise on the issue of heirs’ property and in developing business models for the best practices in the work needed to address the heirs’ property issue in all its complexity.

How to Apply

Applicants should send via email to:

CHPPHR@heirsproperty.org  | Attention: Sonya Laribo, Human Resources

  • A cover letter that states why you are interested in the open position, office location, and salary requirements.
  • A Resume.
  • The names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

NOTE: Applications are not complete without a cover letter, references, and resume.

No calls, please, regarding this opportunity; however, feel free to view the Center’s website at www.heirsproperty.org for additional information.

Salary & Benefits Information

Hiring Salary Range: $37,500 – $42,000, Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CHPP’s 37.50-hour workweek offers flexibility so that employees can maintain a work-life balance while serving the Center’s clients and mission. Excellent benefits package that includes employer paid health and dental coverage, up to 16 paid holidays, 20 days of accrued vacation and sick time, disability, and life insurance options. Annual Bar Dues paid by employer and annual professional development ($1,200 per year), cellphone stipend, company laptop and mileage reimbursement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CHPP is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Federal Law, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply.)

 

STAFF ATTORNEY (FULL-TIME) 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Description

Location: Charleston Office – Orangeburg Office – Columbia Area Office

Schedule: In-person/hybrid work option available; in-person court appearances required.

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Job Summary

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation® (CHPP), a statewide non-profit organization that provides education, legal services, and advocacy to low-wealth families in South Carolina, seeks full-time Staff Attorneys to work in our offices in Charleston, Orangeburg, and the Columbia area.

The Staff Attorney will conduct client intakes, provide consultations, and direct legal representation on legal matters pertaining to heirs’ property, tenancy in common rights, probate estate administration, interstate inheritance, chain of title issues, tax sales, quiet title action, land partition matters, and the drafting of Wills and Advanced Directives. The position also requires full participation in community outreach efforts and events within the Center’s service area which will include evening and weekend work.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting client interviews, consultations, and fact gathering.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations relative to Heirs’ Property.
  • Knowledgeable of the administration of probate estates and real property matters.
  • Analyzing complex legal situations of clients and determining the appropriate strategy for obtaining favorable outcome for clients.
  • Drafting pleadings, written discovery, correspondence, and memoranda.
  • Translate complex legal issues into terms clients can understand.
  • Has a strong commitment and belief in the concept of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Participating in community outreach and presentations.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice in South Carolina (or eligible to be admitted)
  • Completion of the 403 requirements or ability to complete within 3 months.
  • One year of experience in handling the administration of probate estates and Petition to Determine Heirs actions and familiarity with the quiet title process, preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated interest in the area of hires; property law and working with low-income individuals.
  • Able to communicate effectively, be empathetic and understand the diverse clients of the organization.
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice and experience working with disadvantaged and/or low-income population strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, with ability to be detail oriented.
  • Basic computer skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams), strongly preferred.

Who we are

CHPP, a statewide nonprofit organization established in January 2005, has a mission to protect heirs’ property and promote the sustainable use of land to provide increased economic benefit to low-wealth families. CHPP accomplishes this mission by providing education, advocacy, legal services, and forestry technical assistance to these landowners.

In addition, CHPP has a national and regional leadership role in providing expertise on the issue of heirs’ property and in developing business models for the best practices in the work needed to address the heirs’ property issue in all its complexity.

How to Apply

Applicants should send via email to:

CHPPHR@heirsproperty.org  | Attention: Sonya Laribo, Human Resources

  • A cover letter that states why you are interested in the open position, office location, and salary requirements.
  • A Resume.
  • The names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

NOTE: Applications are not complete without a cover letter, references, and resume.

No calls, please, regarding this opportunity; however, feel free to view the Center’s website at www.heirsproperty.org for additional information.

Salary & Benefits Information

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, hiring salary is $58,000+ per year, will increase based on experience.

CHPP’s 37.50-hour workweek offers flexibility so that employees can maintain a work-life balance while serving the Center’s clients and mission. Excellent benefits package that includes employer paid health and dental coverage, up to 16 paid holidays, 20 days of accrued vacation and sick time, disability, and life insurance options. Annual Bar Dues paid by employer and annual professional development ($1,200 per year), cellphone stipend, company laptop and mileage reimbursement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CHPP is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Federal Law, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply.)

 

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (FULL-TIME) 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Description

Location: Charleston Office

Schedule: In-person and hybrid opportunities may be available.

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Job Summary

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation® (CHPP), a statewide non-profit organization that provides education, legal services, and advocacy to low-wealth families in South Carolina, seeks full-time Legal Administrative Assistant to work in our Charleston office.

The Legal Administrative assistant must be able to manage a wide range of administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, and multi-tasking on various projects. Ensuring timely completion of tasks and. maintaining accurate record keeping. Collaborating with the legal team, successfully fielding phone calls, providing information to clients, and acting as liaison between departments.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary office receptionist, meeting and greeting customers of the Center.
  • Setting up new clients in the Salesforce database.
  • Distributes daily internal/external mail and overnight packages.
  • Managing multiple projects and paying attention to details.
  • Performs duties that relate to community outreach and CHPP events which may include some weekend and evening work.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned and requested by the Director of Legal.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an associate degree in business or related field, a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of legal administrative experience.
  • Basic computer skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams), strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrate interest in heirs’ property law and commitment to social justice and experience working with disadvantaged and/low-income population.
  • Able to communicate effectively, verbally and written.

Who we are

CHPP, a statewide nonprofit organization established in January 2005, has a mission to protect heirs’ property and promote the sustainable use of land to provide increased economic benefit to low-wealth families. CHPP accomplishes this mission by providing education, advocacy, legal services, and forestry technical assistance to these landowners.

In addition, CHPP has a national and regional leadership role in providing expertise on the issue of heirs’ property and in developing business models for the best practices in the work needed to address the heirs’ property issue in all its complexity.

How to Apply

Applicants should send via email to:

CHPPHR@heirsproperty.org  | Attention: Sonya Laribo, Human Resources

  • A cover letter that states why you are interested in the open position, office location, and salary requirements.
  • A Resume.
  • The names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

NOTE: Applications are not complete without a cover letter, references, and resume.

No calls, please, regarding this opportunity; however, feel free to view the Center’s website at www.heirsproperty.org for additional information.

Salary & Benefits Information

Hiring Salary Range: $38,500 – $40,000, Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CHPP’s 37.50-hour workweek offers flexibility so that employees can maintain a work-life balance while serving the Center’s clients and mission. Excellent benefits package that includes employer paid health and dental coverage, up to 16 paid holidays, 20 days of accrued vacation and sick time, disability, and life insurance options. Annual Bar Dues paid by employer and annual professional development ($1,200 per year), cellphone stipend, company laptop and mileage reimbursement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CHPP is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Federal Law, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply.)