Administrative | Programs/Services | Other
Mi Casa Resource Center is seeking a proactive individual with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and experience in patent legal services to join as ProBoPat Program Administrator.
The ProBoPat Program Administrator (PPA) will work closely with the USPTO, Mi Casa personnel, and the ProBoPat Steering Committee to administer the ProBoPat Program (“PBP Program”), to match low-income inventors (program participants) with patent attorney volunteers who provide pro bono patent legal services. The PPA is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the PBP Program, including cultivating relationships with inventor participants, attorney volunteers, the US Patent Office, and program supporters in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. This will include providing, collecting and screening application forms; determining participant eligibility for the PBP Program; maintaining a database of volunteers and participants; facilitating and documenting matches and engagements between volunteers and participants; generating and providing quarterly reports to the USPTO and the Steering Committee. The PPA will also be responsible for organizing and facilitating special events and projects in furtherance of ProBoPat.
- Provides and accepts necessary forms to/from individuals seeking assistance from the PBP Program.
- Screens participant applications seeking assistance to determine whether an applicant qualifies for the program.
- Manages participant relationships to ensure appropriate placement in the PBP Program.
- Manages volunteer patent practitioner relationships to facilitate appropriate placement of inventors.
- Provides necessary forms for attorneys and/or patent agents registered to practice before the USPTO to participate in the PBP Program.
- Screens forms received from volunteer patent practitioners to confirm the volunteer is registered to practice before the USPTO.
- Maintains a database and relationships with the Volunteers.
- Maintains a database of participants.
- Facilitates matching of participants to one or more Volunteers.
- Maintains database of engagements made between Volunteers and participants.
- Attends/supports USPTO quarterly administrative conferences/meetings.
- Generates report(s) to the USPTO and Steering Committee as required by various agreements.
- Responds to correspondence related to the administration of the PBP Program.
- Follows up with participants and Volunteers on all matters relating to the PBP Program.
- Facilitates organization and coordination efforts for the PBP Program.
- Represents the PBP Program, and Mi Casa, at outreach programs, and community events.
- Contributes to Business Pathways team effort by attending agency and business staff meetings.
- Coordinates Mi Casa Resource Center’s Legal Clinic and follow up with participants.
- Develops and manages legal practitioner database to assist participants on an ad hoc basis.
- Completes additional duties as assigned.
- Self-motivated individual with the ability to proactively address challenges and obstacles
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills and ability to interface and correspond well with the public
- Passion for non-profit and community services