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Legal Counsel for Youth and Children


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May 1, 2021
March 8, 2021
$70,000 - $90,000This is a full-time position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as occasional travel within the state. The salary range for the position is $70,000 - $90,000, depending on experience.

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) seeks a strategic, creative, and collaborative individual to mold and advance our newest position, Development Director. We are looking for a charismatic individual who can build an inspiring development program, grounded in LCYC’s values, principles, and commitment to anti-racism. We are not looking for a one-person show. We are looking for a leader and a teammate to help LCYC effectively share its mission and impact, to increase engagement and support for LCYC’s holistic legal services, systemic change, and the young people we represent.

LCYC does not have a shared office space. All staff work from home offices.


COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION: LCYC is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff and board reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, those with lived experience, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. LCYC particularly values lived experience in our practice areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, youth and family immigration, and youth homelessness.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 5 years of non-profit fund development and leadership. Directly equivalent work/lived experience will be considered.
  • Strategic, creative, relationship-focused leader.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire staff, board members, volunteers, funders, and donors.
  • Experience creating innovative donor engagement and solicitation strategies to grow a fundraising program and increase unrestricted contributed revenue.
  • Experience with growing an annual fund, direct mail, digital campaigns and events, event management, virtual events, and donor stewardship is desired.
  • Experience or ability to respond effectively to shifting and evolving fundraising priorities.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Good listener with strong problem-solving abilities with a positive, can-do attitude, patience and humility.
  • Personal, professional, or volunteer experience engaging with diverse communities or people living in poverty.
  • Demonstrated commitment to LCYC’s mission of improving the well-being of youth by advancing their legal rights.
  • Commitment to continual learning and anti-racism.


JOB DUTIES: The Development Director is responsible for innovative planning, oversight, and successful execution of a comprehensive development program in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other LCYC staff. This individual will report directly to the Executive Director. The Development Director will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to the list below.


Planning: Creative, Strategic, Flexible

  • In collaboration with other LCYC staff and board members, design, implement, and track a robust and diversified fund development plan to grow LCYC’s revenue and advance our mission. Be prepared to evaluate, report, and adjust along the way.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop overall revenue picture.
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative evaluation of fundraising outcomes, resulting in informed, data-driven, and investor-centric strategies.


Anti-Racism and Youth Stories

  • Engender a healthy, collaborative, and transparent development culture across the organization that aligns with and advances LCYC’s mission, values and principles, strategic plan, and commitment to anti-racism.
  • Adhere to LCYC’s ethical duty of confidentiality to the young people we represent and internal policies and practices on respecting youth voice and the personal stories they may or may not choose to share.
  • In line with LCYC’s internal policies, allowing young people to direct the creation and any distribution of their story, work with LCYC attorneys to create and expand a collection of sharable stories. The young person or assigned LCYC attorney will write the initial draft and approve any edits made by the Development Director. The assigned attorney will lead communications with the youth. 

 

Cultivating Relationships

  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors, philanthropy, foundations, and corporations.
  • Create and execute plans for each investor to serve as the foundation for communication, stewardship, and retention.
  • Build a strategy to encourage more gifts through other financial tools such as estate planning, donor advised funds, stock gifts, IRA required minimum distributions, etc.
  • Assist with the implementation of a comprehensive strategy for the appropriate acknowledgement of donors and stewardship of gifts.
  • Field inquiries regarding funding opportunities and ensures proper and timely follow-up.
  • Coordinate and plan for site visits, which may be virtual or hosted by a community partner. Lead on the creation of any needed materials and coordinate other LCYC staff and partner participation based on the funders’ areas of interest.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director in planning face-to-face meetings with prospective major donors.


Engaging Board and Staff

  • Creatively engage staff, Board members, and other volunteers (if desired) to help implement the development plan.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director and the Board to build and empower the Board’s capacity, capability, consistency, and confidence as ambassadors and fundraisers in the community.
  • Participate in the Board, committee, all-staff, and management meetings as requested.
  • Develop relationships with staff across the organization, cultivating a sense of community, and learning more about LCYC’s unique service delivery model, legal issues addressed, community partners, systemic challenges and response initiatives, and the immediate needs and rights of young people in Washington.


Grant Management

  • Research and identify potential grant opportunities. Track communications, proposals, outcomes, and reporting requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Legal Supervisors to cultivate, write, and submit grants and proposals to funders (private and public) to secure flexible and project-based revenue. Work with staff to ensure compliance and communication to funders.


Messaging and Communications

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and other LCYC staff to create and implement a communications plan supporting the development strategy and the advancement of our strategic plan.
  • Engage with the Executive Director and other lead staff to effectively utilize and build upon our organizational messaging framework.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and another identified LCYC staff to implement our 2021 Digital Communications Plan, evaluating and pivoting along the way. The LCYC staff member will continue managing our Facebook and Instagram presence. She also coordinates our monthly blog and bi-monthly, electronic newsletter.


Administration and Technology

  • Track time and activities in our case management system, Clio.
  • Work closely with LCYC’s administrative team to ensure accurate recording of donations and grants and timely distribution of receipts and donation letters for tax purposes.
  • Develop policies and practices to make the best use of LCYC’s new donor management system, Little Green Light.
  • Review and advise on LCYC’s technology programs and needs related to donor, grants, and event management.
  • Prior experience is not required, but for informational purposes other technology LCYC uses for communications includes: Mail Chimp, Office 365, Buffer, Tableau, Little Green Light, and Canva.


ABOUT LCYC: LCYC improves the well-being of young people by advancing their legal rights. We accomplish our mission through direct legal representation, strong community partnerships, and systemic advocacy. We have four program areas: child welfare, juvenile court, youth and family immigration, and youth homelessness.

LCYC provides community-based, holistic legal advocacy to expand access to justice for young people in Washington. LCYC was created and continues to evolve in response to the community’s needs. We meet youth where they are—geographically, developmentally, emotionally, culturally, and linguistically. We collaborate with the youth, family members, educators, service providers, and other community partners to ensure that the legal and non-legal needs of the youth are met.

LCYC empowers youth by helping them understand and engage in complex legal systems that impact their lives and their families. We help youth understand and assess legal issues, options, potential consequences, and opportunities, before the youth determines the path forward.

LCYC is a team of supportive, creative, risk-taking, and flexible attorneys seeking to disrupt the status quo. We are committed to continual learning. An essential part of that learning must be centered on anti-racism within ourselves, our organization, and the systems we encounter as advocates for young people. We are willing to fail forward, make mistakes and learn, and embrace change. We believe humor and teamwork are critical to doing this sometimes incredibly difficult work.


Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) seeks a strategic, creative, and collaborative individual to mold and advance our newest position, Development Director. We are looking for a charismatic individual who can build an inspiring…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Supportive benefits include but are not limited to Flexible Time Away, medical, dental, and disability insurance, 403(b) plan, and paid home office needs such as laptop computer, stand-up desk, and printer. Travel for work is compensated at the Federal reimbursement rate.

LCYC does not have a shared office space. All staff work from home offices. 

Supportive benefits include but are not limited to Flexible Time Away, medical, dental, and disability insurance, 403(b) plan, and paid home office needs such as laptop computer…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Seattle, WA

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Before submitting your application, please check LCYC’s website (www.lcycwa.org/careers) to make sure that this position is still open. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, list of three references, and a writing sample (proposal or grant report excerpt, appeal campaign letter).


In your letter of interest, please include the following for your application to be considered: How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to anti-racism and equity internally and externally?

 

The deadline for applications is March 8th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Interviews will be scheduled March 22nd-26th, 2021.

TO APPLY:

Before submitting your application, please check LCYC’s website (www.lcycwa.org/careers) to make sure that this position is still open. Please submit a letter of interest…

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