5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW
District of Columbia
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to create, support and utilize a network of volunteer lawyers to provide high-quality, pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia who are domestic violence victims, at-risk children, or have other urgent family law needs. DCVLP attorneys represent domestic violence victims in civil protection order, divorce, custody and child support cases, and serve as Guardians ad litem for at-risk children in disputed custody cases. In addition, DCVLP operates a walk-in clinic for domestic violence survivors in Southwest, DC.
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project seeks an outgoing, motivated, highly-organized person to support our volunteer lawyers and operations. The Volunteer Program and Operations Coordinator plays an integral role in the functioning of the organization. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential to this position. This is a unique opportunity to work with a dedicated team, gain vital experience running a non-profit, and help increase access to justice for under-served, low-income individuals in domestic violence and other family law cases.
- Recruit, welcome, and arrange training for new volunteers.
- Manage the planning, scheduling, and organization of volunteer recruitment meetings and training programs provided by attorneys
- Coordinate all required steps for registration and training of volunteer attorneys
- Maintain database and volunteer membership information
- Create recruitment materials and promote volunteer opportunities through online and community channels
- Provide ongoing support for volunteer attorneys
- Serve as point of contact for volunteer attorneys; assist with any inquiries or needs they may have
- Edit and send out weekly newsletter to volunteers
- Track volunteer attorney hours
- Organize and facilitate social events for volunteers
- Gather feedback from volunteers to inform volunteer retention efforts
- Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, provide operational support for the organization in the areas of finance, HR, grant management, internal events, and general support.
- Process reimbursements, invoices, and other financial transactions for the outsourced accounting team (no experience necessary)
- Purchase supplies and materials
- Plan and execute DCVLP staff meetings, management meetings, and social events
- Support staff hiring by scheduling interviews, tracking candidates, scheduling orientation activities, and other tasks to bring staff members onto the team.
- Provide additional administrative and general office support.
- Staff DCVLP’s leadership committees, including the Board of Directors, Junior Board, and Advisory Council.
- Act as integral member of administrative team, managing requests and ensuring everything runs smoothly
- Other duties and responsibilities as needed
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and abilities to develop good working relationships with volunteers, staff, and partner organizations. Customer service experience is particularly relevant to this position, as well as an ability to manage varied tasks at any given time. We also seek excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Given the operational role, an interest in non-profit management is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree and a commitment to promoting social justice is preferred. We expect competence in MS Word and MS Excel, and hope for general experience with database entry.
· Sitting and keyboard work for long periods of time
· Frequent bending, kneeling, and reaching
· Lifting and carrying approximately 15 pounds
NOTE: This description is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position as it is recognized that job duties may change over time, based on DCVLP’s needs.
DCVLP provides 90% coverage of our major medical policy, and sponsors a 403b retirement plan. New employees accrue three weeks of vacation over 12 months, and one week of sick time. Two personal days per year are also available as floating holidays. We offer a flexible work environment, with a focus on collaboration, empowerment, and service toward our clients and volunteers.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish fluency is a plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested applicants should send a letter of intent and a resume to Isabelle Johnson at email@example.com.
DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or other status protected by applicable law.