Legal Program Manager

Posted by

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation

Published 17 days ago

Commensurate with experience; appropriate to the nonprofit sector

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation (“Foundation”) is seeking a Legal Program Manager to support and strengthen the mission and work of the Foundation. The Legal Program Manager will lead the Foundation’s key program to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. This position is ideal for an individual seeking to be at the intersection of law and social change; someone that is self-motivated, creative, likes a challenge, enjoys managing multiple priorities, and has the skills to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders around the world.  Main areas of responsibility include:

Pro Bono Legal “Matchmaking”

  • Lead the Foundation’s pro bono matchmaking program to help eligible social entrepreneur clients to identify, articulate, and prioritize their legal needs and connect them with Lex Mundi member law firm lawyers around the world
  • Identify ways to continuously improve the Foundation’s matchmaking process to make it more efficient and effective
  • Track matches to ensure quality, measure impact, and identify success stories
  • Support the Managing Director in developing, strengthening, and managing new and existing relationships:
  1. Clients - regular outreach to existing and potential clients to identify new and unique pro bono opportunities as well as ways the Foundation can support their work
  2. Collaborators/Partners - help identify new strategic partners to source additional social entrepreneur clients and projects; find ways to bring more value to existing partners and their social entrepreneur fellows/grantees
  3. Lex Mundi Member Law Firms - regular outreach to member firms to learn about their pro bono programs and priorities as well as to identify ways the Foundation can deliver greater value to Lex Mundi member firms 
  4. Lex Mundi Ltd - identify and manage areas of possible collaboration and coordination between the Foundation and Lex Mundi Ltd., the Foundation’s parent entity
  5. Other - help identify and develop relationships with other partners and resources also working at the intersection of law and social change

General Foundation Administration / Support

  • Support the Managing Director to strengthen overall organization and mission; assist with strategic planning, implementation, and administration
  • Increase the Foundation’s visibility in relevant stakeholder communities
  • Identify, track and report success metrics and impact
  • Monitor media for relevant news items, events, etc. 
  • Support Foundation’s social media program
  • Assist with Foundation’s marketing and communications efforts, including the website, annual Impact Report, and quarterly e-newsletter

Thought Leadership

  • Utilize the Foundation’s unique position and relationships in legal and social entrepreneurship communities to identify opportunities to write and present on topics relevant to the Foundation’s expertise and work
  • Attend relevant conferences and legal trainings
  • Facilitate webinars and learning sessions on important legal topics
  • Identify and organize relevant resources to share with the global social entrepreneurship community via the LawForChange Global Resource Center on the Foundation’s website

Position Qualifications

  • Strong academic record; J.D. with at least 2-3 years commercial legal practice experience (transactional work with nonprofits and/or entrepreneurs preferable)
  • Superior communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal); confident public speaker
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to be proactive, and to take initiative; highly motivated self-starter 
  • Proven project management skills and ability to execute; ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments simultaneously  
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven capacity to bring new, creative, and innovative ideas to work
  • Ability to work with a broad and diverse constituency of lawyers and social entrepreneurs from around the world
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Salesforce and/or HubSpot a plus
  • Experience with CMS maintenance and social media outreach a plus
  • Demonstrable interest in, and passion for positive social change and the pro bono sector
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be available to travel domestically and/or internationally on occasion (when safe)

Please note, we do not practice law at the Foundation. We provide legal mentoring and strategy guidance in order to help clients identify, articulate, and prioritize their legal needs and assure they are thoughtful consumers of pro bono services provided by our member firms.

The Foundation’s priority is to identify the best fit for the position. Therefore, we will be considering candidates with a variety of experience levels, from a variety of backgrounds as well as candidates located outside of Washington, DC

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation (“Foundation”) is seeking a Legal Program Manager to support and strengthen the mission and work of the Foundation. The Legal Program Manager will lead the Foundation’s key program to provide critical pro bono…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional


Health, dental and 401K

Health, dental and 401K


Work may be performed anywhere in United States

Join This Job


Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and must include a resume and a letter of interest including salary expectations.

All fields are required
Resume must be uploaded in PDF format
Drag file here or browse
No file chosen
Drag file here or browse
No file chosen
By using the Idealist Application system, you consent to sharing your resume and other personal data with potential employers in accordance with Idealist’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.