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Pro Bono Coordinator

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El trabajo debe realizarse en Distrito de Columbia, US
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Educación
Licenciatura
Nivel de Experiencia
Intermedio
Salario
USD $65.000 - $71.000 / año
Depending on Experience

Descripción

The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) seeks a strategic, collaborative, mission-driven thought partner to serve as our non-exempt Pro Bono Coordinator. The Law Center serves as the legal arm of the national movement to end homelessness and is looking for a Pro Bono Coordinator compelled by the national housing crisis and energized by our vision of housing as a human right and dismantling structural racism as we seek to end homelessness.


BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who thrives in a values-aligned organization.  The Law Center’s budget for 2024 is $2.3 million. The Law Center is financially sound and maintains a reserve.


The Pro Bono Coordinator plays an essential role expanding the impact of our Law and Policy teams by recruiting pro bono attorneys and legal staff members to support the Law Center’s work.  Each year, the value of billable time donated by law firms and corporations providing pro bono support to the Law Center and its projects is more than double, and often triple, the size of the Law Center’s budget.  


The Law Center hosts a “think tank” for pro bono partners who wish to make a deep investment in the work of the Law Center.  The Homelessness Action Legal Team (HALT) is a national legal community serving and protecting homeless Americans and those at risk of becoming homeless. HALT members serve as core support for the National Homelessness Law Center to achieve our mission of using the power of the law to prevent and end homelessness.  Through membership in HALT, the Law Center offers law firms and corporate legal departments many opportunities to leverage pro bono legal services throughout the year. HALT members have participated in the fight to end homelessness through litigating educational rights for children, challenging anti-camping laws, researching the impact of criminalization, and more.  


In addition, In-HOUSING Counsel (IHC) is a pro bono program of the National Homelessness Law Center (NHLC) that matches attorneys with nonprofit organizations that are working to end and prevent homelessness.  IHC is overseen by the Youth Homelessness Director, with support from the Pro Bono Coordinator.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Recruitment and HALT Management: Develop and implement an annual pro bono outreach plan, with thoughtful strategies and compelling messages to replenish and expand the network of active volunteer.  This includes:

o    Together with the Law Center’s Development Team, arranging meetings with pro bono partners to build relationships and further engage firms/corporations;

o    Representing the Law Center at important law firm and corporate information sessions and other visibility events to enhance volunteer relations;

o    Coordinating HALT:

  • Plan, schedule and attend monthly virtual meetings of the HALT Co-Chairs
  • Take primary responsibility to schedule quarterly convenings of the HALT Think Tank, working with Legal and Development Teams to plan HALT Think Tank agendas, speakers, etc.;

•    Placing Pro Bono Matters: Coordinate a robust pro bono case placement process, which includes:

o    Identifying, frequently communicating with, and developing ongoing relationships with appropriate volunteer attorneys and pro bono contacts at premier law firms and corporations;

o    Preparing and issuing Law Center “Pro Bono Alerts” on a bi-weekly basis to pro bono contacts at law firms and corporations; and

o    Maintaining contact with and utilizing for placement the following: Trust Law, Paladin and the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, among other networks and resources.

•    Case and Database Management: The Law Center utilizes Legal Server as its case management system.  Essential duties and responsibilities include –

o    Convert existing excel spreadsheet of pro bono contacts to Legal Server and maintain pro bono law firm contacts in Legal Server;

o    Assign cases and pro bono projects to pro bono contacts in Legal Server, including tracking cases assigned through IHC and our many active litigation matters, typically through our Decriminalization Department;

o    Ensure connection of pro bono attorneys to Law Center attorneys, receipt of engagement letters, periodic monitoring of case/project status and closing of case/project in Legal Server when concluded; and

o    Track donated hours on an annual basis in Legal Server and provide data to Law Center finance team for annual audit.

•    Support volunteer recognition activities, including selection of Pro Bono Award recipient at annual Human Right to Housing Awards and identification of possible board members. Prepare pro bono spotlights and victories for website.


QUALIFICATIONS:

•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 4–7 years of work experience; additional relevant education is welcome.

•    Demonstrated experience with pro bono, legal services, and/or nonprofit volunteer programs.

•    Experience with Legal Server or similar case management system.  Familiarity with case management system integration with other databases, a plus.

•    The position requires strong organizational, data, recruitment, and communication skills.

•    The selected candidate will be a primary contact for a diverse and large universe of people, including attorneys and staff from the world’s leading law firms and corporations.

•    The ideal candidate has excellent initiative and follow-through, has strong verbal and written communication skills, is detail-oriented, and is adept with data management, statistics, spreadsheets, virtual communication tools, and database tracking systems.  


WHO YOU ARE:

•    You follow through on tasks until completion.

•    You manage your time and stay organized in order to meet deadlines.  

•    You thrive in a fast-paced, team-centric environment and are a self-starter.

•    You collaborate effectively with leadership, other staff, and volunteers.

•    You handle sensitive information with confidentiality.

•    You give and receive constructive feedback, are willing to learn, and ask for help when needed.

•    You have a positive, problem-solving attitude.

•    You have a strong commitment to social justice and the values and mission of the Law Center, viewing homelessness through a structural and anti-racist lens; the Law Center also encourages those with lived expertise of homelessness or housing instability to apply.


Location

The Law Center’s headquarters is in Washington, DC, and DC residence or within an hour of commuting distance is necessary for this position.  For this position, we will require the Pro Bono Coordinator to work out of the DC office at least 2-3 times per week.      

The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) seeks a strategic, collaborative, mission-driven thought partner to serve as our non-exempt Pro Bono Coordinator. The Law Center serves as the legal arm of the national movement to end…

Compensación

Health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance all fully employer paid and a 403(b)-retirement plan with supplemental salary contribution. The Law Center provides a leave package of vacation (20 days per year), sick leave (10 days per year), personal leave (5 days per year), and all Federal holidays. In addition, the Law Center closes two weeks per year. The Law Center has flexible work schedule options.  

Health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance all fully employer paid and a 403(b)-retirement plan with supplemental salary contribution. The Law Center…

Ubicación

Híbrido
El trabajo se debe realizar en Distrito de Columbia, US
1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Suite 425

Cómo aplicar

Send cover letter and resume to HR@homelesslaw.org with “Pro Bono Coordinator, Last Name_First Name” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.  

 

The Law Center is an equal opportunity employer.  The Law Center values an inclusive, diverse workplace and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by law.  The Law Center encourages applications from all interested persons of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.  

Send cover letter and resume to HR@homelesslaw.org with “Pro Bono Coordinator, Last Name_First Name” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.  

 

The Law Center is an equal opportunity…

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