Lawyers Alliance for New York

Pro Bono Coordinator

Pro Bono Coordinator
Lawyers Alliance seeks to hire a Pro Bono Coordinator interested in nonprofit capacity-building to improve its pro bono program.

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Lawyers Alliance for New York




New York, US

Job posted:

17 April 2024

The Pro Bono Coordinator will play an integral role in client intake, planning, volunteer recruitment and support, and success of approximately 1,400 legal projects each year.

This position offers the opportunity to be involved in dynamic New York City public interest work and improve the availability and delivery of pro bono legal services by business and transactional lawyers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual pro bono outreach plan, with thoughtful strategies and compelling messages to replenish and expand the network of active volunteers.
  • Coordinate a robust pro bono case placement process, which includes identifying, frequently communicating with, and developing ongoing relationships with appropriate volunteer attorneys and pro bono contacts at premier law firms and corporations, so that nonprofit clients can get the expert legal help they need.
  • Develop and coordinate pro bono clinics and other limited scope pro bono projects for nonprofits.
  • Maintain relational database with detailed organization and case information, analyze and use helpful data, and prepare regular statistical reports and dashboards.
  • Represent Lawyers Alliance at important law firm and corporate information sessions and other visibility events to enhance volunteer relations.
  • Monitor case activity and help resolve any issues to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and positive client/volunteer experiences.
  • Plan and execute volunteer recognition activities, including Lawyers Alliance’s highly regarded Cornerstone Awards and volunteer accomplishment announcements.
  • Administer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for pro bono, CLE trainings procedures, volunteer case closing surveys and follow up, and other volunteer-related functions.
  • Assist with fundraising, educational services, outcomes measurement, program evaluation, marketing, statistical and qualitative assessments, and other tasks as requested.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization, including in close conjunction with client relations staff, and with multiple external audiences.

The Successful Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 4-7 years of post-college work experience, including at least three years substantially in person; additional relevant education is welcome.
  • Demonstrated experience with pro bono, legal services, and/or nonprofit volunteer programs.
  • 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. Our organization’s practice is high volume, so there is premium placed on organization, time management, and the ability to work independently.
  • 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.
  • This position is largely in person, with flexibility for certain work to be done remotely. The employee will be expected to follow in person/hybrid procedures in place at the time.
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