Director-Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in Pennsylvania, SeniorLAW Center

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The SeniorLAW Center is currently seeking a Project Director for its Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in Pennsylvania program. 

Position Summary:

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Project Director will have primary responsibility to lead this pro bono project focused on systemic advocacy and policy reform, in partnership with AARP Pennsylvania. The Project Director will work closely with SeniorLAW Center’s legal staff to identify issues arising from our direct legal services work that are ripe for research, policy and legislative reform and systemic advocacy and will formulate, market, and guide pro bono projects to completion, often with other stakeholders. The Project Director will create, refine, and disseminate marketing and program materials, promote awareness of the project and its impact, recruit and guide pro bono volunteers with wide-ranging members of the legal community, including law firm, law schools, and corporate counsel, develop evaluation tools, track data and draft reports, articles and publicity for the project, and organize and execute special events, among other responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Juris Doctor, active member of the Pennsylvania Bar, with a minimum of five years’ relevant legal experience in the areas of law and aging, poverty law or pro bono service. Demonstrated leadership abilities in a legal, aging services and/or pro bono organization. Strong relationships in the legal community; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; excellent writing, public speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be highly flexible, professional, energetic and passionate about access to justice, aging and poverty issues. Sensitivity to and respect and compassion for older people of diverse backgrounds is essential. Flexibility to work and attend periodic evening and weekend events in Philadelphia and throughout the Commonwealth required. Some travel required, primarily to Harrisburg, PA and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  1. With Executive Director and leadership of AARP, continue to develop and refine marketing materials for project, including press releases, brochures, website and electronic content, social media, print and PowerPoints for in-person presentations and trainings
  2. Develop and implement policies and procedures for issue identification, project creation and referrals, conflicts of interest, oversight and follow-up, data collection, outcome measurement, and reporting and deliverable tracking
  3. Develop existing and cultivate new relationships with pro bono attorneys, law firms, regional law schools, and corporate counsel to participate in this project
  4. With Executive Director and other leaders, develop and cultivate relationships with legislative and other leaders to publicize project and pursue project goals
  5. Develop evaluation tools, track data and draft project reports for partners, funders and others
  6. Maintain communication and regular follow-up with pro bono volunteers and partners
  7. Attend legal , staff and related internal meetings, including Case Review
  8. Schedule, create agendas for, lead and attend project meetings with Executive Director and partners in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
  9. Represent SeniorLAW Center at outreach and speaking events, professional trainings, pro bono gatherings, and CLEs
  10. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
  11. Explore and develop sustainability plan for project
  12. Initiate and complete special projects and other tasks with Executive Director and Project Directors

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Karen C. Buck, Executive Director at kbuck@seniorlawcenter.org with subject line “PRO BONO PROJECT DIRECTOR APPLICATION.” Please include salary range requirements.

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