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Pro Bono & Volunteer Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NVRDC seeks a full-time attorney to serve as our pro bono and volunteer coordinator. This attorney will work collaboratively with NVRDC's leadership, legal team, and case managers to provide support and coordination of NVRDC's Legal Pro Bono and Volunteer Programs. This position will be required to work closely with NVRDC's legal team to manage the case coordination, trainings, and pro bono communications. The attorney will be expected to transition into co-counseling legal matters with pro bono attorneys as the pro bono program expands.

This individual will be a resourceful, highly organized, team player. Additionally, they must be a critical and analytical thinker who is self-reflective, self-aware, and open to growth and learning. In order to enhance NVRDC's dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in the District, the Pro Bono & Volunteer Coordinator will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds.

This is a full-time, (40 hours per week) FLSA exempt, at-will position. Prorated benefits are available and all federal holidays will be paid holidays. Compensation range: $50,000.

NVRDC offers a competitive benefits package for paid-time off, contribution for the cost of the health care coverage, retirement plan options, and professional development. Additionally, NVRDC is an eligible employer for the purposes of the DC Bar Foundation Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

The start date for this position is April 17, 2017.


POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The majority of the Pro Bono & Volunteer Coordinator's time will be spent maintaining the organization's existing legal Pro Bono Program and NVRDC's volunteer projects. NVRDC's pro bono opportunities include legal advocacy related to Civil Protection Order representation, campus administrative Title IX representation, and direct representation of crime victims in DC Superior Court pursuant to the Crime Victims' Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) and the DC Crime Victims' Bill of Rights (DC Code 23-1901).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating volunteer recruitment for NVRDC's legal pro bono program and volunteer projects;
  • Orienting new volunteers and pro bono attorneys;
  • Updating and maintaining NVRDC's pro bono portals and volunteer attorney resources;
  • Overseeing and developing volunteer recognition;
  • Managing the coordination and tracking of pro bono case referrals;
  • Work closely with NVRDC co-executive directors in developing and tracking the progress of the pro bono program goals and creating monthly pro bono reports;
  • Creating and assigning new pro bono projects;
  • Interacting with other legal staff to develop and implement pro bono projects;
  • Conducting outreach to other legal providers, bar associations, and non-profits in the community;
  • Assisting NVRDC's legal program co-directors and NVRDC co-executive directors with publicity for the pro bono program and volunteer projects;
  • Performing administrative duties related to pro bono and volunteer efforts;
  • Coordinating the planning of pro bono trainings and volunteer presentations;
  • Representing NVRDC within the victim services and legal communities;
  • Continuing to grow and seek professional development opportunities for position and organization; and
  • Perform other duties as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate for this position must possess a combination of education and experience and supports working with pro bono attorneys and victims of crime. The applicant must also possess a demonstrated commitment to both public interest work and assistance to underserved populations. This position requires a self-starter who works well independently and as a team player. Specific skills and background must include:

  • DC-barred attorney (or currently has pending application with DC Bar);
  • Knowledge of victim services available within DC and pro bono programs at DC law firms;
  • Demonstrated experience of coordination of volunteers;
  • Some direct victim services legal experience and demonstrated desire to work with crime victims and ensure they receive the services needed;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or commitment to providing representation for survivors in Civil Protection Orders or crime victims' rights cases;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Experience working for marginalized and underserved communities and crime victims; and
  • A reputation for integrity, dependability, and professionalism.

NVRDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence or stalking, or any other status protected by applicable federal and District of Columbia laws. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Bridgette Stumpf, bridgette@nvrdc.org by March 17, 2017 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). All inquiries related to this position should be submitted via email to bridgette@nvrdc.org.