Handles volunteer communications, including presentations and regular newsletter for current and prospective volunteers.
Directs and manages Pro Bono Project. Serves as Project contact for law firm pro bono coordinators and the court. Schedule and manage quarterly trainings and monthly site orientations.
Serve as an articulate, passionate, and visible spokesperson and as a prominent leader throughout the organization, among stakeholders and in the community,
Prepare and present reports and analysis to the Board of Directors, and funders, when necessary
Attend and participate in occasional board meetings and committees to help support timely and responsible decision making.
Serve as staff liaison to Young Professionals Board. Attend and participate in YPB meetings, provide orientation sessions for new members, exit interviews for outgoing members, maintain updated membership lists, and facilitate communication between staff and YPB
Write position descriptions and participate in hiring.
Assists colleagues with delivery of legal services as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Volunteers (approximately 75% of the position)
Manages recruitment, training and scheduling agency-wide interns and volunteers, ensuring that DVLC has sufficient reliable volunteer resources to support and grow agency’s legal services. Attend outreach and recruiting events.
With Executive Director, develop and monitor metrics for success of all volunteer projects and services, including but not limited to goals and requirements related to funding sources.
Track and compile data related to pro bono attorney assignments and hours.
Develop and maintain relationships with all sources of volunteers, including law schools and universities, religious institutions, professional organizations, law firms and corporations.
Manages mid-point and final evaluations for interns and meeting with interns to review evaluations and provide feedback about performance.
Responsible for oversight and management of delivery of volunteer services.
With Directors, supervise and train volunteers, including baseline and advanced trainings and ongoing support of volunteer activities.
Communicate with volunteers regarding both administrative and substantive issues. Uses communications (including, but not limited to email and social media) to convey enthusiasm, gratitude and to create a sense of community among volunteers.
With Executive Director, create collaborative measures to grow and expand DVLC's volunteer opportunities across the agency’s practice areas.
Actively participate in required staff meetings, trainings. Keep abreast of the field by maintaining networks, participating in professional organizations
Protect the organization by keeping information confidential
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Court house and office is fully accessible. Some work at off-site locations may be required and those may not necessarily be fully accessible
Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. Employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, and communicate effectively via computer.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds
Smoke- and drug-free environment
DVLC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on individual merit. DVLC does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor protected under state, local or federal laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for training. DVLC is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.
Significant experience with volunteer management, preferably designing and implementing pro bono projects for attorneys.
Licensed to practice law in Illinois
Must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training
At least three- five years of legal experience, preferably in legal aid context
Ability to work effectively with key partners to develop and implement program goals.
Innovative thinker capable of diplomatic communications with diverse stakeholders.
Strong self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a hectic work environment.
Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care and willingness to complete additional training
Knowledge of or experience with working with survivors of gender-based or intimate partner violence
Ability to communicate effectively with people in crisis
Strong attention to detail
Excellent communication and time management skills
Sense of humor
About Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic serves victims of domestic violence with a range of free legal services, including orders of protection, domestic relations matters, immigration matters (U Visas & VAWA petitions), housing matters, employment matters, and crime victims compensation. We provide high quality, compassionate legal assistance to people in crisis and work to keep families safe.