The Pro Bono Manager will work in coordination with the firm’s Executive and Deputy Directors and other staff to develop, support, and execute firm pro bono initiatives. The Manager will focus on program implementation including pro bono matter intake, database management, reports and statistics requests, web publishing, event management, and special projects for Pro Bono. This individual will work hand in hand with pro bono coordinators across the firm and marketing professionals who support promoting the firm’s pro bono initiatives.
The Pro Bono Manager will be based in our Concord, NH offices with occasional travel. 603 Legal is operating primarily through a mix of onsite and remote work, with a comprehensive, phased plan for returning to full office-based work. Staff members are provided with the necessary equipment (such as laptop computers) to work from their homes.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- In close consultation with the Executive Director, implements and executes pro bono initiatives including developing ideas, best practices, identifying areas for improvements and efficiencies and ensuring initiatives stay on track.
- Maintains pro bono experience, client, and volunteer data.
- Facilitates pro bono client queries, screening, and processing; help to identify opportunities and attorneys to perform work and other volunteers to engage in pro bono service.
- Maintains, prepares, records, and publishes documentation including pro bono policies, engagement letters, online training tools, presentations, pro bono information, and other admin descriptions to support pro bono.
- Prepares various pro bono reports and statistics for internal and external purposes including working in coordination with marketing or the fundraising campaign.
- Coordinates pro bono trainings including in conjunction with partner legal services providers and other CLE programs.
- Handles pro bono event planning and logistics including in support of Pro Bono Week in coordination with appropriate business professionals.
- Gathers data regarding community pro bono needs and the firm's pro bono accomplishments.
- Assists with planning of pro bono podcast episodes and collecting and drafting matter updates for internal and external publication including for press outreach, social media, website, and firm communications.
- Serves as external ambassador of the firm's pro bono program to the public interest legal community, judiciary, bar associations, in-house law departments, and law schools.
- Supervises the pro bono assistant who facilitates pro bono matter opening.
- Monitors firmwide attorney departures and case reassignments under Pro Bono Partner direction
- Serves as designated point of contact on Pro Bono procedures/questions.
- Liaises with business departments including Recruiting, Human Resources, Professional Development, and Marketing as needed to support firm pro bono initiatives.
- Assists with pro bono projects and initiatives, as necessary.
- Performs other tasks and duties as assigned or required.
Skills & Competencies
- A self-starter and team player, able to accept direction, yet work independently.
- Solid interpersonal skills.
- Excellent prioritization and time management skills.
- Candidates must have outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to communicate effectively with attorneys and professionals at all levels.
- Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced work environment.
- Strong client-first work ethic.
- Must be attentive to detail, work well under pressure, and the ability to manage simultaneous and tight deadlines.
- Ability to work independently, work well on a team and possess a willingness to collaborate.
- Possess a strong interest in volunteering and community engagement.
- Ability to apply creative approaches to problem-solving.
Qualifications & Prior Experience
- Licensed to practice law in New Hampshire, qualified to be admitted by waiver or able to take the next NH bar exam.
- The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years professional experience as a practicing attorney or administrator at a firm or non-profit legal service provider.
- High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), database programs and an ability to quickly learn new systems.
- Commitment to and interest in expanding knowledge about access to justice and poverty.
This position is considered exempt for the purpose of federal wage/hour law. Salary DOE, expected to be approximately $80,000 to $100,000 per year, plus benefits package including medical, retirement, life and disability and generous paid time off.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications received by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 30, 2021 will be considered. We expect to conduct interviews shortly after this date. If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify us at email@example.com.
603 Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities of low-income and older (age 60 plus) people that we work alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. 603 Legal Aid actively seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.