Agency Description: Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible clients in civil cases through 8 branch offices. ILS is funded by the Legal Services Corporation, Indiana Civil Legal Aid Fund, United Ways, Area Agencies on Aging, and approximately 20 other funding sources.
Position Description: The Deputy Director will be responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of legal work across all ILS offices. The Deputy Director will be responsible for creating and implementing policies, procedures, training, and technology to accomplish the consistent delivery of high-quality legal services to all clients of ILS. The position is FLSA exempt and full-time. The position reports to the Executive Director.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Ensure consistent, high-quality, client-centered services across offices through legal work standards, case acceptance policies, and other available tools.
- Supervise legal and management work of managing attorneys, including case and performance reviews.
- Serve as a resource to support all ILS managers on compliance and management issues.
- Develop and implement ILS initiatives, policies and procedures to enhance program services, productivity, and effectiveness.
- Ensure compliance with all LSC regulations, guidelines and recommendations, including by monitoring outcomes, outputs, and performance.
- With the Director of Advocacy, train staff regarding ILS policies and LSC requirements and respond to questions from all staff on these matters.
- With the Technology Director, enhance the integration of technology into legal work and train staff regarding its use.
- Provide support to and perform such other tasks assigned by the Executive Director.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. ILS offers an excellent fringe benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, life insurance, a 401k plan, a flex benefit plan, and generous vacation and sick leave. The attorney may be eligible for the ILS loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) as well as the Indiana Bar Foundation LRAP, LSC LRAP, College Cost Reduction Access Act and Higher Education Opportunity Act LRAP. ILS will pay up to $2,500 in moving expenses if the successful applicant needs to move from another city.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Minorities, women, persons with physical challenges, and individuals with facility in other languages, especially Spanish, are urged to apply.
- Dedication to the mission of Indiana Legal Services.
- Indiana bar admission (or eligibility to obtain same) and a minimum of 5 years’ legal experience, preferably in an LSC-funded legal services program setting.
- Minimum of 2 years of management experience.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Commitment to help the program serve clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care, or personal safety.
To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Jon Laramore, Executive Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Indiana Legal Services, 151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1850, Indianapolis, IN 46204