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Deputy Director

Description: 

The mission of Maryland Legal Services Corporation is to ensure low-income Marylanders have access to stable, efficient and effective civil legal assistance through the distribution of funds to nonprofit legal services organizations. MLSC seeks a deputy director to oversee grant administration, communications and other activities. The deputy director serves as a key advocate for MLSC’s grantees and the civil legal aid delivery system in Maryland.

Our office is located in downtown Baltimore, and we will work in a hybrid format beginning in September. Occasional travel may be required for meetings and conferences. More information about MLSC can be found at www.mlsc.org

Primary Responsibilities:

  • With direction from executive director, oversee administration of $20 million+ in grants annually, working closely with staff, board members and grantee organizations. Includes overseeing the application cycle, managing the review process and monitoring compliance.
  • Supervise grant program staff, plus other staff for particular projects.
  • Represent MLSC through participation on various external committees. Develop and steward partnerships with other organizations for shared projects.
  • Provide staff support for Grantee Racial Equity Workgroup and regular convenings of grantees.
  • Manage all aspects of MLSC’s annual awards reception, including nomination process, solicitation of sponsors and coordination with vendors.
  • Manage MLSC’s website, social media, annual report and email newsletters.
  • Respond to external requests for information and produce fact sheets, reports, referrals, data tables, etc. as appropriate.
  • Manage grants and donations made to MLSC.
  • Assist executive director with external affairs, organizational strategy and administrative functions.

Salary/Benefits: $85,000+ salary depending on experience and skills, plus generous benefits package including health, dental, long-term disability, retirement plan and company-paid parking/transit allowance.

Requirements: 
  • Strong commitment to access to justice and comprehensive knowledge of civil legal aid, preferably in Maryland.
  • Bachelor’s degree or extensive experience in Maryland’s civil legal aid system required. J.D. or other advanced degree may be helpful.
  • 7+ years’ experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting, including program management and supervision of staff and/or volunteers.
  • Excellent attention to detail, including comfort working with large number sets.
  • Experience and comfort with technology. Proficiency with Excel, web content management systems, mass email systems, social media and databases especially helpful.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and quickly respond to adapting needs.
  • Excellent writing, communication and intrapersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
To Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume with “Deputy Director” in the subject line to info@mlsc.org. Please mention where you saw this posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and will be held in confidence. 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
September 24, 2021
Organization Information: 
Maryland Legal Services Corporation
15 Charles Plaza #102
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States