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Deputy Director


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

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.

  • 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 Please mention where you saw this posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and will be held in confidence. 


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