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Deputy Director (Office of Program Performance)


Position: Deputy Director
Location: 3333 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Department: Office of Program Performance 
Employment Status: Regular/Full-Time/Exempt

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 132 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.

Basic Function:  Under the direction of the OPP Director, the Deputy Director assists in the management, administration and implementation of OPP programmatic functions.  The Deputy Director will assist in supervising approximately 30 staff, including program counsel and analysts, other professional staff, support staff, and interns, and is responsible for the direct supervision of approximately ten staff members. Among other duties, the Deputy Director will have direct supervision of approximately one-third of the program counsel responsible for programmatic oversight, support, and evaluation of LSC Basic Field grant recipients, as well as OPP program counsel and staff responsible for administering LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants program and Veterans Pro Bono program.




  1. Supervises the work of approximately one-third of the program counsel responsible for programmatic oversight, support, and evaluation of LSC Basic field grant recipients. Such supervision will include, but is not limited to:
    1. Managing and reviewing the development and implementation of strategies for the oversight and support of grantees, including the planning and implementation of program quality assessment and engagement visits and technical assistance;
    2. Managing and reviewing OPP written work products, including reports related to program quality and engagement visits, correspondence with grantees, and Program Planning and Assessment tools;
    3. Reviewing and assisting in the development of grant award recommendations; and
    4. Direct supervision of assigned program counsel.


  1. Oversees the administration of the Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant program, including the competition process; supervision of Pro bono Innovation program counsel, analysts, and other personnel; review and approval of requests for payment, extensions, and program changes; and the development and review of written program procedural documents.


  1. As needed and based on experience, assists with managing the administration of LSC’s special grant programs, including the Disaster Relief and Recovery grants program, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program, and other special grant programs and initiatives.


  1. Plans, supervises, and assesses the work of OPP staff.  Meets regularly with staff to review work, create new strategies, implement projects, and advise on any work matter. 


  1. Assists in the management, planning, revision, and implementation of ongoing processes, including those related to grants competition, program quality assessment and other visits, technical assistance for grantees, and others.


  1. Assists in the management, oversight, and coordination of internal LSC committees and work groups.


  1. Drafts updates to work manuals in accordance with established policy and implements and administers projects.


  1. Works with the OPP Director, the other Deputy Director, and LSC management to address OPP personnel issues, including, without limitation, performance evaluation reviews, personnel decisions, conflict resolution, new staff orientation, and basic administrative paperwork such as timesheets, leave requests, and travel expense report approvals.


  1. Coordinates with the OPP Director, the other Deputy Director, and other LSC staff to prepare and deliver presentations to LSC Grantees, the LSC Board of Directors, the American Bar Association, and other outside organizations regarding LSC’s work.


  1. Consults with the OPP Director, the other OPP Deputy Director, the Vice President for Grants Management, and the LSC President in making recommendations on policy matters.


  1. Assists in the process of developing, implementing, monitoring, and administering the OPP budget.


  1. Responds to inquiries from LSC staff, grantees, and others, regarding OPP work.


  1. With the other OPP Deputy Director, supports the OPP Director in OPP supervisory operations and administrative functions.


  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.




Salary: $133,375

Salary range: $133,375 -$150,080

LSC has a competitive market-based salary structure that establishes a specific salary range for this position. The salary range has eight pay levels separated by seven steps. A new employee will be hired at Step 1 and must wait two years to advance to each of the next three steps (Steps 2 through 4), and one year to advance to each of the next four steps (Steps 5 through 8).

Excellent benefits package.







Strong leadership and management skills; able to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work products that require minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively reach different audiences, including all levels of LSC management, and to manage conflicts; strong commitment to principles of diversity; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; understanding of, and commitment to, organizational mission and goals; strong organizational skills and ability to plan and manage multiple priorities and shifting priorities; ability to coach, influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others; able to fairly and equitably apply LSC personnel policies; ability to develop and lead high performance and to foster high morale and teamwork; demonstrated experience working in and leading cross-functional teams in a mission-driven organization; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics.  Some travel may be required.

Technical/ Specialized:

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of experience, including a minimum of seven years leading, managing, and supervising staff. JD or other advanced degree preferred. Experience with the delivery of legal services to clients in non-profit, for profit, or government contexts is highly desirable. Able to design, recommend, and implement legal services program initiatives, as well as identify and comprehend trends that affect LSC, its grantees, and their clients. Able to interpret regulations, policies, law and proposals and ensure their effective administration, as necessary. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and related technologies. 

To Apply: 


To apply, submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly on our website at:

Questions can be sent to:

Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1560 or



LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.


Submission Deadline: 
February 4, 2020
Organization Information: 
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States