This is a highly responsible administrative position involving the overall professional and administrative direction, planning and management of a legal services program.
The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all phases of a legal services program. Work involves serving as chief advisor to the Board of Directors and all problems of management, making recommendations on improving the total operations and analyzing records and reports to determine the agency's effectiveness. Work includes making decisions involving policy interpretations or exercising independent judgment within a framework of established policy and existing laws, regulations, instructions, contracts, and guidelines governing legal service programs. Direction and authority is exercised over all subordinate professional, administrative and clerical staff. Work is performed with considerable independence.
The Executive Director is answerable directly to the Board of Directors. The work of the Executive Director is to be reviewed by the Board of Directors for program effectiveness and attainment of goals through conferences, reports and recommendations at least twice a year in such a manner as the Board of Directors may describe.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK
- Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the overall operations and management activities of a legal services program.
- Serves as chief advisor to the Board of Directors on all phases of legal services management.
- Develops and recommends administrative policies and procedures in the development of policy.
- Directs the development, preparation and administration of the Board’s operating, capital, and Private Attorney Involvement budgets.
- Interprets policies from the Board and resolves major policy and administrative questions.
- Expected and required to attend appropriate training conferences, sessions, or workshops.
- Identifies new revenue sources and engage in fundraising.
- Prepares compliance reports for funders. Prepares continuing and new grant applications.
- Travels as required.
- Does all of the above in regard to Private Attorney Involvement cases and clients.
- Does community outreach as requested or required. Works with appropriate community groups or organization as required.
Graduation from a college or university with a B.S. or B.A, Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school, admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, four year's administrative experience, preferably with a legal services program, and a minimum of five (5) years of legal experience are required, or a combination of equivalent experience or training. Experience with significant staff oversight or in a legal services program, is preferred. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations for legal services programs is a plus.
Specialized experience in a legal services program may substitute for amount of time, as determined by the Board of Directors.
Interested candidates must submit their application not later than May 28, 2019. To apply, please submit the following documents:
- A cover letter
- A current resume that includes all experience, education, training, outside activities
- A list of professional references
All applications and inquiries should be sent, via email, to:
Subject Line: Laurel Legal Services Executive Director Application