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Program Manager, Access to Counsel


Summary: The mission of Maryland Legal Services Corporation is to ensure low-income Marylanders have access to stable, efficient and effective civil legal assistance through grantmaking to nonprofit legal services organizations. MLSC seeks a full-time program manager to coordinate two new statutorily created programs: a statewide Access to Counsel in Evictions program and a Right to Counsel in Evictions program specific to Baltimore City.

Our office is located in downtown Baltimore, and we work in a hybrid format. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director. This is a grant-funded position, currently funded through June 2024, with high probability of continuing beyond that date.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate implementation of both a statewide Access to Counsel in Evictions program and a Right to Counsel in Evictions program specific to Baltimore City, including convening stakeholders, assisting with program and support system design, and performing outreach to key constituencies.
  • Manage grantmaking to legal service providers, including working with other staff to develop application and reporting processes.
  • Manage contracting with project vendors.
  • Monitor contractor and grantee performance and evaluation, including using MLSC-collected data and coordinating with outside evaluator.
  • Work to develop partnerships with relevant institutions and individuals.
  • Perform occasional research related to policies and practices.
  • Manage MLSC’s reporting to the State, City and other entities. Reporting will include compiling project outcomes, reporting financial data and writing narratives.
  • Ensure compliance with state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ensure equity is centered in implementation and outreach, as noted in the preambles to both the State and City legislation.
  • Participate in and/or provide staffing support for various relevant workgroups or committees.
Compensation: $68,000-$78,000 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 familiarity with Maryland’s civil legal aid system.
  • Experience with rent court in Maryland strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or significant experience in Maryland’s civil legal aid system required. Law degree may be helpful.
  • Experience with grant reporting required. Experience managing federal grants preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to thoughtfully consider ideas from diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and quickly respond to adapting needs.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Comfort and experience with using technology.
To Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume with “Program Manager” in the subject line to Please mention where you saw this posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but please apply by January 13, 2022 for priority consideration.


Submission Deadline: 
February 14, 2022
Organization Information: 
Maryland Legal Services Corporation
15 Charles Plaza #102
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States