Company/Agency: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Position: Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Description: The Coordinator’s responsibilities include working closely with MVLS management, staff and volunteers to increase the organization’s visibility, to promote and build relationships within the communities we serve and to communicate the breadth of our programs to underserved communities. The Coordinator also will develop an outreach plan, attend community events, prepare informational materials such as flyers and be responsible for updating our website and social media outlets with a focus on targeting individuals who are eligible for services through MVLS. The Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director but is expected to also work closely with program, development and communications staff.

Responsibilities/Duties: Responsible for planning and executing statewide outreach activities to educate low-income communities and community-based nonprofits about our services in coordination with MVLS program staff. Build on existing community relationships and forge new ones with nonprofits, civic groups, businesses, the faith community, block clubs and other organizations and individuals. Manage relationships with program directors and communication personnel from legal services organizations and housing counseling agencies to coordinate outreach efforts. Plan innovative community education and engagement activities to stimulate program involvement in targeted communities. Identify new communities and partners for outreach efforts and develop and implement an outreach plan to engage those identified. With the MVLS senior staff, support media events to promote the core pro bono program. Attend various outreach events, regional fairs and conferences to promote MVLS programs. Assist in design, creation, and distribution of MVLS program and project materials, including factsheets, flyers, PowerPoint presentations and other outreach materials. Develop or expand MVLS distribution network to public libraries, courts, nonprofits, government agencies and other legal services providers. Update the organization’s website on a daily basis and post MVLS news and events to social media outlets regularly with information about outreach events, program announcements and news surrounding the program. Develop content for MVLS monthly program newsletters and enewsletters, biweekly pro bono coordinator emails, and MVLS news stories. Maintain a database of client stories and their volunteer lawyers’ profiles to be used in MVLS enewsletters and social media posts. With program staff, identify clients and attorneys with good stories to be used in news articles and in social media posts. With the help of program staff, develop communication networks and outreach materials for volunteer recruitment.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university. One to three years’ communications and/or outreach experience. Demonstrated commitment to underserved communities/experience with nonprofits and/or legal services is a strong plus. Experience with social media campaigns and with website editing and copy development. Excellent written and oral communication skills essential. Ability to draft clear written content for use on our website, social media and print materials. Able to confidently communicate with diverse audiences. Must be detail oriented and able to manage organization and distribution of a variety of outreach materials. Team player able to work with staff, volunteer lawyers and community partners. Comfortable working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Client-centered customer service skills are essential to success in this position. Experience organizing outreach and educational campaigns. Experience with graphic design programs, like Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Experience with email marketing platforms like Constant Contact a plus. Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Strong graphic design skills preferred, especially Adobe design suite such as Photoshop. Strong organizational skills essential and ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Some evening and weekend hours required. Spanish language skills a plus. Routine statewide travel required, though primarily in Central Maryland. Valid driver’s license and reliable car essential

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience – $30,000 to $40,000

To Apply: Please email resume, cover letter, salary requirements, writing sample (no more than 5 pages) and at least three professional references to mvls@mvlslaw.org. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please.

Posted: 2/6/17

Company/Agency: Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County

Position: Executive Director

Description: CLS is the primary legal pro bono organization for Prince George’s County, Maryland and works to provide legal advice and connect indigent civil litigants with volunteer attorneys. A full description can be found at http://clspgc.org/What-We-Do/News/ID/50/Community-Legal-Services–Executive-Director-Position.

Responsibilities/Duties: The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the staff, attorneys, and programs. Duties include fundraising, strengthening infrastructure and operations, and program development.

Qualifications/Skills: The Board of Directors is looking for applicants that will bring a knowledge of funding mechanisms, expansion of programs and operations.

Salary/Benefits: Salary range is $70,000 to $100,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Applicants can submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to conway@clspgc.org.

Posted: 12/1/16