Posted on August 31, 2012
Pro Bono Program Coordinator
NYCBAR - Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, City Bar Justice Center
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Department: Pro Bono Initiatives
Pro Bono Initiatives promotes pro bono development by working with law firms and corporate counsel offices, and oversees special initiatives including the Public Service Network and the Veterans Assistance Project. The Public Service Network works to foster public service by matching attorneys with volunteer public service opportunities in the nonprofit sector. The Veterans Assistance Project coordinates a monthly clinic matching pro bono attorneys with veterans seeking disability benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Pro Bono Initiatives: Provide administrative support to Director of Pro Bono Initiatives to promote pro bono in law firms and corporations. Provide support and assistance with pro bono clinics including occasional evening clinics; newsletters, and any other special projects of the Pro Bono Initiatives Department. Coordinate outreach and promotional activities including presentations to Association committees, law firms, corporations and other interested parties. Other duties as assigned.
Coordinate the Veterans Assistance Project: Interview veteran clients by phone to screen for monthly clinics. Recruit and facilitate training of pro bono attorneys to work with veterans. Assist attorneys with V.A. accreditation process. Organize monthly clinics. Conduct outreach in community to make the public aware of Project’s services. Use social networking media to reach veterans.
Coordinate the Public Service Network: Meet with attorneys to help identify their skills, interests, and goals for volunteer work. Work with non-profits to develop customized volunteer projects. Match volunteers with appropriate non-profit placements. Maintain/expand Network relationships with nonprofit organizations and public service opportunities. Plan educational events, including panels. Coordinate with Network Advisory Committee and attend monthly evening meetings.
- College degree required
- Demonstrated commitment to public service
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
- At least one year of experience with legal profession, counseling, or related field required
- Familiarity with publishing software, Excel, and social media outlets
Send or fax resume and cover letter to:
New York City Bar
42 West 44th Street,
New York, NY 10036
Fax: (212) 382-6769.
No phone calls, please. Expected start date: immediately. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.