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Statewide Pro Bono Council Manager
Washington State
Employment Opportunity

Title: Statewide Pro Bono Council Manager

Summary: A new Statewide Pro Bono Council will be formed as a committee of the Washington State Access To Justice Board beginning January 2014. On a pilot basis, the Council will be staffed by a full time employee, primarily based out of the King County Bar Association (Seattle, WA), with funding made available through Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) and the Legal Foundation of Washington. A work plan will be developed that outlines goals and objectives, areas of focus and benchmarks to measure the success of this initiative.

This position will provide:

Pro Bono Council Support by:

  • Planning, preparing and organizing council meetings
  • Participating in the Access to Justice Board Delivery Systems Committee
  • Coordinating Council appointment process

A statewide focus by:

  • Supporting efforts to develop, strengthen, promote, and sustain partnerships between volunteer lawyer programs and Alliance for Equal Justice members
  • Providing technical assistance for implementation of State Plan initiatives focused on pro bono
  • Working to overcome challenges to integration, identifying successful models, documenting best practices, and developing technical assistance materials, resources and tools
  • Sharing appropriate resources with the volunteer legal services community: serving as an information clearinghouse, helping connect those who have experience, materials, program development strategies, etc. with those who need help.
  • Promoting effective integration of volunteer attorney programs into the work of other Alliance partners.
  • Assisting volunteer attorney programs implement the initiatives related to pro bono in the ATJ Board’s State Plan Implementation Report of August 20, 2008
  • Hosting a listserv for pro bono managers in the state
  • Developing recruitment, training, and publicity materials for pro bono programs to provide to volunteers
  • Developing a statewide directory of pro bono and legal services programs within the state

An individualized volunteer attorney program focus by:

  • Assessing issues/problems
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Training and mentoring individual staff members of volunteer programs

Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Experience conducting group presentations
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people with varying perspectives, experience and expertise
  • Initiative, creativity and problem solving abilities, along with strong writing skills
  • Ability to learn and integrate new technologies and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a number of tasks and projects simultaneously, and to follow up on details and implementation.
  • Ability to make decisions on own and function independently in close cooperation with others
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Understanding of the civil legal needs of low-income people including the unique needs of vulnerable populations and the roles of volunteer programs in addressing those needs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience managing pro bono and/or legal services work
  • Commitment to the providing access to justice to low income people in Washington State
  • Program design experience and/or project management experience

Salary:   $43,000-44,000

Benefits:   Medical, dental & vision insurance
401(k) plan with employer contribution
Paid sick & vacation leave

Application Process:

Please send the following to HR@kcba.org
1) Cover letter addressing your qualifications and interest
2) Resume

Applications will be reviewed starting on December 16th and will be accepted through December 30th.


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