CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER / COUNSEL

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171 Madison Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lawyers Alliance for New York
Street address: 
171 Madison Avenue
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
10016
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Each year, Lawyers Alliance assists 700 nonprofits on 1,200 legal matters and works with more than 1,600 volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations to provide these services. Lawyers Alliance's expertise-driven legal services help organizations to improve their programs, operations, and finances.

Lawyers Alliance seeks an experienced attorney, project manager or volunteer recruiter with an interest in corporate social responsibility to play a central role in its expansion. Primary responsibilities include:

- Develop and coordinate pro bono opportunities that engage business and transactional attorneys from corporations in meaningful service opportunities, including legal representation of nonprofits, pro bono clinics, and educational trainings.

-- Coordinate and participate in Lawyers Alliance's client outreach, case placement, volunteer recruitment and support, quality control, and program evaluation functions related to corporate pro bono projects.

- Write and distribute timely articles, analyses, and marketing materials, and make oral presentations, to encourage and support pro bono legal work by lawyers employed by corporations.

- Support and assist with special projects, such as Lawyers Alliance's leadership role in organizing a national network of business law pro bono providers, serving different geographic regions around the United States.

- Assist in Board development, honoree cultivation, philanthropic efforts, volunteer recognition activities, and special events to further Lawyers Alliance's corporate pro bono and national network programs.

Full description available at: http://www.lawyersalliance.org/job_openings.php#45

Requirements: 

This position offers the opportunity to be involved in some of New York City's most dynamic public interest work and improve the delivery of pro bono services. Qualifications include at least 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in addition to a J.D. or other relevant graduate school degree. Experience related to the corporate sector, volunteer management, corporate social responsibility, nonprofits, and relational databases are all a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work with varying people and constituencies, highly organized, and excellent at multi-tasking and coordinating a variety of messages, audiences, and projects.

This position begins immediately once filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and public interest setting.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to cover letter to [email protected].

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, July 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017