Pro Bono and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

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Job location
151 West 30th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Pro Bono Net
Street address: 
151 West 30th Street, 6th Floor
New York
New York
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit organization using innovative technology to increase legal assistance for underserved communities, seeks a highly qualified candidate to join our team. This position will be divided between spearheading pro bono initiatives and partnerships in New York that leverage web-based resources to mobilize volunteers and strengthen the work of public interest legal advocates, and project management of new initiatives to incubate and scale innovative models of service delivery and collaboration. This is a full-time position based in New York City with excellent benefits, including four weeks of paid vacation.

Position Responsibilities

New York Program Development and Management (approximately 60%)

- Manage strategic direction, goals and annual work plan of network as a strategic technology resource in New York.
- Engage and support pro bono and legal aid partner organizations that manage online substantive law practice areas on
- Manage partnerships related to NYC Pro Bono Center ( including regular partner meetings and content development strategies.
- Supervise program associate in the day-to-day administration of the NYC Pro Bono Center and related e-communication vehicles.
- Spearhead program development of new online practice areas and resources to support private bar and public interest collaboration in New York.
- Lead outreach efforts to raise awareness of Pro Bono Net?s resources to support volunteers among law firms, nonprofit legal aid programs and other key stakeholders.
- Participate in relevant New York City and State Bar Association pro bono committees and networks.

Strategic Initiatives - Project Management (approximately 25%)

- Manage a portfolio of New York and nationally-focused initiatives that leverage technology to expand access to legal assistance and strengthen collaboration within the justice sector.
- Manage partner relationships and project execution.
- Oversee project impact evaluation efforts.
- Work with other PBN staff to facilitate awareness and adoption of related innovations, such as LawHelp Interactive, LawHelp, Closing the Gap and Immigration Advocates Network resources.

Capacity-Building and Program Administration (approximately 15%)

- Contribute to fundraising and communications activities, including assisting with grant proposal development and reporting.
- Track data to determine effectiveness of program and communicate impact.
- Participate as a trainer and thought leader at key conferences and events.
- Work with partner organizations and other PBN staff to identify and scope new features on the platform, as needed.
- Maintain reporting systems to document work with each partner in an efficient and effective manner.



- JD and 3+ years of legal experience, including pro bono work, required; experience in pro bono program management and/or nonprofit legal organizations strongly preferred and highly valued.
- Web-savvy and fluent in the discussion of web-based tools; demonstrated ability and strong interest in using technology to support innovative approaches to service delivery.
- Demonstrated ability to lead projects, work well with people, and foster and facilitate collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
- Detail oriented and highly organized, with ability to multitask, establish priorities and achieve results.
- Confident and skilled communicator (written and verbal), particularly the ability to make technology understandable to people without a technical background.
- Strong self-motivation and initiative required, with ability to thrive and be resourceful in a dynamic environment with new challenges to solve.
- Ability to work well with others and coordinate team projects involving on-site and remote collaborators.
- Willingness and ability to travel several times a year.

To apply: 

Email resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected] with Pro Bono and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator in the subject heading. No calls or faxes please. Application deadline of January 22, 2017, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Pro Bono Net is an equal opportunity employer and all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Salary range: 
$55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year
Submission deadline: 
Monday, January 22, 2018