Deputy Director for Program Services

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Job location
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Street address: 
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) seeks to hire a Deputy Director for Program Services. LSNV is the nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income, elderly, or disabled clients throughout the region. The Deputy Director for Program Services will assist the Executive Director in ensuring that LSNV operates as a highly effective and efficient organization, and to that end will:

• In coordination with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director for Advocacy, provide day-to-day management, long-term strategic guidance and priority setting for the program;
• Work with the managing attorneys of the branch offices to ensure that the legal work policies, procedures, and organizational goals set forth in the LSNV Legal Work Management Guidelines manual are fully implemented in each of the branch offices, and will review the guidelines in that manual on an ongoing basis to make sure that it is updated whenever appropriate;
• Promote LSNV and its mission by being an active presence in the community, providing community outreach, working with other Legal Aid programs and court systems, as well as the various agencies, committees, and networks that address issues facing LSNV’s client community;
• Assist the Executive Director in ensuring that LSNV fully complies with the regulatory requirements of the Legal Services Corporation and other funders and entities that have any oversight role with respect to LSNV;
• Assist the Executive Director and the Information Technology Manger in strategizing about, and implementing, creative uses of technology that enable LSNV to serve its clients more efficiently and effectively;
• Oversee the training and mentoring of all LSNV staff on external regulations and internal policies and procedures;
• Oversee the program’s purchase and maintenance of library materials;
• Assist the Executive Director in investigating and resolving client complaints and grievances;
• Maintain a manageable case load; and
• Provide additional assistance requested by the Executive Director.

The Deputy Director for Program Services will also directly supervise the managing attorneys of LSNV’s branch offices.


The successful candidate will be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar and will have at least five years of litigation experience. The candidate will also have at least two years of supervisory or managerial experience, ideally in a legal aid or nonprofit setting. Finally, the candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to LSNV’s mission.

To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] or: James Ferguson, Executive Director, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 4080 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030.

LSNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Salary range: 
Competitive salary DOE with excellent benefits, including possible loan repayment assistance of up to $5,000 per year.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 9, 2016