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Enhanced Services Project Manager/PBIF Attorney

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families and communities through legal representation, community partnerships, education and other advocacy.  NJP is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates interested in serving as Enhanced Services Project, funded by Legal Services Corporation’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund, as a new pro bono resource to augment NJP’s legal work. Volunteer attorneys in the Enhanced Services Project will follow up with clients who received advice and counsel or other limited assistance from NJP’s statewide CLEAR line, and regional offices as appropriate.  The goal is to improve case outcomes for these clients by providing additional assistance and to help improve NJP internal service delivery systems by identifying barriers, both internal and external, that prevent clients from successfully implementing the advice and assistance provided by NJP to achieve their desired outcome.  The Enhanced Services Project Manager is responsible for overall implementation of NJP’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant, including creation of a new pro bono partnerships with Seattle law firm(s) to support the Enhanced Services Project.
  
 JOB DUTIES:

  • Manage operation of the Enhanced Services Project including
  • Establish and manage the Andy Guy Legacy Pro Bono Partnership in collaboration with the Stoel Rives Pro Bono Coordinator.
  • As necessary and appropriate, identify additional law firm partners to maintain or augment the Enhanced Services Project volunteer corps.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and otherwise support volunteer attorneys who perform follow-up work with clients who received limited assistance from NJP.
  • Work with CLEAR attorneys to involve them with the project and specifically, to identify cases for follow up.
  • Where necessary, facilitate placement of the case with CLEAR or an NJP field office.
  • Develop resource materials for volunteer lawyers.
  • Meet LSC reporting requirements
  • Work with Strategic Data Analytics to design, capture, and analyze outcome data and communicate it to CLEAR, Advocacy Coordinators and other NJP staff.
  • Oversee the work of a Project Assistant.

Local travel and evening work required.
    
QUALIFICATIONS:  

Required

  • A minimum of five years of legal experience
  • Familiarity with areas of Washington State law relevant to low-income persons
  • Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Prior project management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Preferred

  • Experience working with volunteers, particularly in a legal environment
  • Commitment to serving low-income persons

NJP has an organizational commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in both the work we do and work environment we create. All staff are expected to uphold this commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area.

COMPENSATION:  

Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $61,933 - $115,754. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.

Hours of work:  NJP’s typical client office hours are 9:00 – 5:00, Monday through Friday.  Attorney positions are exempt and those in the position are expected to work the hours needed to meet the professional responsibilities.

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current resume to Angela Brooks at attorney@nwjustice.org. Email subject line should clearly reference “Enhanced Services Project Manager” position. Cover letter should include description of relevant experience including personal or professional engagement with low income and diverse communities. 
Application deadline: March 19, 2019.

NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.