Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. If current opportunities do not apply to you, but you are interested in possible future opportunities please send your CV to info@NSLegalAid.org.

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality pro bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to give those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.

NSLAC is a 6-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities. We are currently seeking a Fundraising Specialist, a Pro Bono Coordinator, and a Staff Attorney for our Domestic Violence Law Practice. See below for details.

 

Fundraising Specialist

The Fundraising Specialist joining our team will be expected to work with our Fundraising team and partially support our Client Services operations. The person will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate projects related to fundraising events.
  • Draft and coordinate submissions of monthly financial grant reports.
  • Research grant opportunities.
  • Develop templates and language for grants.
  • Manage timeline for submitting grants.
  • Draft of new grant applications.
  • Support Client Services operations by responding to callers and NSLAC clients contacting the Clinic.
  • Interview applicants by phone to determine client eligibility for services.
  • Enter detailed client information into case management database.
  • Refer eligible applicants to attorney staff members, and schedule appointments.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous experience or strong interest in working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent oral/written communication, organization, and research skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Canva or Adobe Spark preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • A demonstrated team player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. Health insurance and 401(k) provided.

Interested candidates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org

 

Pro Bono Coordinator

The Pro Bono Coordinator joining our team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and monitor pro bono projects across all practice areas
  • Develop outreach to recruit new volunteer attorneys
  • Assist in the development and presentation of CLE and other materials to train private bar attorneys
  • Oversee and maintain pro bono attorney relationships and monitor case status
  • Triage questions and issues with individual cases and seek technical assistance from Clinic attorneys where needed
  • Support pro bono relationships between law firms, companies, members of the private bar, and the Clinic
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications/Skills:

  • J.D. required
  • 2+ years’ experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers highly preferred
  • Previous experience in social service or legal aid field highly preferred
  • Excellent oral/written communication, organization, and research skills are required.
  • A demonstrated team player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. Health insurance and 401(k) provided.

Interested candidates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org

Non-Discrimination Policy

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) non-discrimination policy applies to all employees, prospective employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors. NSLAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.