Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. We are currently seeking a Domestic Violence Law Practice Community Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA and Development Associate. Find more information on these opportunities below.

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 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities. NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Community Outreach, Domestic Violence Law Practice (AmeriCorps VISTA Program)

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 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities.

The AmeriCorps Vista serving at the Clinic will be working with our Domestic Violence Law Practice to enhance the cooperation between legal and medical/healthcare communities in the realm of domestic violence, and to expand the public’s understanding of necessary resources for domestic violence survivors.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a one-year full-time service program engaging people who want to work on improving local communities. Historically, the VISTA position at NSLAC has been a perfect fit for mission-driven college graduates who want to get practical experience in a nonprofit legal aid environment before going to graduate school or entering job market. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA requirements and benefits, please visit https://www.americorps.gov/.

The VISTA member placed with NSLAC will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate community outreach efforts designed to increase awareness of legal services, so that greater numbers of people facing poverty in Lake and Cook counties are empowered to resolve issues impacting their health and economic security.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop outreach materials designed to enhance the public’s understanding of domestic violence and legal services available to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Cooperate with team members to identify appropriate community outreach strategies; develop and finalize the outreach plan.
  • Coordinate outreach presentations designed to enhance the public’s understanding of domestic violence and legal services available to survivors of domestic violence and track all current community partnerships and community outreach events attended.
  • Develop a guide for future project staff and volunteers containing descriptions of any challenges that were encountered in the process of coordinating outreach efforts and include recommended strategies to resolve the challenges.
  • Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure community outreach project success.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others.
  • Interest in community-based work at the intersection of law and health.
  • Fluency in Spanish (or another second language) preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment.

Interested candidates should submit their resume with the cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Development Associate

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality free 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 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities.

The Development Associate will be a critical part of our philanthropy team. The position has the following main responsibilities:

  • Research foundation, corporate, and government grant opportunities
  • Draft and submit applications for funding
  • Manage grant submissions calendar
  • Draft and coordinate submissions of monthly financial reports to grant funders
  • Develop templates for grants, and craft new language to update current proposals
  • Assist in case development and campaign planning
  • Assist in organization and entry of donor CRM
  • Assist donor stewardship and retention activities
  • Support fundraising events, including logistics, administrative support, and reporting
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great opportunity for an entry-level self-starter to grow within the organization and the fundraising field

Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 per year depending on experience. Flexible work schedule. 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

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

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.