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 Development Associate and a Staff Attorney for our Housing Law Practice. See below for details.

 

Development Associate

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.

The Development Associate will be a critical part of our fundraising team and will also partially support our Client Services operations. The position has the following main responsibilities:
• Coordinate fundraising events, including logistics, administrative support, and reporting
• Draft and coordinate submissions of monthly financial reports to grant funders
• Research foundation, corporate, and government grant opportunities
• Develop templates for grants, and craft new language to update current proposals
• Manage grant submissions calendar
• Draft and submit new grant opportunities
• Support Client Services operations by responding to callers and NSLAC clients contacting the Clinic
• Interview applicants by phone to determine client eligibility for services
• Manage the case management database
• Connect eligible applicants to the Clinic attorneys 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
• 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: 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

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Staff Attorney, Housing Law Practice

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.

The Staff Attorney for the Housing Law Practice will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:
• Provide direct representation to low-income tenants in housing cases including evictions, terminations from subsidized housing, lease disputes, illegal lockouts, and return of security deposits;
• Cover cases at the Skokie, Rolling Meadows, and Waukegan courthouses;
• Assist with off-site clinics in the community;
• Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and workshops for low-income tenants on housing law related topics;
• Collaborate with the Domestic Violence Law Practice and Immigration Law Practice teams ensuring a holistic approach to client matters;
• Co-counsel and assist pro bono attorneys in housing legal matters;
• Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure NSLAC team’s success.

Qualifications/Skills:
• J.D. degree required;
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required;
• Understanding of the NSLAC’s public interest law/nonprofit mission;
• 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

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

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.