Michigan Advocacy Program - Pro Bono Administrator - Ypsilanti office

Date Posted: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

POSITION: Michigan Advocacy Program is seeking a Pro Bono Administrator to assist with the planning and launch of MAP’s new pro bono program. Until our offices fully re-open, the Pro Bono Administrator will be working remotely. Once our offices fully re-open, the Pro Bono Administrator will ideally work out of our Ypsilanti office. This is a two-year grant-funded position with the possibility of conversion to a permanent staff position.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) is founded on the belief that equal justice is a right, not a privilege. Our programs strive to break the justice barriers in our country by providing free, high-quality legal services to individuals and families regardless of their income or other life circumstances. MAP has provided civil legal aid for those unable to afford an attorney for more than 50 years. Today, MAP’s Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) has five legal aid offices in south and central Michigan serving 13 counties. LSSCM helps individuals and families achieve safety, stability, and economic security by providing free civil legal services with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence and elder abuse prevention, and assistance in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs. In addition to LSSCM, MAP manages six statewide programs serving immigrant communities (Michigan Immigrant Rights Center), vulnerable older adults (Michigan Elder Justice Initiative), victims of domestic violence and elder abuse (Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program), migrant and seasonal farmworkers (Farmworker Legal Services), and providing access to legal information to self-represented litigants (Michigan Legal Help Program). MAP has a staff of about 150 people in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Monroe, and Ypsilanti. Visit lsscm.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Pro Bono Administrator’s responsibilities will include . . .

  • Providing administrative support for the Pro Bono Manager
  • Tracking, reporting on, and analyzing pro bono data
  • Coordinating grant reports
  • Researching pro bono best practices
  • Developing survey and evaluation tools
  • Developing pro bono brochures and training materials
  • Communicating with private attorneys and large firms
  • Training local office staff in pro bono reporting and data tracking
  • Drafting pro bono procedures and policy manuals

QUALIFICATIONS: The Pro Bono Administrator will have a strong data and technology background and preferably have experience with a case management system (CMS). This position will involve significant data collection, manipulation, and analysis. The Administrator will also have strong attention to detail and be an effective writer and communicator. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals and underserved populations. No prior legal experience required, though it is preferred.

BENEFITS: Salary is $40,000 and includes excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@lsscm.org with “Pro Bono Administrator” in the subject line. Applications received by 10/21/20 will receive priority.

The Michigan Advocacy Program is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.