VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT (VLP)
The Erie County
Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (VLP) is seeking qualified
applicants for a newly created position of Deputy Director. VLP has undergone recent expansion and now
has a staff of over 40 split between our Buffalo and Batavia offices.
VLP is a mixed
model civil legal services program providing both pro bono coordination and
direct representation by our staff. The
Buffalo office handles a wide variety of civil legal services, with a focus on
involving pro bono lawyers in the delivery of our services. The Batavia office currently handles only
immigration law work.
Director will work primarily out of the Buffalo office and will assist the
Executive Director with the overall management of VLP. This includes securing funding; managing
grants; reporting to funders; managing the budget; managing staff; handling
personnel matters; and interfacing with the legal community, the public, and
candidate will have 10 or more years in a civil legal services, prior
management experience, marketing/social media experience, and be able to work
both collaboratively and independently.
The person must be admitted to practice in New York and have the ability
to work with complex budgets.
are strong organizational skills; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow
staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo
office and the Batavia office (a driver's license is required); strong oral and
written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking
direction and operating as part of a team; the ability to juggle many tasks
efficiently; and the flexibility to handle any other tasks which they may be
called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.
Please send a
resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications.
Include contact information for 3 references and send your materials to: Robert
M. Elardo, Executive Director/CEO, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org There is an immediate need. Please apply July 17, 2018.
on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com
VLP is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency
with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, long term
disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work
atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.