Pro Bono and Communications Coordinator
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|Organization:||East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) |
|Deadline:||Jun 17, 2012|
|The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. As UC Berkeley Law School's community-based legal services clinic, EBCLC is currently the largest provider of legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay. EBCLC has six practice areas: Clean Slate, Community Economic Development, Health and Welfare, Housing, Immigration, and the Neighborhood Justice Clinic.|
The Pro Bono and Communications Coordinator will work closely with EBCLC’s Director of Development & Planning and other members of the Development Team to support fund raising for a $3 million annual budget. The position will focus specifically on working with EBCLC staff to develop and maintain EBCLC’s pro bono relationships with law firms and individual attorneys in our communities. The position will also coordinate all aspects of EBCLC’s public communications, including print, electronic, and social media, communiqués to individual donors, and relationships with EBCLC alumni/ae. As a member of the Development team, the Coordinator will also contribute to other development work, including database maintenance, direct mail campaigns, prospect research, and special events. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to non-profit organizations and social justice, and a willingness to learn by doing.
Manage EBCLC’s pro bono relationships:
Work with EBCLC Practice Directors to determine how best to employ pro bono assistance in their work plans.
Communicate with pro bono coordinators at law firms to recruit attorneys to staff EBCLC’s projects.
Track attorney participation in pro bono projects and assist in recognition efforts.
Develop and coordinate EBCLC’s communications plan:
Establish relationships with print and electronic media outlets, and regularly write, solicit, edit, and distribute stories and updates regarding EBCLC’s activities.
Manage EBCLC’s connection to social media, including overseeing an EBCLC blog.
Coordinate the writing and distribution of snail mail and email communications to individual donors, including a quarterly eNewsletter.
Arrange training for all EBCLC staff members on media relations.
Create and implement a plan for increased connectedness to EBCLC’s “alums” – the 1,200+ people who have completed a clinical internship at EBCLC since 1988.
Assist the Development Team with all or some of the following activities:
Soliciting charitable contributions from individuals and law firms through a regular calendar of mailings.
Researching new prospects for institutional and individual support.
Producing special events for the purpose of raising funds and increasing public awareness of the work of the organization, especially events focused on honoring pro bono volunteers and reaching out to EBCLC alums.
Maintaining database used for tracking and recognizing all donations and prospects for charitable giving.
Maintaining up-to-date paper and electronic files on all aspects of development activities.
Participate in other aspects of EBCLC’s operations as required by supervisor.
College degree required. Post-college experience in nonprofit organizations strongly preferred.
Excellent oral and written communications skills; experience in public speaking a plus.
Strong attention to detail and demonstrated organizational abilities.
Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Past media and communications work a plus. Familiarity with social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., essential.
Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and Internet research software.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, people in crisis, low-income people, people of color, law students, attorneys, and service providers.
Background in non-profit, community-based fundraising and familiarity with foundations and corporate grants desirable.
How to Apply:
Submit applications no later than June 17, 2012 as follows: by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail to East Bay Community Law Center, 2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703; or by fax to (510) 548-2566. Applications should include a brief cover letter, resume and three references.
EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, sexual minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
|Contact:||Pro Bono and Communications Coordinator|
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