The Christian Legal Aid of the District of Columbia (“CLADC”) is always looking for more partners and attorney volunteers. We seek people who share our mission of addressing the enormous paradox that exists in our city: DC has the highest attorney per capita ratio in the country with immense legal resources, yet there remains some of the greatest need for legal services from among Washington D.C.’s poor and homeless. With such clear supply and demand, who is stepping up to bridge the gap? CLADC asks the Christian legal community of DC: can’t we do better?
There are several ways you can partner with CLADC and help us further our mission. If you are not already volunteering for CLADC, we invite you to come use your gifts. Those with a legal background (attorneys, paralegals, law students) can help advise clients at our clinics under the supervision of a DC-barred attorney. Even if you do not have a legal background or any prior legal experience working with the poor and homeless, we can still use your help in a variety of ways. You simply need a heart to serve others with a desire to see tangible, effective results.
We look forward to hearing from you. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
And to support CLADC financially, please click here. We are currently fundraising to hire a new executive director.
Christian Legal Aid of the District of Columbia (“CLADC”) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next stage of growth to further its mission. CLADC is a Christ-focused nonprofit organization that operates three volunteer-based legal aid clinics providing free or low-cost legal services to low-income and homeless residents of Washington, D.C. With a committed Board of Directors, an established core of volunteers and new office space, CLADC is well positioned to multiply its legal services across the city. The successful candidate must share CLADC’s vision to thoughtfully and effectively connect the immense resources of the D.C. legal community with the great need for legal services among D.C.’s poorest residents in the name of Christ.
- Reports directly to: CLADC Board of Directors (“Board”)
- Location: Washington, D.C., with brand new, dedicated office space at the Central Union Mission’s new location at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW (walking distance from Union Station)
- Salary and Benefits: Competitive; subject to negotiation
- Full-Time/Part-Time: Initially part-time (anticipated for the first six months), with the opportunity to grow to full-time (depending on meeting certain fundraising goals)
- Begins: May 1, 2014
- Oversee all day-to-day operations of the organization, including three monthly legal aid clinics; supervise volunteer clinic directors;
- Develop an ambitious, yet realistic plan to expand the number of existing clinic offerings and, as appropriate, create new clinic sites;
- Take primary responsibility for fundraising (with assistance from the Board and other committed volunteers), including developing and managing a fundraising campaign targeted at law firms, individuals and churches, among other groups;
- Recruit volunteers within and outside of the legal profession to help with legal aid clinics, fundraising and other key initiatives of CLADC;
- Speak at law firms, area law schools and local churches to promote the mission of Christian legal aid;
- Foster strategic relationships with government agencies, other nonprofit organizations, businesses and churches;
- Apply skills and tools from the for-profit sector to increase CLADC’s social impact;
- Create legal resources such as brochures and trainings for CLADC volunteers and clients; and
- Attend meetings of and work with the Board.
- Mature believer in Jesus Christ living in repentance and faith;
- J.D. or equivalent from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic credentials;
- Active license to practice law in the District of Columbia;
- At least 5 years of experience, preferably with some experience in a for-profit setting;
- Passion for working with DC’s poor and homeless community;
- Entrepreneurial, innovative and creative, decisive and strategic, yet able to adapt to changing circumstances;
- Personable, energetic, self-motivated, able to relate to a variety of personalities;
- Strong oral and written communication skills; and
- Attention to detail.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume with “Executive Director Application” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During its last Board meeting, CLADC wished outgoing member James Quinn farewell as he and his family are moving to California. James has been a dedicated Board member and volunteer at the APPA legal aid clinic site.