DC Volunteer Lawyers Project seeks Legal Program and Grants Compliance Assistant - $36k to $40k
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to create, support and utilize a network of volunteer lawyers to provide high-quality, pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia who are domestic violence victims, at-risk children, or have other urgent family law needs. DCVLP attorneys represent domestic violence victims in civil protection order, divorce, custody and child support cases, and serve as Guardians ad litem for at-risk children in disputed custody cases. In addition, DCVLP operates a weekly walk-in clinic for domestic violence survivors in Southwest DC and two Family Legal Clinics: one in Southeast DC at a family collaborative and one in Northeast DC at Children’s National Medical Center. In the Fall of 2019, DCVLP is opening a new court-based Domestic Violence Clinic at DC Superior Court.
The Legal Program and Grants Compliance Assistant plays an integral role in the functioning of the organization since responsibilities touch all aspects of our work. With an increase in grant funding, the organization’s needs for support with grants compliance are increasing drastically. We seek a detail-oriented, motivated, and highly-organized person to work in conjunction with our team. Experience with data entry is essential to this position. Attention to detail, while combining accuracy with efficiency, characterize the most qualified applicants. This is a unique entry-level opportunity to work with a dedicated team, gain vital experience at a legal services non-profit, and help increase access to justice for under-served, low-income individuals in domestic violence and other family law cases.