Overview: Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 133 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
Basic Function: Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA), the Institutional Advancement Associate supports the DIA and other individuals engaged in LSC’s development efforts by providing research, event planning, and project administrative support. Requires some travel and willingness to work nights and weekends as necessary during high volume periods. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts research on donor prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, to support LSC initiatives and projects. Makes recommendations about appropriate contacts or visits for development staff, executive office and board members.
Actively maintains Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM) of donor and prospect records to ensure that all information and research is kept current.
Manages private grants using project tracking tools and coordinates with staff and management on meeting deadlines for all grant deliverables. Reviews invoices for privately funded projects to ensure compliance with grant budget. Coordinates with the Office of Finance and Administrative Services (OFAS) on proper tracking grants in financial system and payroll system. Drafts and submits reports to funders as grant cycles close.
Assists DIA in coordinating activities and reports for the Institutional Advancement Committee (IAC) and the LSC Board of Directors, including but not limited to: scheduling and arranging the logistics (e.g., securing conference lines and call-in information) for telephonic meetings; drafting agendas and materials; and staffing events.
Works with DIA and LSC staff to draft and edit fund development materials, including, without limitation, letters of inquiry, letters of intent, concept papers, proposals, stewardship reports, donor letters, donor reports, and LSC web content.
Drafts a variety of reports using information from the CRM.
Provide administrative project management support for privately funded initiatives as needed.
Assists with event management for conferences and convenings, including managing invite lists, response lists, event logistics, and sponsorship enlistment. Secures and reports on all Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC) sponsors and exhibitors.
Organizes tasks and calendars to ensure compliance with deadlines and required actions.
Processes donor acknowledgements and correspondence to ensure timely recognition of gifts and pledges.
Participates in the formulation and execution of fundraising strategy for major events and specific projects, including maintaining all state solicitation registrations in accordance with specific state requirements.
Assists DIA in coordinating activities and communications with LSC’s Leaders Council. Conducts research on prospective Leaders Council members and prepares documents for board approval.
Maintains electronic and paper files in organized filing and record-keeping systems to ensure accuracy, completeness, and ready-access to at all times.
Partners with Board Chair on legacy and other special projects.
Assists with the recruitment and hiring of an office intern; manages intern’s work and provides general supervision.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Highly dependable; excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to draft good, clear correspondence and documentation for multiple audiences and ability to make effective oral presentations; exercises good judgment; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; ability to maintain data in a confidential and sensitive manner; must demonstrate initiative and be an effective problem-solver; ability to systematically organize and catalogue large volume of data and information and synthesize information to meet multiple needs; adaptable and able to adjust to shifting and changing priorities and tight deadlines; strong and effective organizational and time management skills; strong attention to detail; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in work; timely project management; excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and working styles; works well independently and as a team member.
A bachelor’s degree with one (1) to three (3) years of experience in fundraising or development at a non-profit. Excellent research skills. Must have experience with donor database management, able to use a CRM, and be skilled in their use for reporting and retrieving donor information, tracking donor activity and creating reports. Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with grant writing and grant management. [Experience with Salesforce for Nonprofits desired.]
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary range: $60,813 - $68,496
LSC has a competitive market-based salary structure that establishes a specific salary range for this position. The salary range has eight pay levels separated by seven steps. An employee must wait two years to advance in Steps 1 through 4. New hires begin at Step 1.
Excellent benefits package.
Submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly on our website at: www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/careers
Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.
Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 900 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance. LSC curre...ntly has approximately 125 employees, all at a single location in Washington, DC. Approximately 70 positions are represented by Local 135 of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).