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  • Full Time
  • Illinois
  • Salary: $86,000+ with license (Depending on experience)
  • Organization Type: Other

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid seeks a Pro Bono Manager for its Administrative Office. This is a new position. Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to providing justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve.

Land of Lincoln seeks a proactive individual to step into the role of Pro Bono Manager for its expansive program. With multiple regional and satellite offices, as well as a dedicated team of over 140 legal professionals, Land of Lincoln aims to revamp its pro bono program. The ideal candidate will be responsible for working with regional offices and recruiting a diverse group of volunteers, offering thorough training and ongoing support, and creating innovative opportunities for involvement beyond typical case work. This position presents a one-of-a-kind chance to revolutionize a pro bono program and make a meaningful impact in the community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Provide leadership and support to develop, implement, and manage volunteer programs

·         Design and implement systems for recruiting and retaining volunteers

·         Build and maintain external relationships with pro bono stakeholders

·         Collaborate with regional office staff to create and support local pro bono initiatives

·         Develop a comprehensive pro bono training program


·         Admission to Illinois Bar or eligible for reciprocity

·         Previous legal aid and/or pro bono experience

·         Strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

·         Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills

·         Ability to supervise law students, support staff, and volunteers

·         Highly motivated and demonstrably able to work independently as well as part of a team

·         Commitment to social and racial justice

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

·         Applicants must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance

Compensation:  $86,000+ with license (depending on experience). Excellent insurance and retirement benefits; excellent leave benefits. Land of Lincoln is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and is an eligible employer for the public service loan forgiveness program.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Clarissa Gaff, Executive Director, c/o:

Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non-conforming applicants.