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Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child, a senior, a veteran? Do you want to help a victim of domestic violence feel safe again? Do you want to help a family put food on the table? Join our team of dedicated attorneys and advocates who make a difference in the lives of thousands of people every year!

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) was named by the NonProfit Times 2015 as a Top 50 Best NonProfit Companies to Work For and Florida’s Best Companies to Work For 2012  and Florida’s Best Companies to Work for 2013.

CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, a great working environment, and the chance to improve the lives of people in our community.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

Director of Development and Communications – Orlando/Daytona

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a motivated, mission driven individual for the position of Director of Development and Communications. As the primary provider of legal services to citizens in Central Florida, regardless of their ability to pay, CLSMF must grow its funding to support current service levels, but with the ambition of also expanding its services.

The position provides the Director with a unique opportunity to build a development program and drive the mass communications strategy forward. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the ambition, creativity, and drive to shape an effective program that will grow the revenue necessary to support the important work of CLSMF.

Specific job requirements include:

  • Leading the strategy with the development team in securing and renewing institutional and foundation funding;
  • Working with the current pool of donors, board members, and others to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors in a manner that builds long-term relationships and grows support from individuals and organizations such as law firms;
  • Implementing a comprehensive development plan that includes an aggressive Annual Fund, along with developing major and planned gifts;
  • Setting appointments for board members and the Executive Director with foundation officers, individual donors and prospects and preparing materials for these meetings;
  • Working with the development staff and Board to manage the law firm giving campaign;
  • Researching individual donor prospects and their capability to give; providing the Director and Board members with necessary background and materials for personal solicitations to prospective supporters;
  • Serving as the Board liaison and managing Board members’ fundraising commitments;
  • Strengthening and maintaining existing databases related to development;
  • Managing postal and electronic appeals to donors and prospects;
  • Managing external communications with the communications team, including website, social media, newsletters, press releases and media advisories, and media relations;
  • Leveraging strategic use of traditional press vehicles and online tools, developing press opportunities and speaking engagements, developing and leading a proactive media plan designed to heighten the organization’s visibility
  • Managing a media relations and media contacts database, serving as press contact for organization;
  • Implementing special events and events to raise awareness;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • At least five to seven years of experience in fundraising/development/communications for a non-profit organization;
  • A strong commitment to CLSMF’s mission;
  • Must be able to travel 25%-30% within our Central Florida service area;
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives as well as support existing consensus strategies;
  • Creative and thoughtful on new trends in fundraising and communications;
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output;
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a clear, structured, articulate and persuasive manner;
  • Excellent oral communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Comfortable and creative with the use of social media to promote the organization’s activities and accomplishments;
  • Ability to set goals and meet them, while working under pressure with ease;
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, as well as previous donor database experience, is required;
  • Strong attention to detail; excellent organizational and administrative skills;
  • Able to lead a team in developing their goals and supporting them to achieve those goals;
  • Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented.

This is a full time position. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more.  Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: (386) 323-5762.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Legal Assistant – Daytona Beach

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Legal Assistant for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Daytona Beach. Must be familiar with housing & landlord/tenant law. Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs typing and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery and perform detailed research. Must have the ability to speak with local government officials. Competitive annual salary depending on experience. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more.  Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: (386) 323-5762.

Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

 Job Requirements:

  • Law firm experience (6-8 years)
  • Background in housing & landlord/tenant law preferred
  • High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education preferred
  • Excellent phone manner and professional attitude
  • Must be well organized and have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook
  • Commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income clients
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred

Base Pay: Mid 30’s Depending on Experience

 

Family Law Legal Assistant – Daytona Beach

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Legal Assistant for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Daytona Beach. Some experience in family law preferred. Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs typing and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery and perform detailed research. Conducts telephonic or in person intakes with clients, meets with clients, and performs other specialized projects for the Unit as they arise. Must also have the ability to speak with local government officials. Competitive annual salary in the mid 30’s depending on experience. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more.  Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: (386) 323-5762.  Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

 Job Requirements:

  • Law firm experience (6-8 years)
  • Background in family law preferred
  • High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education preferred
  • Excellent phone manner and professional attitude
  • Must be well organized and have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook
  • Commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income clients
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred

 

Intake Assistant & Investigator – Daytona Beach

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking an Intake Assistant & Investigator for its Daytona Beach, FL office.

Responsibilities:

Will conduct domestic violence intakes, intakes referred to CLSMF from area shelters, and other intakes as needed. The family law intakes will initially cover Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, and Osceola counties. Other counties may be added. Will conduct client intakes, perform fact gathering interviews, gather documents from clients and third parties, pull dockets, check criminal histories of clients and adverse parties, and investigate other matters as needed. Will also occasionally assist with drafting and filing notices and pleadings as well as perform Westlaw research.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more. Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: (386) 323-5762.  Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

Requirements:

Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills and phone manner.
  • Ability to conduct data entry with correct grammar and sentence structure.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office including Outlook.
  • Must have compassion and the ability to help others.
  • Must have a professional demeanor and be comfortable dealing with the public.