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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

 

Fair Housing Testing Coordinator/Advocate – Orlando

Description

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator/Advocate for its Orlando office.  The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FHIP grants.  The program provides education and outreach to a 12 county service area in Central Florida and investigates alleged housing discrimination in an effort to combat and diminish housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Duration of this position is dependent on grant funding availability.

The Fair Housing Testing Coordinator/Advocate will be directly supervised by the Fair Housing Program Manager.  The testing coordinator/advocate is directly responsible for our testing program, attends community outreach events, and conducts educational workshops on housing discrimination.  A qualified candidate will possess strong public speaking skills and be available to work weekends and/or evenings when necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Administer rental, lending, and other Fair Housing tests.
  • Recruit and train new testers.
  • Develop testing strategy and select appropriate testers for each test.
  • Employ various methods to assist in determining where to conduct tests including scouting and research.
  • Make tests assignments, provide appropriate and thorough instructions for each test, and review them with the testers.
  • Provide clear and accurate directions for testers when necessary, utilizing maps or other sources for information.
  • Analyze tests reports, debriefing notes, and other information to determine whether there is evidence of illegal housing discrimination and, if so, assessing its severity.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records on all testing activity.
  • Conduct systemic investigations and prepare market analyses.
  • Develop Fair Housing presentations and training materials.
  • Present Fair Housing educational workshops/outreach.
  • Distribute Fair Housing materials throughout the 12 county service area.
  • Cultivate relationships with community partners for client referrals and to identify opportunities for community involvement.
  • Assist in investigating Fair Housing violations and preparing complaints.

Qualifications

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Bilingual preferred but not required.
  3. Must be able to work independently and collaborate with a team.
  4. Must be able to meet strict deadlines.
  5. Must be proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  6. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  7. Must be able to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.
  8. Successful candidate will have knowledge of Fair Housing rules, regulations, and laws.

Community Legal Services of Mid Florida offers an excellent benefits package: competitive salary, free health, dental, disability, and life insurance, and more.  Send resume, cover letter, and references to careers@clsmf.org or fax to (386)323-5762. Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

 

Fair Housing Advocate/Assistant – Orlando

Description

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Advocate/Assistant for its Orlando office.  The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FHIP grants.  The program provides education and outreach to a 12 county service area in Central Florida and investigates alleged housing discrimination in an effort to combat and diminish housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Duration of this position is dependent on grant funding availability.

The Fair Housing Advocate/Assistant will be directly supervised by the Fair Housing Program Manager.  The advocate/assistant will attend community outreach events and conduct educational workshops on housing discrimination.  A qualified candidate will possess strong public speaking skills and be available to work weekends and/or evenings when necessary.  The advocate will also be responsible for assisting with case file management and client interaction.

Responsibilities

  • Develop Fair Housing presentations and training materials.
  • Conduct Fair Housing educational workshops/outreach.
  • Distribute Fair Housing materials throughout the 12 county service area.
  • Cultivate relationships with community partners for client referrals and to identify opportunities for community involvement.
  • Conduct intakes, set-up physical files, and enter data into case management system.
  • Maintain case files, case logs, and calendars.
  • Set-up testing files.
  • Assist with quarterly and annually reporting to HUD.
  • Translate and interpret as needed (Spanish).
  • Provide other administrative and general clerical support.
  • May perform duties of higher or lower classified positions, as needed.

Qualifications

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Bilingual required (Spanish).
  3. Must be able to work independently and collaborate with a team.
  4. Must be able to meet strict deadlines.
  5. Must be proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  6. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  7. Must be able to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.
  8. Successful candidate will have knowledge of Fair Housing rules, regulations, and laws.

Community Legal Services of Mid Florida offers an excellent benefits package: competitive salary, free health, dental, disability, and life insurance, and more.  Send resume, cover letter, and references to careers@clsmf.org or fax to (386)323-5762. Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)