Job Opportunities

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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

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & GRANTS MANAGER– Daytona Beach

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Resource Development & Grants Manager for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm located in Daytona Beach.  The Resource Development Manager will join an entrepreneurial Resource Development team. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is the largest provider of free legal aid for low to moderate income residents in Central Florida.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for grant portfolio; maintains grant reporting and proposal writing for institutional funders
  • Assists in the coordination, administration and management of grant-funded projects, including preparation of various statistical, financial or client demographic reports required by funders
  • Researches and prepares new institutional funding proposals and applications
  • Researches and develop foundation proposals, ensuring that proposals, budgets, outcomes/deliverables, plans and other proposal elements are well-written, compelling and consistent with the strategic direction and funding needs of CLSMF
  • Assists in the review of grant conditions and local, state and federal laws related to non-LSC grant funding requirement and in ensuring CLSMF compliance

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of non-profit principles, including grant writing, foundation solicitation, and program implementation
  • Ability to conduct research on grant and foundation funding opportunities.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills required. Must be able to write at graduate level
  • Interpersonal relations, team player attitude, personal integrity, strong work ethic, non-profit orientation, ability to learn quickly, flexibility, positive attitude and high energy required
  • A minimum of three years of experience in resource development and grants management activities in an entrepreneurial non-profit environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Graduate degree and/or Juris Doctorate preferred
  • Must have valid FL Driver’s License
PUBLIC BENEFITS/VETERANS BENEFITS STAFF  ATTORNEY– Orlando

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Public Benefits/Veterans Benefits Attorney for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm located in Orlando.  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is the largest provider of free legal services to eligible clients in 12 Central Florida counties.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans with legal issues primarily focusing on VA disability benefits and discharge upgrades. Occasional work in other areas of law  including other areas in public benefits may be required.
  • Provide direct representation to low-income non-veterans in a variety of Public Benefits issues such as: Social Security Disability cessations, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment compensation.
  • Conduct outreach to and collaborate with veterans’ organization including VA facilities, Vet Centers for combat veterans, homeless shelters, veterans courts, and Stand Downs for homeless veterans.
  • Travel and occasional weekend work (for veterans events) is required.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida or obtain admission to FL Bar within 6 months.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience with Veteran’s Affairs or an agency of the Department of Defense preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload.
  • Previous experience working with low-income and homeless clients, veterans and/or military families preferred.
  • Must have valid FL Driver’s License.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SPECIALIST (ORLANDO)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking an Employee Relations Specialist for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm. The law firm operates eight offices that serve twelve counties in the Central Florida area. The office location for this position will be in Orlando with expected day trips to the other seven offices in the central Florida area as needed.

The Employee Relations Specialists reports to the Director of Operations and works with the Human Resources Coordinator. The primary functions of the role are to handle employee relations issues including labor union matters which comprise actively participating in the collective bargaining process and handling grievances; manage general personnel training including development and execution of training; and conducting all recruitment. The Employee Relations Specialist will also work with the Director of Operations and Human Resources Generalist to write and revise personnel policies and procedures as needed. This role works closely with all levels of the organization and therefore the candidate must excel at forming great working relationships and garnering trust.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package including: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more. Send cover letter, resume and references to: jeffh@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762.

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

Job Requirements:

  • Five to Seven years of experience in Human Resources
  • Proficient with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel, or other acceptable word processing and spreadsheet software in addition to office equipment such as copiers, scanners, etc.
  • Professional attitude, courteous manner
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Must be confident at presenting information and/or training to groups
  • Must be able to perform duties or attend meetings and/or other functions at various locations throughout service area. Occasional out of area travel and overnight stays may be required
  • Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Must be bondable
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license
  • PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification preferred, non-profit experience preferred, management or supervisory experience preferred
BI-LINGUAL RECEPTIONIST (KISSIMMEE)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Bilingual Receptionist for its Kissimmee, FL office. This is a full-time, forty-hour per week position.

Will greet clients and answer high volume of telephone calls for fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm. Conducts brief initial client intake interview, determines financial eligibility, and completes intakes for referrals to appropriate staff.  Prepares documents as directed. Typing and other general clerical duties including incoming and outgoing mail, ordering office supplies, processing client documents and maintaining supplies of forms and brochures.

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 cover letter, resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762. Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

Experience:

  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) required
  • Law firm experience (2 years) or Legal Studies Education
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook
  • Must be well organized and have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent phone manner and professional attitude
  • Commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income clients
HELPLINE MANAGING ATTORNEY – SANFORD, FL

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., is seeking a Helpline Attorney Manager to manage our new advice and brief services helpline located in Sanford, Florida.

Responsibilities

This position would be responsible for managing attorneys, support staff, as well as be responsible for grantor compliance, employee training, in addition to working with clients.
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. For more information about our organization, please visit our website: www.clsmf.org. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample and references to: careers@clsmf.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements

Successful candidates will posses the following qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess Florida Bar membership and be in good standing with the Florida Bar.
  • No prior experience in any particular area of the law is required, however a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in one area of civil law is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of prior management experience, preferably in a law firm setting, is required.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver license.
HELPLINE ATTORNEY/HOUSING LAW / FAMILY LAW / PUBLIC BENEFITS / ELDER LAW / CONSUMER LAW – SANFORD, FL

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., is seeking 5-10 part time Helpline Attorneys, in various areas of civil law to provide advice and brief services to clients throughout Central Florida for up to 25 hours per week. This position would work out of our Sanford, FL office. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: careers@clsmf.org. Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements

Successful candidates will posses the following qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess Florida Bar membership and be in good standing with the Florida Bar.
  • No prior experience in any particular area of the law is required, however experience in one or more of the following areas of law is preferred: Housing, Family, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Consumer Law.
  • The ability to speak multiple languages including Spanish is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
PARALEGAL (OCALA, FL)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Paralegal for its fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm located in Ocala, FL.  A minimum of three years of experience working in a law firm as a paralegal is required, five years of experience is preferred.

Paralegal tasks to be completed include making and following-up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance.  Drafting process and executing appropriate affidavits of service; drafting witness subpoenas and other papers, as requested; filing legal papers with appropriate courts.  Represents clients at administrative hearings within the guidelines governing advocacy by non-attorneys. All while maintaining accurate, complete, well-organized case/project records and files.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package including:  free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more. Salary range is Mid to High 30’s. Send cover letter, resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762.

 Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

Job Requirements:  

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Bondable
  • Paralegal certification is preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience as Paralegal
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and the use of office machines and equipment
  • Proficient with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel or other acceptable word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents
  • Professional attitude, courteous manner with the public
  • Attention to detail
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Perform duties at various locations throughout service area
  • Must be able to attend meetings and/or other functions at various locations throughout service area.  Occasional travel within the 12 county service area.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license