Employment Opportunities

Making a difference

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, and encourage qualified applicants to review our job postings and apply for a specific opening.

You can be proud to work at CLSMF. For more than 50 years, CLSMF’s programs, services, and people continue to embrace our Statewide community with care. Our extensive range of legal and advocacy services also means rewarding opportunities to advance in a fulfilling career with a team of dynamic professionals.

We offer competitive salaries, a supportive work environment, and an exceptional benefit package for eligible positions, including:

  • A selection of medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits.
  • Tax-deferred annuity (403b) plan, with CLSMF funded contributions to the plan.
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and other paid time off for vacation, personal, or floating holidays to honor the needs of our diverse employees, and approximately 14 scheduled paid holidays per year.

CLSMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We value a diverse workforce and the promotion of inclusive culture at all levels

CLSMF does not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment from all qualified individuals on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, disability, socio-economic position, religion, political belief, protected genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal or State law.

Internships, Externships, and Volunteer

Are you a law student or pre-law student looking for an internship/externship?  Maybe a paralegal wanting to obtain legal experience while giving back?  Find out more about our Volunteer Involvement Program (V.I.P.).

Volunteer Lawyers Project

Are you an attorney looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities. Learn more about how you can make a difference by doing pro bono legal work through CLSMF.
 

COMPLETE CONFIDENCE will be maintained as you submit your resume to [email protected].

We are fortunate to receive a considerable number of applications from highly qualified individuals, and will only contact those candidates who best match the position requirements to begin the interview process.


CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Seeks a CEO

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) seeks a CEO to lead its work to provide civil legal aid to low-income people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families in Central Florida. CLSMF is a full-service nonprofit law firm addressing issues related to consumer protection, family law, children and education, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, health and income-related benefits, housing, and veterans’ benefits. The CLSMF mission is “To provide access to justice through high quality legal assistance to low-income persons.” 

CLSMF has approximately 100 staff including lawyers, advocates, and support staff who work in 11 offices serving 12 counties in Central Florida, stretching from coast to coast, including Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. The administrative office is located in Orlando.

High Priority Roles and Responsibilities for the Next CEO:

  • Articulate a clear strategic vision and lead the Board and staff to meet community needs with the implementation of its 2019 – 2023 strategic plan.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of high quality legal assistance to low-income individuals throughout its service area with visionary leadership, communication, and strategic thinking.
  • Serve as CLSMF’s chief spokesperson to the community, media, policy makers, funders, the private bar, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop, communicate effectively with and support a strong and active Board of Directors.
  • Maintain and expand public and private financial resources, with the participation of the Board of Directors, to support program operations and ensure the fiscal strength of CLSMF.
  • Secure the organization’s financial health and stability through sound financial planning and management, operating within the approved budget, and ensuring maximum resource utilization.
  • Oversee the development of pro bono and volunteer resources to support the delivery of client services and program operations.
  • Foster and prioritize a healthy internal culture, strong sense of team and positive staff morale to ensure thoughtful and coordinated execution of program, financial and fundraising strategies, and effective communication across the organization.
  • Lead CLSMF’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Qualifications of the CEO:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of CLSMF.
  • Experience practicing civil poverty law, and deep understanding of and experience serving the low-income community and clients such as those served by CLSMF.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience as a senior leader in a legal services or other nonprofit legal practice; experience as an executive director or direct report to an executive director preferred.
  • Strong budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Demonstrated success working with a Board of Directors to develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan to advance the CLSMF mission and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups including staff, volunteers, donors, the bar, judiciary, legislators, government, community members and clients.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the demonstrated ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector, and a commitment to diversifying CLSMF revenue.
  • A passionate and persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal, public speaking, networking and writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational manager with the ability to coach and inspire staff, lead and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and simultaneously lead multiple projects.
  • Successful compliance with the requirements of funders, and knowledge of the Legal Services Corporation’s regulatory requirements a plus.
  • A commitment to the use of technology to extend services throughout the state.
  • Experience working collegially with a unionized workforce.
  • Personal characteristics including a high level of professionalism, integrity, honesty, self-confidence, strong work ethic, humility and the ability to inspire these characteristics in others.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the CLSMF service area.

Applications:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by January 17, 2020. Please include a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references. 

Materials should be submitted electronically to [email protected] in Microsoft Word or pdf format. CLSMF is assisted in the search by Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 105 Chauncy St., Fl 6, Ste 3, Boston, MA 02111, 508-737-4010, [email protected]  Candidates with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact her.

Salary depends on experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale.  An excellent benefits package includes a selection of medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits; tax-deferred annuity (403b) plan, with CLSMF-funded contributions to the plan; and generous vacation, holiday, and other paid time off.

CLSMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer which values a diverse workforce and the promotion of an inclusive culture at all levels. CLSMF does not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment from all qualified individuals on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, disability, socio-economic position, religion, political belief, protected genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal or State law.

About Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida:

CLSMF lawyers, paralegals and advocates provide free legal aid helping more than 20,000 people in Central Florida each year on issues including consumer protection, family law, children and education, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, health and income-related benefits, housing, and veterans’ benefits.

CLSMF was founded in 1966 as Volusia County Legal Services. With mergers in 2004, CLSMF has become one of the largest nonprofit law firms in Florida, providing civil legal assistance to residents of Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties. With this expansion has come an enhanced vision for CLSMF as a cohesive regional law firm with the capacity to engage in high-impact litigation for the benefit of low-income persons, minorities, veterans, and the elderly in Central Florida.

The primary sources of funding for CLSMF are the Legal Services CorporationThe Florida Bar Foundation, United Way of Marion County, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), individual donors, law firms, businesses and state and local governments.

In 2018, CLSMF increased its workforce by more than 10%, expanded its outreach, opened an office and doubled the staff and resources of its HELPLine. CLSMF conducted on average a community outreach event every four days, handled over 8000 client matters, fielded over 26,000 requests for assistance, closed 800 pro bono cases, and provided resources to the community via the internet over 1000 times.

About the Orlando area:

The Orlando area boasts more than two dozen public and private colleges and universities, including the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Florida A&M University College of Law and Valencia College. The metro area’s exceptional public school systems equip students with 21st-century skills and prepare them to compete in the global marketplace. The school system is comprised of students from more than 200 different countries and reflects Orlando’s cultural diversity. Hispanics and African-Americans make up more than 40 percent of the population. Orlando consistently ranks as one of the top LGTB-friendly communities in the country. Fast-growing Central Florida has a sunny and mild climate allowing for year-round outdoor recreation activities from golf and tennis to water sports and biking. Florida has no income tax.

 

Staff Accountant (Orlando)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Staff Accountant to assist with general accounting functions.  The Staff Accountant implements, monitors, and maintains accounting systems, procedures, and policies. Serving as liaison between the organization, grantors, and auditors, this position ensures the accurate compilation, analysis, and reporting of accounting data. Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Finance or designee, the Staff Accountant assures proper financial information is processed and maintained to support the functional needs of the firm.

 

Responsibilities:

Primary duties include supporting the administration of financial and compliance aspects of grants; ensures effective financial and functional accounting controls are in place; maintains adequate financial records and supporting documentation. Preparation of documents for grant monitoring to include budget to actual, financial performance reports and invoices on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis as needed. Collaboration with grant and other firm staff on grant applications, planning and budgeting. Preparation of semi-monthly payroll to include payroll tax payments, garnishment payments, employee ancillary benefit & 403(b) payments and reconciliation of timekeeping, attendance/absences, FMLA. Preparation and reconciliation of quarterly and annual payroll tax reporting to include 941, 940, state unemployment, W2s. Preparation of schedules for 5500. Preparation of timely and accurate financial and management reports as directed. Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

 

Qualifications:

BA/BS in accounting, business administration or related field. Minimum three to five years of progressive work experience with all elements of in-house accounting. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Successful candidate will have high proficiency in accounting software, and databases. Working knowledge of GAAP in a nonprofit setting is preferred. Performs well in a high demand setting with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a time and content sensitive manner.

Excellent organizational and analytical skills, along with superior and consistent attention to detail with highly polished communication and writing skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Office 365). Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Staff Attorney- Consumer – (Orlando)

 
Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a uniquely qualified professional with three plus years’ experience in legal matters related to consumer law. Reports to and receives general direction from Senior Manager of Public Interest and Consumer Law. The successful candidate will assist in the preparation of reports, grants, presentations, and dashboards. This professional role is a Full-time position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area as Statewide. The Consumer Law Attorney provides direct representation to low-income clients with consumer issues such as debt collection, garnishment, repossession, contracts, consumer scams, small claims courts and debtor harassment in matters pending before State and Federal Court. Establish criteria for identifying consumer legal issues for use in other areas of the firm to include helpline, triage, housing, and family. Establish a network of private bar consumer attorneys to assist with co-counsel, full representation, and pro bono work.

 

Qualifications:

Must be admitted to practice law in Florida in good standing. With a minimum of one-year functional experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters. The successful candidate will have a highly approachable presentation, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a diverse constituency while managing a full caseload. Demonstrate a professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Staff Attorney – Public Benefits/Veterans Benefits (Ocala)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a committed Public Benefits/ Veterans Benefits Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm located in Orlando.  Legal work includes direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans with legal issues primarily focusing on VA disability benefits and discharge upgrade and low-income non-veterans in a variety of Public Benefits issues such as:  Social Security Disability cessations, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment.

 

This community-based role collaborates with veterans’ organizations including VA facilities, Vet Centers for combat veterans, homeless shelters, veterans’ courts, and Stand Downs for homeless veterans.

 

Qualifications:

Must be admitted to practice law in Florida in good standing. Minimum of four years’ functional experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities. Previous experience working with veterans and/or military families preferred. The successful candidate will have a highly approachable presentation, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a diverse constituency while managing a full caseload. Demonstrate a professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

 

Staff Attorney & Self-Help Legal Resources (Orlando)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a uniquely qualified professional with three plus years’ experience in legal matters. Reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Program Officer. This professional role is a full-time position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area.

 

The Staff Attorney &Self-Help Legal Resources develops resources and provides assistance to clients addressing the evolving need for accessible, limited-scope legal services, in areas ranging from bankruptcy, foreclosure, landlord/tenant issues, to DV, family matters, divorce, custody and child support, and probate. Through a combination of development of client and attorney facing resources, client education, legal review of pro se petitions and complaints, and assisting with forms related to employment discrimination, social security disability appeals and any other civil proceedings instituted without an attorney; monitoring dockets of pending civil actions; keeping abreast of changes in the law; compiling statistics and preparing periodic reports to reflect the status and flow of cases; and communicating with firm clients regarding the status of cases.

 

Qualifications:

Admission to practice law in Florida in good standing is required.  A minimum of one year of functional experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters strongly preferred. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills, highly polished presentation skills, and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve, possess highly approachable presentation and superior organizational skills, with the ability to effectively and consistently engage a diverse constituency while managing a full caseload. Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, with proof of current insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

 

Staff Attorney -Family Law (Palatka)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Palatka office.

The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

 

Responsibilities:

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

 

Qualifications:

Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida. Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred. Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment. Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve. Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary and the ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Legal Assistant/Receptionist (Tavares)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a FT Legal Assistant for our fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Tavares.

 

Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs data entry and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery, perform detailed research, schedule depositions, and process issuance of subpoenas. Conducts telephonic or in-person intakes with clients, meets with clients, and performs other specialized projects for the Unit as they arise. Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

 

Qualifications:

High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal track certification strongly preferred. Bilingual (English Spanish; spoken and written fluency) highly preferred. Law firm experience (5+years) with background in family/housing law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus. Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills. Must possess excellent workflow/time management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, LegalServer). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Fair Housing Advocate (Orlando)

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Advocate based in our Orlando-Kissimmee office. 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. The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FHIP grants. Duration of this position is dependent on grant funding availability. The Fair Housing Advocate will be directly supervised by the Fair Housing Program Manager or designee. The advocate is directly responsible for attending community outreach events, and conducts educational workshops on housing discrimination, and possesses polished public presentation skills with the ability to work weekends and/or evenings as business needs require.

Qualifications:

JD/BA/BS with 1-year related post academic experience and knowledge of Fair Housing rules, regulations, and laws. Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred. Must be able to work independently and collaborate with the team in a deadline driven setting. Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad staff and client constituency and experience working with diverse a workforce. Must possess excellent workflow/time management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, Legal Server). Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Manager of Data Analytics (Orlando)

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a dynamic professional responsible for planning, coordinating, and facilitating projects across the firm. The candidate will train and assist staff in the collection, reporting of data, and the development of outcomes. Primary duties include formulating queries and reporting in Legal Server case management system to aid with various grants management and standardized reporting. Provides periodic assessments to senior management on the status of projects concerning their requirements, intended outcomes, community needs and the organization’s strategic plan. Works with unit managers and grant writers to ensure the synchronization of program-specific projects. This position is also responsible for conducting periodic review of client/case data to ensure compliance with LSC regulations and other funder requirements. Utilizing GIS software/methodologies to assess and forecast service, delivery, and efficiency, the successful candidate will assist in the preparation of reports, grants, and presentations.

 

Qualifications:

BA/BS – related certifications desired. Six plus years of progressive experience in a legal or government setting. Must have experience in project planning, project management, and coordinating across cross-functional teams. Must be able to develop solutions to difficult problems that optimize quality assurance and account for competing stakeholder demands. Should be skilled in working with multiple platforms that record project outcomes and increase their effective use. Experience researching demographic data from U.S. Census and other sources preferred. Ability to draft reports in case management system by creating filters to accurately capture case/grant activities. Familiarity with survey tools, information management systems, and advanced knowledge in Excel (set up tables, create pivot tables and charts, build advanced formulas). Experience with Tableau, Power BI, Power Query a plus. Strong understanding of GIS (Geographic Information System) highly preferred. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, along with superior and consistent attention to detail with highly polished communication and writing skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Office 365). Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Resource Development & Grants Manager (Daytona)

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a dynamic professional responsible for identifying funding prospects to increase revenue and resources within the firm. The Resource Development & Grants Manager is responsible for maintaining grant portfolio; grant reporting, and proposal writing for institutional funders. The successful candidate collaborates with the Chief Program Officer and other team members as appropriate to prepare and submit pertinent grant applications based on the guidelines of foundations, trusts, and granting organizations. Research and maintain detailed reports for all past, current, and potential grant opportunities. Coordinates with staff to prepare and gather information for meetings and monitoring visits with funders. Develops relationships with funders and grant administrators; collaborates with community partners in pursuit of cooperative applications for funding reaching out to non-profit partners to secure letters of support. Records and tracks application and reporting deadlines on a central grants calendar and regularly communicate deadlines with fiscal and program staff; maintains paper and

electronic grant files, and documents needed for applications.

 

Qualifications:

BA/BS – related certifications desired. Three plus years’ experience in resource development and grants management activities in an entrepreneurial non-profit environment. Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects. Demonstrated skills and knowledge of non-profit principles, including grant writing, foundation solicitation, and program implementation. Ability to research on grant and foundation funding opportunities. Must be able to write at the graduate level. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, along with superior and consistent attention to detail with highly polished communication and writing skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Office 365). Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Manager of Procurement & Purchasing (Orlando)

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a dynamic professional responsible for all activities related to procurement activities, from effectively securing key vendors and optimizing outcomes while mitigating risk. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a purchasing strategy for various commodities, securing and analyzing quotations, and conducting negotiations with various vendors, developing and implementing product strategies. This position maintains current contract documentation and negotiates new and/or amended contracts for goods, and services, including office equipment, furniture, supplies, hardware and software, printing services, and other vendor procurement initiatives. Primary duties include preparing and reviewing contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms/ conditions, and acceptability of items to specifications. Work closely with other department team members and managers during new product development to ensure purchased product costs, quality standards, and product availability fall within the established criteria of the firm.

 

Qualifications:

BA/BS – related certifications desired. Two plus years of experience in purchasing or procurement, preferably in the law sector. Must have experience in project planning, project management, and coordinating across cross-functional teams. Experience negotiating and providing guidance when dealing with purchased or procured products is required. Ability to manage business relationships with key vendors. Must be able to maintain accurate and complete records for all Firm vendor contracts and agreements. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, along with superior and consistent attention to detail with highly polished communication and writing skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Office 365). Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Cultivation & Content Specialist (Orlando)

 
Description:

The Cultivation & Content Specialist is a kinetic and inviting professional responsible for marketing CLSMF’s business objectives through the creation of compelling written and digital content. This highly visible position’s key responsibilities include researching, drafting, and transforming raw ideas into clear persuasive communications across multiple platforms, including the firm’s website, printed or electronic collateral, social media, presentations or speaking engagements, and other channels as needed. Strong candidates for this position will have a combination of marketing, development and communications skills. The Cultivation & Content Specialist will possess excellent and written communication skills, a professional and resourceful demeanor, the ability to work both independently and as a team player, and a desire to take initiatives and manage numerous projects. Under the direction of the Manager of Development & Donor Relations or designee, this role performs collaborative work to ensure synchronization of marketing & special events.

 

Qualifications:

BA/BS in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in social media engagement or similar role. Demonstrated knowledge of social media KPI’s, platforms and publishing. The successful candidate has a high capacity to manage competing priorities, control time and content-sensitive projects within a flexible environment, and be highly articulate with polished writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

 

Manager of Development & Donor Relations (Orlando)

Description:

The Manager of Development & Donor Relations is a dynamic and engaging professional responsible for expanding CLSMF’s fundraising and communication goals through collaboration, strategy, planning and execution. The individual in this key role will articulate the critical role of philanthropy, work closely with Staff at all levels, and interact with Community and Board Members. As a driven professional who understands and pursues front line relationship building, soliciting, developing long range and strategic plans for increasing institutional giving support and expanding CLSMF’s funding base. Strong candidates for this position will have a combination of development, marketing, and communications skills.

The CLSMF Manager of Development & Donor Relations is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the expansion of individual and corporate fundraising efforts, including social media, targeted web campaigns and major gift campaigns as well as planned giving opportunities, to attract new donors and enhance support from existing donors. The ideal candidate in this role performs collaborative work in development of strategic fundraising plans to significantly increase the portfolio of individual donors and institutional funders with a focus on building support across a diverse range of opportunities. This role will guide and manage the expansion of a consistent individual donor solicitation process (from outreach to measurable outcomes) in a timely manner, while ensuring compliance, accountability and integrity. This position will support and manage the Marketing/Communication team.

Qualifications:

BA/BS (related credentials desirable)

Successful candidate will have highly polished presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad audience and donor constituency, including experience and expertise to conceptualize new and appropriate strategies and translate them into achievable plans.

A minimum of two years fundraising experience and demonstrated ability in securing major gifts.

Must possess excellent project management skills and be computer literate Microsoft products, eTapestry (a plus).

Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Part-time Staff Attorney- HELPLine (Orlando/ Sanford)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., is seeking Helpline Attorneys in various areas of civil law to provide advice and brief services to clients throughout Central Florida for up to 24 scheduled hours per week. Must have a demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents. Must maintain professional and legal knowledge through reading and continuing education.

 

Responsibilities:

Determines client eligibility for legal services in accordance with program policies and procedures. The ideal candidate in this role provides legal services to eligible clients and client groups including identification of legal problems, investigation, advice, negotiation, administrative and legislative/quasi-legislative bodies and preparation of necessary documentation.    

 

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 areas of law as listed above is preferred. The ability to speak multiple languages including Spanish is preferred. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary. Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Palatka)

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Palatka office.

The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Responsibilities:

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

Qualifications:

Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida. Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred. Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment. Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve. Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary and the ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected] 

 

Legal Assistant/Receptionist (Sanford)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a FT Legal Assistant/Receptionist for our fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Sanford.

  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) preferred.
  • Must have significant professional experience with civil law.

Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs data entry and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery, perform detailed research, schedule depositions, and process issuance of subpoenas. Conducts telephonic or in-person intakes with clients, meets with clients, and performs other specialized projects for the Unit as they arise.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal track certification strongly preferred
  • Law firm experience (5+years) with background in family/housing law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus.
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Paralegal – Family Law (Daytona)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Daytona and covering cases for the entire 7th Circuit.

The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review cases for legal issues to facilitate the securing of rights, remedies and services for victims from other agencies and attorneys. Conduct outreach to the local area and additional travel within the service area (10-15%).

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification;
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) highly preferred;
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills;
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

IT Help Desk Specialist- Regional (PT)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking an IT Help Desk Specialist to provide technical assistance and timely solutions to our dynamic workforce throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area. This PT position is a key contributor to a cooperative and productive use of technology by responding to queries, running diagnostic programs, isolating problems, and implementing solutions.

 

Responsibilities:

The IT Help Desk Specialist delivers user-friendly results concerning the use of computer hardware and software, telephony, including printing, installation, electronic mail, and operating systems.

 

Qualifications:

Degree/Certificate in IT studies or related experience in lieu of credentials.  Current students eligible for consideration. Proficiency and functional ability across all current Microsoft platforms

Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a technical support setting. Must have excellent presentation, organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate in user-friendly terms in verbal and written content. Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a supportive environment. Ability to act independently and make decisions within scope of the position’s responsibilities. Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

  

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Manager of Cybersecurity (Orlando-Regional)

 

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a dynamic Manager of Cybersecurity to provide vision and leadership for developing, implementing, and supporting cybersecurity initiatives risk-based policies, technology controls, solid audits, and user education from strengthening the firm’s human firewall to assuring overall cybersecurity hygiene. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Manager of Cybersecurity leads all elements of policies and systems related to defense against security breaches and potential vulnerability issues.

 

Responsibilities:

By driving effective, consistent, and efficient Risk Management throughout the firm’s use of Information Technology, the successful candidate also supports and communicates a thorough understanding of the IT threat landscape. The CLSMF Manager of Cybersecurity reviews and educates staff on security policies, assures comprehensive controls and thorough cyber incident response planning and risk management. This role is primarily responsible for identifying and mitigating technology-based risks to CLSMF and stakeholders in a proactive and approachable manner.

 

Qualifications:

BS/MS in business administration, information technology, information management, computer science, engineering or related field from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in IT/Information Security required, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of key security concepts including access management, vulnerability and patch management, SIEM, network threats, and encryption.

The successful candidate has a high capacity to manage competing priorities, control time and content-sensitive projects within a flexible environment, and be highly articulate with polished writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area necessary, with valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, proof of insurance required.

 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]