Standing with Families Project Manager – Position Announcement

Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham seeks to hire a Standing with Families Project Manager who has

proven project management, organizational, and administrative skills with a passion and a

capacity for service to improve opportunities for those with the greatest need.

Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham (VLB) is a corps of attorney volunteers coordinated by a

professional staff driven to improve access to justice. VLB is the only non-profit in the state of

Alabama that provides immediate access to free high-quality attorneys so low-income families

can obtain critically needed legal services.

The Project Manager will perform a number of critical duties by:

  • Evaluating current conditions, history, and legal and social service needs of each family

in the program.

  • Assisting in creating stability and safety for families in the program .
  • Being a super user of VLB’s client management system to facilitate efficient check-in of

clients and obtaining necessary eligibility, case, and reporting information.

  • Leveraging VLB’s client management system to monitor cases and identify potential

volunteer attorneys for pro bono assistance of clients.

  • Writing accurate and compelling case summaries to market cases to potential attorney

volunteers for acceptance.

  • Developing and facilitating a referral network of social service agencies where clients can

obtain wrap-around services in addition to legal assistance.

  • Monitoring and proactively contact attorneys who have accepted extended

representation cases on a regular basis to provide assistance and support.

  • Leveraging the client management system to facilitate successful outcomes.
  • Continually seeking ways to improve by benchmarking to other programs and building

relationships with other nonprofits with similar goals.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will:

  • Believe authentically in VLB’s work of providing access to free high-quality attorneys.
  • Have social work or other experience working with underserved families or populations.
  • Work proactively and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Operate with a mindset of learning, listening, and achieving goals.

Key Competencies & Skills

  • Stellar writing skills and keen sense of newsworthiness.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate and oversee the

collection of compelling case summaries.

  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions with limited direction.
  • Strategic thinking, planning and problem-solving.
  • Self-motivation, innovation, creativity, and patience.
  • Sense of adventure and ability to adapt to dynamic situations.
  • Planning and organizational skills, including project and time management.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to delegate assignments.

Education, Job Knowledge & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field.
  • At least three years’ full-time, professional work experience with significant

responsibilities preferred.

  • Team orientation, ambition, and a strong work ethic.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suites (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Comfort in juggling multiple projects, with minimal supervision, and under tight


  • Access to a car, possession of a valid driver’s license, and proof of current automobile


  • Complete and pass all background checks and security clearances.


  • $30K – $50K – based on qualifications, experience, and ongoing superior performance
  • Health and dental insurance provided by the organization; matching retirement

contributions and vision coverage also available

  • Vacation, sick time, and generous paid holiday schedule

Expression of Interest

To apply, submit your cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to HR@VLBHAM.ORG

with “Project Manager” in the subject line. To ensure your resume is considered, PLEASE

follow the submission process. And PLEASE – no direct emails or phone calls to Volunteer

Lawyers Birmingham staff.

We are focused on the mission – to provide immediate access to high-quality attorneys so lowincome

families can obtain critically needed legal services!! Thank you.