Woodlawn Legal Coordinator – Position Announcement


Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham seeks to hire a Woodlawn Legal Coordinator 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


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 Woodlawn Legal Coordinator will perform a number of critical duties by:

*Recruiting clients by reaching out and establishing relationships with

community- based groups, schools, neighborhood associations, and businesses

in and around the Woodlawn area.

*Representing the VLB at various community events, meetings, and media


* Creating and maintaining a quarterly report for funders that will track among

other things,

▪ The number of families serviced through the Woodlawn Help Desk

▪ The types of cases seen at the Woodlawn Help Desk

▪ The demographics of the families served

▪ Other social services received

▪ Outcomes of cases

* Being a super user of VLB’s client management system to facilitate efficient

check-in of clients and obtaining necessary eligibility, case, and reporting


* 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


* Have social work, paralegal, or other experience working with underserved


*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


* 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, be a paralegal, 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 timelines.

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

automobile insurance.

* Complete and pass all background checks and security clearances.


* $30K – $50K – based on qualifications, experience, and ongoing superior



* 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 “Woodlawn” 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 low-income families can obtain critically needed legal services!! Thank