Managing Director

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Location

Annapolis, MD

Category

Attorney

Posted

July 28, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) seeks to close the gap in legal services in Maryland by providing brief legal advice from lawyers to unrepresented litigants with civil legal issues. MCLA, through a contract with the Maryland Judiciary, operates Court Help Centers throughout Maryland to provide legal advice to civil litigants in person and over phone, chat, email and videoconference.

The Help Centers deal with a wide range of civil legal matters, including landlord-tenant, consumer matters such as debt collection and credit card cases, child support, and criminal record expungements to remove barriers to obtaining housing, employment, and child custody.

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) seeks to close the gap in legal services in Maryland by providing brief legal advice from lawyers to unrepresented litigants with civil legal issues. MCLA, through a contract with the Maryland Judiciary, operates Court Help Centers throughout Maryland to provide legal advice to civil litigants in person and over phone, chat, email and videoconference.

The Help Centers deal with a wide range of civil legal matters, including landlord-tenant, consumer matters such as debt collection and credit card cases, child support, and criminal record expungements to remove barriers to obtaining housing, employment, and child custody.

MCLA announces an immediate opening for a full-time Managing Director position based in Annapolis, MD. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to handle a broad range of duties in a timely manner. Please find below a summary of the job description.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide dynamic, energetic management to MCLA staff to maximize use of their talents and to ensure optimal service to visitors.
  • Recruit, hire, and train talented staff who have a commitment to the mission and work of MCLA.
  • Maintain a cohesive, supportive supervisory team that works well together and develops objectives and priorities for the organization.
  • Ensure that staff deliver high quality level legal services completely, efficiently, effectively, and compassionately.
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements are met and that all necessary data are collected in the appropriate format and timely reported.
  • Maintain good relationships with Maryland Legal Aid’s executive, administrative, and advocacy staff as well as external providers.
  • Maintain good working relations with the Maryland Judiciary and offices of the Administrative Offices of the Courts, particularly Access to Justice, which manages the contract with MCLA.
  • Pursue funding opportunities to expand the organization’s reach to broader audiences and increase the level of services provided to those audiences.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Admission to a State Bar and/or qualify for admission to Maryland Bar.
  • At least seven (7) years legal experience and three (3) years management experience in a legal services organization, governmental agency, or private law firm Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent Written and oral communication abilities, including experience designing and making presentations.
  • Flexibility with respect to statewide travel and occasional national travel.
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office and able to quickly grasp new technologies.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.

Compensation

$91,400 and up depending on experience.

How To Apply

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance is committed to equity, justice and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland Center for Legal Assistance seeks to hire employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives that are reflective of the communities we serve, including people with disabilities, people of color, women, and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Apply for Managing Director using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=443209&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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