Company/Agency: Free State Justice
Position: Development Director
Description: FreeState Justice is seeking a creative, detail-oriented Development Director who cares deeply about LGBTQ+ people to expand the fundraising efforts of a growing legal services and advocacy non-profit. Applicants should possess a deep passion for social justice and a commitment to bringing lived equality to Maryland’s LGBTQ community. For a detailed description, click here.
Responsibilities/Duties: Provide vision, leadership, and strategic thinking to the short-term and long-term development plans in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Set ambitious and achievable annual development goals and tasks. Meet all staff requirements for reporting, goal setting, and professional development. Manage donor portfolios of $150,000+ (individual) and $180,000+ (institutional), including development and maintenance of best practices and processes. Plan and execute short- and long-term development campaigns. Effectively manage up actions and communications to the Executive Director. Write and submit grant proposals and reports. Plan and execute high-quality events, including vendor management. Collaborate with the staff accountant to ensure proper fund accounting. Partner with Executive Director to coordinate the Board of Directors’ involvement. Staff the Events Committee of the Board of Directors and support Board of Directors’ meetings. Oversee the design, distribution, and documentation of development-related promotional materials. Understand and build FreeState Justice’s local brand awareness/strength. Effectively manage regular communication while consistently maintaining high standards by delivering accurate information and tailored messaging to stakeholders. Develops high-quality, partner-specific stewardship materials and experiences that effectively speak to stakeholder motivations, address barriers, and position stakeholders.
Qualifications/Skills: Previous successful experience in fundraising, sales, organizing, project management, or other related fields. Demonstrated commitment to serving communities with low incomes, including experience working with transgender people, people of color, and other marginalized populations. Demonstrated ability to use data, metrics, and storytelling to communicate FreeState’s mission, values, and work to a variety of stakeholders and audiences. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment with a proven ability to juggle multiple deadlines and tasks while staying organized. Demonstrated ability in written and oral communications, public speaking, and interpersonal relations. Experience planning and executing successful, external campaigns including an ability to managing up and laterally within an organization. Demonstrated abilities in strategic thinking and creative problem solving. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders. Ability to travel throughout the state of Maryland. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including MS Excel. Flexibility in work schedule. Existing relationships within the Maryland funding community strongly desired. Event planning experience helpful but not required. Grant writing experience helpful but not required.
Salary/Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000 annually. FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision benefits; 403(b) retirement savings account; 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off annually, and 10 days of paid sick leave.
To Apply: Interested candidates should (1) prepare a cover letter, resume, writing sample and (2) complete an application form and upload by clicking the link in the “How to Apply” section of the job description here.
If necessary, questions may be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; no calls please.
Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland
Position: Investigative Advocate, Representative Payee Team
Description: The Investigative Advocate will be responsible for conducting investigations and reviews of people or agencies serving as Social Security representative payees for people with disabilities, and works under the direction of a Program Supervisor. The investigative advocate engages in outreach and educational activities and systemic advocacy pursuant to DRM’s program priorities and defined advocacy strategies. The ideal candidate will share DRM’s values and commitment to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to maintain independence and full access to community life with freedom from abuse and discrimination. This is a grant-funded position for 12 months: August 2019 – July 2020. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.
Responsibilities/Duties: Perform reviews or investigations of people or agencies serving as representative payees for Social Security beneficiaries. Manage individual workload in conformity with DRM priorities, policies and case management procedures; applicable professional standards and best practices; legal, ethical and other requirements. Draft and submit investigative reports to federal government. Prepare and disseminate information brochures regarding rights of people with disabilities. Attend and present trainings seminars as requested. Exercise sound independent judgment in all advocacy activities. Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment in a law firm environment. Accept direction and feedback from Program Supervisor. Adhere to DRM policies, practices and case management procedures in the execution of job responsibilities. Understand and follow requirements of any federal, state, or private funding sources related to assigned work. Competently utilize database and time tracking systems. Perform other appropriate duties as may be assigned. This job involves travel within Maryland approximately 50%-75% of the time. Pre-approved travel and mileage costs will be reimbursed.
Qualifications/Skills: 3+ years’ related experience conducting site visits, home visits, investigations or reviews. Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field such as Social Work. Additional experience may be substituted for education. Ability to successfully obtain a U.S. Government level 5 security/ suitability clearance. Ability to conduct research, analyze complex issues, and execute a variety of advocacy strategies. Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with DRM staff and colleagues in a team environment. Ability to work independently and in teams, successfully manage multiple work priorities and work under deadline pressure. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the handling of all advocacy activities. Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and from multi-ethnic communities. Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions. Ability to travel within the State of Maryland with reliable transportation. Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, and to participate fully in community life with meaningful choices and opportunities. For a list of preferred qualifications, see detailed description at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.
Salary/Benefits:The salary may range from $35,000 – $50,000 depending on education and experience. Benefits package is highly competitive with other Maryland public interest organizations.
To Apply: This position remains open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by July 14th. Send resume, cover letter and three references to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Advocate –Rep Payee” in the subject line or via mail: Disability Rights Maryland, ATTN: Advocate- Rep Payee, 1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid
Position: Assistant Controller, Budget and Finance Unit
Description: The Assistant Controller is part of a six-person Finance Unit that supports Maryland Legal Aid’s statewide advocacy work. The Assistant Controller performs a variety of accounting and financial reporting functions associated with, but not limited to, funding from Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC), Legal Services Corporation (LSC), and other government grants and foundations. Detailed position description can be found here.
Responsibilities/Duties: Performs monthly allocations of costs in the accounting system to cost centers, programs and grants. Responsible for maintaining Full Time Equivalent allocation tables in the accounting system. Prepares all required financial reporting to LSC, including annual grant budgeting, spending reports and any financial compliance reporting and prepares financial sections of LSC grant applications. Prepares all required financial reporting to MLSC, including annual grant budgeting, spending reports and any financial compliance reporting and prepares financial sections of MLSC grant applications. Handles financial budgeting, financial application completion and financial reporting associated with federal grants, including billing, grant spending reports and financial compliance reporting. Monitors the proper allocation of grant program costs. Acquires and maintains an in-depth knowledge of Federal Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations and LSC accounting policies and reporting requirements. Acquires and maintains an in-depth knowledge of the organization’s accounting software system, including the ability to construct and edit reports and cost allocation tables. Coordinates with the Information Technology Unit and the accounting software vendor to assure that system releases and software maintenance procedures remain current. Assists the Controller with the preparation of program and organization budgets and financial reports as required. For annual audited financial statements, prepares schedule of expenditures of federal awards and schedule of LSC support, revenue and expenses and changes in net assets. Assists the Controller with the preparation of other supporting schedules and other tasks associated with annual audits and tax reporting as required. Prepares monthly bank account reconciliations. Prepares monthly reconciliation of flexible spending benefit plan balances. Performs other accounting, budgeting and management reporting functions as required.
Qualifications/Skills: Certified Public Accountant. Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of 5 years related experience. MBA preferred, but not required. Not-for-profit accounting and reporting experience as well as federal grant accounting experience preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as top notch customer service skills. Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and available to work evenings and/or weekends if needed.
To Apply: Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265365&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688
Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid
Position: Human Resources Specialist, Human Resource Unit
Description: The human resources (HR) specialist handles and supports various employee programs and projects within Maryland Legal Aid (MLA).
Responsibilities/Duties: Recruitment and testing of applicants for administrative support positions. Handling of background screenings. Enrollment of employees in benefit programs. Ppdating the Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Reporting and monitoring of time and attendance data. Onboarding of new employees. Maintenance of HR filing systems. Administration of COBRA continuation coverage. Affordable Care Act reporting. Preparation of other reports and documents as required. Assisting with processing of staff requisitions. Posting of internal and external employment opportunities. Updating position vacancy listings and history. Developing and maintaining professional relationships with business partners and staff. Arranging for registration of human resources-related events and trainings. Providing general information about MLA and services provided, and employment opportunities to potential applicants. Processing requests for background screenings with approved vendor(s) and monitoring progress. Participating in new-employee orientation and onboarding. Assisting with maintaining records on recruiting activities. Communicating with applicants verbally and in writing, as required. Assisting with maintaining applicant tracking system and website postings. Processing updates in HRIS before bi-weekly payroll processing. Managing HRIS updates and testing system changes. Writing of HRIS reports and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. Handling password resets for staff utilizing human resource applications. Reviewing and approving check requests for benefit programs and payments to HR vendors. Responding to reference checks and verifications of employment status. Completing governmental reports as assigned.
Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. SHRM and/or HRCI certification. Minimum of four (4) years human resources experience, preferably in a non-profit or mission-driven organizational setting. Attention to detail in composing, keying and proofing materials. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Proficiency with ADP/HRIS and Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Must be knowledgeable about federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices and maintain high standards of confidentiality with respect to employee records and information.
To Apply: Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Phillip C. Stillman, Chief of Human Resources. Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265048&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688