Company/Agency: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

Position: Marketing and Communications Associate

Description: Seeking experienced, highly motivated individual to enhance profile of nonprofit organization and promote volunteer legal services opportunities throughout state. For a detailed description, click here.

Responsibilities/Duties: Work with Director of Outreach on implementing marketing plan to reach media, law firms, individual attorneys, bar associations, and the general public with consistent messaging. Creatively and flexibly manage communications with legal organizations and committees throughout the state of Maryland to promote and support volunteerism statewide. Coordinate general publicity of programs and services through electronic, web, print, and social media. Create attractive electronic and paper materials (art and copy) for overall program, and for events. These include advertising copy, flyers, booklets, cards, and programs. Design and coordinate publication of e-newsletters, targeted e-mail campaigns, and annual and other reports. As part of a team, manage organization’s website and social media accounts and work with all staff to keep content and collateral up to date and relevant. Track and monitor results of marketing and outreach activities and report to Management and Board. Coordinate marketing for fundraising initiatives and recognition events. Coordinate annual awards program and support special recognition events. Assist in coordination of National Celebration of Pro Bono Week. Write, circulate, and conduct follow-up on articles, press releases, and advertisements sent to media outlets.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree. One to two years relevant experience in a marketing role. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and record-keeping skills. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, or similar graphics software. Experience running social media channels, managing and scheduling content, publishing ads, engaging audiences, and analyzing results. Experience with website content management systems, preferably WordPress and Google Analytics, and web-based email tools. Ability to work well with people, including other staff, volunteers, clients, public interest organizations, Board members, and donors. Strong commitment to helping the community and ensuring equal access to justice. Experience in video creation and editing, as well as law-related experience, is beneficial.

Salary/Benefits: Full time exempt position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Must be available some evenings and weekends. Car necessary.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, web/graphics sample and references to: Executive Director, PBRC, 520 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201; or staffing@probonomd.org or fax (410) 385-2616.

Posted: 12/23/19

Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland

Position: Communications Associate

Description: Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) has an exciting opportunity available for individuals that possess a strong communications background and are eager to support DRM’s excellent advocacy work protecting and promoting the civil and human rights of persons with disabilities. The Communications Associate will be responsible for DRM’s external communication activities, including message development and website content. The individual must be able to plan, manage, and coordinate all aspects of communicating the agency’s mission, policies, programs, initiatives, and priorities and play a key role in development efforts to further DRM’s goals. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.

Responsibilities/Duties: Manage DRM’s digital communications platforms, including DRM’s website and social media. Produce and publish DRM’s communications and outreach materials including press releases, newsletters, brochures and manuals. Assist in the development of strategic communications to increase DRM’s visibility; collaborate with staff to develop and implement media strategies that raise public awareness of disability rights issues and DRM’s work, and foster positive images of people with disabilities. Maintain database on media contacts and appearances. Work with the Executive Director and Board to plan and implement fundraising and friend-raising events. Provide support for fundraising activities, including but not limited to production and mailing/emailing of appeals, materials for annual fundraising gala such as press releases and sponsorship packets, and ensure accurate processing of appropriate gift acknowledgements. Maintain and expand donor database, analyze pertinent data, offer assessments and propose activities and adjustments as needed. Be actively engaged in nonprofit community of communications and development professionals in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Periodically travel and attend evening and weekend events.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree and 1 – 2 years relevant experience or Associate’s Degree with substantial relevant experience equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree. Excellent writing skills, ability to edit, revise and give/receive feedback on writing. Strong computer skills and software knowledge; familiarity with internet, website and social media trends and opportunities related to communications and development; proficiency utilizing related technology, including donor databases. Experience with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, e-mail marketing systems and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines; anticipate quickly changing needs and be flexible, and communicate timely and effectively. Strong interpersonal skills including capacity to collaborate and work well with diverse internal and external teams. Self-starter who is able to work independently and has the ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail. Ability to demonstrate sound independent judgment, and maintain confidentiality in a law firm environment. A passion for social justice and commitment to improving the lives of low-income people with disabilities through legal advocacy; motivation and capacity to quickly learn issues pertinent to disability rights. For a list of preferred qualifications, see detailed description at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.

Salary/Benefits: DRM offers a salary commensurate to experience and education. DRM offers exceptional employment benefits to include generous leave, health, dental, life insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.

To Apply: Priority will be given to applications received by December 6, 2019. Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, a writing sample and references to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Communications Associate” in the subject line or via mail: Disability Rights Maryland, ATTN: Accounting/Human Resource Associate, 1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211.

Posted: 11/19/2019

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

Posted: 2/25/2019

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. Updating 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

Posted: 2/11/2019