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Pro Bono Net - National Support Coordinator

June 2010

 

Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit organization, headquartered in New York, using innovative technology to increase access to justice, seeks a highly qualified candidate to function as a National Support Coordinator.  This position will be based in San Francisco.

 

This position will provide targeted project consulting to nonprofit legal aid organizations developing and expanding legal resource websites to serve the public, lawyers, and pro bono volunteers.

 

Background

 

Pro Bono Net (PBN) works in close partnership with other nonprofit legal organizations across the U.S. and Canada to increase access to justice for poor and moderate-income people. It does so by (i) supporting technology innovation by the nonprofit legal sector, (ii) increasing participation by volunteers, and (iii) facilitating collaborations among advocates working on similar issues or in the same region.

 

Thirty regions currently use PBN’s web-based tools to deliver self-help legal resources for the public and provide online support for legal advocates working on behalf of low income and other vulnerable communities. These statewide website projects engage legal aid and pro bono programs, courts, bar associations, law schools, libraries and social service organizations across the state to collaborate and coordinate on their development and use. To view existing sites, visit www.lawhelp.org and www.probono.net.

 

PBN seeks a National Support Coordinator to assist our partner organizations as they implement, maintain and expand their statewide websites. The National Support Coordinator will provide strategic, editorial and technology advice; work to increase involvement by groups and individuals with a strong interest in access to justice; and serve as a critical communication link to promote sharing of best practices between the states. Although the National Support Coordinator will troubleshoot site software issues with states, this is not a technology position. The National Support Coordinator will help website project coordinators in each state understand how to best generate and maintain legal content, work with project stakeholders, market and integrate their sites with service delivery, and evaluate their effectiveness. The National Support Coordinator will develop trainings and resource materials; facilitate regular meetings among state website coordinators; and conduct outreach to promote PBN’s work to diverse audiences.

 

Position Responsibilities

Network Support and Consulting

 

Training and Resource Development

 

Administration and Partnerships

 

Candidate Qualifications

 

Pro Bono Net is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Email resume, references, and cover letter to jobs@probono.net. Deadline is June 25, 2010.

 

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