Development and Communications Associate
(Full-time position available immediately)
SeniorLAW Center seeks excellent candidates to join its team and is seeking a full-time Development Associate to help expand our development team. An ideal candidate has had prior development or fundraising experience and has strong writing and research skills, familiarity with technology and donor base software, and experience conducting grant research and data. The candidate should be detail-oriented, flexible, able to manage multiple timelines and projects and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Interest in advocating for older and disenfranchised people and sensitivity to older persons of diverse backgrounds is sought. The candidate must be a motivated self-starter and a team player. Experience with social media platforms, Donor Perfect, Constant Contact, Word Press, MS WorkPlace, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and graphic design is preferred. This position reports to the Director of Development.
- Assist with grant writing and reporting
- Supporting the creation and dissemination of the Annual Appeal, including all mailings
- Supporting the administrative efforts of the Annual Gala, including coordinating all auction items’ solicitation and tracking.
- Help develop and coordinate other special events
- Drafting and coordinating donor appreciation and cultivation, including thank you letters
- Conducting prospect research on foundations and individual donors
- Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files and grants schedule.
- Assist with communications efforts, including social media and e-communications
- Assist with updating the SeniorLAW Center website
- Extract and analyze data and produce reports
- Attend staff and team meetings, events, and special events
- Help promote an organizational culture of philanthropy
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required
This is a full-time exempt position. Excellent benefits, including fully paid health and dental for employees, long- and short-term disability, 401k, flexible spending plan, and generous holidays and leave time, with a value of over $20,000. Salary range, commensurate with experience: $40,000-$45,000. All applications should include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. Please include a writing sample.
Please apply by email to the attention of Kristen N. Wilson at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer, which values and seeks diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work. Persons from diverse backgrounds and orientations are encouraged to apply.
Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities
We consider new attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania (or who will be licensed prior to the start date of a fellowship) to join our staff as public interest fellows through a variety of fellowship opportunities, including Independence Foundation, Skadden, Equal Justice, Borchard Foundation, ABA and others. We seek fellowship candidates who are creative, compassionate, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive, to represent, educate, intake/interview, counsel, and advocate for senior clients and be a part of our team of experienced lawyers and advocates. Fellows will receive excellent training and supervision. Fellows help create and lead a legal services project focused on a particular issue, population, or unmet legal need or challenge facing low-income older Pennsylvanians. They will intake and interview clients, handle an individual caseload, assist legal staff with more complex litigation and cases, advocate and negotiate, develop community education materials, help conduct outreach workshops and attend community events, conduct legal research, writing and drafting, participate in systemic advocacy efforts, and handle other office tasks and special projects, as needed.
Fellowship applications are considered starting in the spring generally for the fall of the following year, depending on the Fellowship. Ideal applicants have demonstrated public interest, pro bono, or volunteer experience working with low-income communities. Excellent oral and written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and a commitment to serving vulnerable and diverse communities required. Experience in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, and working with senior citizens, minority, and limited English proficient communities are all preferred. Persons with bilingual ability and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. SeniorLAW Center deeply values diversity.
Interested applicants should send a resume with a cover letter to Dana Goldberg, Esq., Legal Director, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SeniorLAW Center regularly hosts law students in full-time summer internships as well as part-time internships and externships through the school semester. Students are encouraged to explore law school funding and work-study eligibility before applying.
Internships focus on advocating for and addressing the legal needs of senior citizens, including the low-income, veterans, minorities, immigrants and refugees, and those most in need. Interns handle a wide variety of substantive problems which may include elder abuse, housing, family law, consumer protection, and advance planning.
Intern responsibilities include some or all of the following:
- Help intake and interview clients in person or via telephone intake
- Handle a small individual caseload with supervision
- Assist legal staff with more complex litigation and cases
- Help develop community education materials
- Help conduct outreach workshops and attend community events
- Conduct legal research, writing, and drafting
- Participate in systemic advocacy efforts
- Handle other office tasks and special projects, as needed
Second-year law students are preferred, but first-year students with bilingual abilities and/or exemplary direct public interest experience or other legal or relevant work or volunteer experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will also have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure, and superior writing and communication skills. Relevant experience in a legal program or law office preferred. Interest in and ability to work with older people and sensitivity to older people of different backgrounds required. Demonstrated commitment to public interest preferred. Bilingual capabilities a plus. Students should explore work-study, law school, or other external funding and include information in their cover letter.
SeniorLAW Center has excellent internship and externship opportunities through Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and we encourage students to apply through their law school faculty. We welcome inquiries from students of other law schools with externship programs.
If you are interested in work-study, internships, or externships, please email your resume and cover letter to Dana Goldberg, Esq., Legal Director, at email@example.com.
SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. SeniorLAW Center prohibits discrimination based on age, race, national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, or familial status.