Director, Office of Program Performance

Employer
Legal Service Corporation
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 09, 2017
Closes
May 15, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) operates as an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit and is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 133 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Grants Management (Vice President), and with the assistance of the office's Deputy Director, oversees the performance of 133 legal aid programs across the United States that receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Manages the day-to-day functions of the Office of Program Performance (OPP), which employees 27 staff, including 17 lawyers.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • J.D. degree required
  • A law degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of legal services or related experience, including a minimum of five (5) years managing and supervising staff. Admission to the Bar of the highest court in a jurisdiction. Must possess excellent research and analytical skills. Ability to design, recommend and implement program controls, as well as identify and comprehend trends that affect LSC, its grantees, and their clients. Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and policies.

    Requirements
    Oversee the performance of 133 legal aid programs across the United States that receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Manages the day-to-day functions of the Office of Program Performance (OPP), which employees 27 staff, including 17 lawyers. Commitment to principles of diversity; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; ability to work collaboratively as a part of a senior management team; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism; adaptable and able to plan and manage execute multiple and shifting priorities against tight deadlines; understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals; ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others; ability to develop and lead high performance/high morale teams and to foster teamwork among diverse individuals; demonstrated experience working in and leading cross-functional teams in a mission-driven organization, including prior experience in staff recruitment, mentoring and evaluation; equitably applies LSC personnel policies; experience with labor-management relations preferred.

    Not Applicable