Law School Engagement & Advocacy Specialist

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 

The Law School Engagement & Advocacy Specialist plays an integral role in the work of the Law School Engagement & Advocacy unit’s efforts to engage with law school professionals, law students, and the public interest community on issues related to careers in public interest law, educational debt, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. The role will support the unit's work in facilitating short-term student fellowship opportunities; the largest public service legal career fair in the country; and educational, leadership, and networking opportunities for students. The position is part of a collaborative team and reports directly to the Director of the Law School Engagement & Advocacy unit.

 

We are looking for a dynamic and creative team member who knows how to communicate and effectively organize members of the legal community (law students, law school professionals, and public interest attorneys). Qualified applicants will demonstrate a deep understanding of the priorities of the public interest law community as well as the obstacles that face this community and have a passion for assisting it.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES    

 

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the organization’s key constituents and allies, including law schools, law school professionals, legal organizations, and higher education advocacy groups.

 

  • Work closely with the Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy and maintain the organization’s active involvement in the Coalition to Preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

 

  • Increase, maintain, and engage the Equal Justice Works’ Student Representative Program that encompasses law students from across the country who strive to be public service leaders on their campuses.

 

  • Create and give compelling presentations at law schools, conferences, and via regular online webinars.

 

  • Demonstrate superior writing skills and the ability to produce and update written digital marketing content.

 

  • Capture and analyze data on Equal Justice Works opportunities.

 

  • Perform other duties as needed.

 

DIRECT REPORTS

 

  • None

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, plus three years relevant working experience.

 

  • Strong public speaking, communication, and writing skills.

 

  • Experience with advocacy campaigns or Hill experience and/or previous experience on student debt relief programs a plus.

 

  • Demonstrated proficiency with social media platforms and strategies strongly preferred. Previous experience with grassroots advocacy software a plus.

 

  • Demonstrated project management, problem solving, and analytical skills.

 

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).

 

  • Ability to work with current technology and to adapt to new technology.

 

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

 

  • Willingness to travel.

 

  • Ability to multi-task.

 

  • Proven ability to take individual initiative and responsibility for assignments.       

 

Technical Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, DynamicsSL), ability to use technology to manage and consolidate data, grants management, and report writing.  

 

Travel: Ability and willingness to travel domestically.

 

Physical Requirements:  Lifting responsibilities of up to 10 pounds.

Location: Daily activities are conducted in a typical office environment.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the Law School Engagement & Advocacy Unit and Equal Justice Works.