Job Opportunities

Staff Attorney

Wayfind is hiring a part-time (20 hours/week) Staff Attorney!  We are looking for a team player who wants to make a difference by supporting nonprofits and micro-enterprises in communities-of-color and other under-served communities.  Wayfind’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Washington communities by providing access to free business legal services to nonprofits and micro-enterprises.

The Staff Attorney will share management of our legal program activities with our current part-time Staff Attorney and provide support to the Executive Director on program and communications activities for the organization. This position will focus on South King County and establish a satellite office in Kent. Our new Staff Attorney will build relationships in the nonprofit, micro-enterprise and legal communities in King and Pierce Counties. We are looking for a person who is self-motivated, community-minded, committed to social justice and detail oriented. This position is a part-time .5 FTE position.

Join our small, but mighty staff!  Wayfind is currently staffed by a small team: An Executive Director, Staff Attorney, and Administrative Assistant.  All staff are part-time (20 – 30 hour/week).  We work closely together and are flexible with each other’s schedules. We are looking for a team player who is committed to social justice, is willing to have a flexible schedule, has a positive attitude, and wants to work with nonprofits and small businesses in communities of color and other underserved communities.

Applications are due by December 15, 2016.

Job Responsibilities:

1.     Nonprofit Legal Services
·       Review and approve applications for services
·       Manage case load for organization
·       Match attorneys to nonprofits
·       Follow up with attorneys after match to ensure matters continue to move from start to close
·       Answer phone and email inquiries
·       Carry small personal caseload (hard to match matters, and variety of matters)
·       Outreach to nonprofit community to increase case load
·       Keep database of matters updated [admin] ·       Keep files of matters updated [admin]

2.     Collaborative Impact Work
·       Outreach to community to find collaborative impact work
·       Staff collaborative work. Monitor collaborative projects, work with attorneys and nonprofits to ensure the project work progresses smoothly and to completion.
·       Work with community to analyze project and determine legal issues and needs
·       Recruit team of attorneys for each collaborative impact project to meet legal needs
·       Monitor work of attorneys and community partners
·       Liaison between community partners and attorneys, if necessary
·       Determine if legal training for community partners would be helpful. Design legal trainings for community partners.

3.       Microenterprise Legal Clinic
·       Provide support and management of the Microenterprise Legal Clinic.
·       Recruit attorneys for Microenterprise Legal Clinic
·       Work with Seattle University and University of Washington law schools to recruit, hire and schedule student interns for academic year.
·       Schedule attorneys and student interns for monthly and quarterly clinics in conjunction with partner agencies Ventures and Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship.
·       Manage Extended Legal Services for Microenterprise Clinic
·       Screen clients
·       Match volunteer attorney with client
·       Monitor matters

4.     Legal Trainings
·       Staff Legal Trainings – Attend legal trainings and assist Executive Director in setting up, taking down, and filming of trainings.
·       Assist Executive Director Training in creating slate of trainings and planning of trainings.
·       Assist in preparing for trainings, including administrative tasks of copying, registration.

Qualifications:

·       The Staff Attorney must demonstrate a commitment to helping low-income communities and communities of color.
·       The Staff Attorney must be able to work independently and also have the ability to work closely with the Executive Director and other part-time Staff Attorney.
·       The Staff Attorney must have the ability to work within the legal community with lawyers and also in the nonprofit community with nonprofit leaders, including small grassroots organizations.
·       The Staff Attorney must have proven cultural competency skills to be able to work effectively in communities of color and low-income communities.
·       The Staff Attorney should have a minimum of 3 years of business transactional and/or nonprofit legal experience, preferable experience in employment law.
·       The Staff Attorney should be a member of good standing of the Washington State Bar Association.
·       The Staff Attorney should be able to use Word, Outlook and Excel.

Schedule:

·       This position is currently a .5 FTE part-time position, which requires 20 hours/week on a flexible schedule.
·       Must be available on some evenings, as needed for evening trainings and events.
·       This position may require some travel throughout Washington State.
·       This position may increase to a .75 FTE (30 hours per week) in the future, dependent on funding and program needs.

Salary:

This position will pay $32/hour for 20 hours per week for a total annual salary of $33,280.00

Benefits:

•         This position offers pro-rated paid holidays, sick leave, and 2 weeks of vacation.
•         This position does not currently offer medical benefits.
•         This position will pay for annual professional bar association dues.

To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to contact@wayfindlegal.org, with the subject:  “Staff Attorney Application.”  The deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.