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.
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.
· 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.
· 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.
This position will pay $32/hour for 20 hours per week for a total annual salary of $33,280.00
• 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, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject: “Staff Attorney Application.” The deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.