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Legal Aid Society Of DC

Development Coordinator

Development – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a motivated, energetic, and committed Development Coordinator who will be instrumental in enhancing the efforts of the Development team, particularly through its robust grants program and special events. This position will report directly to the Deputy Director of Development. 

Legal Aid was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Legal Aid is the oldest and largest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. The largest part of our work is composed of direct representation in housing, family/domestic violence, public benefits, and consumer law, although we also work on immigration matters and help individuals with the collateral consequences of their involvement with the criminal justice system. From the experiences of our clients, we identify opportunities for law reform, public policy advocacy, and systemic reform litigation. For more information about Legal Aid please visit our website,, and our blog,

Tasks and Duties:

  • Research, develop, write, and submit grant proposals and reports;
  • Collaborate with Legal Aid staff, including the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Accounting Manager, Supervising Attorneys and Staff Attorneys to facilitate grant proposals and reports;
  • Manage relationships with foundations and government grantors including attending information sessions and ensuring ongoing cultivation;
  • Track grantor activities and maintain grant files and materials;
  • Help plan and coordinate logistics for special events (including our major annual dinner and other cultivation events);
  • Assist with marketing and communications; and
  • Provide additional support on campaigns as needed.


  • One to two years of related experience (preferred);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments;
  • Desire to take initiative on projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Google applications;
  • Proven ability to distill complex information into clear writing

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits package.

To Apply:

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons from diverse backgrounds of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage applications from people with personal experience with the criminal justice system and/or with lived experiences in the communities we serve. Interested persons are encouraged to apply immediately and should submit a letter of interest and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.


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