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LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.  LIFT empowers those without lawyers to successfully self-advocate in the New York Family Courts. To learn more about its programs, please visit www.LIFTonline.org. 

LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization with a team that is both professional and passionate about its work. It is also a great place to work. LIFT encourages ongoing professional development and support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) team. Please follow us on social media and check back here for periodic updates regarding our staffing needs. We are currently seeking:

Director of Development

Hotline Program Associate

Bilingual Hotline Program Associate

 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) seeks a Director of Development and External Affairs to join its team.  The Director of Development and External Affairs is a key member of the management team and is responsible for developing and overseeing initiatives to achieve LIFT’s short and long-range development goals. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

Major Reponsibilities

•  In collaboration with the CEO, lead and manage the organization’s overall development efforts to raise an annual budget of at least $2 million.
•  Create and implement annual fundraising plan and strategy.
•  Manage and supervise LIFT’s development team of two full-time staff, as well as various consultants (including gala consultant).
•  Train and lead other staff to support fundraising and marketing efforts.
•  Oversee all aspects of fundraising, including: funder and donor research, cultivation, and stewardship; grants management; proposal writing; individual gifts campaigns; government funding applications, stewardship and reporting.
•  Develop and implement a major gifts and planned giving initiative. 
•  Ensure accurate data management, including grant tracking, donor acknowledgement, and donor records.
•  Oversee special events planning, including an annual gala for 300+ guests and smaller cultivation events.
•  Develop and implement an annual communications strategy, including content for LIFT’s website, annual report, e-newsletters, advertising materials and social media accounts.
•  Serve as staff liaison for the Resource and Development Committee of LIFT’s Board.
•  Work in collaboration with the CEO on recruitment and retention of LIFT’s Board of Directors, including developing and managing the Board’s fundraising.
•  Prepare development and communications reports for the CEO and the Board of Directors.

Qualifications

•  At least five years demonstrated experience in nonprofit fundraising.
•  Successful track record of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual gifts, institutional grants, and government funding (expertise in soliciting major gifts and planned gifts a plus).
•  Exceptional initiative, vision, and ambition to lead and grow a diverse fundraising program.
•  Strong interpersonal skills and comfort making contact with donors and prospects.
•  Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in successfully directing and inspiring others, at all levels of the organization, to carry out development-related and senior management activities.
•  Creative, results-oriented, self-starter, very comfortable with "managing up."
•  Superb organizational skills, flexibility, and detail-oriented with strong follow-through and ability to meet tight deadlines.
•  Ability to manage several projects at once.
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create effective and compelling communications materials.
•  Experience in working with advocacy and/or community-based organizations desirable.
•  Excellent office and computer skills, including database management, Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet research (knowledge of Salesforce a plus).
•  A commitment to LIFT’s mission.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and TransitChek Program, as well as a generous time off/holiday policy.  In addition, LIFT offers a 403B Retirement Savings plan which is matched up to 5% of the employee’s annual salary after one month of employment.

For confidential consideration, please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter to LIFT’s Search Consultant:  Donna Bonem Rich, CFRE at [email protected]

LIFT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

HOTLINE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

LIFT seeks a Hotline Associate to join our team. This position reports to the Hotline Program Manager. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Provide legal information on LIFT’s Telephone, Email, and Live Chat Hotlines about NYS family law;  
•    Collect and report on data; 
•    Screen participants for additional LIFT services; 
•    Schedule appointments for participants; 
•    Make targeted community-based referrals; and 
•    Serve as a liaison and support programmatic activities as requested.  

Qualifications include:
•    JD preferred, Bachelor degree is a minimum; Recent law school graduates are encouraged to apply; 
•    Strong communication skills;
•    Experience or a demonstrated interest in family law, increasing access to justice and providing services to the public; 
•    Commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate service;
•    Professional, energetic, and enthusiastic; and
•    Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Retirement Savings Plan, TransitChek Program, as well as a generous time off/holiday policy.

How to Apply: For confidential consideration please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter with “Hotline Associate” in the subject line to [email protected]  No telephone calls please.

LIFT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


BILINGUAL HOTLINE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

LIFT seeks a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline Associate to join our team. This position reports to the Hotline Program Manager. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Provide legal information on LIFT’s Telephone, Email, and Live Chat Hotlines about NYS family law;  
•    Collect and report on data; 
•    Screen participants for additional LIFT services; 
•    Schedule appointments for participants; 
•    Make targeted community-based referrals; and 
•    Serve as a liaison and support programmatic activities as requested.  

Qualifications include:
•    JD preferred, Bachelor degree is a minimum; Recent law school graduates are encouraged to apply; 
•    Fluency in Spanish;
•    Strong communication skills;
•    Experience or a demonstrated interest in family law, increasing access to justice and providing services to the public; 
•    Commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate service;
•    Professional, energetic, and enthusiastic; and
•    Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Retirement Savings Plan, TransitChek Program, as well as a generous time off/holiday policy.

How to Apply: For confidential consideration please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter with “Bilingual Hotline Associate” in the subject line to [email protected]  No telephone calls please.

LIFT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


updated: 4/3/2017