| The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Grant Writer/Administrator. The Grant Writer/Administrator will help implement our strategic fundraising plan—which focuses on sustaining and growing our legal advocacy and clinical law teaching programs. Through these programs, we represent low-income clients in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including consumer rights, housing, family law/domestic violence, disability benefits, estate planning, veterans benefits, and tax law matters. Reporting to LSC's Faculty Director and collaborating closely with LSC's clinic directors, the Grant Writer/Administrator will help develop resources for these practice areas and help prepare, submit, and manage funding proposals to foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individual donors. Candidates should have a passion for social justice, be a quick study in developing familiarity with our programs, and bring enthusiasm and creativity to our advancement agenda. The position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School's clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching law office, and to help increase access to justice for vulnerable populations. Salary is commensurate with experience. |
Major Responsibilities: In collaboration with others at LSC, the Law School Finance Department, and the University's Office of Sponsored programs, the Grant Writer/Administrator will help to: identify and evaluate sources of potential funding; develop, draft, and edit grant applications and fundraising materials; develop budget proposals, forecast ongoing budgets and monitor funded grants; coordinate the monitoring of grant budgets; compile, draft, edit, and submit programmatic and budgetary reports to existing funders; ensure that LSC's online and print materials effectively communicate to current and potential funding sources; and assist with other administrative and fundraising projects as needed.
Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, the Legal Services Center is a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through five clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, Housing Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, and Federal Tax Clinic—and numerous pro bono initiatives we provide essential legal services to low-income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. To learn more, please visit the LSC website.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary