Deputy Director - Office of Program Performance

Legal Services Corporation

About the organization

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 132 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.


Basic Function: Under the direction of the OPP Director, the Deputy Director assists in the management, administration and implementation of OPP programmatic functions. The Deputy Director will assist in supervising approximately 30 staff, including program counsel and analysts, other professional staff, support staff, and interns, and is responsible for the direct supervision of approximately ten staff members. Among other duties, the Deputy Director will have direct supervision of approximately one-third of the program counsel responsible for programmatic oversight, support, and evaluation of LSC Basic Field grant recipients, as well as OPP program counsel and staff responsible for administering LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants program and Veterans Pro Bono program.

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Review the GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS in the position announcement linked below..

Technical/ Specialized:

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of experience, including a minimum of seven (7) years leading, managing, and supervising staff. JD or other advanced degree preferred. Experience with the delivery of legal services to clients in non-profit, for profit, or government contexts is highly desirable. Able to design, recommend, and implement legal services program initiatives, as well as identify and comprehend trends that affect LSC, its grantees, and their clients. Able to interpret regulations, policies, law and proposals and ensure their effective administration, as necessary. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and related technologies.


$133,375; Salary range: $133,375 -$150,080 in 8 pay levels, 7 steps; Excellent benefits package.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


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