Researcher, Writer, and Editor

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.

Duties

Basic Function:

Under the general direction of the Director of the Office of Program Performance (OPP), and/or his or her designee, and as a member of the Training and Technical Assistance team, the Researcher, Writer, and Editor develops content on best practices and innovations in civil legal aid. This consists of researching, writing, editing, and updating case studies, summaries, articles, and social media posts on a wide range of topics, including civil legal needs assessments, strategic planning , intake systems, legal services delivery, pro bono engagement, board governance, leadership, nonprofit management, legal technology, financial administration, resource development, and regulatory compliance.

The content developed by the Researcher, Writer, and Editor lives on the Best Practices Corner pages on LSC’s website. The Best Practices Corner is a resource for information on the effective and efficient delivery of legal services for low-income people by the legal aid programs that the Legal Services Corporation funds.

In addition to developing content on the Best Practices Corner pages of LSC’s website, the Researcher, Writer, and Editor also produces the Best Practices Corner newsletter six times per year.

Please refer to the application linked below for more information on the basic function, principal duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications

Technical/Specialized:

A bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience totaling six years. Must have strong word processing proficiency; knowledge of and familiarity with social media platforms, content management systems, particularly Drupal, online survey tools, bulk emailing programs, basic html, and audio/video editing software. Demonstrated experience with web development/design.

General:

Please refer to the application for general competencies required.

Salary

$66,223; $66,223-$74,589; LSC has a competitive market-based salary structure that establishes a specific salary range for this position that has eight pay levels separated by seven steps. New hires begin at Step 1.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly by clicking the “Apply for Job” link at the bottom of this page. Questions can be sent to: [email protected]

Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1560 or [email protected]

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