Website Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
We are dedicated to promoting justice for low income families and individuals as a way of demonstrating Christ's love.
Apply your leadership experience in a legal venue and make a difference every day in our community and across the state. Join an organization dedicated to promoting justice for low income families and individuals as a way of demonstrating Christ’s love. Over its 25-year history, the Clinic has grown to serve 10,000 low income Hoosiers across the state each year, with a staff of nearly 40, nonetheless, it still maintains its Christian roots striving to serve God and welcome ALL neighbors, targeting those most in need. The Clinic is a United Way community partner and IRS-designated low-income tax clinic. The Clinic provides legal solutions focused on serving homeless veterans, immigrants and refugees, families facing foreclosure and other housing crises, victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault, ex-offenders, and family law matters.
The Clinic’s board of directors is seeking an experienced leader who brings familiarity with legal systems plus the leadership and management skills to advance the organization into its next chapter. The Executive Director must be familiar with community development, the social service landscape in central Indiana and around the state, and comfortable working with stakeholders and clients across a broad economic and educational continuum. The Executive Director will lead individual fundraising efforts and oversee grant writing strategies to ensure continued growth.
The Clinic’s executive director will have a passion for helping the poor and living out their faith; experience building and working in partnership with other providers; excel at engaging and motivating both staff and board members; and demonstrate the flexibility, drive, and experience required to find solutions and funding to address unmet needs. Working within a team environment, the successful candidate will be expected to operate with an entrepreneurial mindset, advising and supporting projects across the organization and utilizing technology to expand services.
The following are specific qualifications of the Executive Director:
- Strong familiarity with the legal field and connection to the legal community. J.D. a plus.
- Strong, active Christian faith with a demonstrated concern for the poor and feels called to the purpose of the Clinic. Desire to lead and support a Christ-centered team culture.
- Progressive leadership experience – vision casting, strategic planning and implementation, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
- Successful fundraiser with the ability to engage donors and external stakeholders. Able to build strong relationships with churches, ministries, and Christian community leaders.
- Requires team leadership experience with the ability to equip and mentor individuals.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, with experience tracking program outcomes, attention to detail and a focus on quality.
- Process oriented with ability to leverage technology to maximize client services and business efficiencies.
- Ability to develop and maintain transparent communication and work collaboratively across the organization to support continued growth and mitigate risk.
- Ability to raise the visibility of the Clinic within the community.
- Strong business acumen with experience managing an annual budget and monitoring expenses and income on an ongoing basis.
ATTENTION: Be Prepared – To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting “APPLY” to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
- Briefly share how your faith, values, and background align with the Clinic.
- This position oversees a broad and complex organization that directly serves clients in poverty. Please identify which of your past positions have provided you with the leadership experience that will directly apply to this situation.
- Share your experiences attracting resources to an organization by strengthening partnerships with donors, foundations, government, businesses and other community stakeholders.
- Briefly tell us about your experience working with a nonprofit board. How have you successfully engaged board members to advance the work of the organization?
- How have you utilized training and development as a means to increase employees’ confidence within their roles and to enhance professional growth?
- Please explain your experience in working with nonprofit financial issues including budgets, grants, audits and HR/salary review procedures.
To learn more about Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, please go to: https://www.nclegalclinic.org/ For more information and to apply, please go to: https://charitableadvisors.hirecentric.com/jobs/169616.html.
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