Executive Director, Philadelphia VIP

Posted by Philadelphia VIP on February 27, 2017

Philadelphia VIP has served as the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia since 1981. Founded by the Philadelphia Bar Association and Community Legal Services, VIP’s mission is to leverage the powerful resources of the community to provide quality volunteer legal services and ensure access to justice for low-income Philadelphians.

VIP is an exemplary non-profit organization led by Sara Woods for the past nine years. VIP is guided by four key values: inspiring volunteerism; empowering our volunteers and clients; commitment to excellence; and collaboration among all sectors of the legal, business, and nonprofit communities. Having increased its revenue from $600,000 to $1,333,000 since 2007, VIP has a healthy operating position and strategic reserve. The organization receives funding from diverse sources, including individuals, law firms, corporations, foundations and government sources.

The next Executive Director will lead a dynamic organization that is poised for growth. VIP has a committed and engaged staff of 16, a 37 member Board of Directors, and an active volunteer corps of over 1,500. The organization is in the first year of its new strategic plan, after successfully achieving many of the former plan’s objectives and goals. The next Executive Director will be charged with continuing to focus on achieving excellent outcomes and services for both volunteers and clients. The Executive Director will empower the staff, engage the board of directors, manage the organization, cultivate and steward donors, and implement a sustainable, ambitious vision for VIP’s success.

QUALIFICATIONS: Pennsylvania Bar License preferred. Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school. Passion for VIP’s mission and experience assisting low-income clients and pro bono volunteers is preferred. The ideal candidate is an energetic, goal oriented, team player, with excellent skills in communication (oral and written) and relationship-building, demonstrated interest in supporting volunteers, and a strong commitment to access to justice for underserved communities. The candidate should be a self-starter, attentive to detail, and successful at managing multiple deadlines. The candidate enjoys working with a close-knit team in a fast-paced office and embraces technology, including leading edge case management systems. This position is full time and exempt, with generous employee benefits and a great team atmosphere.


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