Director of Development, Phila. Legal Assistance

Posted by Philadelphia Legal Assistance on December 22, 2020

Founded in 1996, Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia to ensure equal access to justice and strengthen Philadelphia’s communities. From our office at 718 Arch Street, our 70 employees and 35 volunteer law students assist approximately 8,000 clients each year. PLA provides direct legal representation, referrals to pro bono assistance programs, assistance in proceeding in court without an attorney, and legal advice and information. As a community partner, PLA offers training to community organizations, legal assistance on-site through court programs, education, and outreach. PLA is currently working remotely until further notice.


The Director of Development provides the leadership, strategic direction, management, and coordination of PLA’s Development and Communications functions. A new role in the organization, this position will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Communications Staff, and Program Staff. The Director of Development will spearhead all Development efforts, including cultivating and stewarding individual, corporate, government and foundation relationships with a goal to secure diverse streams of contributed revenue. This position also helps to raise the visibility of PLA’s mission by working with Communications Staff and Program Staff to create strategic marketing and outreach campaigns.

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We encourage applicants to submit applications early.

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