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Development Assistant - Friends of Legal Aid

Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Job Description
Posted 04/22/19
Legal Aid of Western Missouri is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a contract, part-time position to assist the Friends of Legal Aid organization.  The Development Assistant will support this newly formed volunteer organization by providing overall management.  The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  communications with existing and potential Friends Group members; schedule meetings and record minutes of meetings of the Friends Group organization; schedule speaking arrangements for Legal Aid Executive Director; maintain data base of existing and potential Friends members; organize and attend Friends functions and stewardship “Get to Know Legal Aid” meetings; and follow up on stewardship requests initiated by Friends members.
The qualified applicant must have the following skills:  engaging personality with a strong work ethic and a passion for helping low income individuals obtain justice; working knowledge of social media platforms; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; experience in working with board and volunteer committees; strong verbal and written communication skills; and knowledge of and experience in fund/friend raising.  This position will primarily work from home requiring a reliable and efficient home office set up with an updated computer software program.
Legal Aid provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to people who need it the most and can afford it the least. Our main areas of focus are: family law and domestic violence, foreclosure prevention, immigration law, appeal denials of veteran benefits, appeal denials of state Medicaid and public welfare benefits, housing assistance, elderly abuse and various consumer issues like predatory loans, unfair debt collections, etc.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  As with all job openings at Legal Aid, second language proficiency in a language commonly spoken by Legal Aid’s clients or potential clients, including but not limited to Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali or Dinka will be viewed favorably in our hiring decision for this job.  The ability to speak in a second language, however, is not a requirement for this job.  
Salary range:  Between $15-$20 per hour based upon previous experience.
To apply:
Position remains open until filled.  Priority application deadline: May 31.  To apply, email your resume, a brief cover letter detailing relevant experience and 5 professional references to:
 Jennifer Furla
LAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at
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