Job Openings

We are a growing team of professionals serving victims of abuse and underserved Utahns.

Part-Time Staff Attorney

Pay: $30-33/hr, DOE
20-25 hours

Benefits: Flexible hours; remote work; paid time off

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.
We anticipate a large volume of applicants and will move through the hiring process quickly; our anticipated close date is July 12, 2024.

Who We Are

Timpanogos Legal Center empowers self-represented Utahns to realize safety and stability by providing legal support in family law, abuse, and housing matters.

Timpanogos Legal Center provides free legal services to underserved Utahns in family law, protective order, and housing cases, thus fulfilling our motto, Lifting Lives through the Law. We are seeking a part-time Staff Attorney to support our direct legal services programs. We believe in building a better Utah by increasing access to justice for everyone, every day. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our services and our mission on our website, www.timplegal.org.

Job Responsibilities

Document Clinic

In our document clinic, self-represented parties receive assistance with their family law documents. Attorneys provide coaching, reviewing, or drafting assistance. Staff attorneys have the opportunity to work with volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students.

This role will be primarily assigned to our Document Clinic. Depending on experience, responsibilities may include oversight of the virtual and in-person clinics, including recruiting and training volunteers, overseeing attorneys, and coordinating with law students.

  • Draft family law documents for clients, such as Petitions to Modify, Motions to Enforce, Motions for Temporary Orders, etc., or provide document coaching when a client needs to complete a document but can’t go through the Clinic. Follow through in ensuring the client receives the documents and is able to file the paperwork with the correct court.
  • Recruit a volunteer attorney or law student to work with clients when possible, and act as mentor to the volunteer by sending them templates and information, as well as connecting the volunteer and client and providing assistance as needed.
  • Understand the needs, issues, and deadlines for the client.
  • Inform clients about crime victims reparations (CVR) funding and offer to assist with the forms.
  • Track data to be reported to funders.
  • Attend weekly case assignment meetings (Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.) to ensure cases are assigned to a staff attorney.

Weekly Legal Advice Clinics

Every Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., self-represented parties can meet with an attorney for a consultation on their case, and work together to understand the party’s options and build a plan for achieving their goals.

  • Attend the in-person weekly clinic or online weekly clinic.
  • Provide legal advice in the areas of family law, housing law, and protective orders, alongside location-specific referrals to additional service providers.
  • Mentor law students in providing legal advice.

Hotline

Our legal advice hotline is available 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Individuals can call and be immediately connected to a staff attorney for brief legal advice, screening for our other programs, and resource referrals. We provide legal advice in the areas of family law, housing law, and protective orders.

  • Provide brief services to Utahns who call in on the hotline.
  • Provide support on the hotline one set day each week and provide primary coverage for other attorneys as needed.
  • Update hotline database and collect data and information for reports.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist other Staff Attorneys as needed with clinics, CLEs, and other responsibilities.
  • Attend twice-monthly staff meetings, which are held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
  • Update Resource Library Handouts as assigned, including 1st District Legal and Victim Resources, and the Domestic Relations Injunction vs. Protective Orders handout.
  • Ensure that time reports and requests for reimbursement are complete and timely.
  • Ensure compliance with all grant requirements from our generous funders.
  • Attend training and CLE events to maintain the highest professional standards.
  • Attend two 40-hour Victim Advocate trainings in the first six months of employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Admission to Practice: Applicants must be members of the Utah State Bar in good standing.
  • Experience: Preference is given to attorneys with experience in Utah family law, housing law, and/or protective orders.
  • Technology: Our organization uses Clio, GSuite, Zoom, Dialpad, and Dropbox. Applicant should be proficient using these software programs or be able to learn. Applicants should be able to independently troubleshoot software programs.
  • Language Proficiency: Preference is given to applicants who speak Spanish.
  • Location: Preference is given to applicants who reside in Utah. Timpanogos Legal Center is a remote organization, and applicants must have access to a distraction-free workspace and the ability to perform self-directed work. Some travel may be required to facilitate legal clinics and attend trainings.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. In your cover letter, please describe what you will bring to the Timpanogos Legal Center team and three reasons why you are the right person for this job.

Send your cover letter, resume, and references to: Lani Harris, Administrative Director, lani@timplegal.org

Important:  In the subject line, please type “Staff Attorney Application for [full name]”

All applicants, employees, and program participants shall be treated equally regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, or disability.

Development Director

Pay: $35-40/hr, DOE
15 hours/week
Remote, but must reside in Utah

Who We Are

Timpanogos Legal Center empowers self-represented Utahns to realize safety and stability by providing legal support in family law, abuse, and housing matters.

Timpanogos Legal Center provides free legal services to underserved Utahns in family law, protective order, and housing cases, thus fulfilling our motto, Lifting Lives through the Law. We are seeking a part-time Development Director to help establish and run the development arm of our organization. We believe in building a better Utah by increasing access to justice for everyone, every day. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our services and our mission on our website, www.timplegal.org.

Job Description

Join a team that’s finding new ways to get legal services to Utahns who need them most. Timpanogos Legal Center has been providing legal services to Utahns since 2011. Over the past several years, we have experienced a large increase in the number of requests for services. We are primarily funded by grants, and are now looking to establish our development arm to diversify and further stabilize our funding and organization. We need someone with experience in fundraising and donor relations, who is able to collaborate with our team to assess our organization and recommend and build out sustainable development programs that work for our organization. At this time, we are not intending to host events, so no event planning experience is required.

We encourage you to apply if you have experience, are interested in a flexible, remote opportunity, and want to work with a team of professionals dedicated to serving the underserved in our communities.

While TLC is 100% remote, we are only able to consider applicants who live in Utah. This job will require occasional in-person meetings with donors and Board members, and will require you to network with Utah-based organizations and individuals.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to TLC’s mission to lift and improve lives through the law by serving victims of abuse & stalking and low-income Utahns as they represent themselves in Court.
  • 5 years of experience in development or fundraising. Applicants with only grant writing experience will not be considered.
  • Experience soliciting large gifts.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Experience in managing multiple prospects and donors.
  • Ability to synthesize potentially complex information into simple, compelling calls to action.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, time management, technical, and organizational skills.
  • Motivated to work independently and actively collaborate with others.
  • Experience working directly with nonprofit Boards of Directors regarding development and fundraising.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience in establishing new or building out existing development programs.
  • Ideal candidates will have a 4-year degree in a related field, such as nonprofit management, business, or public administration.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Job Responsibilities

  • Development Planning
    • Evaluate our current funding strategy, our organization, and the landscape of legal services and develop a five-year plan for our development arm, including strategies for attracting new donors, maintaining relationships, building donor loyalty, creating major gifts campaigns and annual giving program, messaging our organization, and related activities.
    • Research and evaluate new opportunities for TLC to increase funding and improve donor relations.
    • Help set expectations and build enthusiasm for development within the organization.
  • Donor Relations
    • Recruit individual donors and build donor relationships through face-to-face meetings, solicitation activities, and written communication.
    • Create communication and retention plans that are personalized and comply with current best practices.
  • Major Gifts & Individual Giving
    • Increase annual revenue from individual donors through planning and supervising relationship-based fundraising activities, with an emphasis on ongoing engagement and donor loyalty.
    • Maintain a donor database and create individualized engagement plans.
    • Send out donor acknowledgements in a timely manner.
  • Communications
    • Work with Grants Director and other staff to manage TLC’s online presence, branding, messaging, and campaigns.
  • Ambassador
    • Represent TLC at appropriate events throughout the state and be a public face to our mission.
  • Funding Team
    • Conduct meetings for the Funding Team every month, which includes the Executive Director, Development Director, Grants Director, and members of the Board of Directors.
    • Work with the Funding Team to determine target fundraising goals. Create and oversee a development plan, including timing and strategy, to meet fundraising goals.
    • Provide regular updates on projects, funding, and donors to the Funding Team.
    • Work with the Funding Team to communicate mission impact to donors.
    • Create reports as appropriate for the organization.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Compile TLC’s end of year annual report.
    • Involve partners, including partner organizations and volunteers, in different aspects of development, as appropriate.
    • Stay up to date with best practices for working with and advocating for victims of abuse and stalking and underserved communities.
    • Attend monthly UDVC Development Directors meeting.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Benefits

  • Flexible hours
  • Remote work
  • Paid time off
  • TLC does not provide health insurance or retirement benefits.

What to Expect

If we are interested in your application, we will contact you to set up an initial phone interview with our Grants Director to discuss your qualifications and interest in the position. Eligible applicants will be invited to complete an interview with members of our staff leadership team. If you move on to the anticipated final round of interviews, you will be sent a short project that you should plan to spend 60-90 minutes on, which you will present at your final interview with our leadership team and Board of Directors. We will also request a list of three to four references.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and 1-2 page cover letter to our hiring team. In your cover letter, please describe your experience with fundraising and development, along with any experience working with victims of crime, underserved communities, and/or legal services.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the job will remain open until filled.

Applications should be sent as a PDF attachment to Hayley Cousin, Grants Director, hayley@timplegal.org. The subject line should read, “Development Director Application for [Your Full Name].” Applications not sent in this way will not be accepted or considered.

All applicants, employees, and program participants shall be treated equally regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, or disability.

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This project was supported in part by the Utah Office for Victims of Crime, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of Timpanogos Legal Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.

This project was supported in part by the Utah Office for Victims of Crime, awarded by the State of Utah. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of Timpanogos Legal Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Utah Office for Victims of Crime or the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.