Founded in 1996, Pro Bono Institute (PBI) explores and identifies new approaches to, and resources for, the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. PBI supports, enhances, and transforms the pro bono efforts of major law firms, in-house legal departments, and public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Rather than providing direct legal services, PBI is a catalyst, administering projects that support, guide, and inspire legal institutions to enhance access to justice.
The Law Firm Pro Bono Project® Initiative
PBI is seeking a Director of its Law Firm Pro Bono Project initiative to lead PBI’s work to support and enhance the pro bono culture and performance of major law firms in the U.S. and around the world. The goal of the Project is to fully integrate pro bono into the practice, philosophy, and culture of firms so that law firms provide the institutional support, infrastructure, and encouragement essential to fostering a climate supportive of pro bono service and promoting partner and associate participation.
Director of the PBI Law Firm Pro Bono Project Initiative
Reporting directly to PBI’s President & CEO, Eve Runyon, the Director will be instrumental in shaping the strategic direction of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project initiative by identifying key innovations to expand pro bono and improve access to justice.
The ideal Director will be a creative, energetic, and experienced professional ready to lead the Law Firm Pro Bono Project initiative. The Director should be an entrepreneurial visionary who can see the big picture and who is also able to roll up their sleeves and get things done. The Director should be an expert and strategic leader who understands the modern law firm pro bono landscape.
Skills and Accomplishments
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $130,000 - $150,000 depending on candidate qualifications, including job-related knowledge, skills and experience. In addition to offering a competitive compensation, PBI offers generous employee benefits including 100% employer-paid health insurance, employer contribution of 3% of annual salary to a 401(k) plan, generous vacation and sick leave, flex-time, and access to a free fitness center on-site.
PBI staff, including the Director, may work remotely for a portion of the work-week. However, the Director is expected to be in-office in Washington, D.C. on a regular basis currently and as required in the future.
Please link HERE to the full position description on PBI’s website.
To apply for the position, please send by email a cover letter, resume, brief, substantive writing sample (between 500 and 1,500 words), and list of references to:
Chris Niebling (he/him)
PBI is located at 1620 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Applications by email only. No phone inquiries, please.
Please submit your application by August 25 to be considered in the first round of review. PBI will accept applications until the position is filled.