Development Specialist – Houston, TX

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Job Location: Houston, TX

Company Name: Lone Star Legal Aid

Date Posted: 2020-04-14

Valid Through: 2020-05-04

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one full time regular Development Specialist (job # 419) for its Houston Branch Office.

LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Development Specialist works to expand the resources available to Lone Star Legal Aid, and works with a variety of entities, such as the Access to Justice Commission, State Bar of Texas, local bar associations, private law firms, and other legal aid programs to energize and expand government funding, foundation funding, private contributions, pro bono support and law firm and community support for LSLA.

Principle Duties:

Prospect research; researches and writes proposals; works with Managing Attorneys and other LSLA staff to develop grant proposals; prepare reports regarding grants as required; other duties as assigned by the Director of Planning or designee; and helps plan and coordinate events.


Minimum Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree and appropriate graduate degree or law degree helpful;

• Prior fund-raising and/or grant compliance experience with a successful track record.

Minimum Skills and Abilities:

• Strong interpersonal skills;

• Ability to work independently in a deadline oriented environment;

• Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written;

• Ability to use computers, especially word processing and databases;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Strong commitment to LSLA’s mission and to ensuring equal access to justice;

• Must be able to apply logical thinking to a wide range of practical and other problems while dealing with a number of abstract and concrete variables.

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Planning


Medical Benefits

Paid Leave

Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status

Development Specialist – Houston, TX

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