The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a Pro Bono Director.

Organizational Overview:

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994 and located in Columbus, is a statewide, nonprofit organization committed to improving access to justice for low-income Ohioans. By providing grants and other support, the Foundation provides a legal voice to those who can’t afford it. The Foundation helps ensure that veterans secure the benefits they have earned; seniors preserve their independence and financial security; victims of domestic violence obtain safety and security; and children with disabilities obtain the supports they need to succeed in school.

Position Overview:

Job Title: Pro Bono Director

Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package.

Position Description:

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Director supports local and statewide efforts to expand pro bono participation in the state. The Pro Bono Director should be a dynamic and visionary leader who also participates in national pro bono discourse.


  • Collaborate with Ohio’s legal aids; the Supreme Court, and the state and metro bar associations; expand the vision, create new connections and opportunities, and take pro bono partnerships and alliances to the next level in Ohio.
  • Articulate a clear vision for the Foundation that supports and strengthens the critical role that pro bono attorneys, bar associations, law firms, and law schools play in delivering on the promise of equal justice for low-income and underserved Ohioans.
  • Design and execute strategic goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics to implement a statewide vision related to pro bono partnerships and alliances.
  • Cultivate and build essential relationships within stakeholder networks and serve as a bridge across networks.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, including demonstrated pro bono commitment and efforts.
  • Proven leadership skills including developing and implementing change-management strategies to support organizational goals.
  • Innovative thinker who strives for excellence and who is able to multi-task and manage projects from inception to completion.
  • Proven collaboration skills for high-profile initiatives involving multiple stakeholders across multiple organizations.
  • Strong organization, time management, verbal and written communications skills.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter expressing in detail why they are interested in the position to The application deadline is rolling until the position is filled.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.