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Communications Associate

NH Legal Assistance

About NHLA: Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low-income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC’s restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. NHLA operates five branch law offices and a number of statewide projects. 

NHLA receives generous support from a broad spectrum of the New Hampshire community and beyond.  Its largest funding sources are the State of New Hampshire and the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) program of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.  It has received grants from numerous local, state and national foundations, United Ways, and municipal, state and federal agencies.  Also important is the ongoing support of local law firms, individual lawyers and others in the business community through the annual Campaign for Legal Services. 

NHLA has been a pioneer in in promoting salary improvements, law school loan assistance, and other measures that enhance staff recruitment and retention in order to provide its clients with creative and skillful advocacy.

NHLA carries out its work in partnership with the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC), which provides legal advice by telephone and online intake. NHLA and LARC have integrated boards of directors which meet together and function as one policy-making and oversight body to unify the direction and vision of the two organizations.  A third key partner is the Pro Bono Referral Program of the New Hampshire Bar Association which recruits and trains private attorneys to assist low income families and individuals with basic legal issues.  NHLA’s advocates collaborate with a range of community agencies and allies in the legal system and in the social service network.

For more information visit www.nhla.org


The New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services and New Hampshire Legal Assistance seek a part time Communications Associate to execute marketing strategies, communications and public relations efforts for the Campaign and NHLA to increase statewide visibility and private financial support. 

The ideal candidate will be committed to our mission providing civil legal services to low-income and older people in New Hampshire. The Communications Associate will work under the direction of the Campaign for Legal Services Director in our Concord, NH office.  Some travel within New Hampshire and availability to work occasional evening and weekend events required.

NHLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the low-income and older people NHLA works alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. We are actively seeking applications from people of color, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that experience injustice.

Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in marketing, public relations, media, or corporate communications; or at least 4 years of experience in marketing, public relations, media, or corporate communications.
  • Demonstrated and measurable successful experience with social media. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills applicable to a variety of constituent groups. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently while coordinating several assignments simultaneously. 
  • Experience managing design and production of print and online materials.
  • Proficiency in Office 365 and willingness to learn new technologies.
Responsibilities:
  • Refine and execute a communications plan including maintaining an ongoing multi-channel social media calendar, and producing infographics, talking points, press releases, and blog posts.
  • Collaborate with staff to engage current and former clients in communications work for diverse audiences, including donors, state legislators and community partners.
  • Assist with implementation of special events including large-scale annual events and donor cultivation receptions.
How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and your resume to officemanager@nhla.org. You are welcome to include your preferred pronouns, the correct pronunciation of your name, and any other information that will help us communicate with you effectively.

Salary/Benefits:  This part-time (approximately 20 hours per week)  position pays an hourly range of $21.90 to $23.14 based on experience. NHLA offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement and life and disability insurance and generous paid time off.  NHLA’s benefits are available to part-time employees on a pro-rated basis.

About NHLA: NHLA is a statewide civil legal aid organization that helps low-income families and individuals prevent homelessness, protect their personal safety, and preserve their basic income.

About the Campaign: NH CLS is a private fundraising initiative to support New Hampshire’s civil, non-criminal legal aid programs, including NHLA. 

Salary Range:

$21.90 to $23.14 hourly, based on experience

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: November 25, 2019

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