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Executive Director - Tulsa Lawyers for Children

Tulsa, OK



Job Title:          Executive Director
Reports To:      Board of Directors  
Located:           Tulsa, OK


Job Purpose and Location
Tulsa Lawyers for Children (“TLC”) ensures high-quality legal services for Tulsa County’s abused and neglected children involved in child welfare cases when conflicts prevent representation by the Tulsa County Office of the Public Defender. TLC relies on staff and volunteer attorneys to amplify the voices of child clients.
The Executive Director is a full-time position working closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the successful management and overall success of Tulsa Lawyers for Children.
TLC is located in Tulsa, OK, with some travel required.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Administrative Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to identify, create, and implement strategic plans to achieve the mission of TLC.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and develop a talented team of employees and volunteers who can achieve the mission of TLC.
  • Monitor TLC operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements, including the Open Meetings Act.
  • Develop and promote a culture of transparency and collaboration with staff, funders, and community partners
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities within TLC and its environment to protect TLC’s ability to achieve its mission and to protect TLC’s clients.
  • Organize and represent TLC at social events in a way that strengthens the reputation of TLC.
  • Prepare the annual budget for review and acceptance by the Board of Directors
  • Manage payroll and benefits of TLC staff.

Fundraising Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to create and implement a strategic fundraising plan to support the mission of TLC.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with current and potential funders.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as need to maintain sufficient funding to achieve the mission of TLC.
  • Monitor and report compliance with grant requirements to grantors and the Board of Directors.
  • Organize and manage an annual fundraiser to increase individual financial support of TLC’s mission.
  • Collaborate with organizations and individual donors to increase planned giving to support TLC’s mission.
  • Organize and represent TLC at fundraising events in a way that strengthens the reputation of TLC.
Volunteer Recruitment
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to identify, create, and implement strategic plans to recruit and retain volunteer attorneys.
  • Organize and represent TLC at recruitment events in a way that strengthens the reputation of TLC.
  • Identify and recruit attorneys appropriate to provide legal representation for children.
  • Complete necessary background checks and ensure compliance with training requirements for TLC volunteers.
  • Ensure volunteer attorneys are appropriately covered by malpractice insurance.
  • Assist in the development of legal education curriculum for attorneys and arranging for regular lunch and learn CLE opportunities.
  • Participate in quarterly trainings for new potential volunteer attorneys.

Other
  • In the absence of a Senior Staff Attorney, the executive director may be expected to fulfill this role in addition to their other responsibilities.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include:
  • Law Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing with the Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Minimum of five years of experience in management of a nonprofit or similar
  • Experience writing grant applications and ensuring compliance with grant requirements
  • Experience managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage deadlines independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, TLC staff, and volunteers
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to improve legal representation of children
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed (mileage is reimbursed)
Preferred qualification include:
  • Five years of experience working or practicing in the field of child welfare
  • Experience developing, providing, and planning trainings
  • Completion of the 15-hour CLE, QIC-ChildRep.

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