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POSITION TITLE:         Development Associate – Full-Time or Part-Time

LOCATION:                    New Castle County

REPORTS TO:                Director of Development

SALARY:                         Commensurate with experience

POSTING DATE:            July 5, 2018

DEADLINE:                    Open Until Filled



Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) combats injustice through creative and persistent civil legal advocacy on behalf of vulnerable and underserved Delawareans. CLASI provides free legal representation to people with disabilities, people age 60 or over, people with low incomes, immigrants, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients maintain shelter, income and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies.

The Development Associate supports the Director of Development with organization development matters to advance the organization’s mission. The Development Associate works closely with the Director of Development and Executive Director to assure compliance with funding agency requirements, metrics, external communications, and to otherwise promote effective program, fundraising, and operations. The Development Associate provides support to CLASI’s Board of Directors and to the Combined Campaign for Justice, a fundraising effort in which CLASI partners with the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware and Delaware Volunteer Legal Services. The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development and works primarily in the New Castle County office.


Grants Management

  • Support the Director of Development with assuring compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines, and grant conditions applicable to all programs.
  • Actively monitor and promote staff implementation of statistical and reporting requirements.
  • Compile and organize information for periodic reports, funding applications and compliance reviews.
  • Assist with preparation and drafting of periodic reports, funding applications, program pamphlets, and similar documents.


  • Provide support for Combined Campaign for Justice and other fundraising efforts, including gift processing, generating reports and acknowledgement letters, and assisting with special events.
  • Assist in research and writing in support of CLASI’s grant applications.

Board of Directors

  • Provide administrative support to CLASI’s governing Board.

Outreach and Publications

  • Help create newsletters, annual reports, social media posts, and website blogs and updates.
  • Coordinate publication and development of organization program brochures


  • Address routine correspondence and requests for general information (e.g. surveys; program information solicitations) from the public and funding sources.
  • Monitor selected listservs and network publications to stay abreast of administrative program developments.
  • Travel statewide as necessary to perform responsibilities.
  • Occasional work outside of business hours may be required.
  • Perform any other reasonably related duties.


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, detail orientation and the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and respond to changing priorities.
  • Commitment to CLASI’s mission to provide equal access to justice
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive and effective relationships with outside agencies, donors and peers.
  • Proficiency with computer-based data collection systems; word processing; and legal support software programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel statewide, including travel to CLASI field offices.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jason Stoehr at


CLASI conducts testing for compliance with Fair Housing laws in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Trained testers pose as home seekers and visit housing providers to collect information to assist with regional monitoring and investigations. Testers are paid a small stipend $50 – $65) for their efforts and are reimbursed for mileage, tolls and postage. Testers document their experiences objectively, so attention to detail and excellent writing skills are required. CLASI relies on fax and/or e-mail to notify testers, set up scenarios and submit tests. Qualified applicants will have access to a reliable form of transportation. Accepted applicants must attend a 2 – 3 hour training session and complete a paid practice test.

Contact person:  CLASI Fair Housing Test Coordinator, Linda Jackson at, or (302) 575-0660, ext. 259, or toll free: 1-800-292-7980

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. “CLASI” will sponsor candidates for post graduate public interest attorney fellowships provided by the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, or other identified foundations.  A fellowship at CLASI provides recent law school graduates interested in a public interest law career the opportunity to work at a non-LSC funded legal services and Protection and Advocacy program.  Since its establishment in 1946, CLASI has remained the largest non-profit public interest law firm in Delaware.  More information about CLASI can be found at

CLASI will accept fellowship applications through July 5 each year. Interested candidates may wish to consult with us in advance regarding suggestions for viable proposals. We encourage interested candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and/or oral proficiency in languages other than English to contact us.Interested candidates should submit the following electronically:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter addressing their interest and experience in public interest and poverty/disability/elder law and describing any ideas for a fellowship proposal.
  • Although we ask that you describe any ideas you have regarding a fellowship proposal please note that it is not necessary to have a proposal at this stage of the application process.
  • One or Two Brief Legal Writing Samples
  • Law School Transcript
  • List of Three References
  • A list of any other organizations with whom you are pursuing fellowship opportunities.

These materials should be sent via email to the attention of Daniel Atkins at  Candidates may address any questions about the application process to Daniel Atkins:  (302) 575-0660, ext. 229 or

Please note that CLASI may sponsor more than one individual for each Fellowship opportunity and that Fellowship awards are not guarantees of employment with CLASI once the fellowship expires.

CLASI welcomes applications from attorneys interested in volunteering in one of our three offices for work in our poverty law, elder law and disabilities law programs.

Law Clerk Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from law students interested in volunteering in one of our three offices during the summer or school year. Law clerks may receive credit or work study funding from their law schools or may be eligible for a grant from a public interest organization.

Paralegal Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from individuals interested in volunteering in any of our three offices to help with tasks such as client interviews, document preparation, discovery and community education.

Clerical Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from individuals interested in volunteering in any of our three offices to help with tasks such as typing, filing, answering telephones, document scanning and preparation, and special event planning.

Administrative Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from individuals interested in volunteering in any of our three offices to help with tasks such as bookkeeping, public relations, and special event planning.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Daniel Atkins, Esq.
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 801
Wilmington, DE 19801or
E-mail resume and letter to:

CLASI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.