We’re looking for a dynamic individual that can help us further our mission of increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology.
What We Do
The Florida Justice Technology Center works at the center of the justice ecosystem in Florida - partnering with legal aid programs, the courts, the clerk’s offices, the private bar, social services organizations, and many others. We identify, create and promote web-based tools, resources, and applications to support advocates working in poverty law and to support members of the public dealing with legal issues without benefit of counsel.
Here are a few examples of our work:
Manage FLAdvocate.org, the online hub for advocates to find email groups, resource libraries, and connect with colleagues.
Working with our partners, the Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing the development of web-based tools and resources. The PM may also be called upon to prototype applications, research and identify technology solutions, and identify and recruit subject matter experts both at the local and national levels. The PM may also need to present these tools at conferences and webinars.
It is required that the PM have a Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or be willing to work towards it. Here is why this is required – the access to justice community is a complex ecosystem that requires a keen ability to understand stakeholder needs and develop solutions that advance the collective mission. This role requires someone that has or will take the time to study and hone their craft as a project manager.
The candidate must meet these qualifications to be considered:
Hands-on experience with software development (designing, coding, testing, etc.).
Experience as a project manager for software development.
The candidate should have these skills to be successful in this role:
Manage timelines and budgets for multiple projects
Anticipate, identify, and manage project risks
Competence using Microsoft Productivity Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs, and online project management tools
Tech savvy and adept at learning new technologies quickly
Able to manage the work of technology vendors and contractors
Able to get things done in an effective and efficient manner
The candidate should have these traits to be successful in this role:
Creative and collaborative
Self-Motivated; able to work without direct supervision
Analytical with excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to work with multiple stakeholders/constituencies
Outstanding at relationship building
Effective at influencing others; able to influence without authority
Candidates with these experiences and qualifications will likely stand out from the competition:
Graduated law school
Licensed attorney (even better if in Florida)
Experience with legal aid organizations
Experience with startup or small nonprofits or businesses
Experience as an IT professional (programmer, IT project manager, systems administrator, etc.)
Candidates shall develop an online location to document their interests and qualifications for the position. Creativity and a user-centered design are encouraged.
The following minimum information must be included:
Clear expression of interest (written, video, etc.)
Clear expression of ability to meet qualifications, skills, and traits in the job description
Availability to start and how many hours you are available per week
Note: It is acceptable to password-protect your online location to keep it private.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Work Environment & Contractor Relationship
FJTC is an entirely virtual organization. The PM is expected to work out of a home/remote office. Occasional travel both in the State of Florida and out of state may be required. The candidate must have high-speed internet access in order to participate in video conferences on a regular basis.
This is a contract position. Hours will vary based on assignments.
Since Contractor is not an employee of FJTC, FJTC shall not withhold any taxes from amounts paid to Contractor and Contractor shall not be eligible to participate in any benefits or programs sponsored or financed by FJTC.
About Florida Justice Technology Center
FJTC works with legal aid and pro bono programs, and also with the judiciary and the court system, clerks of court, lawyers, law schools, corporations, community partners, and others to develop technology products and services that will expand access to justice for those confronting civil legal issues such as divorce, child custody, foreclosure, landlord-tenant disputes, home ownership, veterans benefits and elder affairs.