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Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

Grant Project Director

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services


Job Summary

The Grant Project Director (GPD) will lead a statewide collaborative team (Family Centered Legal Solutions “FCLS”) that will stabilize low-income families through the delivery of coordinated legal services in all 95 Tennessee counties.  This position is funded by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Personnel must adhere to the goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the three-year grant, and subsequent renewal may result in a modification of job duties or responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with TALS, legal aids, and access to justice partners across Tennessee to implement FCLS- a large, statewide project that provides free, civil legal services to TANF-eligible families and children.
  • Work with attorneys on legal strategies and solutions to ensure the best results for clients receiving free, civil legal services
  • Oversee implementation of all legal casework and outreach activities, including partner engagement and sustainability activities.
  • Develop and communicate project work plans, budgets, timelines, and documentation of clearly defined scopes and objectives, in coordination with the Executive Director and leadership of the legal aid firms
  • Plan and lead FCLS meetings, training, and manage deliverables, in conjunction with Executive Director and other staff
  • Ensure proper reporting by each grant partner, including the development of new reports if needed, and analyze derived data.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with community organizations, governmental entities, and corporations.
  • Monitor budget objectives, reconcile invoices, and track deliverables, in collaboration with grant partner organizations. Review, monitor, draft, and compile required reports.
  • Facilitate monitoring visits and compile support documentation from all partners.
  • Identify, secure, and participate in relevant training and resources for grant staff.
  • Identify and explore sustainable funding for the program.
  • Participate in all staff meetings, internal committees, and other meetings as requested.
  • Comply with applicable organizational, professional, and legal requirements for confidentiality
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director


  • Juris Doctorate required.  A license to practice law in Tennessee is required.
  • Prior management experience involving staff supervision, financial oversight, and budget development
  • Collaborative leadership style, professionalism, integrity, energy, compassion, and sense of humor

Additional Information


  • Retirement contributions 
  • Options for health insurance 
  • Paid time off 

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample to Lbrown@tals.org with the subject line Grant Project Director  by no later than June 21, 2024


  • Date Posted: June 3, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 06/03/2024
  • Salary Range: up to $75,000
  • Working Hours: 8:30-4:30pm/40 hours a week