Job Opportunities

NLS is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to the value of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veterans, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Current Positions

Executive Director

Neighborhood Legal Services seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative individual to serve as its next Executive Director. NLS’s current and longtime Executive Director, Robert V. Racunas, Esq., is retiring in January 2022.

NLS has enjoyed 55 years of accomplishment and success in the region. The next Executive Director will join NLS at a time of stability, strength, and opportunity. The Executive Director is the key management leader of NLS, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to an active and engaged Board of Directors. The Executive Director is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Travel is required throughout the program’s four-county service area (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties) in Southwestern PA to ensure accessibility. Occasional travel out of town is required (i.e. Harrisburg, Philadelphia, national conferences, etc.). For a full list of job duties and qualifications and please click here.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their application by September 17, 2021. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future as well as a résumé and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be held in confidence during the initial stages of the process.

Materials should be submitted electronically to Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange to in Microsoft Word or pdf format. Candidates with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact her.

Staff Positions

Neighborhood Legal Services ( is seeking one full time family law staff attorney for our Butler, PA office to provide the highest quality legal representation and to handle all functions related to casework in a high volume, general law practice. Additionally, there are several attorney staff positions open in the Pittsburgh office handling family and housing matters.

Finally, NLS is looking to hire a Secretary for administrative and secretarial support. The secretary will be part of the Intake team, answering incoming calls from potential clients and redirect them to appropriate resources.

Neighborhood Legal Services ( is seeking support staff for various jobs across the program.  Those jobs can be found on Paycom.

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