Director of Legal Services

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/05/2018

Address

Norcross
GA
United States

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:​ The Director of Legal Services is a senior level leader within the

organization, and works closely with other program directors, the Deputy Director, and the

Executive Director to implement the organization’s strategic vision. The Director will be responsible

for overall development and management of the legal services department, including general

immigration services and deportation defense.

This position is full-time and exempt. It requires regular availability to work on evenings and

weekends. Availability to travel is required.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Oversee the Direct Legal Services Program. This includes grant management of funds to

support direct legal services, hiring and supervision of direct legal services staff, and

occasional direct representation of clients in immigration matters.

● Establish program benchmarks and recommend improvements; develops standards for

reporting, accountability, and measuring success; and make program development

recommendations to the Deputy and Executive Directors.

● Work closely with the Deputy Director, the Executive Director, and other senior level

leaders to link Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s direct services work to its policy, litigation and

leadership development work.

● Work with to develop new funding sources that will sustain Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s

legal work.

● Develop and maintain relationships with external stakeholders and partners ranging from

grassroots organizations, legal groups and coalitions to key funders and donors.

● Work with Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s communications team on strong communications

and messaging for legal work.


QUALIFICATIONS:

● JD from an accredited university and membership in good standing in the bar of any state

and/or the District of Columbia;

● Experience managing and directing staff; collegial, collaborative management style;

● Demonstrable commitment to social justice and to Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s goals,

missions, and values;

● Dedication to and experience working with low-income, immigrant clients;

● Demonstrated experience working with AAPI and immigrant communities, especially

community-based organizations and leaders;

● Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to write and speak


persuasively to diverse audiences, including the general public, media, legislators, advocates,

funders, and opinion leaders;

Benefits

Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience. Benefits include full medical, dental, vision, and

retirement plan. Parking provided.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in an Asian or Pacific Islander language (e.g. Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, Korean,

Mandarin, Vietnamese) helpful but not required.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
https://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

No phone calls.


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