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.
● 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
● 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.
● 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;
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.
Minimum Education Required