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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR

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RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. APPLY DIRECTLY ON CLC WEBSITE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR: JOB DESCRIPTION

Join Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) and become part of an amazing team of advocates and change-makers representing children and families impacted by the child welfare system. CLC is the largest children’s legal services organization in the nation, currently serving 30,000 clients in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer County child welfare systems. 

POSITION SUMMARY

CLC is seeking a Southern California Regional Director (SCRD). In collaboration with CLC’s Senior Leadership, the SCRD is responsible for the implementation and oversight of all aspects of high-quality legal and multidisciplinary representation in CLC’s Southern California practice. The SCRD will be the primary point of contact between CLC’s various administrative departments (Finance, HR, IT, and Operations) and the Southern California firms to develop and implement efficient and cohesive communication, compliance and problem-solving. Consistency of practice, adherence to internal protocols, and excellent communication amongst and between the five Southern Californian firms will drive the work of the SCRD. The SCRD will also play a leadership role in meeting the goals of CLC’s Strategic Plan, to reduce racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system, reduce entries into the child welfare system and promote continuous quality improvement. This is a dynamic position for someone who enjoys and excels at multi-tasking, leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, thoughtful legal analysis and working in a fast-paced environment. 

The SCRD sits on the Executive Team and reports to the Executive Director. The SCRD will work closely with the Deputy Director, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Northern California Regional Director, and various department heads to ensure consistency, efficiency, and adherence to best practice standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct oversight of the five Southern California Firm Directors and the Conflict Panel Administrator.
  • Bridge the intersection of policy and practice such that staff is equipped and motivated to embrace and implement emerging and innovative best practices. 
  • Along with other department heads, develop a plan for organizational accountability to both the spirit and the metrics of CLC’s strategic plan.
  • Identify and develop areas for greater efficiency, consistency, and model fidelity within and among the Southern California Firms.
  • Collaborate with Executive Team and Senior Management to resolve complex issues and prepare long-term strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Inform the development of CLC’s policy priorities by identifying trends, challenges, and areas for needed reform. 
  • Represent CLC at local workgroups and committees; maintain a deep understanding of the child welfare system at the local, state, and national levels; stay current on relevant issues in child welfare and related fields.
  • Coordinate with the Southern California Firm Directors, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Human Resources Department to ensure retention and recruitment activities and policies are implemented consistent with the goals of CLC’s strategic plan to confront racism, disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system and develop an anti-racist workplace.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of dependency legal experience, a Juris Doctor degree, and be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California. Management, supervisory and training experience preferred. 

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Keen attention to detail, the ability to delegate effectively, a proven track record in motivating and unifying teams, and solid organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and integrity in interactions with staff
  • Deep understanding of the child welfare system, the California Welfare and Institutions Code, Rules of Court, Local Rules, relevant federal law and DCFS policy
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • High standards of ethical and professional conduct
  • Experience with supervision and familiarity with management-level HR principles preferred

 BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

Annual salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. CLC offers an excellent benefits package, including 15 PTO days and 10 sick days in the first year, an up to 6% employer-matched retirement plan, and generous Family and Medical Leave and health care plans.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. APPLY DIRECTLY ON CLC WEBSITE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR: JOB DESCRIPTION

Join Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) and become part of an amazing team of advocates and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 19, 2022
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Experience Level
    Director

Benefits

CLC offers an excellent benefits package including 15 PTO days and 10 sick days in the first year, an up to 6% employer-matched retirement plan, and generous Family and Medical Leave and health care plans.  More information about our benefits can be found here: https://www.clccal.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/80/2022/01/CLC-Benefit-Summary.pdf.

CLC offers an excellent benefits package including 15 PTO days and 10 sick days in the first year, an up to 6% employer-matched retirement plan, and generous Family and Medical Leave…

Location

On-site
101 Centre Plaza Dr, Monterey Park, CA 91754, USA

How to Apply

Applicants must apply directly on CLC’s website: clccal.org/employment. Applications received through any means will not be considered. Please include a detailed cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.  A valid California driver’s license, reliable automobile, auto insurance, and an operable mobile phone are required at all times while working for Children’s Law Center. Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Full vaccination and booster status for COVID-19 is a condition of employment.

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