Assistant Managing Attorney (Foreclosure Prevention Unit)
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) currently seeks applications from qualified attorneys for the position of Assistant Managing Attorney for its statewide Foreclosure Prevention Unit (FPU). The FPU is being created as a statewide team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants advocating for the rights of homeowners and engaging in local, state and national homeowner and consumer protection advocacy.
NJP’s Assistant Managing Attorneys play a critical role in the statewide units and local office/regional delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Assistant Managing Attorney of the FPU is responsible for tasks delegated by the FPU Managing Attorney to support the overall management of the FPU staff located throughout the state.
This is a full-time position, exempt position.
The position may be located in any of NJP’s field offices throughout Washington contingent upon availability of space at a specific location.
NJP requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of COVID-19 vaccine is a condition of employment. Exemptions based on medical and sincerely held religious beliefs may be requested per NJP’s EEO employer policy.
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- Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required
- Experience with residential property foreclosure matters either on behalf of home owners/borrowers or lenders, trustees, or other financial service entities involved with mortgage lending, foreclosure, loan work out agreements and similar legal assistance activities is preferred;
- Prior experience successfully managing or supervising others in a professional environment preferred
- Experience in a formal or informal leadership role helpful
- History of successfully mentoring other attorneys and/or law students required
- Leadership of, involvement in, or demonstrated ability to identify and successfully pursue strategic, systemic, and affirmative advocacy
- Commitment to advancing racial equity and experience with incorporating racial equity principles into advocacy and leadership
- Appreciation of the differing strengths, skills, and styles of those supervised
- Good judgment, ability to handle stress, initiative, and willingness to work as a team
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons
- Willingness and ability to engage with the communities to be served
- Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing or active license in another state with the ability to obtain WSBA membership by motion is required.
- Language proficiency in a language spoken by our client communities, especially Spanish, is a plus
NJP will consider the full breadth of a candidate’s experience to determine an applicant’s qualification for the position.