WHO WE ARE: Community Legal Services (CLS) is a team of highly motivated individuals, who provide legal assistance, advice or representation, self-help materials and legal education so people can know their rights. We focus on helping survivors of domestic violence; assisting victims of consumer fraud and abuse, protecting tenants from unlawful/unfair practices by landlords, foreclosures, legal problems affecting agricultural workers, wage claims and other employment matters, and federal and state programs affecting people's health and economic stability. We are dedicated to addressing economic, racial and other inequities by delivering legal services and education to vulnerable members of the community. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for leading and enhancing the organization's infrastructure for CLS' continued growth and development.
A. Executive Management: Act in the place of the Executive Director during extended absences or as assigned; actively participate in Administrative Unit, Managers Group, and other leadership meetings; acts as General Counsel to CLS and the Executive Director; provide professional leadership, guidance, and support to managers, internal groups and taskforces; attend board and committee meetings as appropriate; assists in the development of personnel, collective bargaining, fundraising, fiscal planning, and implementation; vendor/contract management; serve on hiring committee(s); provide direct supervision to designated positions, including IT Department and as needed or requested by the Executive Director to Administrative Unit staff and managers; actively participate in and support CLS' Racial Justice Task Force; other duties as assigned.
B. Strategic Operations, Planning, Grants, & Community Relations: Establish and monitor operational policies, compliance with grant regulations and rules, funder expectations, contractual requirements, LSC compliance, etc.; strategic and project planning for new and renewed grants; implementation of grants; in conjunction with the Director of Litigation and Advocacy, provide agency-wide leadership and coordination in strategic community-based planning, networking, and coalition efforts; other duties as assigned.
C. Substantive Law: Participate in one of the five strategic priority areas: Family, Housing, Employment, Consumer, and Health & Economic Stability; other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will be someone with a demonstrated commitment to access to justice, particularly for individuals and families with low incomes; a minimum of ten years of legal experience as a practicing attorney; a minimum of five years of experience in strategic operations, including grants management and administrative and leadership responsibilities; must be a member of the Arizona State Bar; excellent verbal and written communication skills;familiarity, sensitivity and commitment to working with legal service programs, law firms, attorneys, funders, clients and other organizations and demonstrated leadership ability that exemplifies CLS' core values — Humanity, Respect, Collaboration and Excellence. DUTIES: A. Executive Management SALARY: Depending on licensure and experience; excellent benefits package, including 12 paid holidays; a generous PTO plan (vacation, sick and personal leave); health and dental insurance (95% employee - 70% dependents), disability insurance, malpractice insurance, educational loan assistance, 403b pension plan, bar dues payment, possible eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and more.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, a writing sample, three (3) professional references and two (2) personal references to: Human Resources email@example.com or email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Human Resources