Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) is seeking a dynamic leader to be a full-time Deputy Director to work with both the Executive Director and the LASO Board of Directors to set the tone for excellence, and to establish shared Vision and Mission. The Deputy Director will both preserve and allocate resources to achieve the greatest impact. The Deputy Director will ensure compliance with funder requirements, and both use and employ technology skills as well as create and implement effective administrative procedures.
LASO is a team of highly motivated individuals who provide legal assistance and education. LASO focuses on helping survivors of domestic violence, protecting tenants, homeowners, assisting victims of consumer fraud and abuse, legal problems of agricultural workers and Native Americans. LASO is dedicated to addressing economic, racial and other inequities by delivering legal services and education to vulnerable Oklahomans.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for leading and enhancing the organization’s infrastructure for LASO’s continued growth and development. The ideal candidate should think strategically and innovatively about LASO work and the individuals served by LASO.
- Executive Management. Acts in the place of the Executive Director during absences or as assigned; actively participate and supervise LASO Managing Attorney activities; attend Board Meetings; assist in development of personnel, fundraising, fiscal planning, provide direct supervision to designated positions, including IT and data management.
- Strategic Operations, Planning, Grants & Community Relations. Establish and monitor operational policies, compliance with grant regulations and rules, funder expectations, contractual requirements, Legal Services Corporation (LSC) compliance, strategic and project planning for new grants, implementation of grants, provide agency-wide leadership, other duties as assigned.
- Substantive Law. Be a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association in good standing, be able to be admitted to the Oklahoma Bar by reciprocity or set for the next Oklahoma bar exam.
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
LASO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
- Seven (7) years of legal practice experience in a law firm, government agency or non-profit organization.
- Six (6) years of direct leadership experience of greater than 4 or more persons at one time with demonstrated experience coaching, mentoring and providing development opportunities.
- Oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated successful experience with conflict resolution.
- Ability to create and foster partnerships and cross collaborations with Oklahoma.
- Three-plus (3+) years grant management experience.
- Three-plus (3+) years with direct budget management experience.
- Experience with diverse, economic, social, or cultural communities.
- A collaborative team member with solid organizational and execution abilities and the ability to work well under tight timeframes with shifting priorities and strong attention to detail.
- Proficiency or fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
- Experience working in areas of social justice, economic justice and racial justice.
- Experience working in a non-profit environment.
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