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Regional Managing Attorney; Youth Justice

Description: 

Organization:  Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. From Silicon Valley to Napa Valley, we help clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Our clients include the working poor, families with children, foster youth, seniors, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Through our regional county offices, our mobile advocacy clinics, and our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line, BayLegal prevents domestic violence and sexual assault, increases economic stability, protects consumers, expands access to healthcare, and prevents homelessness. For our clients, BayLegal makes the difference between staying in poverty and thriving toward a brighter future.

 

Position:  We seek a culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to become the Regional Managing Attorney of our Youth Justice Unit. The Regional Managing Attorney will be responsible for the direct supervision of the Supervising Attorney; with responsibility for the supervision of the legal work of all attorneys in the unit, along with overall effectiveness and quality of the client services and for directing the strategic policy advocacy and litigation in BayLegal's Youth Justice Project.

 

Responsibilities: As a member of BayLegal's senior Management Team, the Regional Managing Attorney reports to BayLegal's Director of Program & Advocacy. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing the vision and direction of the Youth Justice work at BayLegal. This position works in collaboration with BayLegal's Directors, Managing Attorneys and Regional Counsels.

This position oversee and coordinate the delivery of high quality holistic youth oriented legal assistance in areas including but not limited to public benefits, housing, consumer issues, domestic violence, and education across BayLegal's seven-county service area.

 

Skills and abilities:

·         Commitment to BayLegal's mission.

·         Commitment to promoting and fostering diversity and inclusion in hiring and retention

  • Experience and comfort working with marginalized and diverse populations.

·         Facility and transparency in communicating important information to staff and ability to motivate commitment to the organization.

  •  Ability to work well with colleagues and community allies in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to develop and articulate a clear vision of priorities and inspire others to maximum effectiveness.

·         Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both in writing and orally, including in public presentations.

  • Ability to organize and supervise the case work and projects of a professional office.
  • Ability to effectively deal with Personnel Issues
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with funders.
  • Ability to track, maintain and report statistics to funders.

 

 

Experience and Education:  Juris Doctorate Degree, California Bar membership, five or more years relevant experience such as experience leading affirmative litigation and/or policy advocacy efforts; direct services experience, particularly in areas related to  youth  advocacy; experience developing projects and leading diverse teams; and demonstrated commitment and ability to work with underrepresented communities.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation and Benefits:  Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; law school loan repayment; and 401k retirement plan.

 

 

Requirements: 

Experience and Education:  Juris Doctorate Degree, California Bar membership, five or more years relevant experience such as experience leading affirmative litigation and/or policy advocacy efforts; direct services experience, particularly in areas related to  youth  advocacy; experience developing projects and leading diverse teams; and demonstrated commitment and ability to work with underrepresented communities.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by as soon as possible.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to: Human Resources Department, e-mail to jobs@baylegal.org. Be sure to refer to the “Regional Managing Attorney – Youth Justice” in the title of your email.

In a separate page from your cover letter, please address the following: 

Please note that your response to the prompt below will not be read by your interviewing hiring committee. To reduce potential bias, your name will be removed and your response to this prompt will be read and reviewed separately from the rest of your application. Feedback on your response will then be provided to the interviewing hiring committee for this position. Therefore, if there is any specific information that you would like the interviewing hiring committee to be aware of, please make sure to include that information in your cover letter, even if there is some duplication.

BayLegal’s clients are low- and very low-income members of our communities. They include the working poor, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, BayLegal strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively  in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients; to raise the level of positive client outcomes; and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
January 30, 2019
Organization Information: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Phone: 510-250-5225