Legal Advocacy Director-REMOTE-FT

A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which advocates to improve the lives of Marylanders with disabilities, is seeking to hire a talented Full-time Legal Advocacy Director to work closely with the Executive Director and Litigation Counsel to identify, shape and guide organization’s broad-based, high-impact advocacy efforts. The Director leads its policy and legislative initiatives and guides the organization in its development of priorities and its collaboration with disability communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement, in conjunction with organization’s leadership team, policy and legislative initiatives to promote civil rights of individuals with disabilities.
  • Lead organization’s federal and state legislative education and advocacy and provide direction for public and media relations.
  • Collaborate with external coalitions, organizations, associations, and local, statewide and national legal advocacy programs.
  • Recommend organization’s priority goals and objectives for development of annual organizational program priorities, based on identified client and community needs.
  • Serve as a resource on professional responsibility and ethical issues for attorneys.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of Managing Attorneys and provide substantive guidance, consultation, and technical assistance to Managing Attorneys and other legal staff as may be required.

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required.
  • Licensed to practice law in Maryland or eligible for out of state admission.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of legal work experience in positions of increasing responsibility.  At least two (2) years of experience providing direct supervision of legal work preferred.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues and execute a variety of advocacy strategies.
  • Ability to communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, successfully manage multiple work priorities and allow availability for consultation, technical assistance, and guidance to management and other staff as may be required.
  • Ability to mentor and develop legal skills and talent of legal staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and collaborate with staff and colleagues in a team environment and motivate and direct staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the handling of all advocacy, supervisory, and management activities.
  • Experience in the administration and management of a law firm or legal services organization.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions.
  • Strong commitment to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities.
  • Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and from multi-ethnic communities.
  • Ability to travel throughout the State of Maryland.

Pay: Salary range is $81,000-$104,000, and depends on education level, experience, and special skills.

Benefits: Benefit package included

Schedule: Full-time; Remote; Ability to travel through Maryland.

Zip code: 21211

Job ID: #65147LAD

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