The ACLU of Northern California seeks Senior Staff Attorneys with substantial litigation and people management experience to deepen and expand our work in the southern Central Valley and Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley regions. We are hiring two positions, with one position based in our Fresno, CA office and one position based in a new Sacramento, CA office. The Senior Staff Attorneys report to the Legal-Policy Department Director.
You are an experienced litigator, inspiring leader, successful manager, and passionate advocate for civil rights and civil liberties. You excel at developing and litigating high-impact cases and identifying multi-pronged legal, policy, and community engagement strategies. You provide high quality supervision and mentorship, take a solutions oriented approach, and exercise sound independent judgment to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. You thrive in a busy, bustling work ecosystem and balance being available to others while staying focused and prioritizing your key objectives. You are a relationship-builder who enjoys developing and nurturing close ties with community organizations and advocates across the region, and are excited about the opportunity to participate in the ACLU-NC’s community engagement efforts in your region.
You are responsible for mentoring and supervising Staff Attorneys and/or legal fellows and litigating cases involving significant civil-liberties and civil-rights issues. You are a member of the Legal-Policy Department management team and play a significant role in supporting alignment and coordination between the San Francisco, Fresno, and Sacramento offices. You carry significant responsibility for leading and supervising civil-liberties and civil-rights impact litigation, with a particular focus on criminal justice, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, economic justice, and voting rights. In coordination with the ACLU of California and national ACLU office, you actively engage in policy advocacy campaigns at the local, state, or national level. You are the person that others turn to for legal expertise on litigation matters and/or draft legislation and regulations that impact your region, and may be asked to speak before legislative bodies.
The ACLU-NC is an affiliate of a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state. Our mission is to ensure that Constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper, but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made. We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. Senior Staff Attorneys are critical members of the Legal-Policy Department and the ACLU of California, a statewide collaboration of the ACLU affiliates in California aimed at maximizing our impact and enhancing the protection of civil liberties and civil rights statewide. Join us.
Staff supervision & coordination
Leading & supervising litigation
Supporting policy advocacy & community outreach
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation in addition to 14 office holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse or domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and, 401(k) plan with employer match.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Applications must include (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, (2) resume, (3) writing sample (no more than 10 pages) and (4) a list of four references. Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter.
Please submit your application in PDF format to the attention of Senior Staff Attorney Search to: https://aclunc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fdp4.
The ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU-NC strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.
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