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Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP) is seeking a full-time, temporary, Housing and Employment Justice Attorney to join our exceptional and dynamic staff in our Oakland, California office and manage FVAP’s Housing and Employment Justice Program from approximately late June 2020 to early January 2021. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is extremely diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of domestic violence and its impacts on housing and employment. Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit. The immediate supervisor is the Director of Programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):
To Apply: The position will be open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately (April 17, 2020). Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process. The ideal start date is June 22, 2020.
To apply, please email or mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to:
Taylor Campion, Senior Managing Attorney, Housing & Employment Justice Program
Family Violence Appellate Project, 449 15th Street, Suite 104, Oakland, CA 94612
Your cover letter should speak to: 1) why you are interested in working at FVAP; 2) how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our work and perform the required and any preferred qualifications, and; 3) how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to diversity and cultural responsiveness amongst our staff. Feel free to think broadly about your response to these questions, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
To promote social justice and best serve our clients, FVAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally responsive services. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, and gender identities, as well as people with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, bilingual and bicultural candidates, and those who are the first in their family to complete college or graduate school, are encouraged to apply.
FVAP is located in Oakland, California. We are convenient to multiple bus lines and BART. As an essential services provider, FVAP will continue to operate under work at home conditions until the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order is lifted.
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