Temporary Housing and Employment Attorney - Oakland, CA

  • 24 Apr 2020 2:32 PM
    Message # 8926621
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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):

    • Managing FVAP’s Housing and Employment Justice Program to ensure each of the Program’s four grants meet their objectives and deliverables. Activities include:
      • Overseeing and managing the Program’s four grant projects by tracking and managing each grant’s separate deliverables;
      • Managing and tracking grant project partners’ progress on deliverables, providing technical support and housing expertise as needed;
      • Drafting a grant narrative report to submit to the funder;
      • Conducting outreach to help community partners understand the housing- and employment law-related needs of domestic violence survivors, especially in underserved and marginalized communities;
      • Researching and drafting written informational materials to provide to statewide stakeholders, including adapting those materials to the unique needs of different geographic, cultural and linguistic communities;
      • Providing trainings to legal services agencies, domestic violence agencies, and other statewide stakeholders;
      • Providing technical assistance to attorneys, other services providers, and pro se litigants on legal and procedural issues related to trial-level or appellate cases;
      • Identifying areas where policy advocacy is needed to support or expand the rights of survivors in housing and employment, and working with local coalitions to enact policies or ordinances;
      • Working with local providers to determine when appellate clarification of the law is needed, consulting with FVAP’s legal team on case selection and strategy for appeals, and litigating appeals;
      • Dependent on success of fellowship application, supervising a legal fellow on an employment law-related project, including giving written feedback on their work;
    • Representing FVAP in the community to service providers, community partners, pro bono law firms, and others;
    • Advancing FVAP’s Theory of Change and commitment to cultural responsiveness;
    • Assisting with administrative and fundraising tasks as needed, including grant reports; checking and responding to office mail, email, fax, and voice mail; assisting with preparation of materials for board meetings; keeping client databases current; attending fundraising events; and other office tasks.
    • Some travel will be required.

    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.

    Thank you for your interest in FVAP!

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