The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Directing Attorney for its Health Program. Over the past year and as a part of our Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation consolidated its longstanding Mental Health Advocacy Project and Health Legal Services programs into a unified, mission-driven program. There is a renewed focus on promoting access to and quality of health and behavioral health care services and delivery; and addressing health disparities among low-income and underserved populations. We utilize a comprehensive approach of both direct legal services and system change work, including policy advocacy, local systems reform, and impact litigation.
The Directing Attorney will report to the Chief Program Officer and directly supervise the Health Program management team, including the two Supervising Attorneys. The Directing Attorney will also work closely with the Law Foundation’s management team to support the goals and operations of the entire organization, including implementation of the Strategic Plan.
DUTIES • Lead and be responsible for the Law Foundation’s Health Program, from both a strategic and execution perspective. • Supervise and work in close collaboration with two program Supervising Attorneys. • Serve on and be a thought-partner on the Law Foundation’s management team. • Oversee all legal work, including direct services, administrative law hearings, litigation, and policy advocacy. • Set priorities and implement goals, program development, project management and administration. • Represent program in systemic reform efforts, including local systems, policy, and legislative advocacy. • Track policy and legal developments in the areas of health, mental health, disability rights, and other substantive legal issues affecting program clients. • Engage in development functions, including funder and donor relations, grant writing, and creating sustainable funding models. • Collaborate with Law Foundation Board of Directors, stakeholders, community, and clients. • Participate and implement the Law Foundation’s race equity initiatives within the Health program. • Representation of clients as needed to support needs of staff including co-counseling
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a resume, (2) three professional references, and (3) a cover letter that explains your interest and also addresses the question below. to best serve our clients and our community, the Law Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How has your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to social justice, race equity and diversity among our staff?
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