Deputy Director, Legal Progress
American Progress - Washington, DC

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Legal Progress, the legal policy and communications program at the Center for American Progress, seeks a highly motivated, well-connected, engaging and energetic professional with a legal background to serve as a Deputy Director, to oversee the programs in state, grassroots organizing work. The primary focus of the position will be working with and directing in-state advocates across the country to work on issues relating to the courts and the law, including, significantly, judicial confirmations and the role courts play in progressive policy issues.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with and direct in-state advocates across the country to work on issues relating to the courts and the law, including, significantly, judicial confirmations and the role courts play in progressive policy issues.
  • Build and maintain effective coalitions of advocates.
  • Translate federal cases and controversies into understandable language to motivate action.
  • Serve as a resource on strategy and tactics, and act as a conduit of information between these state advocates and D.C.-based policymakers.
  • Develop and implement new and innovative communications and substantive policy ideas in support of Legal Progress work around promoting a progressive vision of the law and the Constitution and around civic participation, focusing primarily on progressive allies outside Washington, D.C.
  • The position will require some travel, and will require a significant amount of writing for advocates and media, as well as oral presentation.
Required qualifications:
  • Substantive familiarity with the federal judicial nominations process and key players.
  • Substantive knowledge of the federal court system and the ability to translate cases and controversies to nonlegal audiences.
  • Significant experience working with and motivating grassroots advocates outside Washington, D.C.
  • Excellent oral communications and oral presentation skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong political instincts and the ability to navigate coalition politics.
  • Established relationships with advocates, community leaders and policymakers across the progressive landscape, both inside Washington, D.C., and nationally.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-sufficient and self-directed.
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial and creative.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic, long-term plans and implement them successfully.
  • J.D. degree.
  • Communications and campaign experience highly recommended.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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