Advancement Project seeks a seasoned attorney and community advocate, an experienced and innovativeproject manager, and a creative problem solver in its Washington D.C. office to serve as Director andSenior Attorney in our Immigrant Justice Project.Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. We tackle inequity with innovative strategies and strong community alliances. With a national office in Washington, DC and two offices in California, we combine law, communications, policy, and technology to create workable solutions and achieve systemic change.
We aim to inspire and strengthen movements that expandopportunity for all.The Senior Attorney will direct Advancement Project†s Immigrant Justice Project, which partners withgrassroots organizations across the country to protect the rights of immigrants including by defending against the heightened criminalization of immigrants, those perceived to be immigrants, and communities of color. The strategies and tactics of the Immigrant Justice Project are carried out within the broader goal of racial justice. The Senior Attorney will be expected to supervise staff, build relationships and work closely with partner grassroots organizations, and use a variety of legal, policy, communications, andcoalition-building strategies to assist our community partners in advancing and defending immigrantrights.The Program Director will: • Lead, build, and motivate an energetic, innovative team;• Work in collaboration with management team to create project goals and workplans that createsystemic change and deliver impact;• Work with the Communications Department to execute communications strategies;• Foster team and individual growth and promote team†s work;• Offer a strategic vision and creative solutions for protecting the rights of immigrants;• Review the team†s written work products to ensure the consistent production of high quality workproducts and advocacy;• Litigate to challenge state laws, practices, or procedures;• Cultivate and manage strategic multiracial, multicultural relationships, coalitions, and partnerships to build power in communities of color;• Assist the Development Department with budgets, fundraising, and reporting;• Assist Co-Directors and other Project Directors in managing investigations and litigation in otherprojects, as needed; and• Manage the Project†s budget effectively and adjust expenditures as necessary.
American Bar Association - 20 months ago