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ProfileAttorney - Education Equity Team The candidate will build and maintain positive relationships with diverse grassroots community partners and with other allies; leverage Public Advocates’ legal and policy expertise to enhance capacity of community partners and build power of students and parents to impact the education system. Will work on precedent-setting cases at the trial level, on appeal and before state and federal agencies, working closely with managing attorney, staff attorneys and pro bono co-counsel; may have opportunities to initiate and manage litigation depending on experience. Develop, analyze and promote policy change at the (primarily) state, federal and local levels, and sustain Public Advocates’ role in local, statewide and national coalitions. Help shape strategic directions in our education program work, incorporating policy advocacy, community collaboration, media and communication, and litigation to achieve objectives. Communication: Develop and execute outreach and media strategies, including messaging, community education, writing and representing Public Advocates and coalitions to the press and public. Resource Development: Help identify and develop funding opportunities and contribute to foundation relations. Experience, ability and motivation to do the highest caliber legal work; successful candidate will have three to eight years of active litigation and/or administrative advocacy, research and drafting experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills is needed. Experience working with communities of color and/or low-income communities and commitment to community capacity-building and empowerment is advantageous. Experience and interest in supervising others (law clerks, junior attorneys, fellows) is essential. CA Bar admission is needed. Experience in securing program grants and other fund development, organizational planning, and writing for publication is also desirable. Experience teaching in public schools is advantageous. Fluency in Spanish is advantageous.