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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileEducation Civil Rights Attorney
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Experience, ability and motivation to do the highest caliber legal work; 5-7 years of active litigation and/or administrative advocacy, legal research and drafting experience. Excellent communication skills, including writing and including the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively about legal and policy issues to legal and lay audiences. Motivation and experience working within Black and other communities of color and/or low-income communities and commitment to community empowerment, self-determination and leadership development. Independence, initiative, creativity, diplomacy and capacity to work collaboratively both internally and with allies. Passion for public education with a growth mindset around becoming an expert in multiple aspects of the education landscape. CA Bar admission (preferred) or a plan to complete Bar admission in the very near future. Preference: Policy experience, generally, and education policy experience, in particular. Higher education systems expertise. Communications and storytelling experience. Experience and interest in supervising others (law clerks and fellows, junior attorneys). Experience teaching in public schools. Experience in securing program grants and other fund development, organizational planning and/or writing for publication. Spanish-speaking skills.
Term: through March 31, 2021
Send: 1) a cover letter that a) explains specific interest in this role and in advocacy model, b) addresses how identity and background have prepared you to be an effective advocate for social justice and c) describes a project or challenge you have managed that will help understand qualifications; 2) a resume; 3) writing samples that illustrate reasoning and communication skills; and 4) names of 3 references, at least 2 of whom have directly supervised work.
Public Advocates, Inc.
1225 Eighth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814