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Counsel or Senior Counsel

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 07, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 20, 2021

Posted on

Jun 11, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 75000 to 118000 Annually

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Counsel or Senior Counsel
Candidate will provide training, technical assistance, write plain language legal guides, and engage in a variety of other communications with nonprofit and foundation staff, board members, and volunteers to help them understand their rights and abilities to advocate, lobby, engage in election related activities, and fund advocacy. Provide technical assistance to nonprofits and foundations on federal tax and federal election law as well as state law and relevant local law that impacts advocacy organizations. Plan, conduct and travel (when safe) to trainings/workshops on laws impacting advocacy organizations as well as on capacity assessment for advocacy and community organizing. Write relevant technical assistance guides, blog posts, factsheets, articles, op-eds, regulatory comments, and occasional amicus briefs. Participate in policy advocacy impacting the rights of nonprofits to engage in advocacy and other subjects as relevant opportunities arise. Represent the organization at conferences of nonprofits and foundations. Network and build relationships with nonprofits and foundations representing priority constituencies and issue areas. Develop programs and resources to meet the needs of the community. Assist with publicity/outreach and logistics as needed to reach the desired audience. Master and stay up to date on federal tax and election law for tax exempt organizations and effectively convey the material for a non-legal audience. Master and stay up to date on California state law on lobbying disclosure, ballot measure, and campaign finance issues impacting advocacy organizations and effectively convey the material for a non-legal audience. Become familiar with local lobbying disclosure ordinances and other local advocacy laws in California. Collaborate with staff from other AFJ programs to deliver appropriate program content, program activities, and special events. Support the Development team and the California Director in fundraising and grant management efforts. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law degree, California bar membership, and 2+ years of experience as a practicing attorney or advocate. 2-5 years will be considered Counsel and 6+ years will be considered Senior Counsel. Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write clearly and quickly (Spanish or other relevant non-English language skills a plus). Strong collaborator, and ability to adapt quickly to changing situations. Ability to work with a wide range of individuals and interests. Excellent interpersonal skills. Highly organized and detail-oriented. Commitment to social justice causes. Experience working at or representing nonprofit organizations, experience working with affiliated advocacy organizations preferred. Knowledge of the nonprofit sector, especially nonprofit advocacy campaigns. Experience conducting training programs and working with coalitions and community organizing groups preferred. Experience with California state or Northern California local lobbying or advocacy campaigns preferred. Knowledge of federal tax and election law and California Political Reform Act preferred.

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Hiring Coordinator
Alliance For Justice
11 Dupont Circle NW,
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

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