Job Details

Associate Director

Company name

Brooklyn Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Brooklyn, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 07,2018

Posted on

Oct 09,2017
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Associate Director Duties: Promote the implementation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan; oversee recruitment, hiring and retention practices; revise and coordinate staff orientation; support ongoing professional development of staff and managers; provide supervision and support of practice area supervisors; and address various personnel concerns. In coordination with the Project Director and President, strengthen relationships with supporters, elected officials and community partners, and evaluate and establish community engagement and outreach strategies in alignment with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals. Develop communications strategies for internal and external communications. Work with Brooklyn Legal Servicess Senior Leadership and Unit Directors to set strategic priorities and develop and implement new advocacy initiatives; oversee intake protocols and evaluate case assessment practices to ensure protocols reflect a client-centered approach to the work and are consistent with Legal Services’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals. Report to the Project Director and work closely with the Project Director, President and other senior leadership in developing specific initiatives and managing the organization.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree and 8+ years’ post-graduate experience, including project management; A demonstrated passion for social justice and extensive experience working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equality; Significant experience supervising or mentoring attorneys; Familiarity with Brooklyn communities and the communities Brooklyn Legal Services serves; and Advocacy experience in areas relevant to Brooklyn Legal Services’ substantive practice areas, including tenant and homeowner rights, family law, immigration, public benefits, LGBT/HIV advocacy, education, disability and/or race, gender, civil rights and economic justice. Team player, self-starter, organized, have an ability to analyze and implement systems, and possess excellent communication skills.

Additional info

Job #88_2017. Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples.

Company info

Meghan Faux
Project Director
Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-246-3276

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