Job Opportunity

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: Fixed-Term Staff Attorney/Program Coordinator (Renewable at end of Fixed-Term)

Salary: $42,165.28 – $46,165.28 depending on experience; benefits include health, dental and life.

Deadline: Until Filled

La Raza Centro Legal is currently accepting applications for a staff attorney!

Organizational Mission & Background: Founded in 1973, La Raza Centro Legal is a multicultural public interest law and social justice center based in the Mission District of San Francisco.  Our mission is to create a more just and inclusive society in the interests of the Latino, indigenous, immigrant and low-income people of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.  Through our programs in legal services and community empowerment, we seek to enable people to know and exercise their own legal rights, confront injustice, increase self-sufficiency, and advocate for themselves. Each year, La Raza serves over 4,000 individuals and is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Bay Area.

Qualifications: Strong commitment to social justice; strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish (Please apply ONLY IF you are Bilingual and Bi-literate in Spanish and English); supervisory experience; program development experience; law experience; ability to advocate on behalf of immigrants in the media, community forums, and other venues; good public speaking skills; ability to engage in strategic planning regarding the direction of legal services work; admission to the California Bar.

Responsibilities:  The primary objective of the staff attorney is to provide direct legal representation (in settlement conferences or court) to clients as appropriate.  The staff attorney will provide legal advice, consultation and/or targeted referrals to outside legal providers if necessary.  The staff attorney will provide mediation and negotiation services when appropriate.  The position will require the attorney to manage an individual caseload, maintain regular clinic hours, recruit and supervise interns and volunteers to assist in meeting goals of position as well as enhance the resources available to the community.  The staff attorney will assist with fund development and ensure funding obligations including contract obligations and reporting requirements.

People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, low income, and immigrant candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Send resume, cover letter, and two references by email to María-Victoria Castro, Interim Executive Director at vicky@lrcl.org