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Company: Advancement Project
Job Title: Program Director & Senior Attorney
Job Category: Legal
Job description:  
Advancement Project National Office has an opening for a Program Director & Senior Attorney to manage the Power and Democracy Program.

The ideal candidate will manage and inspire a dedicated team of professionals to identify, eliminate legal and structural barriers to voting at the federal, state, and county levels and to advance the right to vote and the power of the people to advance change through movement building. The ideal candidate will also lead the team to expand the electorate, stimulate civic participation, form community partnerships and help build power among impacted people in communities of color through collaborations with local and national racial justice, progressive, voter registration, and civic engagement partners.

Some of the duties of the position include but not limited to:

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
• Offer a strategic vision that addresses key human rights issues while leading, building, and motivating an energetic, innovative team to identify and eliminate structural barriers to the ballot.
• Develop and implement national strategies to build respectful relationships and links to between democracy reforms and power building efforts in communities of color.
• Oversee implementation of Program goals and work plans.
• Cultivate and manage strategic multiracial relationships, coalitions, and partnerships with stakeholders to build power in communities of color and create a diverse constituency of support for reform.

RESEARCH & POLICY
• Litigate lawsuits and/or administrative challenges to barriers to the ballot.
• Research and challenge current state laws, practices and procedures that are disadvantageous to impacted communities of color

COMMUNICATIONS
• Works in collaboration with communications team to develop and align strategic messaging related to the Program.
• Reviews the teams work products to ensure the consistent production of high quality work products and advocacy materials related to educational topics.

ADMINISTRATION
• Manage the Program’s budget effectively and adjust expenditures as necessary.


Skills:  
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• A demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice required.
• Juris Doctorate required with state bar membership or ability to waive into the DC Bar.
• Ten plus years of post JD experience with emphasis on litigating and conducting policy and legislative advocacy in the area of civil rights law required.
• Knowledge of legal and policy issues surrounding civil rights, voting rights and election administration-Supervisory experience including mentoring and training staff attorneys.
• Prior experience working with grassroots organizations and/or in non-profit environments required; specific organizing and advocacy campaign experience strongly preferred.
• Track record of getting results, handling a heavy workload and developing strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of people.
• Fundraising, budgeting and planning experience desired.
• Prior project management experience is necessary and strong technical skills are highly desired.
• Must possess strong interpersonal, research, analytical and writing skills.
• Superior oral communications skills.
• Bilingual ability preferred with fluency in Spanish.
• Previous work in a cross-functional or matrix team environment strongly preferred.
• Willingness to travel on a reoccurring basis required.

Interested candidates please apply at https://advancementproject.org/careers

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Employment type:
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Salary Range: Unspecified
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Degree: Masters
Experience (year): 10
Job Location: Washington - District of Columbia - USA
Zipcode: 20005
 
Post Date: 12/17/2019
 
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Company: Advancement Project
Contact Name: Advancement Project National Office
 
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