Project Director, Queens Legal Services
The Project Director will report to and work closely with Raun J. Rasmussen, Executive Director of Legal Services NYC, and the Queens Legal Services Board of Directors.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low- income New Yorkers. For 50 years they have challenged systemic injustice and helped clients meet basic needs for housing, income and economic security, family and immigration stability, education, and health care. LSNYC is the largest civil legal services provider in the country; their staff of more than 550 in neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs helps more than 110,000 New Yorkers annually.
Queens Legal Services (QLS), an office of LSNYC with an independent Board of Directors, provides high-quality civil legal services, advocacy, and social work support to low-income communities throughout Queens. QLS’s staff of over 90 helps more than 21,000 individuals each year and reaches thousands more through outreach and community legal education. QLS advocates practice in many areas, including tenants’ rights and foreclosure, civil rights, family law, disability advocacy, immigration, and LGBTQ advocacy. QLS also works with clients and community partners to identify and challenge the systemic inequalities faced by low-income communities in Queens and throughout New York City. QLS is the largest provider of free civil legal services in Queens, serving one of the most diverse communities in New York.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
LSNYC seeks a highly accomplished and talented lawyer and manager to lead and oversee the day-to-day operations and activities of QLS. The Project Director will work in collaboration with citywide senior leadership, the staff, Board, and community partners to fight poverty and achieve racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers.
Leadership and Management:
Resource Development and Communications:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The Project Director will be a seasoned leader, lawyer, advocate and manager. The successful candidate will bring a passion for the LSNYC mission, expertise in public interest law, and a deep belief in the power of community-based advocacy and related social justice movements.
Key Professional Experiences and Personal Attributes Include:
EDUCATION: Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school and member in good standing of the New York State Bar are required.
TRAVEL: Regular travel within the five boroughs; occasional travel outside New York City, including to Albany.
COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
LSNYC is an equal opportunity employer and an organization committed to race, gender and economic justice in our work and within our workplace. Staff are members of the LSSA/NOLSW UAW Local 2320. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
Please email nomination or letter of interest, and resume in confidence to: