Project Director, Staten Island Legal Services
Staten Island, NY
The Project Director will report to and work closely with Raun J. Rasmussen, Executive Director of Legal Services NYC.
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 111,000 New Yorkers annually.
Staten Island Legal Services (SILS) is part of LSNYC and provides high-quality (free) civil legal services to low-income communities in Staten Island. Founded in 2004, SILS’s staff of over 30 helps more than 6,000 individuals each year and reaches thousands more through outreach and community legal education. SILS advocates practice in many areas, including tenants’ rights and foreclosure, civil rights, family law, immigration, and education. SILS also works with clients and community partners to identify and challenge the systemic inequalities faced by low-income communities in Staten Island and throughout New York City.
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 SILS. 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. The Project Director will also work closely with the SILS Advisory Board, which is comprised of Staten Island practitioners and other stakeholders who support SILS’s mission and fundraising needs.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Organizational Leadership and Management
Program Advocacy and Leadership
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 and Personal Experiences 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.
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