Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will lead and expand the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona’s legal program, including developing and litigating high-impact cases and managing the legal department. The Legal Director will be responsible for setting the overall legal strategy to advance the ACLU of Arizona’s mission, as well as handling the day-to-day management of legal staff, volunteers and cooperating attorneys. As a critical member of the organization’s senior management team, the Legal Director will provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy in priority areas of immigrants’ rights, voting rights, reproductive rights and LGBT equality. In addition, the Legal Director works in close coordination with our policy, outreach, and communications team, as well as with the national ACLU staff, to advance advocacy goals.
Please submit a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org that illustrates your commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, a current resume, a legal writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Include “Legal Director Search” in the subject line and specify how you heard about the posting. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Hard copy materials may also be sent to the attention of “Legal Director Search,” ACLU of Arizona, P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011.
Deadline: March 20, 2016 although applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.
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