Director of Legal Services

TeamChild
Published
May 11, 2020
Location
Seattle or Tacoma, WA
Category
Job Type

Description

TEAMCHILD
TeamChild is a nationally recognized nonprofit legal aid organization serving youth across Washington State, with office locations in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane. TeamChild’s mission is to uphold the rights of youth involved, or at risk of involvement, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing and other support they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives. We have three mutually reinforcing program strategies: legal services, policy advocacy, and training and community education. Core to all of our work is our legal services program, which reaches youth 12-24 years old in four of Washington’s largest counties as well as youth incarcerated in our state’s juvenile prison and community facilities. Our clients are youth and young adults who are entangled in juvenile court and the child welfare system and need civil legal advocacy to prevent homelessness, access education and employment and get their basic health and other needs met. In our work, we also aim to move systems away from exclusion, punishment, arrest, and incarceration towards more effective and community-based strategies that address root causes and provide culturally meaningful and developmentally appropriate support and opportunities for young people.

At TeamChild we believe that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are trying to build an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and Board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering the children and families that we serve so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.

JOB OVERVIEW
TeamChild is seeking a Director of Legal Services who will be responsible for leading and maintaining TeamChild’s high quality and holistic direct legal services program consistent with the organization’s values, vision and mission. In this role, the Director of Legal Services will build on TeamChild’s twenty years of experience and collaboratively develop, lead and implement priorities and impact strategies and supervise our client-directed work across the state.

The Director of Legal Services supervises four Managing Attorneys and the Juvenile Rehabilitation Institutions & Reentry Project staff and oversees the onboarding, training, and professional development of all attorney and non-attorney legal services staff. The Director of Legal Services does not carry a caseload but provides litigation and other case handling support to Managing Attorneys and other staff attorneys across the state. The Director of Legal Services oversees and manages attorney licensing, protocols and professional and ethical duties related to case handling and contract acquisition, deliverables, and reporting related to the legal services program activities.

The Director of Legal Services reports to the Executive Director, is a member of TeamChild’s Executive Team, and works with all staff in supporting strategic policy advocacy, community engagement, and communication efforts to ensure visibility and accountability across diverse communities and social justice movements. This position will require frequent travel to TeamChild offices across the state. We anticipate this position will be based out of TeamChild’s King County office in Seattle, but are open to considering the Pierce County office in Tacoma if that is preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
TeamChild is committed to providing employees with a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary range for this positions is $65,000 - $90,000. Position comes with full benefits (including medical, dental, vision, EAP, generous paid time off, long and short term disability, and options to set up FSA and 403b retirement accounts).

Read the complete job description and requirements on our website: www.teamchild.org/careers

How To Apply

TO APPLY
Please email a concise letter of interest and resume to jobs@teamchild.org. Please write "Director of Legal Services" and your last name in the subject line. No phone calls or email inquiries please. Position open until filled.
Before submitting your application, please check TeamChild’s website (www.teamchild.org/careers) to make sure that this position is still open.

All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply. TeamChild is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TeamChild is committed to promoting an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients, Board, and staff.

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