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The Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and diversity in our staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe. In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that candidates have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations. 


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Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our offices continue to operate remotely, with some staff attending in-person events and meetings as needed. We are willing to accommodate temporary remote working plans for out-of-state candidates who prefer not to move during the pandemic

We hope together we will be able to provide a welcoming virtual environment to all who apply. Come join our team!

Leadership

Director of Human Resources (Falls Church, Richmond, or Charlottesville)

We are seeking a Director of Human Resources to work in close partnership with the Director of People Operations to oversee the employee lifecycle. Additionally, you will develop and manage systems for employee benefits, performance tracking, compliance, and discipline, as well as LAJC’s legal obligations.

See Director of Human Resources for full details.

Legal Director, Youth Justice (Richmond, Charlottesville, or Falls Church)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a strategic, collaborative legal advocate to lead a creative and passionate team of attorneys and organizers as Legal Director. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Advocacy, the Legal Director provides strategic vision for and guidance over YJP’s advocacy campaigns.

See Youth Justice Program Legal Director for full details.

Attorney Positions:

Attorney – Youth Justice (Charlottesville)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a full-time, community lawyer for its Youth Justice Program. Working on a dynamic team of attorneys and community organizers, the attorney will use legal and policy advocacy to support grassroots, community-led campaigns to advance education equity, demand a fair and restorative youth justice system, dismantle structural racism in Virginia’s child-serving systems, and build communities where all families can thrive.

See Attorney – Youth Justice for full details.

Organizer Positions:

Senior Organizer – Immigrant’s Rights (Falls Church)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a senior immigrants’ rights supervising organizer to lead and support various strategic campaigns in our Northern Virginia service area, including, but not limited to, disrupting the jail-to-deportation pipeline, combatting ICE enforcement and detention, and disentangling local government with federal immigration enforcement. This is achieved via outreach, legislative and policy change, working in coalition, and building power in directly impacted communities. As a senior supervising organizer, the ideal candidate may supervise up to 3-4 organizers within their work area. The work addresses important intersections of race, immigration, and criminal justice that disproportionately impact Black and Brown low-income communities of Virginia. The ideal candidate can work successfully at both a grassroots and grass-tops levels, and understand organizing on policies across local, statewide, and federal levels.

See Senior Organizer – Immigrant’s Rights for full details.

Organizer – Immigrant’s Rights (Falls Church)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks an immigrants’ rights community organizer to lead and support various strategic campaigns in our Northern Virginia service area, including, but not limited to, disrupting the jail-to-deportation pipeline, combatting ICE enforcement and detention, and disentangling local government with federal immigration enforcement. This is achieved via outreach, legislative and policy change, working in coalition, and building power in directly impacted communities. The work addresses important intersections of race, immigration, and criminal justice that disproportionately impact Black and Brown low-income communities of Virginia. The ideal candidate can work successfully at both a grassroots and grass-tops levels, and understand organizing on policies across local, statewide, and federal levels.

See Organizer – Immigrant’s Rights for full details.

Development Positions:

Senior Development Officer (Falls Church)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a values-driven, relationalfundraising professional to manage and grow our portfolio of major donors and prospects in Northern Virginia. This position will work closely with our development, communications, and leadership teams, as well as theBoard of Directors, and local fundraising volunteers, to build up and maximize over time an impactful portfolio of major donors. This position will represent the organization to much of the Northern Virginia portfolio, though they will manage up to the Executive Director and other senior leaders to help steward donors when appropriate. This position will also beresponsible both for general donor acquisition in Northern Virginia to build a broader and more diverse base of support and for learning about and injecting Community Centric Fundraising principles into their fundraising practice. This position reports to the Director of Development.

See Senior Development Officer – Falls Church for full details.

Fellowships

Legal Fellowship Sponsorship (Richmond, Charlottesville, or Falls Church)

LAJC is seeking to host one or more recent law graduates as public service fellows in one of our three main offices in Virginia (Richmond, Falls Church, or Charlottesville). Fellowship candidates must be rising third-year law students, third-year law students, or recent law school graduates, with a demonstrated record of public service and a willingness to apply for public interest legal fellowships. This position depends on the candidate obtaining fellowship funding from a private funding entity in partnership with LAJC. The position also depends on the scope and requirements of the funding.

See Legal Fellowship Sponsorship for details.

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