Jobs

The Legal Aid Justice Center partners with communities and clients to achieve justice by dismantling systems that create and perpetuate poverty. Justice means racial justice, social justice, and economic justice. (Learn more about what we do.)

 

The Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. We strive to take on the issues that have broad impact on our client communities and to be responsive to client input. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining 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.


Join Our Team!

Please note: We briefly paused hiring earlier this year as we adjusted to teleworking and the difficulties of recruiting and hiring when candidates can’t get to know us in-person. Now that we have adjusted to working remotely, we have resumed hiring for the positions listed here, and are eager to accept applications. We are also willing to accommodate temporary remote working plans for out-of-state candidates who prefer not to move during COVID-19. 

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


FINANCE MANAGER (CHARLOTTESVILLE)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Finance Manager (FM) to join our 65+ employee organization. This position will be based in the Charlottesville office and will report to the Director of Finance & Operations. This position is extremely important to the financial health of the organization and will work closely with upper management. See Finance Manager (Charlottesville) for full details.


BILINGUAL RENT RELIEF NAVIGATOR/COMMUNITY EDUCATOR (CHARLOTTESVILLE)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a full-time team player willing to join our housing team and begin helping tenants in the pandemic Rent Relief Program. Job duties include answering questions and enrolling eligible people in the Rent Relief Program, advocating for tenants with their landlords and the state Housing department, and connecting tenants with other resources as needed. We expect the position to entail a significant outreach and education component to inform local communities regarding available assistance and assisting individuals in accessing and retaining benefits to which they are entitled. See Bilingual Rent Relief Navigator/Community Educator (Charlottesville) for full details.


BILINGUAL RENT RELIEF NAVIGATOR/COMMUNITY EDUCATOR (NORTHERN VIRGINIA)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a full-time team player willing to join our housing team and begin helping tenants in the pandemic Rent Relief Program. Job duties include answering questions and enrolling eligible people in the Rent Relief Program, advocating for tenants with their landlords and the state Housing department, and connecting tenants with other resources as needed. This position in our Falls Church office, which interacts with a largely Spanish-speaking immigrant population. We expect the position to entail a significant outreach and education component to inform local communities regarding available assistance and assisting individuals in accessing and retaining benefits to which they are entitled. See Bilingual Rent Relief Navigator/Community Educator (Charlottesville) for full details.


BILINGUAL WORKERS’ RIGHTS ATTORNEY (NORTHERN VIRGINIA)

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Workers’ Rights Attorney to be based out of our Falls Church office. The attorney will provide direct representation in litigation and other forms of advocacy for low-income workers, especially immigrant workers, in Northern Virginia and throughout the Commonwealth to fight exploitation and injustice, and to build worker power. The attorney will also work on LAJC’s impact campaigns as we advocate for improved administrative and legislative policies regarding worker rights reform. See Bilingual Workers’ Rights Attorney (Northern Virginia) for full details.


LEGAL DIRECTOR, CIVIL RIGHTS & RACIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM (RICHMOND/CHARLOTTESVILLE)

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

Launched in 2017, CRRJ has already made its mark at the state and local level in pursuing campaigns that expose and challenge the criminal legal policies that contribute to poverty in low-income communities and communities of color across Virginia. Programmatic successes include: cementing civilian oversight of law enforcement in Charlottesville in the wake of deadly, unchecked white supremacist violence; introducing legislation to combat unconstitutional pretrial detention; obtaining a favorable result in a federal contempt proceeding against the Department of Corrections for failing to comply with settlement agreement mandating adequate healthcare to women in prison; successfully challenging as unconstitutional Virginia’s “habitual drunkard” law for criminalizing people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder; and supporting community leaders’ efforts to secure the release of policing data in Richmond that revealed widespread racial disparities in departmental interaction with city residents.

See Director of CRRJ – Updated for full details.


ATTORNEY (PETERSBURG)

The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a full-time Community Lawyer to engage the greater Petersburg community via outreach, active listening, information-gathering, legal advocacy, and litigation regarding housing, education, and criminal legal issues of importance to clients directly impacted by social, economic, and racial injustice. See Attorney (Petersburg) for full details.

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