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Job Opportunities

The Legal Aid Justice Center is currently seeking candidates for the following positions.

Managing Attorney – Northern Virginia Office
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Managing Attorney of its office in Falls Church. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the program’s Leadership Team, the Managing Attorney will co-supervise, along with the Director of Immigrant Advocacy, a 12-member staff including attorneys and community organizers managing a docket of civil rights, immigration, housing, consumer and wage claims for low-income immigrant clients. The Managing Attorney directs her or his own case load while also supervising the work of junior attorneys, organizers, administrative staff, and development personnel. The MA is responsible for ensuring compliance with grant deliverables, including submitting written reports and statistics that cover the Northern Virginia office and the Immigrant Advocacy Program. In addition, this individual will assist our development staff with shepherding the program’s fundraising efforts in Northern Virginia and help shape the strategy for the program’s legal services in the region. Full Description (PDF)

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program Staff Attorney
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a staff attorney for our newly established Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program. The program will lead multi-faceted civil rights campaigns on behalf of Virginia’s low-income communities of color, advocating for criminal justice reform and the decriminalization of poverty. The attorney will primarily handle individual and systemic litigation for this new project, but may also engage in non-litigation advocacy. Full Description (PDF)

Housing and Consumer Attorney – Charlottesville
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a housing and consumer attorney to join our Civil Advocacy Program. The attorney selected for this position will plan, develop and litigate cases in federal and state court to protect the housing and consumer rights of low-income individuals. The attorney will also be expected to contribute brainpower and elbow grease to our robust program-wide impact initiatives designed to improve the lives of low-income Virginians. The position also involves working with organizers and community groups to achieve client goals related to protecting and increasing housing opportunities. The attorney would also be expected to co-supervise and teach law students in one or more of our many clinics run in conjunction with University of Virginia School of Law. Full Description (PDF)

JustChildren Legal Director

LAJC is seeking a Legal Director to lead the work of JustChildren, our highly-regarded statewide child advocacy program. The Legal Director should be a strategic, visionary thinker who can lead multi-faceted campaigns on behalf of Virginia’s low-income children. She/he will play a variety of roles, developing policy and litigation campaigns and overseeing their execution, as well as mentoring less-experienced attorneys and organizers to help them develop their own skills. As a member of the organization’s Leadership Team, the individual hired will enjoy significant freedom in shaping the breadth and scope of the position. The Legal Director will also be expected to actively assist the development team in raising funds and developing and maintaining relationships with funders. Full Description (PDF)

Juvenile Justice Organizer – Richmond
LAJC is seeking a full-time community organizer to join our JustChildren team in Richmond. Among other things, the organizer will work to mobilize people to take action as part of our RISE (Reinvest in Supportive Environments) for Youth Campaign, JustChildren’s nonpartisan campaign to end youth imprisonment, seek community-based alternatives to incarceration, and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. In collaboration with our partner organization, ART 180, the organizer will develop, recruit for, and support young people participating in our Youth for RISE Advocacy Network. The organizer will also recruit hundreds of new volunteers for the RISE Campaign, while building a core group of 10-20 volunteer leaders. Full Description (PDF)

Farmworker Organizer – Charlottesville or Richmond
LAJC seeks an organizer to join our newest initiative, the Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers. The organizer selected for this position will work with immigrant farmworkers statewide to fight exploitation and injustice and build workers’ power through strategies combining grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. This position will be supervised by an experienced senior-level program coordinator, but will be expected to exercise a high level of independence in developing organizing strategy and conducting outreach. Full Description (PDF)

Chief Development Officer – Northern Virginia
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks an outgoing and dynamic fundraiser to work as a key member of our development team. Our ideal candidate has experience as a fundraising generalist and a burning desire to focus on relationship driven, out-the-door, donor cultivation and engagement. This position will report to our Director of Development in our Charlottesville office, but she or he will have a great deal of autonomy in designing and executing our Northern Virginia campaign. For this reason, we are looking for an ambitious, self-starting professional who relishes the opportunity to take a relatively young (3 years old) fundraising campaign and maximize its potential. The campaign currently includes annual donors, major donors, law firms, and corporations. Most grant and communications work is done centrally in Charlottesville, but this position will be expected to provide some support in both areas. Full Description (PDF)

The Legal Aid Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.