CLS’s Health & Independence (H&I) Unit represents low-income families, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, older adults, and people with disabilities on a wide range of issues including accessing public benefits, preventing institutionalization, and ensuring access to healthcare and health insurance. We also advocate to maintain economic stability by preventing interruption or reduction of Social Security or SSI benefits and fighting inappropriate reductions in Home and Community Based Services so that older adults and people with disabilities can maximize their independence and safely remain in their communities.
The Managing Attorney will lead the H&I Unit’s cutting-edge advocacy and provision of legal services, including intake, individual case representation, systemic policy work and litigation, and community education and outreach. The Managing Attorney will also provide leadership support, supervision, and mentorship for H&I Unit members. During an overlapping period, the Managing Attorney will work collaboratively with the outgoing (retiring) H&I Managing Attorney to ensure a smooth transition.
CLS has retained Dunleavy & Associates as its partner for this search. In order to be considered, interested candidates must submit a resume or CV as well as a cover letter that includes each of the following elements:
- Why you are interested in the position.
- Additional professional and/or personal experiences, if any, that inform your qualifications for this position and are not otherwise obvious from your resume.
- Confirmation that the published salary range meets your requirements.
CLS values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. CLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.
Please submit your materials via this link or e-mail to Patty Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates who advance in the selection process will be asked to submit writing samples and references.
Community Legal Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. CLS does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, CLS complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.