Directing Attorney/Executive Director at Senior Citizens Legal Services (Santa Cruz)
July 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM
SCLS is a prestigious legal services office with a proud history of impact litigation and providing see legal services to elderly residents of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. The highest priority of the program is to defend the right of the elderly to quality health care, adequate housing and income, social integration, to be secure in their person and property and to be free of discrimination on the basis of age or disability. Visit www.seniorlegal.org for more information.
The Directing Attorney/Executive Director has overall responsibility for all aspects of the organization. He/she provides direct legal representation in judicial and administrative proceedings; supervises other attorneys, paralegals, and clerical staff; is responsible for all personnel matters including hiring staff and salary decisions; writes grant applications, lobbies for funds and otherwise ensures that adequate funds are raised annually to finance the agency's operations; and advises the Board of Directors on issues of policy, planning, and evaluation of the agency's services.
Specific Eligibility Requirement:
- Active membership in the California State Bar,
- Litigation experience,
- Direct client service experience,
- Familiarity with Elder Law issues, and
- Sensitivity to needs of elderly clients.
- Grant writing experience,
- Experience in administration of funds,
- Personnel/Management experience, and
- Bilingual Spanish/English.
For more information and to apply, please visit Symplicity job posting: 9410.