Description:The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley invites candidates with significant legal and management experience to apply to join us as a Directing Attorney with our Health Program.
Who We Are:
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (LFSV) advances the rights of historically excluded individuals and families across Santa Clara County through legal services, strategic advocacy, and educational outreach. We serve over 10,000 individuals and families each year through our Housing Program, Children & Youth Program, and Health Program. Our attorneys, social workers, and advocates use legal advocacy as a tool for social change by crafting inventive solutions to the legal issues facing low-income people in our region. Our work is collaborative and meaningful and includes plenty of opportunities for professional growth. As a staff, we actively engage in discussions about race, equity, and inclusion, and are actively working towards a Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-centered legal services practice that incorporates community and movement lawyering.
Through our Health Program, we advocate on a wide range of issues impacting individual and community health. This consist of a delicate balance of direct services and systemic advocacy. Our team of lawyers and advocates work on issues like public benefits, individual rights, and patients' rights.
What You'll Do:
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a strategic thinker who has experience leading and advocating with vision, passion, effectiveness to head its Health Program. The Directing Attorney will supervise the Health Team. This role will be responsible for training, developing, motivating, and overseeing the daily work of the practice. In addition, the Directing Attorney will help to maintain and grow funding resources and manage the administrative aspects of the program. The Directing Attorney will report to the Chief Program Officer. The Directing Attorney will also work closely with LFSV's management team to support the goals and operations of the entire organization, including implementation of the strategic plan.
As the Health Program Directing Attorney, you will:
- Lead and be responsible for the Law Foundation's Health Program, from both a strategic and execution perspective
- Supervise and work in close collaboration with two program Supervising Attorneys
- Oversee professional development of staff including building opportunities for leadership, pre-litigation, legislative advocacy, and media advocacy
- Serve on and be a thought-partner on the Law Foundation's management team
- Oversee all legal work, including direct services, administrative law hearings, litigation, and policy advocacy
- Set priorities and implement goals, program development, project management and administration
- Represent program in impact and systemic advocacy, including local, county, and state systems, policy, and legislative advocacy
- Track policy and legal developments in the areas of health, racial justice, mental health, disability rights, social determinants of health, and other substantive legal issues affecting program clients
- Engage in development functions, including funder and donor relations, grant writing, and creating sustainable funding models
- Collaborate with Law Foundation Board of Directors, stakeholders, community, and clients
- Participate and implement the Law Foundation's race equity initiatives within the Health Program
- Perform other tasks as appropriate to meet program needs and priorities
Who You Are:
- Deep commitment to and passion for the vision and mission of the Law Foundation
- 7+ years of legal experience in public interest law, including direct legal services, litigation, and/or policy advocacy
- Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and supervise a team of attorneys, advocates, and other staff
- Experience working on legal issues impacting people living with chronic health conditions, behavioral, mental health or developmental disabilities, and other disabilities, clients who experience homelessness, clients who are currently or formerly involved with the criminal justice system, and members of the LGBTQ community
- Experience implementing decisions and structures that align with race, equity, and inclusion goals of the program
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively, both orally and in writing
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with local government officials, judicial officers, health professionals, staff in institutional settings, volunteers, and other system and community partners— even when there is disagreement
- Strong legal skills and demonstrated ability to analyze systems-level problems and develop creative solutions
- Experience developing and maintaining internal processes for direct services-related client management, program development, project planning, client intake, grant/contract management, and outcome measurements
- Strong judgment and demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities while efficiently executing on multiple tasks
- Experience in program administration, fundraising, and financial management
- A team building, collaborative, and positive approach to work, combined with ability to create and maintain a healthy work culture with clear and fair expectations and a culture of feedback
- Bilingual ability (English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese) is strongly desired
- California Bar membership
Interview ProcessWe aim for the interview process to be fair, reasonable, and prompt. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by March 29, 2023. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting March 22, 2023.
What we offer:
The annual base salary for this role will be competitive and commensurate with successful candidate skills and experiences. The starting salary range for this role is $120,000 - $140,000 with generous benefits, including:
- 19 paid holidays per year
- 3-5 weeks of vacation per year
- 12 days of sick leave per year
- Up to 6 months of parental leave
- Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums
- A robust Employee Assistance Program that includes free/discounted mental health therapy and wellness services for employees and their dependents
- A 401(k)-retirement plan with employer contributions
- A sabbatical after 5 years of employment
- An annual budget for professional development
- The option to work a hybrid schedule Location Law Foundation is a hybrid workplace and staff will be required to commute to our San Jose offices 2+ days per week.
Due to limitations regarding taxes, insurance, and time zones, we are not able to consider staff outside of California at this time.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Law Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage people of color, women, people living with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to apply. It is the policy of the Law Foundation to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. The Law Foundation will conform to the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
ADA Accessible Facility - Equal Opportunity Employer - Drug-Free Workplace
$120,000 - $140,000/yea