Description:EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Exempt Position Description
Mission and Vision: The mission of the Legal Aid Society (LAS) is to pursue justice for people in poverty. LAS exists to serve and partner with the diverse Kentucky communities in which our clients reside - seeking to advocate for justice, remove barriers to access to the justice system, and fight for the most vulnerable in our community. Justice for all is our vision and is the center of all that we do.
Purpose of Job: To manage the operations of the Economic Stability Department, which advocates for the economic well-being of underserved people through all available legal means. Such means may include obtaining or preserving government benefits and health care; protecting wages, income, and assets from public or private creditors; resolving tax collection disputes; challenging predatory lending, unfair debt collection, and other practices that are abusive to consumers; and removing barriers to stable employment, housing, and education. In addition to the supervision and management of department staff, the Managing Attorney may devote up to fifty percent (50 percent) of their time to providing direct client services and community engagement.
Services: LAS team members serve the fifteen-county region providing a full array of free civil legal services, which address critical civil legal needs related to our clients' safety, stability, opportunity, and health.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The Legal Aid Society values a diverse workforce to serve a diverse community. We support the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, equity, and non-discrimination. We seek to ensure that no person employed or served by LAS will encounter discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or Veteran's status. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Kristie Clark, Director of Administration 502-614-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Environment: Work is performed in the office setting, in the community, and remotely, depending upon the tasks of the job, needs of the agency, and the needs of the client community we serve. The Legal Aid Society's primary office is located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Reports to the Advocacy Director.
Essential Job Functions:
- Supervise, coordinate, and advocate for the work of the Economic Stability Department, by—
- Working with the Advocacy Director to set priorities and develop work plans that balance impact work, individual client service work, community engagement, and outreach to eligible clients;
- Reviewing incoming cases and advocacy opportunities based on department priorities and assigning appropriate cases and matters to staff;
- Supporting training and professional/leadership development needs of staff,
- Conducting regular quality reviews of work product and processes;
- Conducting annual reviews and providing ongoing mentoring of department staff,
- Working with program management to implement new programs and communicate the impact of the Department's work to stakeholders;
- Providing regular reporting to and serving as the primary point of contact for grants and programs administered by the department; and
- Learning about and applying innovative and collaborative models of management and leadership.
- Cultivating a transparent and collaborative work environment
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload. Some night and weekend work will be required on occasion. Travel may be required for work and training purposes. Depending upon the individual position, travel across LAS's fifteen-county service area may regularly be required. LAS utilizes a small fleet of vehicles for work travel. Use of a LAS vehicle is contingent upon the employee having a valid driver's license and eligibility for reasonably priced insurance coverage through LAS insurers. Reasonable accommodation through other forms of transportation (such as ride sharing and transit) is available as well. LAS policies are encompassed in several handbooks, pertinent federal and state regulations, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement that exists between LAS and the Legal Aid Workers Union (LAWU).
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to the LAS online applicant portal.
Compensation:??Salary commensurate with experience, starting at $65,000 and increasing for each year of attorney supervision experience. The Society also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid comprehensive health, dental, life and long term disability insurance; a Flexible Spending Account option; pension; and a generous paid time-off plan.??