Posted: July 30, 2018
Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney
*Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.*
Since 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus has worked to defend and promote the rights of low-income immigrants with the goal of building community power.
Our workers’ rights program provides legal counseling, policy advocacy, direct services and impact litigation for low-income immigrant workers on a wide range of workplace problems, including race, national-origin, and gender discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour issues and unemployment insurance benefit appeals. Our workers’ rights team also regularly partners with worker centers to support workplace organizing, worker-led campaigns, and the development of immigrant worker leaders.
Position Description: Advancing Justice-ALC seeks a Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney to lead its dynamic community-based advocacy for low-income immigrant workers. Significant experience in the field of immigrant workers’ rights is highly desired. The Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney will continue to build upon the program’s strategic goals and guide the direction of the work in partnership with the management team and program staff. The Manager/Senior Staff Attorney supervises a staff attorney and a community advocate.
- Supervise and support the program’s direct services docket
- Provide direct representation for low-wage workers on wage and hour, race, national origin, and gender discrimination, NLRA, and other labor and employment cases in the administrative context
- Build and litigate impact cases, including class actions, in state and federal court
- Provide legal support for worker-led and/or worker center-supported campaigns
- Supervise and manage the program’s community education and outreach efforts, including the development of Know Your Rights presentations and materials
- Build and maintain strategic community partnerships
- Engage in public policy advocacy to advance pro-worker agenda on local, state, or federal levels
- Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.
- B.A./B.S. and J.D. degrees with membership in good standing with the California State Bar
- An ideal minimum of seven (7) years related legal services or state/federal court litigation experience, including taking and defending depositions, law and motion work, and discovery
- Substantive law experience in workers’ rights
- Highly motivated and self-starting
- Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
- Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
- Experience in managing attorneys and program staff
- Ability to work with a highly diverse group of mission-driven lawyers and staff with a range of substantive law knowledge, experience, and expertise
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community advocates, and community-based organizations
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, people of color, immigrant, or worker communities
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is based on our salary scale which accounts for years of relevant experience and principles of internal equity. The starting salary for an attorney manager with with 7 years of relevant experience is $74,000 and increases with additional years of relevant experience. A full benefits package is included.
Application Process: Interested candidates should e-mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: resume; cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; and three references. Kindly put “Application – Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please submit materials in PDF format. No phone calls, please.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.