DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by April 30, 2018 to be considered for the first round of interviews.
SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $96,976-$129,957
The Managing Attorney provides leadership, direction and overall management of the Investigation Unit. The Investigation Unit investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of individuals with disabilities, primarily those resulting in serious injury or death. . Based on the outcome of an investigation, the IU develops and implements public policy initiatives to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The position directly supervises and mentors attorneys and leads systemic advocacy efforts to advance the rights of persons with disabilities to be free from abuse, neglect, and criminal victimization and ensure a timely and prompt response from the criminal justice and abuse response systems. The Managing Attorney conducts a significant number of abuse and neglect investigations and coordinates systemic policy reform stemming from the outcome of those investigations.
Managing Attorney essential functions include:
Direct Investigations and Systemic Advocacy – 65%
- Provide direction and supervision to attorneys and investigators, including caseload management, training, mentoring and monitoring staff.
- Lead work team with an emphasis on assisting the team in developing and implementing strategies to accomplish work team goals.
- Represent the Investigations Unit as needed with other agency teams and with the Board of Directors.
- Conduct confidential abuse and neglect investigations.
- Monitor facilities or programs serving individuals with disabilities.
- Lead and/or participate in drafting and issuing policy papers and public reports.
- Lead and/or participate in systemic advocacy involving issues of abuse, neglect and crimes against people with disabilities, including major policy advocacy at the state level.
- Review and draft legislation and regulations.
- Participate with other agencies and organizations to address recurring problems and issues related to abuse, neglect and crimes against people with disabilities.
- Identify issues contributing to victimization of people with disabilities and initiate needed systemic reform activities and impact work.
- Monitor, summarize, and analyze case law, legislation, and administrative policy and practices for agency staff and other organizations.
Support – 25%
- Prepare training materials, publications, reports, or prepare presentations about agency’s work, which may include reports to funding entities and the Board of Directors.
- Assist with organizational development and planning, including the planning and development of agency’s Advocacy Plan.
- Participate in statewide and regional teams, which may include two substantive goal areas.
- Provide technical assistance and substantive training to other regional office agency staff in areas of expertise.
- Participate in the identification and development of substantive and skills-based training for staff, with a primary focus on abuse, neglect and criminal victimization and abuse system response.
Community-Based Advocacy – 10%
- Engage in community-based advocacy and community leadership, representing the agency as the voice of our clients.
Managing Attorney marginal functions:
- Assist with agency-wide management responsibilities.