Legal Action Chicago, a newly formed subsidiary of Legal Aid Chicago, will work on policy initiatives, legislative advocacy, and engage in complex litigation, including class actions. The work of Legal Action Chicago will build off the work of Legal Aid Chicago and further their joint mission to bring justice to people living in poverty.
For over 50 years, Legal Aid Chicago has provided comprehensive free legal services to resolve critical legal problems that trap people in poverty. Legal Aid Chicago enforces housing rights and prevents unfair evictions from the only decent housing our clients can afford; protects survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence; secures or preserves desperately needed benefits such as veterans’ benefits, social security or health benefits; assists senior citizens who have been swindled by or robbed of their livelihoods through fraudulent scams; and helps children receive the education they need to succeed.
Legal Action Chicago seeks a full-time attorney to serve as Director as the key management leader of Legal Action Chicago. The Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. The Director will build the team at Legal Action, shape the strategic direction of the organization, set priorities, lead the complex litigation, legislative advocacy, and policy initiatives undertaken by Legal Action staff, and work closely with leaders in Legal Aid Chicago to develop new cases and policy initiatives. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Legal Action Chicago Board of Managers.
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHOUT LIMITATION
Legal and Policy
Leadership and Management
Communications and Outreach
Organization Mission and Strategy
Fiscal Performance and Fundraising
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will possess:
Commensurate with experience. Legal Action Chicago offers a comprehensive benefits package, including low-cost employer-paid health plan options, employer-provided group life and long-term disability insurance, low-cost fitness center access, generous paid time off, and much more.
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