Job Announcement: Deputy Director

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February 4, 2020

Primary Responsibilities:

Organization Planning and Leadership

  • Represent EBCLC’s program work broadly in the community, supporting collaborations and connections with government, academic, advocacy, and policy organizations.
  • Assist with developing communication strategies about EBCLC’s program work and coordinating the dissemination of EBCLC stories to the broader community.
  • Work with Management Team on budget and office-wide planning.
  • Together with the Executive Director, provide regular reports to the board and prepare documents for board meetings.
  • Working closely with their direct reports, identify, evaluate, and develop new opportunities and partnerships consistent with the Board and Executive Director’s direction for the organization.
  • Stand-in for the Executive Director at key meetings, as needed, and be an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization under the direction of the Executive Director.

Management and Operations

  • Participate as a member of EBCLC’s Executive Management Team, working collectively with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance & Administration, the Clinical Director, Human Resources Director, and the Development Director to lead the organization.
  • Supervise and provide support to Program Directors
    • Work with Directors to develop and refine program strategies that balance community needs, service & mission impact, and program sustainability
    • Develop and implement strategies to coordinate the provision of holistic services between practice areas
    • Work with Directors on issues of staff and student supervision and clinical training
    • Support implementation of annual program and staff assessments and internal racial bias training, as well as other professional development initiatives
    • Work with practice groups to develop policy advocacy strategies that broaden the impact of EBCLC’s direct legal services
    • Interface with Directors to support funding efforts by EBCLC’s Development team
  • Help plan and coordinate meetings of EBCLC’s Management Team, in collaboration with the Executive Management Team and Program Directors.
  • Plan and help provide staff and student training.
  • Organize regular staff meetings, in coordination with the Director of Operations.
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

Who You Are:

  • You are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. You believe these principles should be considered in every decision and are vital to the health of an organization.
  • You are detail-oriented with strong organizational and time-management skills. You take pride in your work product and are able to juggle multiple demands without compromising accuracy.
  • You are flexible and responsive. Change doesn’t intimidate you, and you thrive in evolving and developing environments.
  • You are an effective communicator. You tailor communication to meet the needs of various stakeholders and actively listen to those around you.
  • You love working with people. You learn from others, share what you know with those around you, and truly care about the people you work with.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment and understanding of EBCLC’S mission and to racial justice.
  • Experience collaborating with and/or providing strong customer service to people at various intersections including undocumented persons, homeless and marginally housed individuals, LGBTQI persons, non-binary people, youth, English as second language learners, people with disabilities, transgender persons, and formerly incarcerated persons. A lived experience that reflects these communities is highly desirable.
  • Non-profit organizational management experience (minimum 5 years management and/or supervision experience; additional direct services experience highly desirable)
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
  • Commitment to developing or strengthening skills in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration.
  • Ability to think strategically, problem-solve, innovate, exercise initiative, and manage multiple tasks/projects and sensitive information
  • Ability to step into an active role immediately with a proven capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance within a highly collaborative working environment
  • Experience with, and/or a commitment to, clinical legal education
  • Impeccable integrity, judgment, and discretion
  • A balance of humor and diligence, humility and mission-driven ambition

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep institutional knowledge about EBCLC’s organizational history, strategic priorities, shared values, management goals, and operational efficiencies.
  • Experience successfully developing and implementing new programs desirable
  • BA degree required; Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate preferred; Member of the California Bar desirable

Salary & Benefits:

Starting salary for this non-exempt position is $95,000 to $115,000/year based on the number of years of prior relevant experience, dictated by EBCLC’s salary scale.

Benefits include 100% fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision) for employees and dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commuter costs; retirement options; and professional development support.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to (please include the “Deputy Director” in the subject line).

Internal EBCLC candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis and will begin initial application reviews as early as February 18, 2020.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.