Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program Director creates the vision and plans for the future of domestic violence (DV) and family law work at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA. The SAFE Program Director also oversees and leads a diverse team of attorneys, legal assistant(s), and interns in representing DV clients in family law matters, including handing their own case load. In addition the SAFE Program Director ensures grant management tasks are complete and handles a limited number of non-domestic violence family law cases. This position will work closely with other relevant teams and staff in both the Los Angeles and Orange County offices (i.e. Immigration, Asian Language Legal Intake Project, Finance, Development, etc.)
Duties and Responsibilities
|65%||Staff Supervision and Unit Planning
|25%||Client Counseling and Representation
|10%||Community Relations and Advocacy
|All other duties as assigned|
Minimum Education and Work Experience:
- Juris Doctorate and an active member in good standing with the California State Bar;
- Minimum 5 years of experience in family law client representation, preferably domestic violence family law (restraining orders, divorce, child custody, etc.)
- Prior supervisorial experience preferred
- Bilingual fluency in at least one Asian language, especially Korean or Mandarin Chinese, is preferred
- 40-hour CA domestic violence training (previous certification preferred, or will be provided through the position).
- Demonstrated experience working with AANHPI communities
- Demonstrated passion and history of working with low-income communities
- Ability to work with diverse racial and ethnic groups
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to write and speak persuasively to diverse audiences, including general public, media, lawyers, advocates, funders, donors, and opinion leaders
- Demonstrated success in managing lawyers and staff in fast-paced practice environment
- Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently
- Availability and willingness to travel
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
- Access to reliable means of transportation
- Knowledge of Law and Governmentsuch as laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Ability to engage in active listening, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Ability to verballyconvey information to others effectively
- Ability to engage in critical thinking,using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Ability to engage in complex problem solving, identifying complex problems and reviewing relatedinformation to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.