Directing Attorney/Executive Director



Job Announcement Directing Attorney/Executive Director Full-Time Position 

Organization: Senior Citizens Legal Services (SCLS) is a prestigious legal services office with a proud history of impact litigation and providing free legal services to elderly residents of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. The highest priority of the program is to defend the right of the elderly to quality health care, adequate housing and income, social integration, to be secure in their persons and property and to be free of discrimination on the basis of age or disability. Visit for more information.

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Job Duties: The Directing Attorney/Executive Director has overall responsibility for all aspects of the organization. They provide direct legal representation in judicial and administrative proceedings; supervises other attorneys, paralegals and clerical staff; is responsible for all personnel matters including hiring staff and salary decisions; writes grant applications, lobbies for funds and otherwise ensures that adequate funds are raised annually to finance the agency’s operations; and advises the Board of Directors on issues of policy, planning and evaluation of the agency’s services.

Qualifications: Active membership in the California State Bar;

Litigation experience; Direct client service experience; Familiarity with Elder Law issues; and Sensitive to needs of elderly clients

Preferred: Grant writing experience;

Experience in administration of funds; Personnel/Management experience; and Bilingual Spanish/English

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and success with grant writing.

To Apply: Email a cover letter specifically explaining how you meet the qualifications and preferences listed above, a resume, and 3 references to

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2020

Start Date: June 2020

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