NMLA Job Opportunities
DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION
New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) is seeking a Director of Litigation. NMLA is a statewide LSC-funded legal services program that provides free civil legal services to financially eligible clients. NMLA’s case load includes a high number of cases involving domestic violence, eviction and tenants’ rights, foreclosure, public benefits and health care cases, and consumer law issues. NMLA also includes a statewide Native American Program and a Migrant Farmworker Program. See NMLA’s most recent annual report at: http://www.nmlegalaid.org/content/nmla-annual-report
The Director of Litigation plays a major leadership role in achieving NMLA’s mission and goals. The Director of Litigation develops, implements and manages the legal work plan and activities of the organization including strategies for legal advocacy on issues affecting the poor; provides expertise and co-counseling for complex litigation and systemic advocacy; leads collaborative efforts for delivery of services among a network of providers and statewide partners, including the New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice and the State Bar. The Director of Litigation reports to the Executive Director and works closely with NMLA managers and program staff. The Director of Litigation performs responsibilities in accordance with NMLA policies and procedures, and Legal Services Corporation regulations and laws.
Requirements: J.D. degree, licensed in New Mexico or eligible for legal services limited licensee status under NMRA 15-301.2. Ten (10) years of litigation experience in both federal and state courts, strong leadership, communications (oral and written), and organizational skills; professional demeanor; computer literacy, and a demonstrated commitment to provision of legal services to poor people. Preference given to candidates who can be based in Albuquerque, but other New Mexico locations also will be considered. Statewide travel will be required. Occasional regional and national travel also may be necessary.
Salary DOE, generous fringe benefits. NMLA is a EEO/AA employer. To apply: Submit a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position, resume, writing sample and 3 references to: Gloria Molinar, NMLA, PO Box 25486, Albuquerque, NM 87125 and/or by email: email@example.com Closing date: May 31, 2013.
Admninistrative Assistant position is open in Albuquerque
This position will provide opportunity to be involved in key leadership and policy initiatives important to the future of NMLA. The position will be based in the NMLA administrative offices in Albuquerque.
In the few short months Jessica was with us, she has had a major impact on improving NMLA internal communications and administrative support systems. If you are interested in a similar leadership opportunity, please review the job announcement below:
New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a highly motivated candidate to serve as an administrative assistant for NMLA’s statewide administration office in Albuquerque. The administrative assistant will work directly with the Executive Director, Development Director, Human Resources Director and other members of the senior management team. This position will provide opportunity to be involved in key leadership and policy initiatives important to the future of NMLA.
Duties of this position will include the following:
- Directly work with the Executive Director, Development Director, Human Resources Director and other members of the senior management team to:
- Assist with editing and managing correspondence and administrative documents, including confidential memoranda, policy documents, special project reports and funder reports
- Assist with drafting, editing and compilation of funding applications, grant reports and related financial management reports
- Assist with drafting and editing of public relations and community education materials, including brochures, web site content, annual reports and similar materials.
- Assist with preparation of reports and documents required by the NMLA Board; provide direct support and drafting of minutes for NMLA Board and committee meetings
- Assist with preparation of reports and documents required by management committees; provide direct support and drafting of minutes for management committees
- Assist in scheduling and calendar management for senior management staff and committees
- Assist in drafting, revision and updating of NMLA policies and administrative forms
- Work with senior management staff to facilitate community and client communications with NMLA, including tracking of client grievances
- Assist the senior management team in organizing and maintaining NMLA administrative resources and files
- Assist with registration and travel arrangements for all staff attending training, including tracking all training for reporting purposes
- Assist with the purchasing of supplies for administration and other offices
- Other duties and special projects as assigned
This position will provide significant opportunity for professional growth and leadership. Requirements: Three years’ experience in a non-profit or professional office setting; strong verbal and written communications skills; computer literate; creative self-starter; the ability to manage multiple tasks and build collaborative relationships within the staff. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
Send a current resume and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Deadline: May 24th, 2013