The ideal candidate brings the following experience, skill, and approach:
- Minimum of 3 years supervising support staff in a fast-paced environment;
- Minimum of 5 years professional experience managing complex projects and teams, including the demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, and meet demanding deadlines;
- Experience working in a litigation environment, particularly in legal operations or litigation practice management;
- Diplomatic presence to handle complex and/or sensitive discussions and processes and a mastery of remaining calm under pressure;
- Strong collaborator with the ability to develop talent and support a positive and diverse team culture, including demonstrated experience in program planning and recruitment;
- Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills with a proven track record of building relationships, including managing external relationships with law firms and companies and internal intra- and inter-department relationships;
- Experience working with senior leadership of a law firm or legal organization;
- Expertise in working with technology; and,
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including demonstrated skill in facilitating meetings and delivering clear presentations.
Additional desired qualifications include:
- Experience working in a legal or policy advocacy nonprofit; and
- J.D. or law license.
Please send a resume, list of references, and cover letter (1) explaining why you are interested in this position, and (2) the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above in PDF format to the attention of HR/Legal-Policy, Legal-Policy Department Manager search, ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 or e-mail (preferred method) to
Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter.
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