New York Lawyers For The Public Interest, Inc. Seeks Legal Director

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) seeks a dynamic Legal Director with exceptional experience in and strong commitment to social justice advocacy to provide strategic leadership for its programs.

For nearly 40 years, NYLPI has been a leading civil rights advocate for marginalized New Yorkers. These communities define our work; they shape our priorities, and their struggles for justice demand innovative solutions. The organization strives to create equal access to health care, achieve equality of opportunity and self-determination for people with disabilities, ensure immigrant opportunity, strengthen local non-profits, and secure environmental justice for low-income communities of color.

The Legal Director will provide strategic leadership for programs, overseeing their direction, fostering innovation, managing staff development and broadening and deepening community partnerships. A member of NYLPI’s senior Leadership Team, the Legal Director reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates closely with him on all matters related to the programmatic direction, effectiveness, and dynamism of the organization. He or she will lead and supervise the talented team of four Program Directors, motivating and supporting them in their program vision and their professional development.

  • Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Lead NYLPI’s innovative approach to community lawyering and comprehensive advocacy campaigns, including:
  • Developing and supporting new initiatives in collaboration with NYLPI’s leadership, staff, and outside partners;
  • With the Executive Director, approving, supporting, and overseeing all significant litigation, policy, campaign, and media efforts;
  • Developing creative litigation and advocacy strategies;
  • Developing press relations and media strategies to promote the institution and its work;
  • Identifying trends, systemic issues and policies that affect clients and communities and proactively finding innovative solutions;
  • Developing and implementing new ways of evaluating the effectiveness of our practice;
  • Provide oversight and be a resource for the work of attorneys and other program staff.

For additional information regarding qualifications, experience and how to apply, please visit the website.