Legal Defense Fund Director

If/When/How Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
October 8, 2020
Anywhere, Remote
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If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice seeks a Legal Defense Fund Director (“LDF Director”) who will design, launch, and lead the Legal Defense Fund (“the Fund”) in its first year and grow and sustain it in subsequent years. The LDF Director will provide programmatic, legal, and day-to-day leadership and oversight to the Fund, in both an internal and external capacity, and in collaboration with If/When/How’s Movement Building, Legal & Policy, Communications, Development, and Operations teams. The LDF Director will build and lead a small, skilled team and work with consultants and outside legal counsel as needed.

Given the role and responsibilities expected from the LDF Director, If/When/How seeks a seasoned professional with significant experience developing, managing, growing, and sustaining legal programs or projects (legal defense funds especially); experience managing nonprofit entities and staff; and knowledge of/experience working in the U.S. criminal defense system. The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to social justice lawyering and have familiarity with reproductive health, rights, and justice frameworks. Only candidates residing in the United States will be considered for this position.

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LOCATION: Remote within the U.S.

COMPENSATION: $120,000 – $130,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TRAVEL: Travel is suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. Typically: willingness to travel approximately 2-3 times quarterly within the continental U.S. Travel will be required to support teamwork and attend staff retreats, conferences, and professional development opportunities.

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer, committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences, identities, and educational backgrounds. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.