Executive Director

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Job location
426 State Street
New Haven, CT 06510
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
Street address: 
426 State Street
New Haven
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Haven Legal Assistance, located in New Haven, Connecticut, seeks applications for Executive Director. NHLAA is a 51-year-old nonprofit law firm whose 18 lawyers and support staff help low-income clients in civil and some criminal matters, including individual representation and systemic issue advocacy. NHLAA seeks an able, visionary leader committed to high quality legal services for the poor, with fund-raising ability and management skills appropriate for a $4 million budget and a diverse staff.
A full job description and application information are at www.nhlegal.org
The application deadline is November 30, 2016.


The successful candidate for this position must have at least five years experience in nonprofit management or law-related employment and demonstrated commitment to public interest law, social justice, and assistance to low-income people and groups.
Specific skills and background include:

 Connecticut bar membership or ability to join the Connecticut bar soon after hire.
 Ability to direct and oversee LAA's services and programs.
 Ability to work well with a diverse, unionized workforce.
 Commitment to high standards of practice and staff development.
 Ability to direct and oversee financial planning, budgeting and administration of a $4 million organization.
 Ability to work effectively with the Board of Directors, other legal services agencies, and the legislature and judicial branch.
 Ability to represent LAA before the state legislature, funding sources, and in other public contexts.
 Openness to change, decisiveness and capacity for problem solving.

To apply: 

A full job description and application information are at www.nhlegal.org
The application deadline is November 30, 2016.

LAA is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.
Salary range: 
LAA offers a competitive salary and a benefits package.
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016