The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is the State of Washington’s primary legal services program with a staff of 150 attorneys in 18 regional offices, making it one of the largest law firms in the state. NJP receives state and federal funds to serve low-income communities across the state, including migrant farm worker and Native American communities. NJP’s mission is to combat injustice, strengthen communities, and promote human dignity. NJP carries out its mission through high quality, impactful advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals and communities across the state.
The Director of Advocacy is a member of NJP’s executive management team and is responsible for leading, motivating, inspiring and facilitating excellence in pursuit of NJP’s mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities and protect human dignity through legal representation and advocacy on behalf of client communities statewide. The Director of Advocacy brings strategic vision to NJP’s work – to break down barriers to opportunity caused by economic inequity, discrimination, implicit bias, disability, language access, and other circumstances that systemically impair access to opportunity, wherever the barrier exists. The Director of Advocacy carries out these responsibilities through close collaboration with and supervision of NJP’s advocacy leadership team and regional managers and by serving as an expert, supportive counsel, and resource to all NJP advocates statewide.
The Director of Advocacy is also responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with advocacy leaders in the broader access to justice, public interest and legal communities; is the chief spokesperson for communicating NJP’s strategic advocacy goals to partners; and, works collaboratively with Alliance for Equal Justice partners and supporters to develop and promote comprehensive approaches to achieving advocacy goals. Toward this end, the Director of Advocacy will be engaged in state, local and national equal justice community-wide activities that promote NJP’s advocacy goals and be a visible leader within the public interest/access to justice advocacy community.
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