About the Organization

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is the State of Washington’s largest state and federally funded provider of comprehensive civil legal aid services to people in or near poverty. Every year, NJP provides legal assistance and representation to more than 14,000 low-income households to address fundamental human needs including housing, family safety, access to health care, and income security. NJP’s more than 150 attorneys deliver individualized and systemic client services from 19 regional offices, through a variety of service models, including a statewide legal assistance hotline. NJP also maintains an extensive public web site with self-help legal resources in multiple languages and formats. NJP now seeks a Deputy Director to support and advance NJP’s mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities, and protect human dignity.

About the Position

The Deputy Director serves as the program’s general counsel and is responsible for NJP’s effective and efficient administration and operations to ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services to low-income individuals and communities.

The Deputy Director is a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director, and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy, and the Director of Finance to provide strategic, programmatic, and race equity leadership for NJP. The Deputy Director supervises the Operations Director, Human Resources Director, and Information Technology Director.

How to Apply

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Northwest Justice Project – Deputy Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to invite to interview for the position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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