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Deputy Legal Director for Policy

Washington, DC
Full Time
01-14-2021
Exp.: 15+ Years
Description:
The Deputy Legal Director for Policy will lead A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People's federal and state policy advocacy, focusing on developing and advancing legislative and regulatory initiatives that advance the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV. In addition to supervising attorneys involved in federal and state policy advocacy, the Deputy Legal Director for Policy will develop processes and structures to prioritize and coordinate our policy work to ensure that the resources of the Legal Department are deployed effectively to advance the interests of the communities that A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People serves.

Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, the Deputy Legal Director for Policy will serve as a key functional leader on the legal team; will drive key initiatives; and will work with a team of attorneys of varying experience levels, and will build and support teams for specific projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy and Team Management
  • Serve as a leader of the Legal Department, supporting the development and execution of department-wide work; serve as a model and culture carrier, modeling inclusive leadership and collaboration
  • Actively contribute to the Legal Department's focus on racial justice by acting as an active thought partner and developing policy strategies that further A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People's racial equity work, and ensure that our organizational commitments around race equity are embedded in every aspect of our work
  • Develop processes and structures that lead to effective collaboration and coordination within the Legal Department and with other departments in the organization to ensure alignment of staffing and resource allocation with policy priorities
  • Oversee team members engaging in A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People's ongoing federal and state policy work, including regulatory and other agency-level advocacy, as well as implementation of nondiscrimination laws and policies
  • Promote a team-oriented culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; encourage ongoing education and professional development

Policy and Advocacy
  • Identify and advance policy initiatives that will benefit A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People's constituencies, with an emphasis on
  • Stopping efforts to dilute existing nondiscrimination protections, and establishing new protections against discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV
  • Expanding and defending the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people
  • Protecting the most vulnerable portions of the LGBTQ+ community and those living with HIV, including youth, seniors, people of color, immigrants, sex workers, and others interacting with the justice system
  • Preventing the passage of legislation or implementation of other policies that that would be harmful to the LGBTQ+ community or people living with HIV
  • Leverage experience, relationships, and subject matter expertise to further key policy priorities, and enhance the effectiveness of organization's policy advocacy as a whole
  • Lead A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People's regulatory efforts, particularly at the federal level, which will include overseeing the response to notice and comment periods as rules are developed; educating internal and external stakeholders on issues and concerns in the context of regulatory rule making
  • Develop and execute strategies to influence the implementation of legislation; support and engage in organizational relationship-building with legislative and government agency officials; advise staff representing organization at stakeholder meetings with government officials and/or coalition partners , and where appropriate, participate in such meetings, to offer subject matter expertise and enhance organizational visibility
  • Oversee the development of partnerships with social justice organizations to build coalitions that will have a positive impact for members of the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV, as well as communities of color, women, immigrants, workers, people living with disabilities and other important constituencies
  • Develop and manage A National Organization Committed to Achieving Full Recognition of The Civil Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender People's advocacy efforts, leveraging public education and grassroots activation to influence policy makers

Candidate Requirements:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • J.D. degree required
  • A minimum of fifteen years of experience working in a setting that advances policy objectives in a social justice setting; including at least three years setting and leading policy strategy
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders, building relationships and acting as an empathetic and respectful thought partner
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting, developing, supervising, and retaining a diverse team
  • Strong strategic thinking skills, with the ability to translate strategy into action plans, and then oversee the implementation of those plans; experience developing metrics for tracking and measuring results
  • Track record of building coalitions and engaging stakeholders with a range of interests and needs toward common purpose
  • Proven success managing through change management; comfort working under tight timelines in a fast paced environment with grace and good humor, while ensuring quality and accountability
  • Collaborative approach to work and a demonstrated capacity to "play well with others," including colleagues in other departments and partners in other organizations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken, with an ability to inform, influence, convince and persuade
  • Ability to navigate a wide variety of stakeholders and juggle competing priorities and interests in order to move the work forward





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