Legal Director

$175,000 - $200,000 yearly
  • Oregon Consumer Justice
  • Remote (Remote until Fall/Winter 2023. At that time, in office in Portland, OR)
  • May 09, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Position Overview

The Oregon Consumer Justice Legal Director will lead OCJ’s work to create a more just and equitable consumer marketplace in Oregon by building and overseeing the Oregon Consumer Justice Community Legal Institute (OCJCLI). The OCJCLI’s efforts will include the use of legal strategies including impact litigation, direct representation of consumers, advancing community lawyering efforts, and engagement with and training of prospective and existing legal practitioners and law students.

As a thought partner and collaborative visionary across issues, areas, and departments, the Legal Director’s key responsibilities will include:

  • shaping and managing a strategic, innovative litigation docket at the federal, state, and regional level, including assessing actions’ potential for impact and identifying and engaging appropriate counsel.
  • in partnership with other OCJ staff, developing and implementing the inaugural strategic vision for the Oregon Consumer Justice Consumer Community Legal Institute.
  • hiring, training, and managing a team of attorneys, paralegals, fellows, and interns, and working closely with external partners in Oregon and nationally.
  • in close coordination with the OCJ Policy and Community Engagement Directors, supporting the development of a broad, community based and community guided movement to support progress towards OCJ’s goal of achieving consumer justice.

 

In addition, the Legal Director and team will support the Executive Director and CFO in decision making about OCJ‘s business matters, and will be the primary point of contact with external legal counsel retained for specific purposes and consultation. As this position serves as a trusted advisor to the executive team of a prominent consumer justice organization, successful candidates must be deeply committed to social justice issues as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Location

This position is Oregon based, and location in the Portland metro area will be required once OCJ establishes a physical office space (expected in Fall/Winter 2023). Until then, all staff work virtually from home. OCJ’s standard work schedule is between 8am and 5pm PT, with some flexibility possible. Willingness and ability to occasionally travel within Oregon is required. 

Application

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with Oregon Consumer Justice on this inaugural role.  Application information including a full resume/CV and a statement of interest in regards to this position will be required for all applications.

Application Portal: https://npprofessionals.hiringthing.com/job/421072/legal-director-oregon-consumer-justice

Application Deadline:  May 22, 2022