Senior Director for Legal Strategy

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Arlington, VA
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Full Time
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: KIND Seeking Seasoned Legal Professional for Leadership Expansion! Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a national leader in unaccompanied child (UAC) migrant and refugee issues. Launched in 2008, KIND is dedicated to a world in which children's rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. Through a proven model and innovative partnerships, KIND staff and our pro bono attorney partners at law firms, corporations, and law schools nationwide represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings by providing high quality legal services. Together, we ensure that no child stands in court alone.KIND is expanding its Legal Services Management Team with the addition of a Senior Director for Legal Strategy. Based in our DC Headquarters, the Senior Director reports to the Vice President for Legal Services and will lead a team of legal experts focusing on: impact litigation support activities; removal defense and appellate strategies to meet the current challenging legal and policy environment; design and implementation of national legal training and technical assistance programming; contributing expertise to KIND's advocacy and policy activities; and management of KIND's mobile legal response team.We are searching for a dedicated individual with a passion and commitment for uniting their talent and expertise with the growing needs of unaccompanied migrant children navigating the US immigration system alone. For a complete description, including responsibilities and requirements please visit What We Offer KIND offers a competitive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability; life insurance; flexible spending accounts for medical and transportation; 403(b) with organizational match; as well as voluntary benefits, including prepaid legal services and pet insurance. In addition, KIND offers generous leave benefits including paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, and parental leave. KIND places great emphasis on providing employees the ability to balance their professional and personal responsibilities. Flextime, telecommuting, parental leave, and wellness activities are some of the benefits that promote this value-and we are consistently searching for ways to support our staff's ability to enjoy successful and fulfilling careers while taking care of themselves and their families.To Apply If you are interested in interested in joining the team and working on the frontline of immigration, please apply at You must include your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.KIND is an EEO employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.