Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Native American Program Director

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Posted: May 9, 2018

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Program Director for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), which is located in Portland, Oregon.

Background

LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues. NAPOLS is currently staffed by a Program Director, two staff attorneys, and a paralegal.

Responsibilities
The Program Director is responsible for the overall success of NAPOLS. The Director’s management responsibilities include but are not limited to guiding the professional development of attorneys and support staff; managing law office systems; contract administration; and representing NAPOLS in the greater community. The Director also maintains a client caseload providing the highest quality legal services to eligible Indian tribes and individuals.

Qualifications
Proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country; expertise in federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members; excellent legal and communication skills; ability to communicate and work with Indian people and Tribal governments.

Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership or eligibility for admission by reciprocity. Regular travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required.

Salary/Benefits
Salary is based on experience, within a statewide salary scale. Full Benefits including health and dental insurance and retirement plan.

Closing Date: May 28, 2018

Applications
Send resume, letter of interest, and list of 3 professional references to:

Janice R. Morgan, Executive Director
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1130
Portland, OR 97204
Email: centraljobs@lasoregon.org

Legal Aid Service of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tribal members and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.