Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program Director

Position Summary:  
Reporting to the Vice President, the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program Director creates the vision and plans for the future of domestic violence family law work at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA.  The SAFE Program Director also oversees and leads a diverse team of attorneys, legal assistant/advocate, and interns.  In addition to supervising staff, the SAFE Director ensures grant management tasks are complete and handles a limited number of non-domestic violence family law cases.  This position will work closely with other relevant teams and staff (i.e. Immigration Project, Citizenship Project, Asian Language Legal Intake Project, Finance, Development, etc.) 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Assess Advancing Justice – LA’s domestic violence family law work, and develop a vision and plan for the future;
  • Directly supervise, lead, mentor, and support SAFE staff, including interns and volunteers;
  • Provide legal substantive support in the area of family law, including domestic violence family law issues, and maintain expertise and keep updated on changes in family law, including domestic violence family law;
  • Provide direct client work on non-domestic violence family law matters, as well as domestic violence cases as appropriate/needed;
  • Manage intake process and criteria and make adjustments as necessary;
  • Oversee and manage all SAFE grants and funding, including several government grants;
  • Work with Development and Finance staff in managing grant(s), including tracking progress towards grant deliverables, drafting and submitting reports, and overseeing data collection/analysis; 
  • Work with Development and Finance staff in coordinating and managing monitoring visits and audits to ensure grant compliance;
  • Regularly update systems and protocols to comply with grant requirements and ensure positive team work-flow; 
  • Work with subgrantees in ensuring grant compliance and project collaborations;
  • Work with Finance team to ensure appropriate spend down and grant compliance;
  • Work with Development staff to secure future funding and assess current funding to sustain and grow the work, as well as periodic modifications of budget and project as needed;
  • Prepare staff work plans and performance evaluations;
  • Hold regular check-ins with staff;
  • Handle oversight and coordination of referrals to and from partner agencies; 
  • Handle and address client grievances;
  • Coordinate recruitment and hiring of student volunteers and interns;
  • Other Duties as Assigned
Education and Work Experience:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) and must be an active member of the California State Bar;
  • 5+ years of family law experience
Other Qualifications:
  • Prior supervisorial experience preferred;
  • Bilingual ability in at least one Asian language, especially Korean or Mandarin Chinese, is preferred;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the field of domestic violence family law;
  • Demonstrate passion and history of working with low-income, immigrant communities;
  • Demonstrate supervisory, leadership, and mentorship skills and capability;
  • Demonstrate program or project management skills, including strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal;
  • Ability to work with a diverse racial and ethnic groups;
  • Availability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends; and
  • Must have access to consistent and reliable means of transportation. 
Compensation: depending on experience. Parking provided.
Application Process:
Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at [email protected].  Please include: Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program Director in the subject line. 
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.  
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.