• Title: Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager
  • Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs
  • Salary: The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $72,000, commensurate with experience
  • Job Status: Full-Time, Exempt
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Date Posted: January 22, 2020
  • Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2020

NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women’s stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.

Today, we are mobilizing and building power in 11 cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. We also show up in solidarity for other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

Our work is focused in the following strategies:

  • Policy and Structural Change
  • Organizing and Civic Engagement
  • Legal Advocacy and Litigation

We use the Reproductive Justice lens to intersectionally address three core issues:

  • Reproductive Rights and Health
  • Economic Justice
  • Immigration and Racial Justice

Position Overview

NAPAWF is seeking a mid-level attorney with 2+ years of legal experience to serve in the role of Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager in our Washington, DC, office. The

Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager will develop and oversee the strategy and

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) 1225 New York Avenue Washington, District of Columbia Phone: (202) 470.3170 Fax: (202) 470.3171 www.napawf.org

implementation of NAPAWF’s legal advocacy and judicial nominations work in alignment with the mission, goals, and policy priorities of the organization with a focus on elevating the interests and concerns of women of color and AAPI communities in the fight for fair courts. The Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager will identify legal advocacy opportunities by monitoring litigation and court decisions and participating in amicus briefs. The Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager will report immediately to NAPAWF’s Deputy Director of Programs, work closely with our policy and communications teams, and with NAPAWF senior leadership, and coordinate with our field organizers on campaign work that relates to legal strategies and judicial nominations.

An ideal candidate will excel at legal research, analysis, and writing, staff and project management, and managing and prioritizing multiple projects and competing demands under pressure. The Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager must be strongly committed to issues affecting AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls, racial and gender justice, and human rights, and will be open to learning and working within a growing and dynamic organization.

Job Responsibilities

The Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Develop and implement the overall strategy for NAPAWF’s legal advocacy and judicial advocacy work.
  • Strategically engage judicial nominations impacting AAPI women and girls and reproductive justice, including researching nominees, drafting letters to elected officials, public education, and coordinating with our policy, field, and communications teams regarding Congressional engagement, grassroots organizing, and communications strategies to engage judicial nominations.
  • Identify legal advocacy needs and opportunities at the federal and state levels by tracking and monitoring litigation and court decisions that impact AAPI women and girls in the areas of reproductive health and rights, economic justice, and immigrant rights.
  • Review and analyze legislation, policy proposals, governmental regulations, rules, and executive orders that implicate the rights of AAPI women and girls in the areas of reproductive health and rights, economic justice, and immigrant rights.
  • Create legal advocacy and education materials including policy papers, comments on rulemaking, letters to elected officials, factsheets, and advisories.
  • Review amicus brief sign-on opportunities and provide feedback on amicus brief drafts so that briefs more fully represent the values and priorities of AAPI women and girls. Identify opportunities to co-counsel on amicus briefs with partner organizations.
  • Conduct legal research and provide legal expertise to staff on policy issues affecting AAPI women and girls.
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) 1225 New York Avenue Washington, District of Columbia Phone: (202) 470.3170 Fax: (202) 470.3171 www.napawf.org
  • Supervise legal fellows and interns.
  • Draft legal communications, including blog and op-ed pieces on legal issues and court cases, and assist with drafting press releases and social media postings related to court decisions, judicial nominations, and legal developments.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with legal and advocacy groups within the civil rights, reproductive rights/health/justice, women’s rights, and AAPI communities.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who have:

  • A strong commitment to the issues of AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls, racial and gender justice, and human rights.
  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school is required.
  • Minimum of two years of legal or law-related work (post-law school) experience.
  • Evidence of ability to apply legal analysis training, skills, and reasoning to policy, legal, or other advocacy work.
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Creative, strategic, results-oriented, self-starting, and willing to learn.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both legal and non-legal audiences.
  • Ability to supervise and manage personnel and projects effectively.
  • Background in civil rights, reproductive rights, and/or women’s rights law preferred.
  • Experience working with AAPI and/or immigrant communities a plus.
  • Knowledge of reproductive justice movement and framework a plus.
  • Experience with policy advocacy a plus.
  • Experience supervising or managing staff a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in an Asian language a plus.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $72,000, commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance. Qualified dependents may also be covered. NAPAWF also offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) 1225 New York Avenue Washington, District of Columbia Phone: (202) 470.3170 Fax: (202) 470.3171 www.napawf.org

Physical Demands

The person in this position will be based out of the Washington, DC, office. They should be able to engage in the diverse demands of the work, including the capacity to remain in a stationary position, operate a computer, and move about the office and outside of the office. Some light travel is required.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@napawf.org, with “Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy Manager” in the subject line. Application deadline is rolling.

NAPAWF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) 1225 New York Avenue Washington, District of Columbia Phone: (202) 470.3170 Fax: (202) 470.3171 www.napawf.org

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