DNA-People’s Legal Services Seek Attorneys, Development Director

DNA-People’s Legal Services is looking for a full-time Development Director, to write grants and do fundraising.

Qualifications:  5 years non-profit resource development experience (grassroots fundraising, direct mail, special events, and proven success in grant research and writing). In-depth understanding of DNA’s client community. Able to communicate and disseminate information about DNA, to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; must have excellent organizational skills. Strong computer experience including fundraising software, researching grant and foundation opportunities online. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking. Strong management and supervisory skills. Pay DOE. Email cover letter and resumes to HResources@dnalegalservices.org. DNA is an EOE and follows the Navajo Preference in Employment Act. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

DNA-People’s Legal Services is looking to hire six (6) full-time Attorney’s, at many rural communities.

DNA-People’s Legal Services has several litigator positions open in our Navajo office in Arizona and New Mexico, and in our Flagstaff AZ and Farmington NM offices. In most cases, litigators licensed in other state jurisdictions can waive into NM or AZ; litigators in Navajo offices would need to take and pass the Navajo Bar exam.  Staff Attorney’s provide direct legal services to low-income individuals on a wide range of civil matters, including consumer law, family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, employment, education, health, disability, and elder law. Staff Attorneys represent clients in tribal, state, and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Staff Attorneys work closely with DNA’s tribal court advocates (tribal members who are licensed to practice in tribal courts) and regularly participate in outreach and community education projects. This is a fast-paced and dynamic position, appropriate for applicants who are committed to the ideals of legal services, able to live in a remote area, and willing to travel extensively throughout the Navajo Reservation. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Qualifications:  A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law. An active member of the Arizona State Bar; experience with issues of the client communities served, J.D. preferred and a member of the State Bar or eligibility for and willingness to take the next bar exam.

Bar Examinations:  Within one year of employment, DNA attorneys must pass the state bar examination relevant to their assigned office, as well as satisfy any examination and admission requirements of the relevant tribal court jurisdiction.

Salary/Benefits:  The minimum starting attorney salary is $37,500.  Persons with prior practice experience will start at a higher salary which will vary depending on the nature and duration of such experience. DNA provides health, dental and vision insurance at a minimal cost to employees, and provides paid bar leave, student loan deferral/forgiveness, life insurance coverage, and the option to open a 401(k).

Applicant Submissions:  A writing sample, resume, transcript, and the employment application should be submitted to Human Resource Director indicated in this Ad. Applicants will not be considered for employment until all requested information is provided.

Staff Attorney at Flagstaff—Medical Legal Partnership Attorney with North Country Health Clinic and ability to manage the grant. A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law in Arizona.

Staff Attorney at Chinle—Domestic Violence Attorney in Tribal and State Court and the ability to manage the grant. Ability to do community presentations on and off reservation. A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law in Arizona.

Staff Attorney at Farmington—A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in New Mexico law.

Staff Attorney at Hopi— A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law.

Staff Attorney at Tuba City—Medical Legal Partnership Attorney with Tuba City Regional Healthcare and ability to manage the grant. A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law in Arizona.

Email application, cover letter and resumes to HResources@dnalegalservices.org.
Applications available on our website: https://dnalegalservices.org/
Contact Human Resource Director at (928) 283-5265 ext. 3101.
DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran/Navajo Preference

About Sarah M Donnelly

Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.
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