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Deputy Director

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Community Legal Services
Phoenix, Arizona, United States (on-site)
25 days ago


WHO WE ARE: Community Legal Services (CLS) is a team of highly motivated individuals, 
who provide legal assistance, advice or representation, self-help materials and 
legal education so people can know their rights. We focus on helping survivors 
of domestic violence; assisting victims of consumer fraud and abuse, protecting 
tenants from unlawful/unfair practices by landlords, foreclosures, legal 
problems affecting agricultural workers, wage claims and other employment 
matters, and federal and state programs affecting people's health and economic 
stability. We are dedicated to addressing economic, racial and other inequities 
by delivering legal services and education to vulnerable members of the 


The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for 
leading and enhancing the organization’s infrastructure for CLS’ continued 
growth and development. The ideal candidate should think strategically and 
innovatively about CLS’ work and the individuals and families we serve. 

LOCATION: 305 S. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003 

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be someone with a demonstrated commitment to 
access to justice, particularly for individuals and families with low incomes; a 
minimum of ten years of legal experience as a practicing attorney; a minimum 
of five years of experience in strategic operations, including grants management 
and administrative and leadership responsibilities; must be a member of the 
Arizona State Bar; excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
familiarity, sensitivity and commitment to working with legal service programs, 
law firms, attorneys, funders, clients and other organizations and demonstrated 
leadership ability that exemplifies CLS’ core values – Humanity, Respect, 
Collaboration and Excellence. 


A. Executive Management
Act in the place of the Executive Director during extended absences or as 
assigned; actively participate in Administrative Unit, Managers Group, and 
leadership meetings; acts as General Counsel to CLS and the Executive 
Director; provide professional leadership, guidance, and support to managers, 
internal groups and taskforces; attend board and committee meetings as 
appropriate; assists in the development of personnel, collective bargaining, 
fundraising, fiscal planning, and implementation; vendor/contract management; 
serve on hiring committee(s); provide direct supervision to designated 
positions, including IT Department and as needed or requested by the Executive 
Director to Administrative Unit staff and managers; actively participate in and 
support CLS’ Racial Justice Task Force; other duties as assigned. 

B. Strategic Operations, Planning, Grants, & Community Relations 
Establish and monitor operational policies, compliance with grant regulations 
and rules, funder expectations, contractual requirements, LSC compliance, etc.; 
strategic and project planning for new and renewed grants; implementation of 
grants; in conjunction with the Director of Litigation and Advocacy, provide 
agency-wide leadership and coordination in strategic community-based 
planning, networking, and coalition efforts; other duties as assigned. 

C. Substantive Law 
Participate in one of the five strategic priority areas: Family, Housing, 
Employment, Consumer, and Health & Economic Stability; other duties as 

SALARY: Depending on experience; Excellent benefits, including 12 paid holidays, 
health, dental, life, disability insurance, retirement, and additional 
compensation if bilingual. 

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to
Attention: Human Resources Administrator 

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled 


Job Information

  • Job ID: 67569774
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Community Legal Services
  • Position Title: Deputy Director
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Phoenix , Arizona , United States

Community Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit Arizona law firm incorporated in 1952 as a legal aid program organized to promote “equal access to justice for all”. CLS provides legal services to our clients in certain civil (non-criminal) areas of the law that affect the critical needs of the low income client community. These services are provided to individuals and families residing in the CLS five county service areas whose household income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. For more informat...

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