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Legal aid secures access to justice for all by providing legal assistance targeted to the most pressing unmet civil legal needs of Arizonans.

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Permanent Staff

SALA serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. Employees will be responsible for the provision of legal services to indigent individuals though telephone and/or walk-in services. Duties may consist of interviewing clients; giving legal advice and providing brief service; keeping current on the state of the law and procedures within their areas of practice; conducting legal research; preparing and drafting legal documents, pleadings, where appropriate; making decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of applications for legal assistance; participating in training activities; participating in the community legal educational program of SALA; performing any other legal related duties as requested or assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee.

Internships

An Internship at SALA is a supervised, practical learning experience in the workplace that offers students an opportunity to apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies to build professional skills and networks. In collaboration with the intern's educational institution or based on SALA's needs, internships are constructed to meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an extension of the classroom and apply knowledge gained in the classroom
  2. Be transferable to other employment
  3. Have a defined beginning and end, job description and desired qualifications
  4. Have learning objectives/goals aligned with a student's academic coursework
  5. Professional supervision provided
  6. Routine feedback
  7. Employ the use of resources, equipment and facilities that support learning objectives/goals

Contact SALA to learn more about internship opportunities.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA)

Program Director - Volunteer Lawyers Program

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA) provides services in 9 counties and 11 Indian reservations.  SALA is an organization whose mission is to provide civil legal services to low-income persons in its service area in matters that affect most directly their health, safety and welfare.  SALA is currently hiring for the position of Program Director for its Volunteer Lawyers Program.  This person will supervise all volunteer private attorney involvement within SALA's service area.  This is a full-time, permanent attorney position.  The VLP program is staffed by one attorney, three paralegals and three support personnel.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must be a member of the Arizona Bar or pass the next exam; applicant licensed 2 years in another jurisdiction may practice by special rule;

Applicant must have previous experience working with a program engaged in the delivery of legal services to low-income clients through private attorney involvement;

Applicant must exhibit a high degree of sensitivity to the problems of the low-income community and must be able to work with low-income persons, community groups, the private bar and founding sources;

Applicant should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice and specifically general civil practice on behalf of low-income clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise all clinics including the bankruptcy clinic, the advice-only clinic, domestic relations clinics in Pima County and in conjunction with Supervising Attorneys in all other SALA offices;

Supervise Internship Program including law students and undergraduate students

Implement strategic planning and program development

Supervise acceptance decisions or rejection of applications for legal services through the Private Attorney Involvement Program and any other duties as required by the Executive Director.

Location:  Tucson, Arizona   -    Full-Time Position - Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary:  DOE   - Up to 5% additional compensation available to individuals fluent in Spanish.  SALA  provides financial assistance to attorneys responsible for law school loans.  SALA has an excellent benefits package including, health insurance, pension plan and generous leave provisions.

Hiring Committee
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
2343 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson. Arizona 85719-6007
(520) 623-9465 / FAX (520) 620-0443
salahr@sazlegalaid.org

Please submit: Resume, Cover letter, 3 References & Writing Sample

Closing Date: December 16, 2016

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Employer:         

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA)

Job Title:            

Chief Financial Officer

Description:      

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.(SALA) is  hiring a Chief Financial Officer to be responsible for overall management of the financial operations of SALA; supervise and direct the work of the accounting department staff; participate as a member of SALA=s management team; and perform certain other administrative and management duties as directed by the Executive Director.  SALA provides services to the poverty community of nine counties in southeastern Arizona.  The Native American component also serves eleven tribal communities.  SALA provides legal services in civil litigation.

Primary Responsibilities

-  Analyze, design, monitor, and assure the effective operation of SALA=s accounting system;

- Advise and assist the Executive Director with respect to the financial management of SALA;

-  Development and preparation of SALA=s program budget;

-  Preparation of monthly financial statements and quarterly projections of revenue and expenses;

-   Monitoring of cash flow and investment of SALA funds;

-   Monitoring of grant income and expenditures to insure compliance with the budget, contract and/or grant conditions;

-   Ensure compliance with accounting rules and regulations

-  Oversee and/or prepare external reports/billings relating to grants and contracts required by funding sources.

-  Maintain SALA’s property inventory and insure proper accounting of  acquisitions, disposals, depreciation, etc. and conduct physical inventories to insure compliance with applicable rules and regulations;

-  Responsible for insuring the performance of SALA=s annual audit;

-  Supervise the accounting staff and develop systems as needed to ensure that accounting procedures are accurately followed, and reports are completed in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.

-  Perform other administrative and management duties as directed by the Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications:            

  •     Bachelor's degree in accounting
  •     Five years of experience as CFO or equivalent position
  •     Experience which demonstrates knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and federal grant accounting; compliance and reporting; LSC experience is preferred but not required;
  •     Experience in financial management and analysis, computerized fund accounting, and experience in the supervision of staff;
  •     Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills commensurate with the position;
  •    CPA credential is preferred, but not required.

Job Location:    

Tucson, Arizona

Job Schedule:   

Full-Time

Compensation:

Salary:  DOE   - Up to 5% additional compensation available to individuals fluent in other languages which are used by client community.  SALA has an excellent benefits package including, health insurance, pension plan and generous leave provisions.

EOE:     

Equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex, age or sexual preference.

Contact:             

Hiring Committee

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

2343 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 200

Tucson. Arizona 85719-6007

(520) 623-9465 / FAX (520) 620-0443

Please submit: Cover letter, Resume, 3 References

Email:  

salahr@sazlegalaid.org

Date Expires:    

January 31, 2017