SPLC Deputy Legal Director – Director of Immigrant Justice Project

SPLC Deputy Legal Director – Director of Immigrant Justice Project
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal and educational organization, seeks an
attorney with substantial experience in workers’ rights and/or civil rights law to lead its
Immigrant Justice Project.
The Law Center was founded in 1971. Its mission is the advancement and protection of the
rights of minorities, the poor, and victims of injustice in significant civil rights and social
justice matters. Recent cases include lawsuits against white supremacist groups and class
action litigation in the areas of education, health care, juvenile justice, and prison conditions.
The Immigrant Justice Project focuses on the employment and civil rights of migrant
farmworkers and other low-wage immigrants. The project represents workers and other
immigrant in high-impact cases in nine states in the South
The Director will be expected to offer a strong strategic vision of the work, manage a team
of approximately 20 people, and serve as the public face of the project. The Director will
also help the project develop multifaceted campaigns, which may include litigation, policy
work, community organizing, and communications efforts, to achieve our strategic goals.
Substantial travel will be required.
Applicants should have a strong commitment to immigrant rights, excellent writing skills,
substantial experience in litigation and/or policy advocacy on behalf of immigrants, and
experiencing supervising staff. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable. Members of minority
groups are encouraged to apply.
This position will be based in Atlanta, Georgia. SPLC will pay reasonable relocation costs.
We offer compensation that is above-average for public interest jobs, depending upon
experience, and excellent benefits. Please apply by submitting your cover letter, with salary
requirements, and resume as one document to:


The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance