Executive Director Civil Legal Services Organization
Senior Citizens Law Office, Inc. (SCLO) is a nonprofit civil legal services provider based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and funded in part by the City of Albuquerque’s Area Agency on Aging and New Mexico’s Civil Legal Services and Access to Justice Commissions, and other sources. SCLO provides free civil legal assistance to low income senior citizens in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. SCLO has an annual budget of $900k, a staff of 17 employees, and reaches an estimated 3000 senior citizens each year.
SCLO prides itself in aggressively addressing the legal needs of its clients through litigation, administrative hearings and appeals, legislative advocacy, and individual casework. We also provide extensive outreach and education throughout Central New Mexico. Our priorities include: income/public benefits, health and long-term care, housing (including mortgage foreclosure defense), protective services, advance directives, financial exploitation, consumer protection, and driver’s license/real ID. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: The executive director is a fulltime position responsible for the overall supervision and management of SCLO, including:
• Oversight of the program's case priorities, legal work, and systemic advocacy;
• Attorney recruitment and supervision;
• Community/public relations, including: liaison with local and state bar associations and the local
and national legal services community;
• Personnel and financial management;
• Grant writing, compliance, and reporting;
• Assist in fund raising and development; and
• Liaison with board of directors.
Other Duties: The executive director reports to the board of directors and may be assigned other duties by the board from time to time.
SCLO is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.