Disability Rights Oregon is hiring for the following positions: Legal Director and Rights Advocate. Please see the full descriptions and applications below.
To apply, candidates can submit a letter of interest, a copy of your resume, and a completed application to email@example.com. If you need to submit your application in an alternate format or have difficulty accessing the application form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-243-2081.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. This position may be filled at any time.
Position Overview: The Legal Director provides leadership to help Disability Rights Oregon achieve its overall vision of a society in which persons with disabilities have equality of opportunity, full participation, and the ability to exercise meaningful choice. The Legal Director is responsible for the quality and delivery of legal services. The Legal Director leads, manages, and supports legal personnel who provide direct client representation and serves as lead counsel or co-counsel in major litigation including class action lawsuits. The Legal Director also develops, maintains, and disseminates legal information (e.g., cases, statutes, and regulations) to provide support, including ensuring staff knowledge remains up-to-date.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. This position closes Friday, June 23, at 5pm.
Position Overview: In accordance with state law, DRO receives legal filings in guardianship cases in which the protected person or respondent may be placed in a mental health or developmental disabilities facility. We review these documents and contact the affected individuals to inform them of thei legal rights and determine whether they want to contest the proceeding, have legal representation, or other action. The person in this position will review these materials under the supervision of a DRO attorney.