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  • 06/21/2016 3:12 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)



    $93,438 - $108,471


    Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

    Job Type:

    Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time




    Seattle City Light

    Bargaining Unit:

    Not represented

    Closing Date


    Position Description:

    Seattle City Light, a Department of the City of Seattle, is a publicly owned utility dedicated to exceeding our customers' expectations by delivering the best customer service experience of any utility in the nation. Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public utility in the nation, serving more than 780,000 residents in the City of Seattle and eight adjacent jurisdictions. Recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, Seattle City Light provides safe, low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power.
    Seattle City Light has approximately 1,800 employees, with the majority represented by 15 labor unions. The Human Resources Business Unit is seeking a Labor Relations Coordinator to be responsible for the full range of internal labor relations activities for several unions belonging to the Coalition including the Joint Crafts Council, Locals 5, 8, 117, 286, 1239, Inlandboatmen's, Local 17, Local 17IT, Local 21, Local 79, Local 289, Local 32, Local 15, and Carpenters. This position supports labor strategies that advance Seattle City Light's strategic goals and reflect sound principles of human resource management.
    Under executive direction of the Human Resources Officer, you will be responsible for working with City Personnel Labor Relations staff, management and employees, through their union's business representatives, to plan and implement labor relations programs and represent City Light in all aspects of labor relations and related human resource issues. 

    Job Responsibilities:

    The primary job functions of the Labor Relations Coordinator are:

    • Forge partnerships and communicate with all levels of employees, management, and business partners;
    • Work closely with management and human resource staff to pro-actively respond to labor issues, employee-related issues, and union concerns. Develop and maintain positive relationships with Seattle City Light employees, City Labor Relations staff, managers and union stewards and business agents; 
    • Provide labor relations advice and contract administration to management on discipline, grievances, arbitrations, and resolution of confidential and sensitive human resource matters;
    • Represent City Light in all aspects of labor relations and related human resource issues; 
    • Advise division Directors, managers and supervisors of correct, consistent, and equitable interpretation and application of labor contracts and employment law, regulatory agency rules, and department and City rules, policies and procedures and provide proactive, solutions-oriented support to City Light;
    • Provide coaching and counseling support to management on a broad range of human resource issues related to Seattle City Light union relationships and collective bargaining agreements. Support daily operations by providing interpretative guidance of collective bargaining agreements, department policies, and Personnel Rules;
    • Provide support for issues to be addressed in a labor-management setting, facilitating discussions between labor and management. Staff labor-management meetings and ensure follow-through on identified action items and communication plans; 
    • Formulate responses, proposals and settlements for presentation to collective bargaining agents or employee association representatives;
    • Research, formulate response and represent City Light in grievances and unfair labor practice charges working with Department management and Legal department;
    • Investigate and recommend the equitable resolution of grievances and disputes;
    • Develop labor policies and procedures to facilitate the implementation of negotiated contracts;
    • Research, compile, plan, and prepare data and materials for use in grievances, arbitrations, labor/management initiatives, and collective bargaining negotiations, and other settings. Provide analysis, reference documents, and statistical data concerning labor legislation, prevailing union and management practices, established business processes, and operational benchmarks;
    • May be responsible for administering the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and US Coast Guard (USCG) drug testing program and Fitness for Duty program;
    • Administer human resource programs, protocols mandated by  law, Personnel Rules, department policy and/or collective bargaining agreements, and conduct special projects to develop best practices for labor relations at City Light; 
    • Develop and implement strategies to accomplish goals outlined in the strategic plan as it relates to labor relations through increasing workforce flexibility and efficiency;
    • Respond to information requests and compile documentation for various administrative proceedings;
    • May be responsible for City Light's response to unemployment claims (ES), including responding to and attending appeal hearings, and may represent City Light or participate in Civil Service Appeals hearings (LAW or ER);
    • Assesses labor relations training needs for City Light, identifies appropriate resources, and provides labor relations training for management;
    • Act as City Light's primary representative of labor relations function with assigned represented bargaining units;
    • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.


    Education:  A Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Economics, or a closely related field (other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
    Experience:  Three years of progressively responsible labor relations administration experience are required.
    Certification/License:  Driver's License or equivalent mobility.
    Desired Qualifications

    • Familiarity with governmental employment practices and operative collective bargaining agreements, as well as labor contracts, regulatory agency policies and procedures, related legislation and legal advice;
    • Demonstrated working knowledge in the interpretation and application of guidelines in the resolution of a variety of labor disputes, conflicts or grievances and a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts and laws related to the development and implementation of a labor relations program;
    • Demonstrated experience responding to Step 1- 2 grievances on behalf of management;
    • Excellent written communication skills;
    • Superior verbal communication and relationship building skills with the demonstrated ability to work under pressure;
    • Accurately foresee potential obstacles and proactively identify solutions;
    • Strategically work to address challenges and effectively tackle day to day operations;
    • Identify solutions and resolve issues that meet Seattle City Light's business needs while maintaining effective working relationships with the unions;
    • Willingness and ability to effectively partner with City Personnel during negotiation processes;
    • Must be a quick learner that is a good decision maker and skilled at negotiation.

    Additional Information:

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

    Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page:

    Job #2016-00410

    If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.

    Seattle Municipal Tower
    700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
    Seattle, WA 98104

  • 06/21/2016 3:06 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate


    Stoel Rives LLP is looking for an associate with 3 to 4 years of experience to join the Litigation practice group in Seattle. Strong academic credentials, writing skills and interpersonal skills are required.  Membership to the Washington bar is preferred. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Principals only, no recruiters please.


    Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.


    Click here to apply:

    Lauren Howard | Lawyer Recruiting and Professional Development Assistant

    STOEL RIVES LLP | 760 SW Ninth Ave, Suite 3000 | Portland, OR 97205

    Direct: (503) 294-9178 | Fax:  (503) 220-2480 |



    ADDRESS WILL BE: 760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000, Portland, Oregon 97205.

  • 06/13/2016 3:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Position Details Position Title Staff Attorney, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equity 

    Position Number Staff_11163

     Department Law School 

    Additional Department Market Reference 

    Pay Range 11

     FLSA Status Exempt 

    Position Category Professional 

    Position Type Part­time 

    Months Per Year 12 

    Hours Per Week 20 FTE .53 FTE 

    Job Description Position Summary Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Staff Attorney to join our community. 

    The Korematsu Center advances justice and equality through research, advocacy, and education. Its advocacy work includes involvement in civil rights litigation and policy; its research includes work on book projects and other scholarship; and its education efforts include its work with students and outreach to the general public. The Staff Attorney will assist in all dimensions of the Center’s work and report directly to the Executive Director and Director of the Korematsu Center. 

    Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service. 

    Essential Job Functions 

    The Staff Attorney will assist the Korematsu Center Executive Director and Director with the day­to­day operation of the Center, which will include the following: 

    1. Further develop the Civil Rights Amicus Brief Project Researching and drafting amicus briefs on civil rights and criminal justice issues Engaging communities through sign­on strategies Developing and sustaining relationships with other advocacy organizations to support their work via amicus contributions 

    2) Help oversee and support the Korematsu Center’s litigation and advocacy efforts. 

    3) Assist in the Civil Rights Amicus & Advocacy Clinic. The clinic is a 6­unit course offered once each academic year. The staff attorney may co­teach classes and supervise clinic students on litigation and advocacy efforts. In the past, these efforts have included direct representation in federal district and appellate courts, amicus briefs before the Washington Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, and advocacy reports. 

    4) Supervise student fellows and volunteer advocacy fellows working on Center projects. In previous years, we have had student fellows and volunteer advocacy fellows work on discrete projects, such as amicus briefs and policy reports. 

    5) Assist with Center’s advancement efforts, including writing grant proposals. Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.

     Minimum Qualifications Qualifications: J.D. degree or equivalent; active bar membership; at least three years of federal or state litigation or judicial clerkship experience; excellent communication, research, writing, and analytic skills; facility with Microsoft Office and computerized legal research (Westlaw or Lexis) 

    All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check. 

    Preferred Qualifications Teaching experience and civil rights litigation experience helpful 

    Compensation Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications. 

    Excellent Benefits Package Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan; vacation, sick leave, 12 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies. 

    Application Instructions Please apply online at: Applicants are also required to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. 

    Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206­296­5870. 

    Non­Discrimination Policy Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam ­era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school­ administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program. 

    All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator by calling (206) 296­2824. 

    Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators: 

    Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122­1090 (206) 296­2824 Office of Human Resources RINA 214 (206) 296­5870 Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Quick Link 

    Applicant Documents Required Documents 

    1. Resume 

    2. Cover Letter 

    Optional Documents 

    1. Curriculum Vitae 

    2. References Supplemental 

    Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). 

    1. * How were you referred to this job posting? Seattle University jobsite Times Chronicle of Higher Education Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc­Please name in next question) Industry Specific Jobsite (Please name in next question) Employee Referral (Please name in next question) Other (Please name in next question) Yesler Terrace Resident 

    2. If Other, Employee Referral, Social Media or Industry Specific Job Site please specify: (Open Ended Question)

  • 06/13/2016 2:58 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Northwest Justice Project Job Announcement


    Staff Attorney – Spokane Office


    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington.  NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Spokane office serving Spokane, Lincoln, Whitman, Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille Counties, in Eastern Washington.  This is a full-time position.


    Successful applicants for this position will have experience in all aspects of civil litigation with emphasis on housing, consumer, barriers to employment and other issues that impact low-income persons in Washington.  Experience in affirmative litigation in state or federal court and experience in addressing systemic issues is a plus. Applicants should be culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, communities of color, limited English and persons with disabilities. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or ability to take the next Washington bar exam is required.  Significant civil legal aid and related advocacy experience is strongly preferred.


    JOB DUTIES: The Spokane staff attorney will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:


    • Work collaboratively with office team to provide day to day legal assistance and direct representation to eligible clients referred to the Spokane office in all relevant forums, including state, federal and tribal courts, administrative agencies and appellate courts.

    ·        Use strategic methods and a broad range of advocacy tools in multiple forums to address high priority client needs, with particular focus on legal needs of persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including immigrants, youth, seniors, disabled persons, and other groups.

    • Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates working on similar issues throughout the state and participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that impact seniors, low-income persons and communities in Washington.
    • Engage with client community and participate in legal education events for client groups, social and human services providers, justice system stakeholders, and serve as a resource to other advocates on areas of current or acquired expertise.  Utilize NJP’s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs.
    • Help identify and develop on-line resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on matters within areas of expertise.
    • Support the work of NJP partners including the local volunteer lawyer program, private attorneys, programs serving the needs of unrepresented litigants, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income persons.


    To apply submit a letter of interest and current resume to: Karen Holland at Application deadline: June 17, 2016.

    NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.

  • 06/13/2016 10:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years of corporate transactional experience.  Candidates should have superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and commitment to deliver exceptional client service.  We offer competitive salary, friendly people and wonderful, team-oriented working environment.  Check us out at  EOE.  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to:



    Human Resources Coordinator

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

    524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

    Seattle, WA  98104

  • 06/13/2016 9:59 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Mid-sized downtown law firm seeks an attorney with 3-6 years of real estate transactional experience.  Candidates should have superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and commitment to deliver exceptional client service.  We offer competitive salary, friendly people and wonderful, team-oriented working environment.  Check us out at  EOE.  Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to:

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

    524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

    Seattle, WA  98104-2323


    fax:  206-587-2308

  • 06/12/2016 8:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for the position of full time magistrate judge in Tacoma, WA. Please click on the links below to access the notice and application form. Applications will be accepted until July 5th, 2016.

    Public Notice for Appointment of New Magistrate Judge
    Application for Appointment*

    Applicants should send their application materials, including a cover letter, the job application form, and a writing sample to:

    William M. McCool
    District Court Executive/Clerk of Court
    United States District Court
    Western District of Washington
    700 Stewart Street, Room 2310
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Attention – Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel

    Or via e-mail to:


  • 06/12/2016 6:20 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Experienced Litigation Attorney (Seattle)
    The Seattle, Washington, office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a full-time attorney with eight to ten years of practical experience in complex commercial litigation.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be dedicated to meeting client needs and deadlines, and enjoy working in a team environment; first-chair trial experience preferred.  Current membership in the Washington State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is necessary.
    To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
    Midlevel Associate Business Attorney (Seattle)
    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a midlevel associate attorney with two to four years of business law transactional experience to join its Seattle, Washington office. Knowledge and experience in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate work desired. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability required.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by e-mail to, Attn: Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
    Please let me know if you need any additional information from me.  Thank you for your assistance. 

  • 06/12/2016 6:18 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Patent Agent or Associate – Seattle
    The Intellectual Property Department in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine is seeking a patent agent or associate with more than one year experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications, it will also include counseling clients on a wide variety of IP issues.

    Only candidates with a CS or BSEE degree (or equivalent industry experience) and admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney or agent should apply.

    Please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw and include a resume, transcript(s) and writing sample to:

    Staff Attorney - Litigation - Part-Time
    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a part-time staff attorney to join its Litigation Practice Group. This position will be supporting the commercial litigation practice group associated with mortgage related matters.

    Primary duties include drafting pleadings, correspondence, motions to dismiss, etc., associated with mortgage related litigation. Additionally, the attorney will be responsible for arguing motions in state and federal court; interacting with opposing counsel and clients on a regular basis; researching relevant authorities; and tracking case deadlines.

    Position requirements include JD degree; active, in good standing, membership in the Washington State Bar; a minimum of three years' experience in a commercial litigation practice; strong legal writing skills -- compelling brief writing is essential; ability to meet deadlines, particularly for reply briefs with 2-3 day turnaround times; familiarity with the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Uniform Commercial Code, Consumer Protection Act, (Truth in Lending Act knowledge a plus, though not required); excellent academic credentials and references; and the ability to work independently.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample to:

    Patent Litigation Associate - Jr. to Mid-Level - San Francisco or Seattle
    Davis Wright Tremaine’s San Francisco office seeks a Patent Litigation Associate attorney with a minimum of 2 years' experience to join our growing Intellectual Property Litigation group.  Qualified applicants will have a background in computer science and electrical engineering or significant experience with patent litigation involving computer software / hardware.

    Qualified candidates must have a JD and active, in good standing, membership in the California State Bar.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, references, academic credentials and enthusiasm for patent litigation are required.

    Applicants interested in the Seattle office that have a JD and active, in good standing, membership in the Washington State Bar will also be considered.
    To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, indicating which office you are applying for; resume; copy of your law school transcript; and a brief writing sample:

  • 06/12/2016 6:10 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


    The ACLU of Washington (ACLU-WA) invites applicants for the position of deputy director, which partners with the executive director in managing and leading the ACLU of Washington. The deputy director is a member of the ACLU of Washington’s senior leadership team and plays a key role in shaping the future of the ACLU-WA.  The position requires a strong leader, a trustworthy advocate and a highly capable, strategic manager.

    The deputy director leads, supports, and supervises the Policy Advocacy Group which includes the legislative director, the field director and policy project directors who work on our Smart Justice Campaign, Technology and Liberty, Religious Restrictions on Health Care, and Youth Justice.  The deputy director helps develop long-term priorities, oversees implementation of work plans, and ensures success of cross-departmental campaigns. The deputy director handles other policy issues that arise and substitutes for the executive director in her absence.


    The ACLU-WA is one of the ten largest affiliates of the ACLU with more than 50,000 members and activists.  It has a reputation for its impact litigation, robust integrated advocacy, and effective communications to advance freedom, fairness, equality, and justice. Its staff of thirty-plus employees and numerous interns and volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly, and professional office.  We work closely and collaboratively with the nationwide network of ACLU offices and with community groups and leaders throughout the state. Work at the ACLU involves close teamwork, strong attention to detail, excellent communications skills, and a passion for our mission.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Overall staff leadership. Collaborate with the executive director and legal director to provide overall leadership to the ACLU-WA, establish key priorities and set organizational direction.  Ensure that the work of the ACLU-WA is consistently strategic, collaborative, and consistent with ACLU policy.  Serve as the hub for cross-departmental strategies on issues that require coordination across ACLU-WA legal, lobbying, communications, field, and policy teams.  Enhance understanding of ACLU issues, values, policies, and strategies among the staff.

    Policy Advocacy leadership.  Lead, support, and supervise the Policy Advocacy Group. Help members of the Policy Advocacy Group develop long- and short-term work plans consistent with established priorities, and ensure progress toward goals. Oversee recruitment and mentoring of PAG interns and volunteers. Consult and advise the executive director on program strategies.

    External Relations.  Develop and maintain strong community relationships, including with cooperating attorneys, allies, public officials, and stakeholders.  Ensure that the ACLU-WA relates effectively with allies on organizational priorities.  Represent the ACLU at certain public functions and ensure, on a strategic basis, participation by other ACLU staff in the events of our allies.  Work with the Communications Director and other staff members to develop talking points on key issues, and speak to the media at the request of the Communications Director.

    Organizational.  Manage key projects requested by the executive director, and assume overall responsibility for the ACLU-WA in her absence. Attend Board meetings on request of the executive director.  Meet with ACLU supporters in collaboration with the Development staff.


    A law degree and at least seven years of increasingly responsible relevant experience. Experience working in a senior policy position that required significant political judgment and management finesse.
    Experience driving strategies toward long-term goals.  Excellent organizational skills including exceptional attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and accomplish work in order of priority.  A practiced public speaker and very strong writer and editor, with the ability to handle controversial issues with aplomb and to translate complex information for delivery to a variety of audiences.
    Accessible, flexible, decisive and supportive management style that inspires trust and confidence, inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission, and holds them accountable for accomplishment of objectives.  Ability to provide clear direction, delegate well and assume ultimate responsibility. Ability to develop and nurture highly talented and diverse staff.
    A diplomatic advocate with active  listening skills who can negotiate, resolve disputes and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels, both within and outside of the organization.  Self-confidence, high energy level, grace under pressure and rapid responses to crises.
    A commitment to the goals and mission of the ACLU.  Exemplary professional workplace behavior, unimpeachable integrity, and a commitment to the values of reliability, respect, accountability, and compassion.  Flexibility, determination and good humor.  A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
    Competence in the use of office computer applications, electronic databases, and electronic legal research.  We use Microsoft Office.
    The position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and requires a willingness to work beyond a standard 7.5-hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events. This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    Compensation And Benefits

    Salary is based on experience and qualifications and is competitive with area non-profits.  Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

    Application Procedure

    To apply, email a letter of application and resume to and include in the subject line of the email your last name and deputy director.  In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at

    The ACLU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression to apply.

    The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”