Job Opportunity: Staff Attorney-Public Benefits

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty seeks full-time staff attorney for our Public Benefits Team to provide legal representation, policy advocacy, and community education to address hunger and secure fundamental fairness in the administration of the public safety net for low-income New Mexicans. Required: Law degree and license; minimum two years as an attorney; excellent research, writing, and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence; leadership; ability to be articulate and forceful in the face of powerful opposition; commitment to economic and racial justice.   Preferred: knowledge and experience in advocacy, lobbying, legislative and government administrative processes; experience working with diverse community groups and other allies; familiarity with poverty law; Spanish fluency. Varied, challenging, rewarding work. Good non-profit salary. Excellent benefits. Balanced work schedule. Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and a cover letter describing your commitment to social justice and to the mission of the NM Center on Law and Poverty to veronica@nmpovertylaw.org.  Please put your name in the subject line. EEOE. People with disabilities, people of color, and people who have grown up in low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply.