Staff Attorney Position

We are looking for a dynamic and creative staff attorney who would be assigned to either our Public Benefits team or Labor team to provide legal representation, policy advocacy, and community education. The Public Benefits team addresses hunger and secure fundamental fairness in the administration of the public safety net for low-income New Mexicans, covering SNAP, TANF, childcare assistance and other programs. The Labor team works to improve pay and working conditions in New Mexico in collaboration with other worker justice groups and community organizers. This would be a full time permanent position.

Required: minimum two years as an attorney; excellent research, writing, and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence; strong leadership skills; ability to problem-solve creatively; Spanish fluency; commitment to economic and racial justice. Preferred: experience in advocacy, lobbying, legislative and government processes; experience working with community groups and coalitions.

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to contact@nmpovertylaw.org. We are an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, and people who have grown up in low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply.