Senior Supervising Attorneys, Children’s Rights (Alabama, Florida & Louisiana)

Southern Poverty Law Center
Position Description: 

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a leader in the fight against hate and bigotry in the United States, is seeking nominations and applications for three new Senior Supervising Attorneys (SSA) in the significantly expanding Children’s Rights and Criminal Justice Reform practice groups. Joining a legal team that uses impact litigation and policy advocacy as its primary tools to pursue justice and equal rights, the Senior Supervising Attorneys will lead the development and implementation of SPLC’s work in their respective states (Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana) and manage highly-talented teams in using all possible tools, including litigation, legislative campaigns, and public advocacy in those states.As fear, division, hatred, and economic uncertainty persist in the American consciousness and manifest in discriminatory policies, speech, and actions, individuals across the country are reigniting their commitment to justice for all. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Legal Department is growing in response to the increased demand to protect those whose civil rights are being threatened across the country.  Over the last 12 months, the growth of this team has been unprecedented. Three critical open positions for leaders in SPLC’s work include:Senior Supervising Attorneys, Children's Rights (FL & LA) - Reporting to Deputy Legal Director, Zoe Savitsky, new Senior Supervising Attorneys for Florida and Louisiana will lead teams in challenging the deregulation and privatization of public education; the structural inequalities that disproportionately push vulnerable children out of their classrooms and schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems; and the systems that deny children the services they need to flourish in their communities. The ideal candidates will be exceptionally talented impact litigators, strategists, and managers who will lead teams focused on pursuing justice on behalf of vulnerable children. More information about the roles can be found here: Supervising Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform (AL) - Reporting to Deputy Legal Director, Lisa Graybill, the Senior Supervising Attorney will lead a team in challenging the structural inequalities in Alabama’s criminal justice system that result in mass incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally talented impact litigator, strategist, and manager to lead a team focused on equity and constitutional compliance at every stage of the criminal justice system. More information about the role can be found here: information about SPLC can be found at:   

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Application Instructions: 

INQUIRIES & APPLICATIONSThis search is being conducted by Katherine Jacobs, Callie Carroll, and Erica Nicole Richardson of the search firm, NPAG.Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to the following email addresses:

  • Criminal Justice Reform, AlabamaSPLC-CrimJust [at]
  • Children’s Rights, FloridaSPLC-CRFL [at]
  • Children’s Rights, LouisianaSPLC-CRLA [at]

Please submit application materials separately for all positions you would like to be considered.

Callie Carroll
Country/US Territory: 
United States