South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Fall River, Massachusetts
South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS) seeks an extraordinary leader who is committed to the mission of providing justice through community based legal advocacy to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). This leader will have the opportunity to oversee one of the most respected legal service organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, collaborate with an engaged and committed access-to-justice community, and continue the expansion of critical civil legal aid to vulnerable residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, & Islands. SCCLS is a leading provider of free legal support to income-eligible and older residents in areas of housing, public benefits, family law, immigration, education, senior law, consumer debt, employment, and civil legal aid for certain victims of crime. The new executive director will be instrumental in the continuation and growth of the SCCLS mission.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of South Coastal Counties Legal Services and reports to the 15-member Board of Directors (The Board). The Executive Director oversees operating revenue of approximately $11.5 million and staff of 75 that includes professional staff in administration, finance, program management, attorneys and other advocacy staff who spearhead SCCLS’ legal work. SCCLS seeks an executive director who can provide exceptional vision, leadership, and management for the staff; serve as an effective representative and spokesperson to further SCCLS’ reputation amongst the advocacy community; help set a vision with and cultivate strong partnership with the Board of Directors, and increase financial contributions and grants to support the overall growth and demand for services placed on SCCLS.
South Coastal Counties Legal Services has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the Executive Director search, including identification and review of candidates. For timely and comprehensive consideration, applicant materials should be received no later than October 1, 2022. Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resumes and two- to three-page letters of interest to the search committee, responding to the challenges and opportunities outlined above), should be sent electronically and in confidence to the following individuals through the link below:
Tim McFeeley, Partner
Miguel Santiago, Senior Associate
SCCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster a healthy, inclusive environment where all staff, clients, and community members are valued, empowered and recognized, especially individuals who come from marginalized communities that are often under resourced, underserved, and underrepresented.