Legal Voice comprises a small-but-mighty team of dedicated and creative social justice advocates. We value the individuals in our workplace, and honor their commitment to social justice work as well as to their personal lives and families. We strive to make our workplace inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the social change we seek. See below for opportunities to join our team!
Strategic Planning Consultant
Position status: Part-time, Consultant
About Legal Voice
We believe that all women, girls, and LGBTQ people should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. We use an intersectional approach to gender justice, where we strive to center the voices of those most impacted, and we are working toward prioritizing racial justice in our advocacy and among our staff, board, and volunteers. We adopted a community lawyering model to achieve systemic change by supporting community groups, coalitions, and movements led by and for BIPOC and marginalized communities. We work across the 5 Pacific NW states: WA, OR, MT, ID, and Alaska, and we use three strategies to create change and build community power: impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and public education.
Progressive Change: We value meaningful, strategic advances in law and policy that promote women’s rights and social justice.
Respect for People of All Genders: We understand that gender is not binary, and that all women, transgender people, and gender non-conforming people are entitled to live with dignity and to be treated with respect. We fight for their rights and equality.
Creativity: We value the ability and agility to attack injustice using diverse approaches and strategies.
Courage: We value and honor the risks our clients take when they defend and assert their rights; we are fierce and bold advocates alongside them.
Partnership: We value collaboration and recognize that respectful partnership with Northwest communities and national allies is essential to achieving our vision.
Inclusion: We recognize that the legal system has harmed people who are marginalized by race, class, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, youth, and other statuses. We strive to ensure that the people most affected by injustices have a voice finding the solutions.
Respect in the Workplace: We value the individuals in our workplace and honor their commitment to social justice work as well as to their personal lives and families. We strive to make our workplace inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the social change we seek.
Our Race Equity Values
1. Anti-racist Principles. White supremacy and systemic racism are deeply embedded in the history, fabric, and institutions of this country, including the legal system. A strong anti-racist analysis is fundamentally important to our mission and we must actively work to dismantle systems of oppression and institutional barriers that have prevented women of color and LGBTQ+ people of color from living their lives with dignity, autonomy, and equality.
2. Building Community Power. We honor and support the self-determination of communities of color and other marginalized communities and aim to build their power. We recognize that long-lasting social change comes from the leadership and power of communities of color and other marginalized communities in social movements. We therefore intend to leverage our resources, technical knowledge, and role within the legal system in support of these movements.
3. Accountability. We value building authentic relationships with and being accountable to communities of color and other marginalized communities. True collective power can be realized only when people feel fully seen and valued for their unique contributions. We honor the diversity and lived experiences of those we are in partnership with as a guiding principle in our work, and we are committed to building long-lasting, meaningful relationships in authentic, community-centered ways.
About the Position
Legal Voice is seeking a Strategic Planning Consultant to help us create a three-year Strategic Plan. The Strategic Planning Consultant will work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure integration of our Race Equity Values organization wide.
Included in the plan is a community based organizational assessment.
Deliverables for the project must be completed in 2021.
The Budget is negotiable up to $25,000
The Strategic Planning Consultant will work in concert with Legal Voice’s Race Equity Consultant. The Race Equity Consultant is funded separately.
How to Apply
Please send a Letter of Interest by 5:00 PM PST January 11, 2021 to and include the following:
How your mission and values align with those of Legal Voice.
Phase 1: Legal Voice will invite 3-7 consultants to meet with a committee comprised of a mix of Board members and Staff to discuss the project, exchange information, and answer questions.
Phase 2: Consultants may then submit a proposal due by February 15, 2021.
The Legal Voice Senior Leadership Team will always be available for questions and feedback during the process.
December 21, 2020: Distribute Announcement /Contact Referrals
December 17, 2020 - January 11, 2021: Identify 3-7 candidates to invite to an information exchange meeting
January 11 - February 5, 2021: Schedule and participate in information exchange meetings
February 15, 2021: Proposals Due
February 15 - 24, 2021: Review Proposals
February 24 - 26, 2021: Make offer to consultant
March 1, 2021: Strategic Planning Begins
Non-discrimination: As an organization committed to prioritizing reproductive justice, economic justice, and racial justice, Legal Voice believes in fostering the leadership of all women and LGBTQ persons, particularly those from underrepresented and marginalized communities. Legal Voice follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.
Please visit our Volunteer page for information on other ways to get involved with Legal Voice!