Senior Deputy Director

Senior Deputy Director Position Available in Nashville Office


Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Senior Deputy Director of Client Services in its Nashville office. The Senior Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director, and will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the client services at Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.  Administrative responsibilities include the implementation of strategic planning and regionalization; administration of grant programs, investigating and resolving client complaints and grievances, program development, program implementation, contract compliance, and program evaluation.


Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Tennessee, or another state and applying for admission to Tennessee Bar. Two or more years practicing law preferred. Preferred five or more years of experience in policy administration or management of an office, firm, company, or non-profit organization. BA/BS/MBA in business, public administration, or related field preferred. Possess experience with grant compliance, intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and excellent computer skills. Superior oral and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to meet deadlines. Meticulous attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and shift priorities. Must have driver’s license and access to transportation.


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Salary: Dependent on experience. Excellent benefits and loan forgiveness.


Legal Aid Society has thirty-seven attorneys in eight offices in Middle and East Tennessee. Its attorneys provide low-income people expert legal assistance at all levels of state and federal court.  Its staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education.  For more information about LAS, visit


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by November 9, 2018. Please include a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references (with phone numbers).  No phone calls, please.  Send by mail or e-mail (in Word or PDF format) to:


Hiring Manager

Re: Senior Deputy Director

Legal Aid Society

1321 Murfreesboro Rd, Suite 400

Nashville, TN 37217



Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.