Current Employment Opportunities

P&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION:                            Legal Director

REPORTS TO:                      Executive Director

DATE:                                     February 18, 2020

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:  Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (P&A) advances the civil rights of people with disabilities by focusing on systemic barriers using a wide array of legal advocacy strategies, which includes individual and systemic litigation.  We maximize our impact and resources by concentrating on changing systems, laws and policies to bring about significant and lasting improvement for a large number of people with disabilities.  This includes class action litigation, which has targeted mental health services for inmates, incarceration of youth with serious mental illness and developmental disabilities, and institutionalization of people with mental illness. Currently, P&A focuses its work in the areas of mental health, community integration, education, employment, and public accommodations. P&A is the designated protection and advocacy system for the state of South Carolina, federally mandated to advance the civil, legal and human rights of people with disabilities.

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:  The Legal Director will serve on the leadership team and report to the Executive Director.  The Legal Director will oversee, coordinate and monitor P&A’s legal advocacy work, including individual and systemic litigation, based on approved goals and priorities.  The Legal Director will be responsible for litigation development, systemic advocacy, and management of legal staff.

Litigation Development:

Systemic Advocacy

Leadership and Supervision:

Continuing Education

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

To Apply:  Send a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, salary requirements, a description of significant state and federal cases litigated, including your role in them; and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 30 pages) by e-mail to:  Lorie Boddie, Finance and Human Resource Manager at boddie@pandasc.org.

P&A offers a competitive salary and benefits program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; basic life and short-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional life and long-term disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits with 5% employer contribution; and work/life benefits to maintain a good life balance.

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POSITION:                          Protection & Independence Team Advocate

REPORTS TO:                     Protection & Independence Team Leader

DATE:                                   February 25, 2020

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (P&A) is a private, statewide nonprofit which protects and advocates for the legal, civil and human rights of people with disabilities. P&A believes that people with disabilities are people first and are the primary decision makers in all areas of their life. Our goals include Safety and Protection, Community Integration, and Equal Access for people with disabilities.  This position plays a vital role in achieving these goals.

An Advocate for P&A shall work under the general supervision of a Team Leader. This position is full time and classified as salaried, non-exempt from overtime pay under federal Department of Labor regulations.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Required Qualifications:

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position is located in our Columbia office.

Deadline for applying:  March 30, 2020

Please send cover letter and resume by mail, fax or e-mail to:  Lorie Boddie, Finance & Human Resource Manager at boddie@pandasc.org




There are 3 ways you can apply for employment opportunities. No phone calls please.

  1. Mail resume and letter of introduction to:  Lorie Boddie, Finance & Human Resource Manager, 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208, Columbia, SC 29204
  2. Fax resume and letter of introduction to:  ATTN:  Finance & Human Resource Manager, Fax # 803-790-1946
  3. Email resume and letter of introduction to:   Lorie Boddie, Finance & Human Resource Manager, boddie@pandasc.org