NPLS requires that all candidates submit a cover letter and their resume. Candidates who fail to send a cover letter will be eliminated prior to initial screening. Please include the listing reference code that appears at the end of the position description.
What we want to hear about:
One purpose of the cover letter is for the candidate to make a connection between their credentials, life experience, and the job announcement. We are interested in candidates who have a connection to our work and our communities and value a diverse work environment. It is helpful to our screening process to evaluate this connection prior to an interview.
We also invite candidates to include a statement about how their unique background and/or experience might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice. We strongly encourage women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply.