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DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM

UTAH COURTS
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS

The Utah Courts have an excellent opportunity for an innovative attorney with a strong
background in child welfare and delinquency. The Director is appointed by the
Guardian ad Litem Oversight Committee in consultation with the State Court
Administrator and is responsible for a statewide program providing attorneys to
represent the best interest of children in court proceedings. The Director is responsible
for oversight of all aspects of the program including: staffing, budget, training, CASA,
and evaluation of GAL services. The Director provides leadership and is actively
involved with building collaborative relationships with the Courts, Division of Child and
Family Services, Attorney General’s Office, Legislature, community partners and other
stakeholders.
The successful candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited
law school, and must be a member in good standing of the Bar. The ideal candidate
will have demonstrated experience in child welfare and delinquency; managing
attorney and non-attorney staff; budgeting; and working with outside agencies and the
Legislature. The Director will also have the ability to communicate effectively, analyze
information and recommend appropriate actions, proficiency in the application and use
of technology, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
throughout all levels of the organization including boards and commissions. Travel
throughout Utah is required.
Salary range for the position is $68,000 to $95,000 annually, plus excellent state
benefits. For more information and direction on how to apply, please visit our website
at http://www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs/
Closing date: January 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
The Utah State Courts are Equal Opportunity Employers

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