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Juvenile Law Center
STAFF ATTORNEY

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems.
Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values. Current issues can be found here. Juvenile Law Center is committed to advancing equity both internally and in our advocacy work. We recognize the urgency and necessity of actively building and supporting diverse leadership at Juvenile Law Center and in the field more broadly. We are committed to actively recruiting and hiring from communities most impacted by our work. Applicants working to advance equity and who identify with these impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply and self-identify during the application process.

Position Purpose

The staff attorney will work on projects in many of our work areas, collaborating in a highly collegial atmosphere with attorneys, communications, development, and operations staff, and in partnership with colleagues around the state and country. The work will include litigation, policy advocacy, public education, media advocacy, legal and non-legal research and writing, training, technical assistance, coordinating state or national reform efforts including organizing and facilitating meetings, and other duties as assigned. The job will require some travel in Pennsylvania and nationally.

Essential Functions (include, but not limited to):

  • Think strategically about opportunities to advocate for child welfare and justice systems that are
  • developmentally appropriate, racially equitable, and supportive of youth, families and communities
  • Engage in impact litigation and appellate advocacy to shape the field of youth law, including drafting memoranda, motions, and briefs as well as oral advocacy and trial participation as needed
  • Engage in policy reform efforts, including analyzing statutes and regulations, drafting fact sheets and publications, and convening key stakeholders
  • Provide public education at conferences, convenings, and meetings
  • Provide technical assistance to lawyers, social workers, advocates, and other stakeholders on child welfare and youth justice issues

Essential Skills:

  • Commitment to our mission and vision
  • Strong research, writing, oral communication, and legal skills
  • Highly collaborative, including ability to work effectively with external partners and internal colleagues; ability to build strong rapport and relationships; ability to work collaboratively alongside youth
  • Strong sense of professionalism, including ability to manage multiple deadlines; strong work ethic and commitment to see assignments completed thoroughly and timely; flexibility to pitch in when needed; willingness to learn new skills and improve existing skills
  • Previous experience with at least one of the following: impact litigation, appellate advocacy or policy analysis and advocacy
  • A commitment to racial equity, including: a dedication to expanding analysis and knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in our society and a commitment to building or deepening commitment to racial justice work.

Additional Skills and Experiences Preferred:

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about child welfare and justice systems that are developmentally appropriate, racially equitable, and supportive of youth, families and communities
  • Experience using multiple lawyering strategies, including litigation, appellate advocacy, policy advocacy
  • Demonstrated skills in racial justice advocacy, including: a demonstrated understanding of the role of racial inequity in movement-building, a demonstrated ability to effectively manage across difference, an ability to integrate understanding of racial equity concepts into work projects by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of laws, policies, and practices.
  • Insights into the justice and child welfare systems that bring a new perspective to Juvenile Law Center, which may be based on personal experience in the system, personal experience as a member of a marginalized group, and/or deep knowledge of a relevant body of law. Juvenile Law Center has a commitment to professional development and will actively support candidates in further developing their skills in these areas.

Responsibility Level:

The Staff Attorney reports to the Senior and Managing Attorneys in all aspects of Juvenile Law Center’s litigation and policy advocacy strategies and programs.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. required
  • At least three years of experience in juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare, or a closely related field

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum starting salary for this position is $62,000. Juvenile Law Center offers excellent health care benefits, disability insurance and life insurance.

To Apply:

Send cover letter describing interests and experience, a resume, list of three references and a writing sample in a single PDF to hr@jlc.org. In your cover letter, please let us know how you heard of this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:
Juvenile Law Center’s mission is to advocate for rights, dignity, equity, and opportunity in the child welfare and justice systems. The diversity of our staff is critical to fulfilling this mission.
Juvenile Law Center is committed to cultivating an inclusive space that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. We are committed to the diversity of our staff as it pertains to race, color, ethnicity, class, sex, marital or parental status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, size, disability, religion, national origin, and/or child welfare or juvenile or criminal justice involvement, including prior record of arrest, adjudication, or conviction. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.
Juvenile Law Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Staff Attorney (NJDC)

The Staff Attorney is a mid-level position who will be responsible for conducting extensive legal research, analysis, and writing; will respond to requests for assistance from juvenile defense attorneys or stakeholders in the field; and may be called upon to provide training. The staff attorney will work in partnership with our leadership team, staff, and community to advance NJDC’s mission and programs. This is neither an entry-level nor a senior attorney position.

This position is open until filled. For more information, please click here: https://njdc.info/wp-content/uploads/Mid-level-Staff-Attorney.pdf


Web Content Manager
LSC

Basic Function:

Under the general direction of the Director of Communications and Media Relations, the Web Content Manager is responsible for managing website content and developing the standards for all aspects of the organization’s online presence.  The Web Content Manager will work with a cross-functional team on the planning, design, and deployment of website content and needs assessments.  This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the Director of Communications and Media Relations, OIT Web Designer/Developer, and other staff on website content, maintenance, and design; reviews website daily and ensures content is current; recommends changes as necessary; helps coordinate website redesign.
  • Participates on cross-functional team charged with defining and outlining strategic direction for form and substance of content. Helps develop high-quality content for LSC Updates, Tech Download, and social media messaging campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Develops processes and protocols to govern all components and stages of web content creation.
  • Coordinates web projects across departments, working closely with department liaisons. Maintains GRPA areas of website and social media accounts. Develops new functionality, e.g., data base of client success stories. Manages production and distribution of LSC Updates.
  • Establishes branding and style guidelines for website and creates and maintains style guide.
  • Reviews proposed content and recommends any changes necessary to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web pages.
  • Copyedits and proofreads all web content to ensure consistency in messaging and voice.
  • Keeps current with emerging web technologies and best practices through relevant blogs, listservs, and events and shares new ideas and approaches.
  • Coordinates with Multimedia Manager to help design web versions of LSC publications and interactive components.
  • Designs web graphics.
  • Ensures that content is written in plain language.
  • Ensures that web-based information is archived in a systematic way for future needs and reference.
  • Works with LSC’s Web Designer/Developer to track all website metrics.
  • Monitors website activity; explores ways to increase traffic to the website and discusses proposed new approaches with relevant parties.
  • Creates written guidance and hosts learning sessions to educate internal stakeholders about LSC approved internal processes and protocols.
  • Monitors web architecture and, in consultation and coordination with the Office of Information Technology, updates and revises website to utilize appropriate technology changes and address issues and concerns.
  • Makes recommendations regarding the design of content layout, templates, navigation, and other functionality.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

General:

Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to craft sharp, focused editorial content; sound judgment, unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; initiative and discretion; superior proofreading and editorial skills; sound strategic thinker; capacity for self-management and exceptional attention to detail; demonstrates initiative and is an effective and creative problem-solver; strong and effective organizational and time management skills; adaptable and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to shifting and changing priorities under tight deadlines; ability to handle materials of a confidential and sensitive nature; ability to systematically organize and catalogue data and information; able to work independently, as well as on a team; understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals; Identifies and understands trends that affect LSC, its grantees, and their clients.

Technical/Specialized:

A bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of website content management, writing, editing, and graphic design, web design or development experience. Advanced proficiency in relevant computer applications (Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro) and publishing software. Experience with social media and use of its various platforms, and mobile web technologies. Knowledge of HTML and experience with content management systems (Drupal). Experience assessing website needs and providing information and assistance to solve problems. Experience with Google Analytics, AdWords, mailchimp, youtube, and vimeo. Experience with Tableau preferred. Works with, understands, and able to effectively evaluate relevant technical information.                                                                             

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Salary: $73,125
  • Salary range: $73,125 – $82,363
  • LSC has a competitive market-based salary structure that establishes a specific salary range for this position. The salary range has eight pay levels separated by seven steps. An employee must wait two years to advance in Steps 1 through 4. New hires begin at Step 1.
  • Excellent benefits package.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly by clicking the “Apply for Job” link at the bottom of this page. Questions can be sent to: jobs@lsc.gov

Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571 or jobs@lsc.gov.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.


Senior Engineer
California Court Digital Services

Description
California’s court system is the largest in the world and serves more than 38 million people. The Judicial Council of California (JCC) manages that system and this year, the JCC is starting a new team, California Courts Digital Services, to improve access to justice for Californians with technology and design.

California Courts Digital Services is leading a Digital Self-Help Pilot, researching and prototyping new interactions for people accessing the court without a lawyer.  In Spring 2019, the team will begin work on a Portal effort to support the Self Represented Litigants across the state.  We are experimenting with case types that touch the experience of divorce, credit card debt collection, record expungement, name/gender change and traffic fines.

The Senior Engineer  will work with a cross-functional team (including researchers,  designers, lawyers and judges) to shape the Court’s approach to the digital experience of California’s justice system.
The Lead Software Engineer is a full stack developer who will  lead the technical development of prototypes that improve access to Court services across the state by meeting user needs.

Skills and responsibilities

  • Implementing new, user-friendly interfaces for court services using a mix of off-the-shelf and bespoke technology. Including a python, yaml, mark-down based document assembly platform called DocAsemble.
  • Developing approaches to performing data validation and integration between a variety of different environments. Drupal experience is highly desirable.
  • Communicate with JCC and local court technology leaders about platform decisions.
  • Coach junior developers on modern development practices.
  • Provide implementation help and guidance on cloud infrastructure
  • Work directly with the product team to determine priority and appropriate technical solution for product needs
  • Describing technical infrastructure and planning requirements to non-technical stakeholders

Details
Location: San Francisco , CA Requires at least one week in office per month
This job is remote friendly.
Deadline: 2019-04-05


Minimum qualifications

  • Have teamwork experience with designers, engineers, and government stakeholders.
  • Believe in user-centered design and design research.
  • Experience deploying modern web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • Strong experience navigating modern cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Strong experience writing maintainable and performant Python code
  • Willingness and ability to  pick up new programming languages and stacks as necessary

Data Scientist
California Court Digital Services

Description
California’s court system is the largest in the world and serves more than 38 million people. The Judicial Council of California (JCC) manages that system and this year, the JCC is starting a new team, California Courts Digital Services, to improve access to justice for Californians with technology and design.

California Courts Digital Services is leading the Digital Self-Help Pilot, researching and prototyping new interactions for people accessing the court without a lawyer.  In Spring 2019, the team will begin work on a Portal effort to support  Self Represented Litigants across the state.  We are experimenting with case types that touch the experience of divorce, credit card debt collection, record expungement, name/gender change and traffic fines.

The Data Scientist will work with a cross-functional team (including researchers,  designers, lawyers and judges) to shape the Court’s approach to the digital experience of California’s justice system.

Determining data needs in order for California Courts Digital Services to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of court self-help projects.
Seeking out, advocating for, and acquiring data from courts and system partners.
A/B testing and program evaluation of self-help projects.
Automating data collecting and evaluation between multiple data systems.
Writing outcome reports with clear, accurate explanation of evaluation results.

Skills and responsibilities

  • Have teamwork experience with designers, engineers, and government stakeholders.
  • Believe in user-centered design and design research.
  • Desire to improve government processes and policies, especially around data.
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in the ability to communicate complex data related ideas to lay audiences.
  • Strong background in statistics and data science, with work in social science.
  • Relevant work and experience using R and/or Python for data related work.
  • Experience on projects merging and cleaning data sets from disparate systems. 

Details
Location: San Francisco , CA
Deadline: 2019-04-19


Legal Content Designer
California Court Digital Services

Description
California’s court system is the largest in the world and serves more than 38 million people. The Judicial Council of California (JCC) manages that system and this year, the JCC is starting a new team, California Courts Digital Services, to improve access to justice for Californians with technology and design.

California Courts Digital Services is leading the Digital Self-Help Pilot, researching and prototyping new interactions for people accessing the court without a lawyer.  In Spring 2019, the team will begin work on a Portal effort to support these Self Represented Litigants across the state. We are experimenting with case types that touch the experience of divorce, credit card debt collection, record expungement, name/gender change and traffic fines.

The Legal Content Designer will work with a cross-functional team (including engineers, designers, lawyers and judges) to shape the Court’s approach to the digital experience of California’s justice system.

You will be responsible for facilitating the production of high-quality, human-centered content. Partnering with a cross-functional team of experts in design, product strategy,  engineering and law, you will build relationships with subject-matter experts to deliver and test content. You’ll also work with the Web Services team to document and apply the Portal’s content approach towards the development of the organization’s overall content production model.
Skills and responsibilities

  • Deliver high-quality, human-centered content for the Digital Self-Help Pilot’s prototype digital services
  • Work with subject-matter experts to extract background, context, and design detail necessary to develop content for each prototype
  • Be the UX Copy lead, owning the copy strategy and execution across all UX initiatives.
  • Iterate quickly by writing, editing and collaborating on drafts
  • Incorporate continuous feedback from real Californians, peers, and stakeholders by leading content-focused usability and critique sessions
  • Experience and understanding of  user-centered design process.
  • Solicit feedback and contribute constructively to design reviews.
  • Contribute to the development of shared resources for better content across the JCC
  • Create documentation to support adoption of content standards. Develop content artifacts and guides to support the development of organizational content
  • Promote the practice of content ux design in workshops, office hours, brown bags, and content-related events, and find ways to raise awareness of the content team’s work among external audiences
  • Consult with the JCC Web Services team on strategies for scaling the content practices in the pilot to content creators across the organization

Details
Location: San Francisco , CA
Deadline: 2019-04-19

Minimum qualifications

  • Must have a diverse portfolio of work to demonstrate authored and edited web content.
  • Proven track record of planning for developing useful, usable content, detailed content analysis reports, and working within digital service content standards. 
  • Proven track record of working closely with UX/UI teams and web designers in a cross-functional capacity.
  • Proven track record of analytical capabilities and the ability to breakdown complex ideas into manageable pieces.
  • Proven track record of written and verbal communication skills, with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience coaching other writers and subject matter experts in writing for the web;
  • Experience working with legal content and/or regulatory compliance settings; public sector experience preferred.
  • Experienced with user-centered design, with expertise in creating and evaluating design solutions.
  • Experienced with agile project management methodologies.

Preferred qualifications

  • Legal background, education or experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work well in fast-paced multi-disciplinary teams
  • Recent experience within government agencies or public-sector bodies with projects of a similar type.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous priorities.

Technical Project Manager
California Court Digital Services

Description
California’s court system is the largest in the world and serves more than 38 million people. The Judicial Council of California (JCC) manages that system and this year, the JCC is starting a new team, California Courts Digital Services, to improve access to justice for Californians with technology and design.
California Courts Digital Services is leading the Digital Self-Help Pilot, researching and prototyping new interactions for people accessing the court without a lawyer.  In Spring 2019, the team will begin work on a website to assist Self Represented Litigants across the state.  We are experimenting with case types that touch the experience of divorce, credit card debt collection, record expungement, name/gender change and traffic fines.
The Technical Project Manager will work with a cross-functional team (including engineers, designers, lawyers and judges) to shape the Court’s approach to the digital experience of California’s justice system. They are accountable for creating the environment for the internal team and vendor partners to successfully deliver the Self Represented Litigant Portal. This role touches all aspects of the process, including design, content, engineering and product. 

Skills and responsibilities

  • Setting up the version of agile process the team needs to build and iterate a user-centred website.
  • Oversee streams of work amongst multiple teams including the internal web team, the content team, and external vendors.
  • Directly manage coordination and delivery with vendor partners towards successful implementation of a new Drupal Content Management System to serve as the environment for alpha, beta, releases of a website supporting self represented litigants. (Vendors have their own project managers)
  • Collaborate with the internal web services team and vendor partners to ensure the platform has the capability to support multiple web properties.  
  • Making sure accessibility is factored into each feature or activity the team’s working on.
  • Removing obstacles or ‘blockers’ to progress
  • Helping the team become better at autonomously organizing their own work

Details
Location: San Francisco , CA
Deadline: 2019-03-29
Minimum qualifications

  • Experience working in similar roles in a multi-stakeholder environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Drupal or implementing Content Management Systems
  • Experience working in a government context

Community Organizer
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a community-driven civil rights organization, seeks a Community Organizer in its Health Justice program.

The Community Organizer will be an integral part of the Health Justice team, working alongside attorneys and advocates to develop and implement campaigns and cases. The Health Justice program brings a racial justice and immigrant rights focus to health care advocacy in New York City and State. In partnership with individuals and community-based organizations, we use a wide range of advocacy tools to advance four broad goals: (1) challenge health disparities; (2) eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination and systemic and institutional barriers that limit universal access to health care; (3) promote immigrant and language access to health care; and (4) address the social determinants of health so that all New Yorkers can live a healthy life. The Organizer will lead NYLPI’s medical-legal-community partnership addressing the deplorable conditions in immigration detention.

The Organizer will run NYLPI’s Medical Provider Network, connecting volunteer medical providers to people in detention to perform reviews and consultations for individuals seeking better medical care while detained, requesting release, and pursuing underlying immigration cases. The Organizer will have a supportive role in community-based advocacy strategies to improve healthcare in immigration detention and ultimately end detention. The Organizer will also work on campaigns to expand health coverage for immigrant New Yorkers, and to promote community engagement, leadership development, and strategy to remove police from encounters with people experiencing mental health crises. The Organizer will also have the opportunity to develop new campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to health justice, racial justice, and/or immigrant rights.
  • Strong writing, organizational, analytic, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and to juggle multiple tasks under
  • time constraints
  • Excellent strategic judgment and the drive to originate and effectuate challenging
  • campaigns
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and individual clients
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work and communicate
  • with a diverse audience: staff, organizational partners, and community members

Preferred:

  • At least two years of relevant organizing experience
  • Fluency in a language other than English, preferably Spanish
  • Experience with legislative/policy advocacy and lobbying
  • Experience working with medical providers

About NYLPI
For more than 40 years, NYLPI has been a leading civil rights advocate for New Yorkers marginalized by race, immigration status, poverty, disabilities, and neighborhood pollution. NYLPI pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. These communities shape our priorities, and their struggles for justice demand innovative solutions. Our interdisciplinary teams of advocates use every tool available – community organizing, impact litigation and individual representation, policy advocacy, media, pro bono partnerships, and public education – to solve seemingly intractable problems, develop leaders, and build collective power to achieve justice. We strive to achieve equality of opportunity and self-determination for people with disabilities, create equal access to health care, ensure immigrant opportunity, strengthen local nonprofits, and secure environmental justice for low income communities and communities of color. To learn more about NYLPI, visit www.nylpi.org.

NYLPI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including health insurance, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, an outstanding retirement savings plan, and fifteen (15) days of vacation during the first year of employment.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interviews may begin as early as April 1. Please send applications to jobs@nylpi.org with the subject line “Health Justice Community Organizer Position.”

Applications must include:
(1) detailed cover letter, including the applicant’s specific answer to the following required question: How have your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences. Please also reference in your cover letter where you saw this posting.
(2) resume
(3) writing sample


We strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups to apply. We are committed to advancing social justice and civil rights in our advocacy, and we value the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We strive to promote behaviors, attitudes and policies that enable us to work inclusively and effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers, and community partners. We actively recruit and seek to grow and maintain a staff that is diverse along many axes, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, and national origin; disability; socioeconomic background; and sexual orientation and gender identity.


Senior Staff Attorney New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a community-driven civil rights organization, seeks a Senior Staff Attorney in its Disability Justice Program to promote the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities.

The Senior Staff Attorney will take on existing systemic and individual disability justice advocacy and will be responsible for developing new cases and campaigns. The attorney will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as community organizing and outreach, coalition-building, and media work. The attorney will identify, manage and advance new opportunities, and may participate in policy advocacy at the national, state and city level. The Senior Staff Attorney will work both independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community organizers, and communications and lobbying experts across all NYLPI programs. For example, the attorney will contribute to NYLPI’s cutting-edge advocacy and litigation campaign addressing health threats, deplorable conditions, and lack of access to healthcare for people with disabilities in immigration detention.

The work of the Disability Justice Program is founded on principles of equality of opportunity, self-determination, and independence for people with disabilities. In partnership with individuals and community organizations, we use a wide range of advocacy tools to assert the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities to equally access critical services, including education, housing and health care. We advocate for individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community with the support services they need, and we fight for the health care rights of people with disabilities in immigration detention. Our advocacy also encompasses communication access, including the rights of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and limited English proficient individuals with disabilities to participate equally in New York City programs and services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Attorney in good standing
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of New York or eligible for admission to the New York bar at the time of hiring and admitted within one year of hire
  • Minimum seven years relevant litigation experience
  • Commitment to disability rights advocacy
  • Excellent writing, analytic, public speaking, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in approach
  • Excellent strategic judgment
  • Drive to originate and effectuate challenging campaigns

Preferred:

  • At least five years of experience with legal, policy and/or administrative advocacy
  • Experience working with coalitions of community members and community-based organizations
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English
  • Federal litigation experience

NYLPI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including health insurance, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, an outstanding retirement savings plan, and fifteen (15) days of vacation during the first year of employment.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interviews may begin as early as March 1. Please send applications to jobs@nylpi.org with the subject line “Attention: DJ Senior Staff Attorney Position.” Applications must include:

  • detailed cover letter, including the applicant’s specific answer to the following required question: How have your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences. Please also reference in your cover letter where you saw this posting.
  • resume
  • writing sample
  • three references (including daytime telephone numbers)

We strongly encourage candidates from historically oppressed groups to apply.  We are committed to advancing social justice and civil rights in our advocacy, and we value the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We strive to promote behaviors, attitudes and policies that enable us to work inclusively and effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers, and community partners. We actively recruit and seek to grow and maintain a staff that is diverse along many axes, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, and national origin; disability; socioeconomic background; and sexual orientation and gender identity.


Multiple Attorney Positions at Southern Poverty Law Center

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATES
The ideal candidates will be exceptionally effective litigators, strategists, and communicators with an unrelenting commitment to justice on behalf of immigrant communities. While no one candidate will possess all of the qualifications listed below, we expect that successful candidates will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Exceptional litigation skills and at least seven (7) years for the Senior Supervising Attorney, five (5) years for the Senior Staff Attorney, and two (2) years for the Staff Attorney of federal complex litigation or comparable legal experience;
  • Ideal candidates for Senior Supervising Attorney will also have at least two (2) years of experience managing a team and have demonstrated ability to develop, mentor, and retain high-performing and diverse teams of attorneys;
  • A sincere commitment to social justice and a keen awareness of the relationship between impact litigation, policy advocacy, and social change;
  • Initiative, vision, creativity, and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies with the absolute drive to succeed;
  • A deep personal commitment to diversity and inclusion; proven success in engaging with diverse communities; lived experience that informs an authentic understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable communities and a sophisticated understanding of the historical nature of structural power differences with a lens into how that impacts social justice efforts today;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of immigration law and current policies, trends, litigation strategies and tools being applied to combat unjust immigration policies across the country, or a personal demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of immigrant communities;
  • Experience applying analytical skills to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue;
  • Excellent communication skills, including research and writing, interpersonal and public communication skills, and an ability to translate vision and strategy into external messaging;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, keen judgment, the ability to facilitate challenging conversations and quickly read interpersonal dynamics, and the ability to work with people from a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives and across projects;
  • A positive attitude and successful experience working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment; excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • A natural intellectual curiosity and personal drive for self-reflection, improvement, and learning;
  • Patience, a sense of humor, gravitas and a high tolerance for ambiguity; the ability to adapt quickly to change; an optimistic outlook, a natural orientation towards collaboration with the self- confidence to move forward in areas of uncertainty or where there is not necessarily agreement;
  • The ability and willingness to travel regionally;
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred; other language skills relevant to the Southeast will be considered; and
  • Admission to the Florida Bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam

TO APPLY
This search is being conducted with assistance from Katherine Jacobs, Callie Carroll, and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to the following email addresses:

Georgia (Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney positions): SPLC-IJPGA@nonprofitprofessionals.com
Please submit application materials separately for all positions you would like to be considered for. Southern Poverty Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

NPAG is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services. www.nonprofitprofessionals.com.


Work at Probono.net

Pro Bono Net is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Open Full Time Positions:

Open Other Positions:

 


Director of Investigation

Advancing Real Change (ARC), Inc. is seeking a Director of Investigation for its office in
Baltimore, MD.
The Director of Investigation will lead and conduct mitigation investigations on behalf of ARC,
Inc. clients, provide direct supervision to frontline life history investigators and record
collection specialists, assume a leadership role in both external and internal training activities,
and participate as a member of the management team to help develop and advance a
broader strategy for change. Additional details on position requirements and responsibilities
are available at the end of this posting.


Who we are (and are not)
ARC, Inc. is a growing nonprofit organization dedicated to doing big things. Our team goes
above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive the quality defense to which they are
entitled. We believe strongly in human dignity and its potential as a force for change in the
criminal legal system. We seek to provide our staff members with the compensation, support,
and flexibility that will enable them sustain this effort over time. As teammates, we respect
each other’s diverse contributions to the work.
ARC, Inc. is neither a private firm nor a government agency. If you are looking for a 9-to-5 job,
if you take a checklist-style approach to mitigation, or if you are anything less than 100%
committed to the inherent dignity of our clients and the work involved in carrying that
message forward, we are not a fit for you.


What we offer
The salary for this position will be between $60,000 and $68,000. Benefits include an annual
contribution of $3,250 toward health and dental coverage (can be applied to our group plan
premium or received as a taxed stipend), an employer-matched retirement plan beginning in
early 2019, support of up to $1,000 per year to take advantage of professional development
opportunities, and a $50/month stipend to defray transit or parking costs. Our leave policy
includes no annual limit on, or pay deductions for, time off. It is our hope that staff members
will use this time to balance periods during which cases or other projects require extensive
and sustained work.
Most importantly, we offer the opportunity to work in an environment that acknowledges that
your ultimate responsibility is to our clients and that will provide every support we can to help
you meet that commitment. By accepting a position with us, you are accepting a role in
creating systemic change and all the challenges that come with that goal.

What you will offer

The ideal candidate for this position will bring:

  • -5 or more years of experience with mitigation, including at least 3 years in the context of capital defense,
  • commitment to upholding and promoting mitigation best practices, as outlined in the ABA Guidelines for Mitigation Function of Defense Team in Capital Cases and in the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth Guidelines for the representation of child clients,
  • the ability to provide expertise, mentorship and support to mitigation and records specialists at different stages of their professional development,
  • mindfulness of what is needed to work across cultural differences of all kinds,
  • resilience in the face of difficult work,
  • creativity in responding to challenges and developing strategies, and eagerness to work as part of a team of mission-driven individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Position Details
The Director of Investigation is a full-time position based in ARC, Inc.’s office in Baltimore, MD.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director and has supervisory responsibility for
both life history investigators and record collection specialists. The responsibilities of the
position include:
As lead investigator on a case

  • developing and maintaining strong client relationships,
  • identifying, locating, and interviewing witnesses who are knowledgeable about the client at every phase of their life, and developing ongoing relationships as needed,
  • obtaining and analyzing documentary evidence relevant to the client’s life history,
  • managing case budget, timeframe, and other resources,
  • assisting in identifying and working with experts,
  • drafting clear and concise memos covering a variety of topics,
  • fostering productive working relationships with members of the defense team,
  • consulting with attorneys to develop theories of the case and case strategy,
  • organizing and administering the case file, and completing other tasks needed for the success of the case.

As a member of the management team

  • ensuring quality of supervisees’ memos and other written materials,
  • helping supervisees to further develop client and witness interview skills,
  • provide ongoing guidance regarding prioritization, problem-solving, and case strategies on supervisee cases,
  • leading supervisee performance evaluation and development processes, helping to train ARC, Inc. staff and acting as a resource to the ARC, Inc. team as a whole,
  • participating in management decision-making and planning,
  • presenting at trainings and providing consultation on cases with external teams, and
  • performing other duties as dictated by the needs of the office.

Application process
Those wishing to apply for this position should first ensure that they meet the following
minimum requirements: 5+ years mitigation experience, a 4-year degree, clear written and
oral expression, driver’s license (or ability to obtain one), willingness to travel, and familiarity
with issues in mental health, mental disability, trauma, racial justice, poverty, and other
relevant topics.
Additional qualifications that are preferred but not required include a relevant post-graduate
degree, a second language (preferably Spanish, Arabic, or French), and proficiency with case
management programs, databases, or other software.
This position is required to qualify for a private investigator’s license; if you meet other
qualifications but are unsure of your eligibility for a license, you are encouraged to contact
our team for further discussion.
Those meeting the minimum requirements should submit a cover letter, resume, contact
information for three references, and a brief (3 – 5 page) writing sample to Executive Director
Elizabeth Vartkessian at esv@advancechange.org. Successful applications will convey the
applicant’s fit with the position as described, motivation in pursuing mitigation as a career,
and previous experience with direct supervision or related tasks.

 


Manager of Human Resources

The Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a part-time Manager of Human Resources in its New York City office to develop and administer LAC’s employment-related policies and procedures and manage all human resource activities, such as employment, benefits, training, and employee services.  This is a new position to perform and expand upon duties previously conducted by the Chief Financial Officer.

About the Organization:  LAC is a private, not-for-profit law and policy organization with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.  LAC is the only organization in the country whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with criminal records, substance use disorders, and/or HIV/AIDS.  LAC effectuates its mission, through policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, impact litigation, and legal services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all aspects of the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, promotion, and on-boarding process. Includes maintaining data on recruitment activities, applicant flow, interviews, hires.
  • Develop and implement orientation and training programs for all new and current personnel, working closely with managers. Arrange for the provision of needed outside training on topics such as supervision, management, cultural competency, and racial justice and equity in the workplace.
  • Direct and implement the performance review process.
  • Address and resolve employee concerns, grievances and incidents in concert with management.
  • Collaborate with management and outside legal counsel in developing revising, and implementing personnel policies/practices and related documents.
  • Provide guidance to management about human resources matters.
  • Work with management to develop and implement strategies incorporating a racial justice and equity lens into LAC’s human resources practices.
  • Oversee personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, benefit plan changes, performance reviews, and terminations, and supervise staff who work on administration of those functions.
  • In conjunction with legal counsel, identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Oversee the maintenance of records required by law, funders, or oversight organizations.
  • Keep records of benefit plan participation such as medical insurance and pension plan.
  • Plan and manage implementation and administration of agency benefit programs, such as health, dental, life, and disability insurances, pension plans, and leaves of absence.
  • Work closely with LAC’s outsourced human resources and benefits
  • Perform related duties, special assignments and projects as required and/or needed.
  • The position will report to the Director/President.

Educational Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) in management, human resources, psychology or related area from a four-year accredited college or university.

Experience and/or work Skills Required:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in human resources, including in a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Proven experience helping to maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Windows environment, word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations Preferred:

Professional designation/accreditation, such as Professional in Human Resources awarded by the Society of Human Resources Management

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:
Please email a cover letter and resumé  (no calls) to lacemployment-hrmanager@lac.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but please apply as soon as possible.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Legal Action Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Members of LAC’s stakeholder populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Managing Attorney, Community Inclusion/Housing 

DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney to manage our Community Inclusion/Housing Team. The Managing Attorney serves as part of DRM’s management and directly supervises the legal work of the Community Inclusion/Housing Team.  Responsibilities include mentoring, supervising and supporting the professional development of staff attorneys, paralegals and advocates. This individual also supports reporting and compliance requirements for DRM’s programs, including preparation and submission of grant reports with other members of the leadership team. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Click here for full job description. 


Staff Attorney: Juvenile Law Center

 

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values. Current issues can be found here.

Position Purpose

The staff attorney will work on projects in many of our work areas, collaborating in a highly collegial atmosphere with attorneys, communications, development, and operations staff, and in partnership with colleagues around the state and country. The work will include litigation, policy advocacy, public education, media advocacy, legal and non-legal writing, training, technical assistance, coordinating state or national reform efforts including organizing and facilitating meetings, and other duties as assigned. We are committed to equity and inclusion internally and in our work. The ideal candidate will have some experience raising creative and effective civil rights arguments to challenge inequities in public systems. We value youth voice and the ideal candidate should also be able to work alongside youth advocates to further our mission. The job will require some travel in Pennsylvania and nationally.

Essential Functions (include, but not limited to):

  • Think strategically about opportunities to advocate for child welfare and justice systems that are developmentally appropriate, racially equitable, and supportive of youth, families and communities
  • Engage in impact litigation and appellate advocacy to shape the field of youth law, including drafting memoranda, motions, and briefs as well as oral advocacy and trial participation as needed
  • Engage in policy reform efforts, including analyzing statutes and regulations, drafting fact sheets and publications, and convening key stakeholders
  • Provide public education at conferences, convenings, and meetings
  • Provide technical assistance to lawyers, social workers, advocates, and other stakeholders on child welfare and juvenile justice issues

Responsibility Level:

The Staff Attorney reports to the managing attorneys overseeing each of Juvenile Law Center’s litigation and policy advocacy program areas.

Qualifications

  • J.D. required
  • At least three years of experience in juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare, or a closely related civil rights field
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing children’s rights, civil rights, and racial and economic justice through impact litigation, appellate advocacy and policy reform
  • Exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds, life experiences and levels of legal training
  • Superb interpersonal, effective communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to continue learning new skills, grow professionally, and take on new challenges
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail along with outstanding initiative, analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work independently with excellent judgment and professionalism
  • Able to prioritize requests, track and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience. Juvenile Law Center offers excellent health care benefits, disability insurance and life insurance.

To Apply

Send cover letter describing interests and experience, a resume, list of three references and a writing sample in a single PDF to:

Human Resources

hr@jlc.org

Subject Line: Staff Attorney Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 11, 2019.

As an equal opportunity employer, Juvenile Law Center strives to be an inclusive space that affirms and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, and individual perspectives of our staff. We are committed to building a diverse staff and are dedicated to uplifting the voices of under-represented communities as it pertains to race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or parental status, disability, religion, national origin, and/or child welfare or justice system involvement. We do not discriminate or exclude prospective employees based on criminal backgrounds or ex-offender status.

Applicants striving to advance equity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems, who fit into any under-represented group, are encouraged to apply and self-identify during the application process.


Health Attorney / M-7
CHAMP - Health Initiatives Department

 

The Community Service Society (CSS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been at the forefront of public policy innovations that support low-income New Yorkers for more than 170 years.  CSS’s Health Initiatives Department runs a number of statewide programs that help New Yorkers find and use their health insurance or otherwise access health care, including: the CSS Navigator Network; Community Health Advocates (CHA); the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN); and the Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged Blind and Disabled program.  These services are free for New York health care consumers and small businesses.  It also coordinates the Health Care for All New York Campaign, a coalition of 170 groups dedicated to securing quality, affordable coverage for all New Yorkers. 

In October 2018, CSS expects to launch New York State’s first behavioral health ombudsprogram,  called Community  Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project (CHAMP), which will help people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders navigate and secure benefits through their insurance plans.  CSS seeks to hire a Health Attorney who will provide consumer assistance to people (or the family members of) with mental illnesses or substance use disorder and/or to health care providers serving New Yorkers with behavioral health needs, including:

Job Description:

  • Provide information, education, advice, navigational services and appeal representation to beneficiaries on how to successfully utilize health insurance and/or care.
  • Write appeals and complaints and provide hearing representation to clients appealing denials of health insurance coverage.
  • Develop cutting edge legal strategies for addressing the health coverage needs of the population.
  • Respond to live calls from consumers, family members or providers on the CHAMP Helpline.
  • Provide trainings and presentations to beneficiaries, family members, advocates, providers and others, as needed.
  • Prepare training materials and fact sheets as needed.
  • Maintain thorough case records of services provided, advice, appeals and/or referrals.
  • Help identify systemic trends or practices that adversely affect clients and work closely with senior CSS staff and other appropriate stake holders.
  • Other responsibilities identified by Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in law required.
  • A minimum of one year’s experience providing assistance to consumers and/or advocates on health insurance, health care access issues, or providing assistance to people with behavioral health needs.
  • Ability to speak, type and write clearly, concisely, persuasively and keep detailed notes of all communications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting legal research and analysis.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish or a language other than English strongly preferred.

To Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Community Service Society of New York
Human Resources Department – CHA -12
633 Third Ave Fl 10, New York, NY 10017
E-mail: cssemployment@cssny.org or Fax: (212) 614-5336 AA/EOE