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DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER - ENVIRONMENT FOCUS, NC POLICY WATCH

COURTS & LAW REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH

PUBLIC POLICY ANALYST, HEALTH ACCESS COALITION

POLICY INTERN, WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT

INTERN TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS

We are seeking an energetic and highly-organized Deputy Director for Gifts and Endowments to implement our development plan. This is a key role in helping to grow the organization. The successful candidate will be analytical and creative, have the ability to collaborate well with a passionate and fun staff, and coordinate and manage multiple projects. The Deputy Director for Gifts and Endowments will play a key role in the leadership of the organization as part of the organization’s Executive Team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director for Gifts and Endowments will provide strategic leadership for the planning, implementation, evaluation, integration, and administration the North Carolina Justice Center’s development division. S/he will lead a team in achieving the organization’s revenue goals, increasing income, and educating and engaging more individuals and institutions in the work of the North Carolina Justice Center to advance the organization’s mission. S/he will be part of a skilled team of professionals working to raise at least $1million annually. The North Carolina Justice Center has a multi-faceted fundraising program; central to this role will be prioritizing personal solicitation of major donors, events, online and direct marketing, and foundation fundraising. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of success in raising significant gifts from individuals and foundations. This person will be a strong manager of people and systems, and have a deep commitment to addressing poverty and building economic opportunity across the state through a multi-issue, multi-strategy approach.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. To make opportunity and prosperity for all a reality, we work toward:

  • Jobs that are safe, pay a living wage, and provide benefits
  • Access to quality and affordable health care
  • Quality public education for every child
  • Consumer protections from abusive practices
  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Public investments that expand opportunities for economic security
  • A fair and stable revenue system that adequately funds public investments while fairly distributing tax responsibility
  • Fair treatment for everyone in North Carolina – regardless of race, ethnicity, or country of origin

The Justice Center’s effectiveness in advocating for policies that improve the lives of people in communities throughout North Carolina stems from our unique five-strategy approach, which enables us to attack problems with the most effective tools.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The Deputy Director for Gifts and Endowments will be expected to:

  • Work closely with the management team to establish objective fundraising goals, set strategic priorities, advise on program development, and develop and meet annual budget
  • Manage and build a growing team of development professionals, provide on-going guidance, direction, and motivation, provide oversight to consultants as needed, delegate appropriately, ensure strong internal communication and coordination, and evaluate performance and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to engage them more deeply in the fundraising process and to help cultivate a strong relationship between board members and the organization
  • Help track cultivation and prospecting activity and ensure the execution of action items
  • Solicit contributions from major individual donors and steward long-term relationships with donors
  • Develop relationships with prospective individual and foundation donors to increase funding
  • Research prospective institutional and individual funders
  • Work with internal partners to draft and edit proposals and reports
  • Track proposal and reporting deadlines, ensure that all submitted materials are accurate and comply with any funder requirements
  • Manage all grant activity in a central database and deliver regular reports to the Executive Director
  • Serve as the point person for management and maintenance of the North Carolina Justice Center’s database and ensure efficient system utilization across all units
  • Oversee the implementation of ongoing programs to improve the renewal rates of existing annual donors, creatively use events to upgrade donors and maintain a diversity of revenue
  • Stay abreast of political and philanthropic trends and ensure that Board and staff are informed of changes in legislation and other trends and initiatives that might impact giving

EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5+ years fundraising experience
  • Proven success in securing foundation and individual donor support
  • Experience managing a team, including experience in creating and managing successful major gifts programs
  • A clear understanding of 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal issues/structures.
  • Well-developed writing, interpersonal and organizational skills and experience supervising staff.
  • Commitment to organization’s mission and understanding of current anti-poverty policy issues and political landscape.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with, and quickly gain the respect and support of, various constituencies, including a visible chief executive committed to raising money, management team, active board members, other senior leadership, program directors and donors.
  • Experience as an effective communicator who is articulate and persuasive in both the spoken and written word; must be adept at crafting materials and making presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary requirements as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Deputy Director for Gifts and Endowments” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking an Investigative Reporter to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The Investigative Reporter will be responsible for producing in-depth and investigative stories on issues often ignored by the mainstream media, particularly ones that address the needs of low-income communities. Job duties include, among other things, conducting research and generating a steady stream of stories, reports and commentaries; frequently posting on the NC Policy Watch website and Progressive Pulse blog; and making public presentations and mainstream media appearances about the reporting. The position will report directly to the Director of NC Policy Watch and work closely with the NC Policy Watch team.

The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or a related field; have a strong interest and experience in reporting on state policy issues; at least two years (five years preferred) reporting for a media outlet, public policy nonprofit or think tank; superior written, oral and presentation skills; experience with new media technology; a deep commitment to social, economic and political justice; and prefer working in a team environment. Proficiency with audio and video are preferred.  Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references, in a single PDF that has your name in its title, with “Investigative Reporter” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org.  No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER – ENVIRONMENT FOCUS, NC POLICY WATCH

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking an Investigative Reporter – Environment Focus to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The Investigative Reporter – Environment Focus will be responsible for producing in-depth and investigative stories on issues often ignored by the mainstream media, particularly ones that address the needs of low-income communities, with a significant emphasis on environmental justice issues. Job duties include, among other things, conducting research and generating a steady stream of stories, reports and commentaries; frequently posting on the NC Policy Watch website and Progressive Pulse blog; and making public presentations and mainstream media appearances about the reporting. The position will report directly to the Director of NC Policy Watch and work closely with the NC Policy Watch team.

The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or a related field; have a strong interest and experience in reporting on state policy issues, particularly environmental and regulatory issues; at least two years (five years preferred) reporting for a media outlet, public policy nonprofit or think tank; superior written, oral and presentation skills; experience with new media technology; a deep commitment to social, economic and political justice; and prefer working in a team environment. Proficiency with audio and video are preferred.  Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references, in a single PDF that has your name in its title, with “Investigative Reporter – Environment Focus” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org.  No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
 

COURTS AND LAW REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking a Courts and Law Reporter to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The Courts and Law Reporter will be responsible for investigating, analyzing and reporting on the federal and state judicial system, including decisions of all courts that impact North Carolina residents, the qualifications and selection of judges and the operation of the court system. In addition, the Courts and Law Reporter will work with other non-profit organizations impacted by judicial decisions to encourage them to incorporate legal issues in their work and to support them in including court-related issues in their communication plans. The Courts and Law Reporter will also cover criminal justice issues in the General Assembly and executive branch agencies. The position will report directly to the Director of NC Policy Watch and work closely with the NC Policy Watch team.

Candidates should have a law degree or a journalism degree with extensive experience writing about and analyzing legal decisions and issues relating to the courts.  The position requires excellent writing skills, the ability to work against deadlines and experience working in collaboration with diverse organizations and communities.  Experience with new media technology and social media platforms required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, and enjoy contributing to the organization’s mission by supporting the work of others.  Some travel and/or weekend and evening availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references, in a single PDF that has your name in its title, with “Courts and Law Reporter” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org.  No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

 

PUBLIC POLICY ANALYST, HEALTH ACCESS COALITION

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists, and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Health Access Coalition, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Public Policy Analyst to join its team of experts working to expand access to quality, affordable health care for everyone in North Carolina, especially low-income individuals and communities. This position will have a special focus on private health insurance policy issues. Responsibilities include conducting research, writing policy reports, blog posts and op-eds, public policy advocacy, public presentations, media appearances, engaging with key partners and community members, representing consumers and supporting policy campaigns on health issues on behalf of the Health Access Coalition in collaborative efforts.

The successful candidate will have strong interest and experience analyzing health policy and private insurance issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; particular expertise on private health insurance programs and policy; an advanced degree in public health, public policy or related field; excellent research and analysis skills, superior written and oral communication skills, and prefer working in a team environment. A minimum of five years of experience in analysis and advocacy on health care policy is strongly preferred.

The Justice Center offers a casual work environment, committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “HAC Policy Analyst” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

POLICY INTERN, WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT

The North Carolina Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Project seeks a graduate student Policy Intern to support research, policy analysis, and advocacy campaign work during the summer of 2016.

The Workers’ Rights Project advocates on behalf of low-wage workers across a range of policy issues including providing workers with basic legal protections, minimum job standards, and opportunities for job training and quality job creation. Our current work includes running state-level issue campaigns in support of paid sick days, expanded unemployment insurance, and raising wages, along with ongoing advocacy efforts related to improving the state’s workforce development and economic development program outcomes, especially for the lowest wage workers. The Workers’ Rights Project also plays a key role in supporting labor organizations—including the AFL-CIO and Fight for 15—in their campaigns to organize North Carolina’s workers.

Within this broad policy portfolio, the intern will be primarily involved in research and writing, with opportunities for legislative research, community engagement, assistance with lobbying efforts, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time. Specific research areas will involve fair job scheduling, worker anti-discrimination policy (including opposition research on the recently passed pro-discrimination legislation HB2), and workforce development—especially apprenticeships, career pathways, and implementation of federal workforce legislation.

Internships at the Justice Center are substantive and are intended to expose interns to the nature of issue-oriented policy advocacy across the range of strategies we use. Justice Center staff will make every effort to include the intern in a variety of experiences as they may be available including: research and analysis on key topics, attending legislative committee hearings, meeting with legislators, and attending strategy sessions or meetings with ally organizations.

The Justice Center is North Carolina’s leading private, non-profit anti-poverty organization. Our mission is to alleviate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. In order to improve the ability of low-income families to access opportunity and share in the state's prosperity, the Justice Center pursues a broad policy agenda around the issues of affordable housing, transportation, workforce development and training, public education, supports for working families, consumer protections, immigrants' rights, access to health care, state budget allocations and state tax policy.  For more information, visit www.ncjustice.org.

Compensation: Because we are a non-profit organization entirely dependent on grants and donations, we encourage you to apply for funding through your school and to explore other funding opportunities.  Limited funding will be available from the Justice Center.

How to apply: To apply send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “WRP Policy Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by April 30, 2016.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

 

INTERN TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The North Carolina Justice Center seeks a law student intern to support our Executive Director, Rick Glazier, beginning March 2016 and extending through 10 weeks of summer of 2016.

The intern will be involved in legal research and writing, legislative research, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time.  The Executive Director will make every effort to include the intern in a variety of experiences as they may be available including:  attending legislative committee hearings, meeting with legislators, attending strategy sessions or meetings with ally organizations, and becoming familiar with the work of other attorneys at the Justice Center.

The Justice Center is North Carolina’s leading private, non-profit anti-poverty organization. Our mission is to alleviate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. In order to improve the ability of low-income families to access opportunity and share in the state's prosperity, the Justice Center pursues a broad policy agenda around the issues of affordable housing, transportation, workforce development and training, public education, supports for working families, consumer protections, immigrants' rights, access to health care, state budget allocations and state tax policy.  For more information, visit www.ncjustice.org.

Compensation: Because we are a non-profit organization entirely dependent on grants and donations, we encourage you to apply for funding through your school and to explore other funding opportunities.  Limited funding will be available from the Justice Center.

How to apply: To apply send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “E.D. Law Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.