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SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, BUDGET & TAX CENTER

POLICY ADVOCATE, BUDGET & TAX CENTER

INTERN TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CONSUMER PROTECTION & HOUSING PROJECT INTERN

EDUCATION & LAW PROJECT INTERN

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE RIGHTS PROJECT INTERN

WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT INTERN


SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, BUDGET & TAX CENTER

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 Budget and Tax Center, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Senior Communications Specialist.  The Senior Communications Specialist works with the Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center (BTC) project with primary responsibility for developing and implementing strategic communications plans for the Center’s fiscal and economic policy proposals, research and other work.  This position involves, in collaboration with BTC staff, developing core messages, tools for dissemination of those messages and relationships to facilitate traction on messages in traditional and social media. 

In addition, the Senior Communications Specialist will provide editing and writing support with a particular focus on ensuring that BTC’s research briefs and reports are compelling, persuasive and understandable to non-expert audiences around the state; and develop companion materials such as factsheets, talking points, and online materials as needed. 

The Senior Communications Specialist will report directly to the Director of the Budget and Tax Center project and will work closely with other BTC staff members.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in journalism, communications, public policy or equivalent professional training; a minimum of four years of professional experience working in communications or journalism, preferably including communications work in a non-profit advocacy setting; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes; experience developing communications components of issue campaigns, including messaging and other tools; superior computer and social media skills; superior written, oral and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policies to a wide variety of audiences; demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians through progressive fiscal and budget policies. Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends 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.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Senior Communications Specialist” 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.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.
 

POLICY ADVOCATE, BUDGET & TAX CENTER

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 Budget & Tax Center, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Advocate.  The Policy Advocate has primary responsibility for building support for the Budget and Tax Center’s fiscal and economic policy proposals among allied organizations, the public, and the media to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians.  This position provides strategic campaign direction for the Budget & Tax Center’s policy initiatives, including coordinating the work with partners and allies, building the base of support for fiscal and economic policies among the public and thought leaders and developing champions on fiscal and economic issues. 

The Policy Advocate will report directly to the Director of the Budget and Tax Center project and will work closely with other BTC staff members.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in public policy or public administration or equivalent professional training; a minimum of four years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy, particularly with a focus on issues affecting low- and moderate-income individuals; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes;  experience leading issue campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging, and civic engagement;  superior written, oral and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policies to a wide variety of audiences; and a demonstrated commitment to improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies.

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.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Policy Advocate” 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.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.

 

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.
 

CONSUMER PROTECTION & HOUSING PROJECT INTERN

The North Carolina Justice Center’s Consumer Protection & Housing Project seeks a law student intern to support the project’s litigation, community outreach, and legislative advocacy work during the summer of 2016.

The intern will support the work of the Consumer/Housing project and other Justice Center attorneys who conduct civil litigation on behalf of North Carolina consumers, homeowners, and tenants. The intern will be involved in legal research and writing, litigation/trial support, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time.  Justice Center attorneys will make every effort to include the intern in a variety of experiences as they may be available including:  preparing for and attending court hearings or depositions, participating in strategy sessions, and attending community outreach events and legislative committee hearings.

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. 

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 “Consumer/Housing Law Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by January 15, 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.

 

EDUCATION & LAW PROJECT INTERN

The North Carolina Justice Center’s Education & Law Project seeks a law student intern for the summer of 2016.

The Education & Law Project improves and reforms pre-K - 12 education through litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and community outreach. 

We seek a summer intern to help us carry out our mission through:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Litigation support
  • Drafting model legislation
  • Legislative research
  • Assistance with lobbying efforts
  • Research for policy reports or briefs
  • Communication with clients and constituents
  • Other duties that may be assigned

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.

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, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Education and Law Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by January 15, 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.

 

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE RIGHTS PROJECT INTERN

The North Carolina Justice Center’s Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project seeks a law student intern for the summer of 2016

The intern will provide support to the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, which provides low-income immigrants with legal representation. The job will include supporting a civil litigation attorney representing immigrants in the areas of housing, consumer fraud, employment, public benefits, and more. Additionally, the candidate will assist the immigration attorney file and litigate cases for asylum, U visas, DACA, and removal defense before immigration court and administrative offices. The intern may also be asked to conduct policy research and advocacy on legislative issues affecting low-income immigrants in North Carolina. The internship may involve legal research and writing, client interviews, legislative research, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time. **Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.**

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.

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 “Immigration Law Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by January 15, 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.
 

WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT INTERN

The North Carolina Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Project seeks a law student intern to support litigation and policy work during the summer of 2016.

The intern will be involved in legal research and writing, client interviews, legislative research, litigation support, assistance with lobbying efforts, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time. Justice Center attorneys will make every effort to include the intern in a variety of experiences as they may be available including: attending court hearings or depositions, conducting client interviews, attending legislative committee hearings, meeting with legislators, attending strategy sessions or meetings with ally organizations.

The intern will support the work of WRP and other Justice Center attorneys who conduct civil litigation on behalf of North Carolina workers, with a focus on farmworkers and workers on temporary visas. Along with staff from allied organizations, the intern will conduct outreach one night per week at migrant labor camps, so strong Spanish skills are required. There will also be opportunities for the intern to provide support for other civil litigation work that the Justice Center conducts on behalf of low-income immigrants in the areas of housing, consumer, and access to public benefits.

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.

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 Law Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by January 15, 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.