LITIGATION PARALEGAL
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
ATTORNEYS, FAIR CHANCE-CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECT (TEMPORARY)
POLICY ANALYST, BUDGET & TAX CENTER


LITIGATION PARALEGAL

We are seeking a highly-organized Litigation Paralegal to provide a wide variety of legal and administrative support on cases brought by, and under the direction of, the attorneys conducting litigation at the North Carolina Justice Center involving a variety of poverty law issues, including employment, consumer, housing and immigrant rights issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social, economic, and racial justice, be fluent in oral and written Spanish and English, and enjoy contributing to a great mission by supporting the work of others. Paralegal experience is helpful, but not required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Successful applicants will like creating order, be exceptionally organized while juggling competing deadlines and demands, possess unfailing attention to detail and the ability to support multiple people. He/she will be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, have experience in working with databases, and possess strong technology skills. Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends is required. Experience providing community education and interviewing clients are a plus.

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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and manage a litigation docketing system.
  • Review and docket court calendars, orders, and other legal documents.
  • Organize and maintain case pleadings and files.
  • Review, analyze, and organize discovery and other information related to pending or potential cases.
  • Perform legal research under the direction of staff attorneys.
  • Assist staff attorneys with the preparation of discovery, court pleadings, briefs and other legal documents and court forms.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to staff attorneys.
  • Perform investigation, organization, research, and background work as needed for lawsuits from inception through discovery and trial.
  • Prepare and coordinate filing and service pleadings and legal documents.
  • Coordinate and schedule depositions, hearings, trials, meetings, and interviews.
  • Prepare exhibits for hearings, depositions and trials.
  • Assist staff attorneys with the preparation of correspondence to court, opposing counsel, or clients.
  • Provide translation of legal documents and correspondence.
  • Organize, maintain, and update case and client information in the organization’s legal databases.
  • Assist attorney with successful case management.
  • Interview prospective clients and serve as a point of contact for primarily Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Interpret during client interviews with attorneys.
  • Work with other staff to advance the goals of the organization and ensure that work plans are carried out.
  • Maintain client statistics and generate reports for funders.
  • Promptly respond to requests for legal assistance received through an intake phone line.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Litigation Paralegal” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. The position will remain open until filled; we will begin reviewing resumes on July 7, 2019. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (DOE, minimum $35,000/annually) 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, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Our organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist to assist with day-to-day online and offline tasks such as publication design, media work, and online engagement; developing and articulating a strong message for progressive social change across a wide range of issue areas; and utilizing a comprehensive digital strategy via social media to advance the reach and message of the Justice Center. The Communications Specialist will work in collaboration with our Director of Communications and Design Director.

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 organization comprises of projects that provide in-depth expertise on seven major policy areas. Our staff of researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low incomes.

This important position will be responsible for assisting with Justice Center online publications, including electronic newsletters; assisting with preparation and circulation of news releases, advisories, and action alerts; helping with the design, updates, and maintenance of the Justice Center website; helping develop and implement data-based strategies for engaging and building audiences on social media and through our online system (i.e. Salsa Engage); updating social media sites, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, and designing campaigns to expand reach in each of these areas; analyzing metrics for website, social media, and other online properties; writing news releases and conversing with and assisting reporters as needed; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion and enjoy supporting the work of others. She/he will have strong communications or journalism experience in a fast-paced work environment (minimum two years), including experience using online media. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, be exceptionally organized while juggling competing demands, and possess a demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines. She/he will have superior computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, have experience working with dynamic websites built in WordPress or similar CMS, and keyboard with speed and accuracy. Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

TO APPLY: send a cover letter, resume, and professional references (including at least one past supervisor) as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Communications Specialist” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Priority will be given to resumes received before June 21, 2019.

The Justice Center offers inspired, mission-driven co-workers, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: minimum starting annual salary of $42,908.00, six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Our organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.

TEMPORARY ATTORNEYS, FAIR CHANCE-CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECT (TEMPORARY)

The Fair Chance-Criminal Justice Project, a special project of the North Carolina Justice Center, is seeking two temporary (expected duration of 18 months) full-time Attorneys to conduct litigation, engagement, and advocacy on issues that affect the lives of low -income individuals with criminal records.

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 organization comprises of projects that provide in-depth expertise on seven major policy areas. Our staff of researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low incomes.

The Attorney will carry a caseload, train volunteer attorneys, and provide direct legal services, including restoration of driving privileges, for low-income people through the Durham Expungement and Restoration (DEAR) Program. The Attorney will provide support to other communities that are organizing and setting up similar debt-relief efforts. The Attorney will also be responsible for building support for the Justice Center’s criminal justice policy agenda among allied organizations and the public through collaborative and high-quality engagement. These positions provides strategic outreach and communications support for the Fair Chance Criminal Justice Project, including collaborating with other staff to coordinate the work of the NC Second Chance Alliance and otherwise educating and engaging the public—particularly individuals with criminal records, their family members, and members of the NC General Assembly— around reentry and other criminal justice issues.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion. They will be licensed to practice law in North Carolina or eligible to waive into the NC bar and have at least two years of legal experience. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate effectively with individuals with criminal records. They will have excellent writing, legal research skills, and oral advocacy skills. The positions require strong organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to work independently, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, and professional references (including at least one past supervisor) as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Fair Chance Attorney” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. The positions are open until filled; priority will be given to resumes received by June 27, 2019.

The Justice Center offers inspired, mission-driven co-workers, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: minimum starting annual salary of $52,000, six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Our organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.

BUDGET & TAX CENTER POLICY ANALYST

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 organization is comprised of projects that provide in-depth expertise on seven major policy areas. Our staff of researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low to moderate incomes.

The Budget and Tax Center (BTC), a project of the NC Justice Center, is the state’s leading source for information on how fiscal and economic policies shape the opportunities available to working families. Because of its long-standing reputation for credible analysis and well-researched proposals, a wide range of organizations and leaders turn to the BTC for leadership in setting a policy agenda that advances opportunity and equity in the state. The BTC informs and affects public policy decisions by producing credible and timely reports and providing expert guidance to the media, advocates, policy makers, and the public.

BTC is seeking a Policy Analyst (with a portfolios in fiscal policy) to join its team of experts working to help North Carolina overcome unprecedented economic and fiscal challenges. The analyst position focuses on fiscal analysis with special attention to the state’s biennial budget process and implementation of the final budget as well as the ways in which fiscal policy can be a tool to advance a culture of health, educational and workforce opportunities as well as race equity. In particular, the analyst will monitor and document the Governor, legislative and final budgets for the state with an eye to their investments in services and programs that support low-income communities, draw connections to tax policy choices, and support the documentation of needs across the state.

The Analyst is responsible for researching and writing policy briefs and reports, conducting outreach and community education through mass-media, new media, and presentations and supporting staff allies and coalition members on state budget and tax policy issues especially, as these issues affect low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.

EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will have strong interest and experience analyzing economic and fiscal policy issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; an advanced degree or commensurate years of work experience in public policy or related field; excellent quantitative analysis skills, including advanced competency in Excel; superior written, oral and presentation skills, and prefer working in a team environment. Two or more years of post-graduate experience in an applied research or public policy setting is required. Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary (DOE, minimum starting salary $50,000) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, twelve holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

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 “Policy Analyst” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. The positions will remain open until filled; priority will be given to resumes received by June 27, 2019.

Our organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information