EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT
ACCOUNTANT
POLICY ADVOCATE, CONSUMER & HOUSING PROJECT
LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

We are seeking a highly-organized Executive Assistant to provide confidential professional administrative support to ensure the Justice Center office operates in an organized, efficient and professional manner. The Executive Assistant provides the necessary leadership skills to work effectively with management, staff, and donors to accomplish the goals of the organization. Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.

The North Carolina Justice Center is one of the state’s preeminent voices for economic and social justice. 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. 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

  • Assist the Executive Director and other senior management staff with the day-to-day operations of the Justice Center.
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director and senior management staff including: manage an extremely active calendar of appointments; complete expense reports; review and edit correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arrange complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas and compile documents for travel-related meetings; coordinate with external partners on events and meetings; use electronic databases, including Salsa, to look up supporter contact information for the Executive Director.
  • Assist Executive Director and senior management staff in preparing for meetings, presentations, speeches, and grant reports.
  • Establish, develop, maintain and update filing system for the Executive Director and other senior management staff. Retrieve information from files when needed.
  • Manage company credit card used for executive or management purchases.
  • Maintain log of incoming bank deposits. Coordinate the attribution of the funds with the Development Assistant.
  • Maintain publications library.
  • Assist senior management staff with coordination of regulatory filings, including NC state lobbyist registration, record keeping, and reports.
  • Serve as the Executive Director’s administrative liaison to the Justice Center’s Board of Directors.
  • Assist Board members with travel arrangements, lodging, and meal planning as needed.
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all Board members.
  • Prepare Board meeting materials, take and transcribe minutes of the meeting that accurately reflect any actions the Board takes.
  • Participate as an adjunct member of the Senior Management Team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings.
  • Assist in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings, Coordinating Council meetings, and all-staff meetings. Take, transcribe, and distribute notes, decisions, and action items of the meetings to team members.
  • Provide backup assistance for confidential administrative support for the Deputy Director for Human Resources and the Deputy Director for Finance and Facilities, including assistance with disposition of grievances and other labor relations issues.
  • Provide back-up clerical support when Administrative Assistant is absent.
  • Assist with special projects, staff training, and other general office tasks as needed or assigned by Executive Director, Deputy Director for Human Resources, or Deputy Director for Finance and Facilities.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum four years of administrative office experience, preferably working in a non-profit or governmental organization.
  • Must have working understanding of NC political system, the General Assembly, and legislative process.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Be able to multi-task, learn quickly, organize work and set priorities.
  • Demonstrated planning ability, organizational skills and an orientation to detail.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, and Outlook, Adobe, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and support the work of others in the organization required.
  • Strong internal customer service orientation required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians.
  • Ability to travel and occasionally work some evenings and weekends required.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Executive Assistant” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. No phone calls please.

The Justice Center offers inspired, mission-driven co-workers, as well as a competitive salary (DOE, minimum starting salary $35,000) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, 12 holidays, 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.

HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a full-time Human Resource Assistant to provide administrative support to the day-to-day human resource operations. The HR Assistant will work in collaboration with our Deputy Director for Human Resources.

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 provides broad administrative support, including general clerical work, filing, and copying; confidential administrative support; maintenance and processing of personnel records and reports; interaction with and supplying information to job applicants, employees, and supervisor; posting job ads and organizing resumes and job applications; scheduling job interviews and assisting in interview process; assisting with new-employee orientations; planning and overseeing employee recognition events; assisting with benefits administration; and assisting with special projects, staff training and other general office tasks as needed.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice and enjoy contributing to a great mission by supporting the work of others. He/she will have strong administrative and/or human resource experience in a fast-paced work environment. Successful applicants will like creating order, be an office machine troubleshooting whiz, be exceptionally organized while juggling competing demands, possess unfailing attention to detail and the ability to support many different people. He/she will be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, have experience in working with databases, strong technology skills, and event planning experience, keyboard with speed and accuracy, anticipate staff needs, and take initiative to solve problems as they occur. 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 “HR Assistant” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

The Justice Center offers inspired, mission-driven co-workers, as well as a competitive salary (DOE, minimum starting salary $35,000) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, 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 a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.

POLICY ADVOCATE, HOUSING & CONSUMER PROJECT

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 Consumer & Housing Project, a project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Advocate. The Policy Advocate has primary responsibility for building support for the Center’s energy proposals among allied organizations, the public, the media, thought leaders, and policy makers to help ensure opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians.

Job Duties:

  • Work collaboratively with the project director and team members to provide strategic engagement for the Housing and Consumer Project’s energy policy priorities and to produce accessible materials and mobilization opportunities on issues the project promotes.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant energy issues and policy.
  • Work collaboratively with staff coordinating media and social media efforts and use of online engagement tools to develop activists across the state on relevant issues.
  • Develop and implement a process for partner and community input into policy analysis.
  • Produce opinion pieces, blog posts and other materials as needed.
  • Coordinate and implement events, trainings and other presentations to educate non-profit organizations, policymakers, and community members on relevant issues.
  • Work to strengthen and extend ties with other organizations in order to improve and widen the understanding of the Justice Center’s perspective on energy issues.
  • In collaboration with the Justice Center Advocacy Team, support policy advocacy in the legislature and before administrative bodies to further the Justice Center’s agenda on energy issues.
  • Maintain and build the list of allied organizations and individuals.
  • Develop collaborative and creative ways for partners, volunteers and activists to take action on energy issues.
  • Support the Justice Center’s mission to improve the equality of opportunity for North Carolinians with low incomes.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in a related field such as, public policy, environmental science, engineering, public administration, law, social work or equivalent professional training; a minimum of three years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy, and/or advocacy, particularly with a focus on housing, energy, or consumer related issues affecting individuals with low- and moderate-incomes; familiarity with state legislative 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 policies; strong commitment to equity and inclusion; and availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum $49,000) 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, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 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. We will accept application until the position is filled; priority will be given to applications received by September 30, 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.

ACCOUNTANT

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking an Accountant to support the work of the Accounting Manager and Deputy Director for Finance and Facilities to ensure the sound and efficient financial management of the Justice Center.  Primary duties of the position include analyzing and processing all vendor and staff invoices presented for payment in an accurate and timely manner.  In addition, the Accountant will assist the Accounting Manager and the Deputy Director for Finance and Facilities with other general ledger and grant accounting and accounting department clerical duties as required.

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 to moderate incomes.

JOB DUTIES

  • Reviews all vendor invoices and for appropriate allocation to project and grant funding sources.
  • Ensures all invoices are supported by required, properly approved documentation, and enters into the accounting system.
  • Prepares check disbursements for vendors and staff, prints and obtains signatures on all accounts payable checks, and distributes signed checks as required.
  • Reviews and codes credit card statements, records line item detail in the accounting system and prepares for payment
  • Maintains complete physical and digital records for all accounts payable records.
  • Assists with maintenance of physical and digital records for all other accounting records as required.
  • Collects and maintains required W9 forms.
  • Prepares and submits 1099 forms for vendors as necessary.
  • Makes bank deposits when needed
  • Be a resource for Justice Center staff members. Help staff understand and follow accounting procedures.  Be an Excel expert and help develop others’ Excel skills.
  • Assist with orienting new hires to JC accounting procedures.
  • Assist Accounting Manager and Deputy Director for Finance and Facilities and with general ledger and grant accounting and administrative duties as required.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience on the financial staff of a non-profit organization, including experience with accounts payable processing required.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time and prioritize workloads efficiently/effectively. Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy in work.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals including bank personnel, vendors, and other external contacts.
  • Superior Microsoft Office software skills, including Excel and Word required. Proficiency in Blackbaud financial software preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and support the work of others in the organization. Strong internal customer service orientation required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low income North Carolinians required.

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 “Accountant” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.  We will accept application until the position is filled; priority will be given to applications received by September 30, 2019.

The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to prosperity for all North Carolinians, as well as a competitive salary (DOE, minimum starting salary $42,000) 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.

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.

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

The North Carolina Justice Center seeks three law student interns to help us carry out our mission. This opportunity is for summer 2020. Legal interns work with NCJC staff on a variety of issues:

  • 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 related legal duties as assigned

Qualifications: Legal interns must have a college undergraduate degree and completed at least one year of an accredited law school. Strong writing and analytical skills and ability to work with others are critical. Spanish proficiency is desirable.

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 your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and how your background and experiences would bring a diverse perspective to the Justice Center, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Legal Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. The positions will remain open until filled. We will review resumes on a rolling basis through mid-January 2020.

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, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, gender identity, immigration status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability, color, religion, criminal record, income/wealth, familial status, or veteran’s status.