ACCOUNTANT
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
LEGAL INTERNSHIPS


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 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

  • Review and code all vendor invoices and staff reimbursement requests and reviews same for appropriate documentation and approval.
  • Prepare check disbursements for vendors and staff, print and obtain signatures on all accounts payable checks, and distribute signed checks as required.
  • Review and code credit card statements, record line item detail in the accounting system and prepare for payment.
  • Maintain complete physical and digital records for all accounts payable records.
  • Assist with maintenance of physical and digital records for all accounting records as required.
  • Collect and maintain required W9 forms.
  • Prepare and submit 1099 forms for vendors as necessary.
  • Make 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 with general ledger 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 an 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 Microsoft Word and Excel 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 .

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 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.


Development Assistant

The North Carolina Justice Center is one of the state’s preeminent voices for economic and social justice. As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, 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. 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.

We are seeking an energetic and highly organized Development Assistant to support the fundraising activities of the NC Justice Center. He/she must be organized, efficient, collaborate well with a passionate and fun staff, and able to coordinate and handle multiple projects. The Development Assistant will work closely with the Deputy Director of Gifts and Endowments. The duties include data processing, special events support, grant and donor research, and administrative duties such as correspondence utilizing Word mail merge and Excel. The position requires administrative maintenance of relationships with the Justice Center’s current, long-standing donors, as well as supporting efforts to broaden the Justice Center’s donor base.

The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience required, Bachelor’s preferred; minimum one year of administrative office experience; must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy; be able to multitask, learn quickly, organize work and set priorities; demonstrated planning ability, event planning experience a plus; demonstrated database skills, Salsa and/or VAN database experience preferred; possess strong written and oral communication skills; must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word (including mail merge), and Outlook, Adobe, etc.; ability to work independently required; strong customer service orientation required; demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low income North Carolinians; ability 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: minimum starting annual salary of $35,000, 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.

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

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.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.


Legal Internships

The North Carolina Justice Center seeks four law student interns to help us carry out our mission. This opportunity is for the summer of 2019.

The mission of the Justice Center 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 in order to enjoy economic security. Justice Center attorneys represent consumers, tenants, workers, immigrants, and students to make sure employers pay their workers what they are owed, landlords do not unfairly evict people, consumers are not preyed upon by unfair loan agreements, immigrants can achieve legal immigration status in the United States, and students can enroll in school and receive a quality education. We focus on class action and impact litigation.

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, 2019.

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.