COURTS, LAW & DEMOCRACY REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH
STAFF ATTORNEY/ADJUNCT CLINICAL LAW PROFESSOR, FAIR CHANCE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECT
DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER (CONTRACT)


COURTS, LAW  & DEMOCRACY REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH

The NC Justice Center, the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all is seeking a reporter to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The Courts, Law and Democracy 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 systems. In addition, the Courts, Law and Democracy 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, Law and Democracy Reporter will also be responsible for covering the criminal and civil 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.

EXPERIENCE
Candidates should have a BA in Journalism or extensive experience writing about and analyzing legal decisions and issues relating to the courts. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience reporting for a media outlet or public policy nonprofit. Qualified candidates will have experience with new media technology and social media platforms. The position requires superior writing skills, the ability to work against deadlines and experience working in collaboration with diverse organizations and communities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, and enjoy contributing to the organization’s mission by supporting the work of others.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on the Justice Center collective bargaining scale (minimum starting salary $42,900) 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. This position is in the Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.

TO APPLY
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references, if possible in a single PDF, with “Courts, Law and Democracy Reporter” 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.


INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, NC POLICY WATCH

The NC Justice Center, the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all is seeking a reporter to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The Investigative Reporter is responsible for pitching and producing compelling, in-depth and investigative stories on issues often ignored by the mainstream media, particularly ones that expose malfeasance committed by powerful institutions and individuals and that address the needs of low-income communities including coverage on issues of race and poverty. The position will report directly to the Director of NC Policy Watch and work closely with the NC Policy Watch team.

EXPERIENCE
Candidates should have a BA in Journalism or related field. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience reporting for a media outlet or public policy nonprofit. Qualified candidates will have experience reporting on NC state policy issues, conducting investigations and assessing public records and data. Experience with new media technology and social media platforms is required. The position requires superior writing skills, the ability to work against deadlines and experience working in collaboration with diverse organizations and communities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice, and enjoy contributing to the organization’s mission by supporting the work of others.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on the Justice Center collective bargaining scale (minimum starting salary $42,900) 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. This position is in the Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.

TO APPLY
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references, if possible in a single PDF, with “Investigative Reporter” 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.


STAFF ATTORNEY/ADJUNCT CLINICAL LAW PROFESSOR, FAIR CHANCE 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 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 North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a temporary, full-time Staff Attorney (expected duration of 12 months) to serve as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Campbell Law School performing work in the area of expunction and driver’s license restoration. The Staff Attorney will supervise certified legal interns performing legal work for clients at the Blanchard Community Law Clinic and organize expunction clinics where clients will receive direct legal services, including restoration of driving privileges. The Staff Attorney will also supervise certified legal interns performing criminal justice reform policy work, including assisting with mass expunction relief initiatives in partnership with local district attorneys. The Staff Attorney will be supervised by the Director of the Fair Chance Criminal Justice Project. The Staff Attorney will collaborate with the Director of the Fair Chance Criminal Justice Project and the Director of the Blanchard Community Law Clinic to set goals for work. This individual will receive additional compensation from Campbell Law School for the appointment as an adjunct clinical professor. This individual’s office will be physically located in the Blanchard Community Law Clinic at 11 South Blount Street, Raleigh, N.C.

Successful candidates will have a JD and be licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina. This individual may not be subject to any active disciplinary complaints or investigations with the North Carolina State Bar or any other state bar. Individuals applying for this position should have a minimum of five years’ experience practicing law in North Carolina or in an equivalent jurisdiction; have legal experience in the area of expunction of criminal records and restoration of driver’s licenses; be committed to working with individuals living in poverty and individuals impacted by the criminal justice system; be thoroughly familiar with and prepared to abide by the North Carolina State Bar Rules governing law school legal clinics and certified legal interns; be committed to providing a rich pedagogical experience for law students; have excellent oral and written communication skills; have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; be detail-oriented and exceptionally organized; be willing to learn new skills and to work with new technologies; work independently with initiative and self-direction in order to accomplish the goals and purpose of the Justice Center and the Clinic; exhibit professionalism, creativity, and organization in the conduct of duties; and display a commitment to the principles and values of the North Carolina Justice Center and Campbell University Law School.

The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on the Justice Center collective bargaining scale (minimum starting salary $49,300) 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. This position is in the Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.

TO APPLY: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references, if possible in a single PDF, with “Staff Attorney” 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.

DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER (CONTRACT), WORKERS’ RIGHTS 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 and coordinators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of families who earn low to moderate incomes.

The Workers’ Rights Project, a project of the NC Justice Center, is seeking an experienced Digital Campaigner to help the Project manage its digital engagement campaigns including social media and website content, text/email/phone actions and compelling digital ads that promote living wages, family-friendly workplace policies a strong unemployment insurance system, and public literacy regarding workplace rights. This is a remote position and no travel will be required.

This independent contract position (anticipated 40 hours per week) will run through December 31st, 2020.

The successful candidate will have experience with digital campaign planning, social media management and analytics (Facebook, Twitter), digital organizing and action platforms, multimedia/digital media design, video and photo editing, graphic design and branding; and strong conceptual skills.

In addition, the successful candidate will have an understanding of broader poverty and equity issues and their interconnectedness with wages and workplace rights; demonstrated multicultural competence; superior writing and editing skills; Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress; the ability to work independently and to support the work of others in a fast-paced, project-oriented organization; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file with your name in its title, and “Digital Campaigner” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.  Applications will be considered as they are received.

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.