ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT
ACCOUNTANT
POLICY ADVOCATE, CONSUMER & HOUSING PROJECT
LEGAL INTERNSHIPS


ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT

The North Carolina Justice Center, is seeking an Engagement Assistant to advance community economic development in Goldsboro, NC, and, contingent on community readiness, other areas in Eastern NC. She/he will work with a multi-disciplinary team of analysts, attorneys, advocates, and communications professionals to provide technical assistance to stakeholders and community members.

This is a temporary position (expected duration of 18 months). This position primarily supports the WAYneFORWARD coalition in developing and implementing a community action plan, identifying resources and best practices in the community economic development space and support a statewide learning community of leaders to advance equitable economic development. The Engagement Assistant works under the supervision of the Director of the Budget and Tax Center and will work closely with the BTC Public Policy Analyst for Community Economic Development and other NCJC staff members.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: 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

  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with NCJC staff and local partners, a plan for helping assigned community achieve locally-determined policy outcomes and to increase local capacity for influencing policy decisions;
  • Serve as a liaison between community and NCJC staff; identify and connect available resources to serve community needs;
  • Support outreach through in person engagement, phone outreach, and online tools;
  • Support weekly communication with network of leaders and activists through emails, Facebook posts and other communication tools
  • Coordinate presentations, training, research products, and grant applications;
  • Gather data and information from participants to measure progress;
  • Cultivate partnerships with new organizations in assigned community;
  • Assist in the development of materials supporting project efforts, such as factsheets, talking points, and online materials including blog posts as needed;
  • Identify and document best practices and case studies in community economic development in the state and nation
  • Support the maintenance of contact databases, work tracking, and metrics;
  • Support the Justice Center’s mission to improve the equality of opportunity for low income North Carolinians.

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, political science, or other related field or equivalent professional training required.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience working in policy-oriented advocacy and community engagement required;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a willingness to learn new communications platforms required;
  • Demonstrated planning ability, organizational skills, and an orientation to detail required;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and energize community-based groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds required;
  • Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends is required;
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians.

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 “Engagement Assistant” 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 health care for all North Carolinians, as well as a competitive salary (DOE, minimum starting salary $35,000 annually) 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.

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.