DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL MEDIA ADVOCACY INTERN, HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT
LEGAL INTERNSHIP


DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF 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 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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a full-time Deputy Director of Human Resources. This position will have primary responsibility for human resources systems and employee engagement and will support internal management practices and strategic organizational initiatives. S/he will serve as a member of the NC Justice Center’s Coordinating Council and Senior Management Team. This key management role will develop and execute an organizational HR strategy to support our core operations, enhance the effectiveness of a diverse workforce, and ensure continuous improvement/application of best practices in leadership and management within the Center. The individual will supervise one HR Assistant and will report to the Executive Director.

JOB DUTIES

  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of the NC Justice Center’s unique needs, challenges, trends, and opportunities related to human resources, benefits administration, and personnel management.
  • Partner with members of core staff and the Directors of our eight projects who form the Coordinating Council, along with the Senior Management Team, to set internal priorities and lead organizational development initiatives to move the organization forward. Identify challenges to implementation and recommend strategies for overcoming them.
  • Supervise and lead the development and implementation of new and existing internal policies, processes, and activities, including recruitment and hiring, onboarding, employee engagement, professional development plans, performance review process, supervision, and offboarding, in support of equity across all staff.
  • Ensure that organizational practices comply with applicable state, federal, and local laws, and are consistent with our Collective Bargaining Agreement and with program practices in equity and inclusion.
  • Foster a positive, collaborative work culture that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff.
  • Maintain a high level of contact with employees, communicate organizational and departmental strategies and activities, and support NC Justice Center employees on any human resources issues that arise, including supervision, employee support, and problem solving.
  • Partner with the NC Justice Center’s Race Equity Workgroup and EO/AA Committee, to center equity in our recruitment and hiring practices, and to consult with hiring managers to advance processes including all employee hires and internship programs.
  • Work collaboratively with staff across all levels of the organization to proactively address workplace conflict.
  • Manage all confidential employee leave and reasonable accommodation processes.
  • Manage all aspects of the NC Justice Center’s employee benefit programs including vendor selection, program management, and administration.
  • Build and maintain a working relationship with NC Justice Center labor union officers, and proactively address and collaboratively resolve issues that arise.
  • Ensure that employee engagement, retention, and inclusion are organizational priorities and are informed by employee-volunteered data.
  • Design and/or manage relevant training and educational opportunities for staff members.
  • This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Formal HR training and certification (e.g., SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) strongly preferred.
  3. Minimum five years of mid-level experience in human resources, with at least three years in a management role.
  4. Ability to research and interpret federal, state, and local employment laws.
  5. Excellent judgment, ability to effectively solve problems, multitask, and effectively manage different initiatives and ongoing projects simultaneously.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with others, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  7. Comfortable with technology. Excellent working knowledge and application of video conferencing solutions and the Microsoft Office365 Suite, including experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams (or similar platforms).
  8. Ability to handle sensitive issues with integrity and confidentiality.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians.
  10. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.
  11. Understanding of workplace policies and practices related to COVID-19, especially with respect to leave/benefit administration preferred.
  12. Experience working in the nonprofit sector, in a legal services organization, or in a bargaining unit setting a plus.
  13. Experience working in a similarly sized, non-profit organization preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The North Carolina 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 ($90,000 – $110,000; commensurate with experience and education) 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
The North Carolina Justice Center 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 and 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.

The North Carolina Justice Center has retained Elinvar to conduct this search. For confidential consideration, please send your resume and a cover letter to gerri@elinvar.com. The position will be open until filled and we encourage you to apply promptly.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a full-time Deputy Director of Information Technology. This position will have primary responsibility for the NC Justice Center’s information technology and computer systems, including implementing technology-oriented best practices across the organization. S/he will head the Information Technology (IT) department and will serve as a member of the NC Justice Center’s Coordinating Council and Senior Management Team. This key management role will develop and execute an organizational IT strategy to support the NC Justice Center’s core operations, facilitate collaborative working groups, enhance the effectiveness of a distributed workforce, and enable accessible dissemination of information about its substantive work. This critical infrastructure leader will manage IT department staff who deliver high-quality technology services and support across all functional teams of the NC Justice Center. S/he will work independently with general supervision by the Executive Director on collaboratively set goals.

JOB DUTIES

  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of the NC Justice Center’s unique needs, challenges, trends, and opportunities related to technology, systems, data, and security. Tap into the collective experience of the NC Justice Center’s management and staff members, and solicit input from external partners and stakeholders, as needed, to ensure an inclusive, comprehensive view.
  • Develop and operationalize IT strategy that supports and adapts to the changing demands of the modern workplace and manage IT across the organization.
  • Develop and communicate comprehensive technology policies, procedures, and standards with input from NC Justice Center management, staff, and any outside contract service providers, as necessary.
  • Transparently communicate across the organization, both verbally and in writing, about evolving IT strategy, plans, and policies, providing context for technology decisions as appropriate in clear language, suitable for non-technical audiences.
  • Provide technical expertise and work together with other management team members to oversee maintenance and usage of web and social media technologies, and fund-raising, outreach, and client casework databases.
  • Monitor the technology universe to identify opportunities and threats, building awareness with NC Justice Center management and collaborating on preparedness planning as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with data protection requirements and standards.
  • Interact with senior management team to monitor and validate the organization’s compliance with information security policies; play a key role in defining these policies.
  • Develop and oversee Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Inclusive, Equitable (SMARTIE) IT performance metrics based on the Justice Center’s organizational goals; collect and distribute metrics that demonstrate its successes or challenges.
  • Strategically source, secure, and manage relationships with outside vendors as needed.
  • Manage all activities that relate to the operations, performance, support, maintenance, and security of network devices, servers, and applications. Collaborate as needed with multiple hardware and software platform vendors.
  • Lead the implementation of new tools and systems, providing initial and ongoing education, training, and support to users and ensuring a high level of adoption.
  • Provide technical oversight for Communications staff regarding website architecture and work with contractors for web technologies as needed.
  • Develop recommendations, obtain approval, and proactively manage IT budget to support the technology needs of the organization. Review and approve requests for technology purchases.
  • Develop, implement, and test IT disaster recovery processes.
  • Identify, evaluate, and proactively mitigate cyber-security vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Continually assess the effectiveness of the organization’s IT resources through internal and external evaluations and monitoring.
  • Lead efforts to build and support an IT environment that adapts to the diverse technology needs of its users, with an overall goal to increase the organization’s collective technical knowledge, aptitude, and skillsets. Design and/or manage technology-related training and educational opportunities for staff members.
  • This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field or significant advanced training in technology. MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus.
  2. Minimum of seven years of experience in the field of Information Technology, including three or more years of management experience, or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Experience working in a similarly sized, non-profit organization preferred.
  3. Experience with Microsoft platforms, systems, software, and servers, including Office 365, Teams, and SQL; cloud-based platforms and tools; systems migration and implementation, and related change management strategies. Experience with Salsa CRM/Engage and Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred. Demonstrated ability to learn new software and web applications is required.
  4. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with strong internal customer service orientation. The ability to respond effectively to management and staff questions, train users, and create training materials.
  5. Must possess ability to work independently and support the work of others in the organization and the ability to solve problems and make decisions under pressure and time constraints.
  6. Skill in developing and managing budgets. Ability to manage vendors and outside service providers. Proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts.
  7. Some evening and weekend work is required.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians.
  9. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The North Carolina 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 ($90,000 – $110,000; commensurate with experience and education) 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
The North Carolina Justice Center 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 and 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.

The North Carolina Justice Center has retained Capital Development Services to conduct this search. For confidential consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter via the following link: https://smrtr.io/52H8t. The position will be open until filled and we encourage you to apply promptly.


DIGITAL MEDIA ADVOCACY INTERN, HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT

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 Health Advocacy Project (HAP), a project of the NC Justice Center, is seeking a part-time Digital Media Advocacy Intern to advance the project’s digital communications efforts and social media strategy as the team works collaboratively on community and coalition capacity building, public education, engagement, and policy advocacy in key areas of the state.

Objective: Educate and engage North Carolinians about the benefits of Medicaid expansion by delivering useful and appealing online content.

Work Tasks

  • Brainstorm, plan and create content for social media
  • Follow news on Medicaid expansion and related topics
  • Research and develop an inventory of effective health policy social media accounts and work with the team to create a social media campaign
  • Participate in weekly team meetings
  • Align social media content to current legislative actions and priorities
  • Design graphics as needed in alignment with the HAP/JC brand

Qualifications

  • A desire to make a difference in NC and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity; general knowledge of digital publishing and social media #bestpractices and familiarity with scheduling software, Hootsuite
  • Superior written skills
  • Well organized with ability to work independently while supporting the work of others in a fast-paced, project-oriented organization
  • Graphic design and/or video editing – a plus

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.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “HAP Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Review of applications will begin on March 15th.

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 INTERNSHIP

The North Carolina Justice Center seeks three law student interns to help us carry out our mission. This opportunity is for the summer of 2021. In 2020, our interns worked remotely due to COVID-19 concerns. We will assess circumstances as we get closer to summer 2021 and make a decision as to whether our interns will work remotely this summer as well.

About the NC Justice Center
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, formerly incarcerated persons, 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, that the criminal justice system is more fair, 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. For more information, visit www.ncjustice.org.

Legal Internships: 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 a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, 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 begin reviewing resumes on December 1, 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, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.


LESLIE J. WINNER PUBLIC INTEREST AND CIVIL RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellow. The Winner Fellowship provides the opportunity for a recent law school graduate to spend two years as a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center, the state’s leading private, nonprofit, anti-poverty organization. The Fellowship is generously funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in honor of Leslie Winner, who has been a champion for the people of North Carolina. Winner spent much of her career as a public servant and public interest lawyer working on issues such as civil rights, gender equity, affordable housing, public education, and higher education. She retired in 2016 after eight years of distinguished service to the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and nearly 40 years of service to North Carolina. The North Carolina Justice Center is 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 litigators, researchers, community educators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low incomes.

The Winner Fellow will work alongside other litigation staff of the Justice Center. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in high-impact trial level and appellate litigation in a wide range of civil rights and poverty law areas that may include consumer, housing, education, employment, criminal justice, health, and public benefits. The Justice Center’s litigation strategies are part of a multi-disciplinary approach to advocacy that integrates legal, policy, public engagement, research, and communications strategies. While the position will primarily assist with the Justice Center’s litigation efforts, the Winner Fellow will be exposed to all aspects of the Justice Center’s work. The Fellow must be eligible for admission to the North Carolina bar by the commencement of the Fellowship. Applicants must have graduated from law school in 2019, 2020, or be expected to graduate in 2021. Applicants should possess strong research, writing, and analytical skills, and a demonstrable passion for and commitment to social and economic justice. Applicants should have an interest in and commitment to developing the skills to handle public interest litigation.

The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice, 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 $49,345) 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: For the 2021-2023 Fellowship (commencing between August and September 2021), applicants should submit a resume, the names of three professional or academic references, a writing sample (maximum of 10 pages), and a brief statement of interest (two pages or less) as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and Winner Fellowship in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by November 15, 2020. The statement of interest should explain your background, your commitment to social justice, why you want to engage in litigation at the North Carolina Justice Center, and how this fellowship will further your professional interests and goals.

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.