POLICY ANALYST, HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT
HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT
ACCOUNTANT
LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

POLICY ANALYST, HEALTH ADVOCACY 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 Health Advocacy Project, a project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst works to identify, document, and analyze healthcare conditions and recommend policy solutions to ensure that each North Carolina resident has access to affordable, quality, equitable health care. The Health Advocacy Project’s work is focused primarily on full implementation of the Affordable Care Act including Medicaid expansion, the state’s Medicaid program including its transformation into a Managed Care Model, and health care affordability and equity.

Job Duties:

  • Research, propose and advocate for reforms, policies and programs that support the health care needs of North Carolinians while providing policy support to the team, the Justice Center and partners;
  • Track health care trends and developments and monitor health care administrative and legislative proposals;
  • Provide direct advocacy with policymakers and state officials and work with the team to support grassroots advocacy efforts;
  • Help build and maintain relationships with decisionmakers, determining the key decisionmakers and influencers on our issues;
  • Work with the team to help create and carry out advocacy plans and dissemination of findings to policymakers, partners, media, and the public;
  • Publish policy reports, blog posts, briefs, op-eds, legislative bulletins, fact sheets, and other documents as assigned that summarize and explain health policy developments;
  • Work with and maintain ongoing relationships with traditional news media in print, radio, and television to provide a perspective on health policy issues that affect our constituents;
  • Represent consumers on various coalitions, health care task forces and other groups while helping maintain and strengthen these relationships;
  • Work in outreach and community engagement with members of the team for the overarching goal of elevating impacted voices in our research, policy and advocacy work;
  • Support the HAP Project Director in raising funds from foundations and individual donors by maintaining details of his/her work for grant reporting and help with maintaining funder relationships;
  • Support the Justice Center’s mission aimed at improving the lives of North Carolinians with low incomes.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in a related field such as, public policy, public health or equivalent professional training; a minimum of two years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy; familiarity with health coverage programs including Medicaid is preferred; demonstrated understanding of the intersectionality of poverty and social determinants of health is preferred; superior written, oral and presentation skills; ability to work independently and as a team; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and trust with diverse community members from different backgrounds; 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 Analyst” 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 February 13, 2020.

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.

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.

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.