The North Carolina Justice Center is a progressive research and advocacy organization dedicated to expanding opportunity and protecting the rights of low-income individuals in North Carolina. For over 25 years, the NC Justice Center has been on the front lines in the courts, at the legislature, in the media, and in communities advocating for positive changes for poor and working North Carolinians. The NC Justice Center has played a primary role in most of the state’s major policy debates and successfully litigated hundreds of individual cases and class actions.
The following positions are available:
The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a Staff Attorney, Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. The attorney will work closely with community members, local, state and national-level partners and other NCJC advocates to advance systemic change in immigrants’ and refugees’ rights in North Carolina through a combination of individual representation, impact litigation, community outreach, and policy advocacy. This position will maintain a practice that primarily involves immigration issues, including representing individuals in Immigration Court as well as before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, but could incorporate cross-program work as needed. The attorney will serve as a resource for advocates and partners across the state, including private attorneys, nonprofits, and government agencies.
- J.D. and admitted to the North Carolina Bar or eligible for admission
- Prior experience working with immigrant or refugee communities is strongly preferred.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Strong writing, legal research, and oral advocacy skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English is strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, ability to recognize the barriers facing immigrant communities, and experience working with low-income individuals.
- Demonstrated commitment to racial equity
- Some travel, evening, and weekend work is required.
The Justice Center offers skilled and committed co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum $49,345/annually DOE) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, thirteen holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, medical, dental, vision, 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.
The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. NCJC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Furthermore, the NCJC is a second chance employer and encourage all qualified individuals to apply for our roles.
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The NC Justice Center is seeking an Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing confidential professional administrative support to ensure the NC Justice Center operates in an organized, efficient, and professional manner. They complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director. Additionally, they work with the Director of Development to develop, track, and produce reports, exports, and lists. Furthermore, they work to support donor events with vendor research, coordination of list building with the IT team, event planning, on-site support, post-event processing, data entry, and acknowledgements. The Executive Assistant provides the necessary leadership skills to work effectively with management, staff, and donors to accomplish the goals of the organization. The position works under close supervision of the Executive Director, including on goals set by the Senior Management Team. Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- Minimum of four years of administrative office experience supporting a senior executive or team, preferably working in a non-profit or governmental organization.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to multi-task, learn quickly, organize work, and set priorities.
- Exceptional written communication skills.
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and Adobe. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
- Ability to work independently and support the work of others in the organization required.
- Strong internal customer service orientation required.
- Demonstrated commitment to improving social justice and racial equity.
The NC Justice Center offers skilled and committed co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life, including but not limited to six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, thirteen holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, Flexible Savings Account, medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage.
The NC Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. NCJC does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Furthermore, the NC Justice Center is a second chance employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply for positions within our organization.
This position is open immediately. To apply, please click use the following link:
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