POLICY ANALYST, BUDGET & TAX CENTER
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT
LEGAL INTERNSHIP
LESLIE J. WINNER PUBLIC INTEREST AND CIVIL RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP


POLICY ANALYST, BUDGET & TAX CENTER

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.

The Budget and Tax Center (BTC), a project of the NC Justice Center, is the state’s leading source for information on how fiscal and economic policies shape the opportunities available to working families. Because of its long-standing reputation for credible analysis and well-researched proposals, a wide range of organizations and leaders turn to the BTC for leadership in setting the NC policy agenda. The BTC informs and affects public policy decisions by producing credible and timely reports and providing expert guidance to the media, advocates, policymakers, and the public.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Budget and Tax Center is seeking a full-time, temporary (expected duration of 12 months) Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst works to document and analyze economic conditions in North Carolina with an eye to policy solutions that can support low-income North Carolinians and communities of color in the state. This position will work on a program to support community economic development activities in low-income communities across the state that include the design of policy, investment, and programmatic efforts to advance a more equitable economy. The Analyst will monitor measures of the level of equity and inclusiveness in local areas’ economy, engagement with communities of color with existing policies, and programs designed to advance community economic development. In particular, the Analyst will work on research questions related to public contracting and engagement of local businesses, affordable housing development, and the mismatch of jobs and opportunities, hiring practices, and engagement of workers of color among others. The Analyst is responsible for researching and writing policy briefs and reports, conducting outreach and community education through mass media, new media, and presentations, and supporting staff allies and Legal Aid partners working particularly in the Eastern part of the state.

EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or city and regional planning, with a focus on domestic social, economic, education, and/or anti-poverty policy; two or more years of professional experience analyzing economic and fiscal policy issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes; ability to find, gather and synthesize data and information from a diverse variety of qualitative and quantitative sources; excellent quantitative analysis skills, including advanced competency in Excel; superior written, oral and presentation skills; and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies. A strong commitment to equity and inclusion is required. Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

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 $52,105) 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
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.

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 COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, 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 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, a project of the NC Justice Center, is seeking a part-time (anticipated 30 hours per week) Digital Communications Coordinator to advance the digital communications campaign as the team works collaboratively on community and coalition capacity building; public education, engagement, and policy advocacy in key areas of the state. HAP’s communications strategy is comprehensive—requiring proficiency with photography, videography, multimedia/digital media, graphic design, and social media platforms. The Communications Coordinator will produce communications work that is accessible, breaking down complex materials and messaging with respect for people in poverty, communities of color, and other groups who are marginalized. This position will primarily support the project’s communications campaign plan and work collaboratively with the organization’s communications team.
The successful candidate has proficiency with photography, videography skills to assist with our storytelling and photovoice projects. While North Carolina is in a state of emergency due to the pandemic, community-focused work will be overwhelming digital. Post- emergency, some travel (within the Triangle and a few identified communities) and some limited weekend and evening work may be necessary.

The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience with multimedia/digital media design with a portfolio demonstrating best practices in communications; social media, graphic design, and branding; strong conceptual skills, and demonstrated, exceptional eye for detail. In addition, the successful candidate will have respect for and understanding of broader poverty and equity issues and their interconnectedness with health care; demonstrated multicultural competence; superior written skills; experience with photography/videography, social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 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 and equity.

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 $33,680 for .75FTE) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: 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 send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Communications Coordinator” 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 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.