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:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, WORKERS’ RIGHTS PROJECT
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The North Carolina Justice Center, a preeminent voice for economic and social justice in the nation’s ninth most populous state, is seeking a dynamic, driven, passionate, and strategic leader to serve as its next Executive Director.

For 25 years, the North Carolina Justice Center has fought to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in communities across North Carolina. The NC Justice Center is leading the fight to expand opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians by addressing the root causes of poverty—taking on structural barriers to opportunity and ensuring just and fair treatment for everyone in North Carolina. Through its multi-issue, multi-strategy approach, facilitated by an accomplished and highly effective staff, the NC Justice Center has been successful, many times against the odds, year-over-year in eliminating structural barriers to fairness and opportunity, advocating for policies that foster, protect and advance economic inclusion, and defeating attempts to constrain justice and fairness and roll-back progress. The NC Justice Center has earned its reputation for reliability and track record of success by working diligently with a broad array of stakeholders, coalition partners, and leaders across the state—and the political spectrum—in a sustained fashion to advance solutions that are informed by expert research and fueled by multi-pronged litigation, public policy advocacy, community outreach, and communications strategies.

This is an exciting time for an experienced progressive, effective, and mission-aligned leader to join the NCJC’s talented and accomplished team of lawyers, community organizers, policy experts, advocates, communications specialists, and operations professionals as the NCJC continues to grow and evolve in a rapidly changing, and increasingly fraught, political and policy environment. The incoming Executive Director will join a progressive organization with seven vital projects focused on significant issues affecting low-income and working-class North Carolinians, each of which applies a distinctive and highly effective five-strategy approach, enabling the NC Justice Center to attack problems and fashion solutions with an interrelated set of specialized tools.

The next Executive Director will demonstrate deep personal and professional commitment to the NC Justice Center’s mission of eliminating poverty in North Carolina by making opportunity and prosperity for all a reality. They will have a track record of visionary and strategic leadership, inspiring and managing people, and using highly effective communication skills to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and partnerships at all levels internally and externally. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated performance history of championing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), both on a policy level and in internal staffing and operations. The NC Justice Center seeks candidates with experience in at least one of its five strategies. Expertise in impact litigation and/or policy advocacy is highly beneficial.

Inquiries, referrals, and resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be held in strict confidence and should be sent to Isaacson, Miller. Read the full position description and apply electronically.

The NC Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. NC 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.


COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist to assist with day-to-day online and offline tasks such as writing and editing, media work, and online engagement; developing and articulating a strong message for progressive social change across a wide range of issue areas; and utilizing a comprehensive digital strategy to advance the reach and message of the Justice Center. The Communications Specialist will report to the Director of Communications and is part of a three-person team that includes the Communications Specialist position, Design Director, and Director of Communications. In addition, they will work closely and collaboratively with additional project communications staff.

The Role:

  • Work closely with IT and development to manage list building and maintenance strategy in our CRM, Salsa Engage. This includes developing strategy for growing, organizing, and refining our email list; creating and updating Welcome Series emails regularly; and monitoring our progress and adjusting our approach.
  • Lead the creation of NCJC News. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for curating, designing, and sending a monthly newsletter roundup.
  • Manage digital ads and promotion. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for leading the strategy and maintenance of digital promotion, including developing effective campaigns, and monitoring their results regularly, and working on Google ads and other advertising platforms.
  • Support preparation and circulation of news releases, advisories, and action alerts. This involves collaboration with the Director of Communications, policy advocates, litigators, and other staff. Depending on the needs, you could lead the writing process, edit a document, or assist in disseminating it in Salsa Engage.
  • Support communication and Development in gathering content for, writing, and editing the annual report. This yearly publication is a collaborative effort with the Development team and spotlights our work for the previous year.
  • Support maintenance of the NC Justice Center’s website. In collaboration with the Director of Communications and other colleagues, ensure the website remains current and functional. This includes uploading publications, job postings, staff directory, and other content.
  • Manage content creation calendar and posting on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. In collaboration with other communications staff, ensure we’re amplifying our latest news and resources across the appropriate social channels, boosting posts if needed, and maintaining a fresh and relevant presence on our major social media channels.
  • Assist with analytics reporting for digital and traditional media. This includes supporting the Director of Communications on regularly reporting on media hits, email statistics, social media engagement, and Google Analytics for our website.
  • Create and disseminate petitions and action alerts in our CRM, Salsa Engage, with input from project staff and other communications staff.
  • Support Director of Communications in ensuring communications policy and process documents and style guide are up to date and staff are trained in how to use them. In order to ensure brand consistency, the Communications Specialist will support the organization broadly by ensuring all staff have the tools and knowledge they need to communicate effectively.

Qualifications:
We’re looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in a related field or a minimum of four years of demonstrated experience who can navigate the worlds of traditional and digital media to support social justice, equity, and inclusion. A successful candidate will be excited about developing strategy, have strong interpersonal skills, is attentive to detail, and can respond nimbly to time-sensitive policy issues. They will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, be exceptionally organized while juggling competing demands, and possess a demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to improving social justice and racial equality.

Required skills:
Superior computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite as well as Canva or Adobe Creative Cloud Suite; experience working with dynamic websites built in WordPress or similar CMS; experience working in Salsa Engage or a comparable CRM; experience copy editing and writing in AP style, and familiarity with digital ad creation and analytics.

Benefits:
The Justice Center offers skilled and committed co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum $42,908.00/annually DOE) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, thirteen holidays, $100 monthly parking stipend, 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.

TO APPLY:
This position is open immediately. To apply please complete an application by using the link North Carolina Justice Center – Communications Specialist (paylocity.com).

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.


DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a Digital Communications Coordinator, Workers’ Rights Project to create and execute digital campaigns, manage social media accounts, and produce digital content as needed; building a strong digital presence for progressive change across a range of workplace policy areas, including workplace health and safety, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, unemployment insurance, pregnancy accommodations, workplace organizing and other topics.

  • Conceptualizes, creates, and distributes digital campaign content in support of Workers’ Rights Project advocacy objectives; amplifies partner content as needed.
  • Supports the Project’s online engagement and communications efforts, including action alerts, event promotion, and materials dissemination.
  • Supports digital storytelling work and develops video content featuring directly impacted people.
  • Maintains and updates campaign websites.
  • Develops and implements data-driven strategies for engaging and building the Project’s audiences on social media and through Salsa Engage.
  • Contributes communications and digital organizing capacity to various coalition efforts.
  • Analyzes metrics for the NC Families Care Coalition website, social media, and other online properties; evaluates the effectiveness of digital campaign efforts.

Performs other duties as assigned related to advancing the Project’s messages with partners, the press, legislators, and the public.

Qualifications:
We’re looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in a related field or a minimum of four years of demonstrated experience creating and managing digital media who can navigate the worlds of traditional and digital media to support worker’s rights throughout the state. A successful candidate will be excited about developing strategy, have strong interpersonal skills, is attentive to detail, and can respond nimbly to time-sensitive policy issues. They will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, be exceptionally organized while juggling competing demands and possess a demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines. Being attuned to online media, Google Analytics, Facebook ads, etc. is strongly preferred. Bilingual (English and Spanish) skills is strongly preferred. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to improving social justice and racial equality.

Required skills:
Superior computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite as well as Canva or Adobe Creative Cloud Suite; demonstrated experience conceptualizing and implementing digital campaigns, driving traffic with social media; basic website maintenance/design and familiarity with HTML; demonstrated experience editing videos; experience working in Salsa Engage or a comparable CRM; experience copy editing and writing in AP style, and familiarity with digital ad creation and analytics; the ability to work some evenings and weekends required.

Benefits:
The NC Justice Center offers skilled and committed co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum $42,908.00 /annually DOE) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, thirteen paid holidays, $100 monthly parking stipend, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage. This position is in the NC Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.

TO APPLY:
This position is open immediately. To apply please complete an application by using the link North Carolina Justice Center – Digital Communications Coordinator, Workers’ Right Project (paylocity.com).

The NC Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. NC 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.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a Deputy Director of Finance, to oversee all financial functions within the Justice Center and direct the financial planning of the organization. This position is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports; management of Finance and Accounting staff; ensuring adherence to general accounting practices and legal compliance with IRS regulations, tax laws, state, and federal laws, and filing and registration requirements; management of grants accounting and payments; proactive leadership of staff to function as a high performing team, across the organization’s functions.

Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in a related field (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration) or equivalent professional training.
  2. At least seven years of experience in financial management of non-profits, prior experience as non-profit Director of Finance strongly preferred.
  3. Significant experience with and high level of competence in, the use of, complex financial management software programs.  Prior experience with Blackbaud – Financial Edge highly desirable.
  4. Substantial knowledge and experience with financial management of private foundation grants
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and mastery of accounting practices including GAAP.
  6. Experience as a full charge accountant including responsibility for general ledger, monthly closing, cash flow management and budget creation and analysis and creation and generation of range of financial reporting.
  7. Supervisory and managerial experience of financial staff.
  8. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  9. Strong oral and written communications skills.
  10. Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.

The 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, FSA, medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage.

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.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly. To apply please use the following link: North Carolina Justice Center – Deputy Director of Finance (paylocity.com)


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