The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
If you are a talented professional who wants to use your skills, hard work, and expertise to further the cause of civil rights and civil justice, please consider applying for a career at the Lawyers' Committee.
Lawyers’ Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, or political affiliation.
We encourage applications from people of color, women, and persons with disabilities. Positions will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and benefits are provided by the employer.
Current Job Openings:
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”) is seeking a bright, creative, qualified junior organizer to serve as an Assistant Coordinator for our Legal Mobilization Project (“LMP”). LMP works across and with all Lawyers’ Committee subject matter projects. The LMP staff attorneys and organizers utilize pro bono, technology, litigation, public policy advocacy, online communications, public education, non-litigation assistance and management tools to address civil rights challenges. At the core of LMP is the recognition that a comprehensive multi-dimensional approach can be incredibly effective in enforcing civil rights today. While the Legal Mobilization Project supports various initiatives and projects, the Assistant Coordinator will primarily work with the Voting Rights Project.
The LMP Assistant Coordinator will provide logistical and organizing support to Voting Rights Project and LMP team members as they organize Election Protection—the nation’s largest, non-partisan voter protection program—conduct investigations on voting rights violations and outreach into communities impacted by voting discrimination. This support includes organizing meetings and conference calls, tracking program progress, assisting with volunteer management and providing the assistance needed to meet project goals. The position will also provide administrative support to the LMP team and Director of Legal Mobilization and Pro Bono.
The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of related work experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or on a political, issue or candidate campaign. The applicant must be detail oriented, have strong personal organizational skills, be able to manage multiple projects at one time, and prioritize tasks effectively. Familiarity with CRM (consumer relation management) software and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be a fast-learner, be hardworking, and have a passion for civil rights. Applicants must be affable and be able to work collegially under the pressure of a campaign environment with tight deadlines. Experience with national campaigns and working with minority communities is a plus. The LMP Assistant Coordinator will report directly to the Manager of Legal Mobilization and Strategic Campaigns.
Please fill out the application form and include your cover letter, resume and three references here: https://podio.com/webforms/11738698/815505. The position will close on April 14, 2015. Salary is competitive for an entry level position with a fringe benefits package, including employer-funded health insurance, provided.
The Lawyers’ Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. Diversity is an essential component of the Lawyers’ Committee, and we encourage women and minorities to apply. All qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for selection without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, or political affiliation.
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