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Advancement Project
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Advancement Project


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Published 5 days ago

Who we are:

Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project National Office is a cutting edge, no-holds-barred national nonprofit whose team members are dedicated to creating free and safe communities for people of color. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline, to the fight to expand the right to vote, from calling for a complete overhaul of how we view the police and carceral state, to fighting for immigrant justice, Advancement Project National Office team members impact real change from the ground up. This moment demands alignment, sharp strategic thinking and creativity to imagine a more just world in which racism no longer exists and all people of color can be free and safe – and we are excited to bring on new talent to change our world.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a creative problem solver, strong advocate, and skilled attorney to work from our Washington D.C. office to serve as a Staff Attorney to work across the Opportunity to Learn (OTL) and Justice Project (JP). The ideal candidate will focus on planning including identifying and recommending how to respond to legislative and legal developments in the issue area they are assigned to. Through research, analysis and writing, the staff attorney will provide support to grassroots partners and collaborate with and across teams to do so.

This position will report to the Deputy Program Director for Justice Project and will be a member of the union with compensation determined by the union compensation structure.

What you’ll do:

The staff attorney is part of a team or teams of attorneys who research and analyze policies, laws and regulations on assigned issues in support of grassroots partners and Advancement Project’s overall mission. The work will entail the investigation of racial justice issues, including through data, anecdotal, and other factual collection and analysis. The attorney prepares legal memoranda and drafts other associated policy-related and legal documents. This role also assists with investigations, litigation efforts, including discovery and motion writing when appropriate. The attorney may also assists with legislative efforts, including analyzing and drafting language for bills. The ideal candidate will be working on Opportunity to Learn and Justice Project programs.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

·      Collaborate with colleagues, internally and externally, in various program areas to develop and implement strategies.

·      Cultivate external relationships with national and regional organizations and allies.

·      Provide guidance to team members and interns on work product;

·      Assist with legal and policy work cross-program, as needed;

·      Use a variety of legal, policy, communications, organizing and coalition-building strategies to assist our community partners.

What you need to be considered:

·      State bar membership (must be willing to become a member of or able to waive into DC Bar);

·      One year of legal experience.

·      Demonstrated commitment to racial justice.

·      Excellent written, verbal, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

·      Interest in working with grassroots organizations.

·      Willingness to travel.

·      Experience in civil rights is preferred.

·      Willingness to work in multiple program areas, as needed.

·      Organizing, litigation and coalition-building experiences are pluses.

·      Fluency in Spanish is preferred

PLEASE SUBMIT 2 WRITING SAMPLES WITH YOUR COVER LETTER


Who we are:

Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project National Office is a cutting edge, no-holds-barred national nonprofit whose team members are dedicated to creating free and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Location

1220 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005

How to Apply

PLEASE SUBMIT 2 WRITING SAMPLES WITH YOUR COVER LETTER


PLEASE SUBMIT 2 WRITING SAMPLES WITH YOUR COVER LETTER


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