Staff Writer

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Minimum: $20.00
Maximum: $25.00
Details: $20 - $25/hr based on experience. 20 hours per week.




1000 Preston Avenue
United States


About the Legal Aid Justice Center

The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that battles poverty and injustice through individual, community, and systemic advocacy. LAJC operates four primary programs: JustChildren, Immigrant Advocacy, Economic Justice, and Civil Rights & Racial Justice. For more information, visit


About the Development Team

LAJC’s Development Team consists of a Director of Development (DoD) and three Chief Development Officers (CDOs) assigned to our offices in Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. The DoD provides overall leadership and support to the CDOs and handles a high volume of grant writing and communications in addition to other administrative duties. 


About the Position

LAJC is seeking a highly skilled, part-time staff writer to join our team.  This position will be responsible for taking high quality content provided by program staff and crafting first drafts of grant proposals, reports, e-blasts, press-releases, website content, and other written vehicles as required. Please note that this position is only funded for three months.


Required Qualifications

• Well-refined capacity for moral outrage when faced with injustices large and small

• Fearless willingness to put pen to paper to quickly generate content

• Clear and concise writing style

• Healthy ego willing to learn our field and voice by being edited

• Ability to manage one’s time with multiple competing deadlines


Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with high-volume writing with deadlines

• A demonstrated track record of successful private grant proposals

• Experience writing donor-centric communications

• Wordpress or other website content management experience

• Ability to be on site in Charlottesville at least once a week.

Other Notes:

The Legal Aid Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit us online at The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to strengthening the voices of our low-income clients, working in collaboration with community partners, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. We strive to take on the issues that have broad impact on our client communities and to be responsive to client input. Recognizing the particular impact of racism on our clients and staff, we devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice. 

All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe. In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that applicants have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations.


Flexible schedule including the ability to work remotely. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Application Instructions

Email a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to Mary Bauer at hiring@justice4all.orgPlease include “Staff Writer” in the subject line.