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Investigative Fellow

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Civil Rights Corps
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Washington, DC

Civil Rights Corps


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Published 9 days ago

April 5, 2021
March 12, 2021
Up to $46,000

Civil Rights Corps is seeking an Investigative Fellow to join our team. The Fellow will support our impact litigation and advocacy challenging mass human caging with a goal of creating a legal system that promotes equality and freedom. This is an entry level position at CRC.


Job duties include:

·      Conducting research, on-the-ground investigation, and related tasks in support of complex civil rights litigation in federal and state courts to challenge a range of injustices within the criminal legal system.

·      Working with Civil Rights Corps case teams on fact development and litigation support, to include meeting with clients, witnesses and putative class members, drafting memoranda, proofreading briefs, filing pleadings, managing litigation calendars, submitting records requests, assisting with discovery production and review, organizing large quantities of responsive documents, and a variety of other case support duties.

·      Conducting analysis of facts, records and information and working with attorneys and investigators to integrate information into case preparation.

·      Developing and maintaining relationships with clients, community partners, organizers, coalition members, and legal allies.

·      Working collaboratively with attorneys, fellows, investigators, and policy and communications staff on a variety of cases and projects.

·      Once CRC staff can safely return to in-person work, some travel will be required, consistent with case needs in other jurisdictions around the country.

 

Qualifications

The ideal investigative fellow is passionate about social justice, hard-working, a fast learner, proactive, able to juggle multiple tasks, and able to work well in a collaborative environment. This is an entry level position. Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

·      Demonstrated commitment to the mission, purpose, and values of CRC.

·      Demonstrated ability to work well in teams.

·      Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe.

·      Experience working with diverse populations, with those directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and on behalf of low-income clients.

·      Proven ability to take initiative, establish priorities, work independently, self-motivate, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.

·      Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential.

·      Fluency in verbal and written Spanish a plus.

·      Comfort with data management systems a plus.  

 

Civil Rights Corps is seeking an Investigative Fellow to join our team. The Fellow will support our impact litigation and advocacy challenging mass human caging with a goal of creating a legal system that promotes equality and freedom…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

This is a full-time position beginning as soon as possible. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Civil Rights Corps team is working remotely, and as a result, this position will be remote as well. When it is safe to return to in-person work, this position will be based in Washington, DC. The Investigative Fellow will receive excellent benefits, including full health care coverage, generous retirement benefits, and public transportation benefits.  The CRC union represents this position.

The position will be paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The beginning salary for this position is $46,000. The position is also eligible for overtime pay. Federal holidays will be paid time off, along with paid vacation and sick leave.


This is a full-time position beginning as soon as possible. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Civil Rights Corps team is working remotely, and as a result, this position will be…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in verbal and written Spanish a plus

Fluency in verbal and written Spanish a plus

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
910 17th St NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Civil Rights Corps. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we guarantee consideration for applications received by 3/12/21. Materials should be addressed to Jobs@civilrightscorps.org. Please include your name and “Investigative Fellow” in the subject line.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Civil Rights Corps. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we…

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