Nonprofit
Published 20 days ago

Judicial Advocacy Associate

Remote, Work must be performed anywhere in United States

Details

Job Type:Part Time
Job Type:Temporary
Start Date:August 5, 2024
End Date:August 4, 2025
Education:High School Diploma Required
Experience Level:Entry level
Compensation:USD $21.40 / hour

Description

Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes to the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration, valuing inclusion and we prioritize policies that support a regenerative environment. Here at MFOL, we are creating a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture and not ignoring the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching.


Judicial Advocacy Associates lead MFOL’s work defending the constitutional rights of young people. Associates will play an active role in guiding MFOL legal strategy, both directly within the courts and to the public. Associates will hold and maintain critical partnership and coalition relationships, including with external organizations, scholars, and advocacy partners. Associates will have the opportunity to lead major legal projects, including authoring amicus briefs, contributing to legal scholarship, and leading educational programming.


While this is a part-time position, the Associate is expected to prioritize their work with MFOL in a way that ensures they are able to meet deadlines and follow through on their internal and external responsibilities on a weekly basis without fail. MFOL is a youth-driven organization, and as a result, qualified applicants who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution or have other part- or full-time commitments are highly encouraged to apply.


Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and track litigation and actions relevant to MFOL interests, including but not limited to Second Amendment jurisprudence and gun violence prevention;
  • Create and maintain memos, briefs and summaries over court cases and Second Amendment jurisprudence for internal use, recommending case involvement or for informational purposes;
  • Work with pro bono attorneys and other internal and external partners in support of relevant federal and state litigation;
  • Create educational material on constitutional and related issues for public-facing messaging campaigns and the MFOL network
  • Collaborate with law professors and legal scholars to craft new constitutional arguments around gun violence prevention;
  • Participate in weekly team meetings, bi-monthly staff meetings and and other ad hoc meetings as necessary;
  • Take on other duties, as assigned.


WHO YOU ARE:

  • You have a passion for gun violence prevention, youth advocacy, and the power of movements to influence courts
  • You enjoy researching, reading, and breaking down dense and complicated legal texts;
  • You have strong analytical and narrative writing skills, with emphasis on clarity, purpose, and accessibility;
  • You are a creative thinker with an instinct to challenge the status quo;
  • You have interpersonal communication skills, interest in collaboration, and a strong sense of empathy;
  • You have strong time management skills, reliable habits and ability to project manage and self-start;
  • You respect a diverse range of perspectives, experiences and beliefs

Reviews of applicants will be on an on-going basis with first interviews tentatively the last week of July.

Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. Our people are…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
90 Church St, New York, NY 10007, USA
#3417

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