Due Process Institute, a 501(c)(4) headquartered in Washington, DC, is looking for a criminal justice reform Legal + Policy Director to build and execute legislative and legal campaign strategies—particularly with Democratic and Progressive Congressional offices and allies as well as a Biden-Harris Administration—in order to achieve outcomes that increase justice and fairness, protect due process, and improve lives. Specific current topical areas of reform include (but are not limited to): prosecutorial accountability; plea bargaining; right to counsel; federal sentencing; due process trial rights (including grand jury and criminal discovery reform); surveillance; traditional and digital search and seizures issues; overincarceration; overcriminalization; forensic integrity; policing; and other criminal justice topics. We seek to effectuate immediate and meaningful change via our amicus curiae practice, public education, programming, and direct policy advocacy.
We are looking for a highly professional, goal-oriented leader who is capable of playing a significant role in our organization and delivering measurable results to make criminal legal reform a reality.
Additional responsibilities of a qualified candidate could also (but doesn't need to) include:
Previous federal public defender experience is a plus. Previous hill experience is a plus.
About Due Process Institute
Due Process Institute looks past ideological divides to find common ground to restore principles of fairness in the criminal justice system. Candidates should be prepared to work in a diverse and bipartisan workplace where co-workers and close allies hold a very wide view of personal and political viewpoints. For more information about our organization, please visit www.iDueProcess.org and follow us on Twitter: @iDueProcess.
Due Process Institute is an equal opportunity employer who values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We make every effort to assure that our recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.
The position is located in Washington, DC. Post-pandemic, the position will require some in-office hours as well as attendance of meetings and events in the DC metro area, including in the evenings. Applicants from outside of the DC area are welcome to apply but relocation to the DC metro area is required no later than September 1, 2021.
Post-pandemic, some travel (including overnight) will be required but does not represent a significant part of the position’s duties. Due Process Institute is prepared to offer competitive nonprofit compensation and benefits.
Questions unanswered by this listing may be sent to Tamara Kalacevic via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due Process Institute, a 501(c)(4) headquartered in Washington, DC, is looking for a criminal justice reform Legal + Policy Director to build and execute legislative and legal campaign strategies—particularly with Democratic and Progressive…
Applications will be reviewed immediately and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for our organization and this position, as well as a resume detailing your experience. Salary requirements must be addressed in your cover letter. Please also submit a writing sample that represents your best advocacy work and that is substantially authored/edited by you alone (10 page maximum--excised portions of longer works are acceptable). If your candidacy advances, you will be asked to provide references.