The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality and violence. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative—to achieve racial justice, the recognition of human dignity, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education programs in the substantive areas of political participation, criminal justice, economic justice, and education, seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, a fair and just judicial system, economic opportunity, and quality education.
LDF seeks a full-time Redistricting Counsel to join its team and work with other LDF attorneys, experts, and national, state, and local partners on voting rights related advocacy, with a special focus on the upcoming congressional, state, and local apportionment and redistricting cycle that is expected to begin in 2021 and any subsequent litigation. The Redistricting Counsel will support LDF’s work to ensure a fair and non-discriminatory reapportionment and redistricting process. Applicants with backgrounds in the areas of voting rights litigation generally and/or apportionment and redistricting specifically are strongly preferred. Depending on workload, the Redistricting Counsel will also work on other voting rights advocacy and litigation matters. The position is a two-year appointment.
The Redistricting Counsel will report to a senior LDF litigator, while also working closely with staff from LDF’s policy team and LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute, a multidisciplinary center within the LDF that engages in research and targeted advocacy campaigns.
Subject to LDF’s prior approval, this position may have the option to be remote until Friday, December 31, 2021. Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, any candidate selected should be prepared to report to work in the office location assigned to this position.
Responsibilities may include:
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment, unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons
This position is open until filled.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.
Human Resources Manager
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006
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The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S…