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RiseBoro Community Partnership | Brooklyn, NY
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RiseBoro Community Partnership


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Published 2 months ago

Recurring
September 9, 2019
November 26, 2019
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Riseboro Community Partnership is seeking a 2L or 3L law student to volunteer with the General Counsel of RiseBoro.

About RiseBoro: Since 1973, RiseBoro has sparked holistic community revitalization, while supporting every generation in a rapidly changing borough. RiseBoro has created over 3,000 units of affordable housing with thousands more in the pipeline, and serves over 30,000 New Yorkers annually through seniors centers, our youth center and after school programs, Meals on Wheels, home care assistance, and more. With over 1,700 employees, RiseBoro is now expanding to impact new communities across the city, state, and region.

The Volunteer Position:

The General Counsel of RiseBoro serves all division of the organization, including program services Housing, Seniors, Youth, Homecare, Empowerment, and administrative divisions Human Resources and Finance, as well as its Board of Directors. This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of non-profit legal needs. The volunteer law student should expect to assist the General Counsel with some or all of the following needs of the division:

  • Investigation of complaints of protected class discrimination (age, race, gender, etc.)
  • Investigation of complaints of sexual harassment.
  • Draft and review organizational policy
  • Serve as liaison to one or more divisions of RiseBoro for regular check ins of legal needs
  • Review and assess contracts for vendor services, partnerships and others
  • Draft and review Board of Directors policies and procedures


The Ideal Candidate:

  • a 2L or 3L
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • A compassionate listener with careful attention to detail and excellent note taking skills
  • A creative problem solver looking for an opportunity to expand those skills
  • Organized and deadline-oriented with the ability to track multiple projects indepedently


Time Commitment: Volunteer scheduling can be very flexible. A minimum 10 hour weekly time commitment is required.

Riseboro Community Partnership is seeking a 2L or 3L law student to volunteer with the General Counsel of RiseBoro.

About RiseBoro: Since 1973, RiseBoro has sparked holistic community revitalization, while supporting every generation in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

How to Apply

Please submit resume and a writing sample to Sandhya Boyd, General Counsel of RiseBoro by email at the address above. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

Please submit resume and a writing sample to Sandhya Boyd, General Counsel of RiseBoro by email at the address above. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the…

Location

565 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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