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Youth Access Counsel - FULLY REMOTE

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Resumo dos Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego
Tempo Integral
Data de Início
19 de agosto de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições
14 de junho de 2024
Educação
Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Nível de Experiência
Gerencial
Salário
USD $85.000 - $100.000 / ano

Descrição

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice transforms the law and policy landscape through advocacy, support, and organizing so all people have the power to determine if, when, and how to define, create, and sustain families with dignity and to actualize sexual and reproductive wellbeing on their own terms. We are the leading-edge reproductive justice lawyering organization on the ground, representing people in crisis, reshaping law, and making just policy as we build a stronger, progressive base of legal stakeholders invested in these issues and networked to one another.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We seek an experienced attorney to join our fight for young people’s access to reproductive health, rights, and justice. The Youth Access Counsel will join IWH’s Strategic Advocacy Team, working primarily with the policy team to expand support for young people’s access to reproductive care through public education, messaging, and policy efforts. This work will include (1) building partnerships with state and national organizations; (2) developing and disseminating resources and public education materials aimed at repealing forced parental involvement laws and expanding young people’s access to confidential reproductive healthcare; and (3) research and legal analysis to advance young people’s access to confidential reproductive healthcare, free from state coercion and interference. The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to social justice lawyering and a passion for fighting for racial and reproductive justice. Experience working with people under age 18 is a plus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policy and Advocacy

●      Support state partners with proactive and defensive policy efforts.

●      Engage in coalition work with state and national partners and stakeholders.

●      Together with Senior Youth Access Counsel and the policy team, track and analyze proposed and new legislation impacting young people’s access to confidential reproductive healthcare.

Public Education

●      Collaborate on communications and messaging strategy related to the repeal of forced parental involvement laws and broader youth access to reproductive health, rights, and justice.

●      In partnership with Senior Youth Access Counsel, develop resources and reports demonstrating the harms of forced parental involvement laws and judicial bypass.

●      Along with the policy team and other staff members, attend conferences and other public education opportunities to present on work.

Legal Research and Analysis

●      Contribute legal research and analysis to inform programmatic strategy for youth access initiative.

Other Duties

●      Co-manage If/When/How's internal youth access working group in partnership with Senior Youth Access Counsel, including scheduling, agenda creation, and meeting facilitation.

●      Liaise across organization's teams and departments to support staff whose work overlaps with youth access.

●      Participate in staff meetings, department meetings, trainings, and retreats.

●      Willingness to participate in internal volunteer committees to help co-create a vibrant, equitable, and collegial work environment.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

●      J.D. is required; bar admission a plus.

●      At least 7 years of professional experience, which may include professional experience before law school. Minimum 5 years of legal experience is required.

●      Advanced knowledge of reproductive rights law and policy required.

●      Experience in developing, leading, and implementing legislative or issue-based policy campaigns is a plus.

●      Experience working with youth in a service, organizing, or support role is a plus.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

●      Ability to thrive in a remote workplace and willingness to build relationships virtually.

●      Commitment to social justice and racial justice/anti-racist principles.

●      Familiarity with reproductive health, rights, and justice issues and frameworks preferred.

●      Eagerness to work with and learn from strong, intelligent, and passionate team members.

●      Self-motivated with effective organization, time, and project management skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks and nimbly shift between projects as needs evolve.

●      Flexibility and adaptability to change and growth.

●      Excellent communications skills: writing, speaking and listening, with an emphasis on clear analytical writing ability.

●      Meticulous attention to detail.

●      Collaborative team player with ability to give and receive constructive feedback.

●      Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and G-Suite tools, and other common workplace apps.

 ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to Senior Youth Access Counsel and works closely with the Policy Team. Collaborates with the Strategic Advocacy Team and other staff as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

If/When/How maintains a virtual office and supports remote working and flexible work days, including a 4-day work week. Reimbursements for home office equipment and supplies are available. Occasionally, employees may be expected to be available during off-hours and/or to attend events (e.g., conferences, staff retreats) on nights or weekends. Please note that this role requires the employee to be located within the United States. We are unable to consider applicants residing outside of the United States at this time.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Most work will be done on a computer (although attending conferences may require transporting materials and the ability to carry 10 lbs), with exception of handwriting cards. Requires typing and participating in meetings (live and virtual). Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these and other essential functions.

 TRAVEL:

Quarterly travel within the continental U.S. may be required. Additional travel will be required to support teamwork and attend staff retreats, conferences, and professional development opportunities.

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice transforms the law and policy landscape through advocacy, support, and organizing so all people have the power to determine if, when, and how to define, create, and sustain families with dignity…

Benefícios

BENEFITS:

If/When/How provides a generous benefits package consisting of fully paid insurance coverage for health, vision, dental, life, and disability; flexible spending accounts (FSA) for health, dependent care, and transportation; retirement plan; sick leave, vacation (starting at 15 days a year, upfront), and holidays; 4- day work week; plus, a one-week office closure in December. Employees also receive generous professional development stipends and paid memberships to professional associations.

BENEFITS:

If/When/How provides a generous benefits package consisting of fully paid insurance coverage for health, vision, dental, life, and disability; flexible spending accounts…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Localização

Virtual
Trabalho deve ser executado em qualquer lugar em Estados Unidos
Local Associado
San Francisco, CA, USA

Como se inscrever

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm ET on June 14, 2024. Interviews may begin sooner than the deadline, but we will consider all applications submitted by the deadline.

Send the following documents in PDF format with subject [YOUTH ACCESS COUNSEL] to opportunities@ifwhenhow.org :

●      Cover letter that (1) speaks to how your experience and skill set meet the qualifications for this role; (2) lists how you heard about this position; and (3) discusses your commitment to social, racial, and reproductive justice;

●      Resumé;

●      List of three (3) references with contact (name and pronouns) and relationship information (title, where/when you worked together, and LinkedIn profile, if available). Please note that references will not be contacted until the final round of interviews.


 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer, committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences, identities, and educational backgrounds. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

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