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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Justice Center, based in Raleigh, NC, is the state’s preeminent voice for economic and social justice with the mission of eliminating poverty. For the past 18 years, the Justice Center  has advocated for change in laws and policies to ensure that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.

To make opportunity and prosperity for all a reality, the Justice Center promotes:

  • Jobs that are safe, pay a living wage and provide benefits
  • Access to quality and affordable health care
  • Quality public education for every child
  • Consumer protections from abusive practices
  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Public investments that expand opportunities for economic security
  • A state budget and revenue system that is fair and promotes economic security for low-income families
  • Access to quality legal services for victims of persecution, trafficking, and immigrants seeking legal status in the U.S.
  • Fair treatment for everyone in North Carolina, regardless of race, ethnicity or country of origin or immigration status   

To pursue these goals, the Justice Center employs five interconnected strategies:  litigation, research and analysis, public policy advocacy, community education and engagement, and communication. The Justice Center has a committed, experienced and well- respected staff of advocates, including litigators, community educators, researchers and communications professionals.

The Executive Director will:

  • Provide overall leadership, management and fiscal oversight for the organization, with an annual budget in excess of $4.5M and a staff of approximately 45 people
  • Work with the Board of Directors, leadership team and staff to develop and implement a strategic plan to further its mission
  • Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, open communication, collaboration, and shared organizational vision.
  • Preserve institutional expertise and leadership  
  • Identify and create fund-raising opportunities and provide direction for grant seeking efforts
  • Develop and maintain strategic and productive connections throughout the state of NC with policy leaders, decision makers, constituents, allies, and funders  
  • Actively and effectively represent the organization’s issues and strategies across a broad range of constituents and policy leaders  

This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and creative leader to work with staff, the Board, funders and allies in creating and implementing a bold and broad strategic vision for change in North Carolina.  

Requirements:

  • Experience with and understanding of the needs of low-income individuals and communities
  • Significant successful experience in management and leadership, preferably in non-profit organizations
  • Significant experience in legal or policy advocacy
  • An advanced degree or equivalent experience, law degree a plus
  • Knowledge of/experience in legislative and legal processes
  • Experience with financial management of organizations and the ability to manage an organization with multiple funding sources
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds from foundations and individual donors
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and articulate a clear plan of work to achieve organizational goals
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people
  • A deep commitment to economic and social justice

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

To apply for this position: Submit your resume and cover letter via email to lucy@ncjustice.org by January 9, 2015.  If you have additional questions about being considered for the position call Christie Fell at Elinvar, the executive search firm handling the search, at 919-280-1375.

 

CAMPAIGN AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR, WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Workers’ Rights Project, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Campaign and Outreach Coordinator to advance policies that improve the lives and protect the rights of low-income workers in North Carolina.  The Outreach Coordinator has primary responsibility for building support for the project’s policy agenda among allied organizations, the public, and the media.  This position provides strategic campaign and communications direction for the Workers’ Rights Project’s policy advocacy initiatives, including coordinating the work of various coalitions, and assisting the project staff in educating and engaging the public around issues impacting low-income workers. Policy issue areas include minimum wage, paid leave, unemployment, wage theft, workforce development, and other core legal protections available for workers. In addition, the Outreach Coordinator will work closely with other project staff members to ensure that project research, writing and other communications are accessible to broad audiences around the state and will develop companion materials such as factsheets, talking points, and online materials including blog posts as needed.  The Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Director of the Workers’ Rights Project.  Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required for the position.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional training; a minimum of five years of professional experience working in policy-oriented advocacy and community engagement, particularly with a focus on issues affecting workers and low- and moderate-income individuals;  experience leading policy and issue advocacy campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging including social media; working knowledge of the substantive and political dimensions of the legislative process; familiarity with labor organizing efforts; familiarity with  litigation processes; superior written, oral and presentation skills including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policy and legal issues to a wide variety of audiences; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Workers’ Rights Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

 

PUBLIC POLICY ANALYST, HEALTH ACCESS COALITION

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Health Access Coalition, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Public Policy Analyst to join its team of experts working to expand access to quality, affordable health care for everyone in North Carolina, especially low income individuals and communities. This position will focus on analysis of state health care policy issues.  Responsibilities include conducting research, writing policy reports, blog posts and op-eds, making public presentations, media appearances, engaging with key partners and community members and supporting policy campaigns on health issues and representing the Health Access Coalition in collaborative efforts.
   
The successful candidate will have strong interest and experience analyzing health policy issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; particular expertise on Medicaid policy and programs; an advanced degree in public health, public policy or related field; excellent research and analysis skills, superior written and oral communication skills, and prefer working in a team environment.  A minimum of five years of experience in analysis and advocacy on health care policy is strongly preferred.

The Justice Center offers a casual work environment, committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “HAC Policy Analyst” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.