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 North Carolina Justice Center, is seeking a temporary part-time Second Chance Outreach Coordinator (30 hours per week for expected duration of two years) to build support for the Justice Center’s reentry policy agenda among allied organizations and the public through collaborative and high-quality engagement. This position provides strategic outreach and communications support for the Workers’ Rights Project’s Second Chance Initiative, including coordinating the work of the NC Second Chance Alliance and otherwise educating and engaging the public—particularly individuals with criminal records and their family members— around reentry issues. The position will collaborate with other project staff members to ensure that project research, writing, and other communications are accessible to broad audiences around the state. The Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Director for Advocacy. 

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work with and energize community-based groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds; first-hand experience with the impact of a criminal record is strongly preferred; experience with policy and issue advocacy campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging including social media is preferred; strong written, oral and presentation skills including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate policy and legal issues to a wide variety of audiences; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and a willingness to learn new communications platforms as needed; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians. Some travel, evening and weekend availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum starting salary of $32,000 per year, dependent upon education and experience) 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 “Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line to

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.