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BUSINESS TITLE: GENERAL COUNSEL
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE/LEVEL: EXECUTIVE AGENCY COUNSEL
DEPARTMENT: LEGAL
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
SALARY RANGE: $180,000 – $190,000
POSITION STATUS:  Full-Time
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 DAYS
JOB ID #:  636488

Start your career here at the NYC Campaign Finance Board. Click on the link to learn more about the open positions at our agency! 

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD
The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The NYC Campaign Finance Board seeks a General Counsel, as a member of the executive team reporting to the Executive Director and serving as legal advisor to the Executive Director, leadership, and the agency. The General Counsel will be responsible for leading CFB’s Legal division, managing enforcement of and compliance with all relevant laws, and representing the agency at hearings, amongst other duties. They must maintain a high-level agency-wide perspective while simultaneously implementing the mission, vision and values of the CFB and moving the organization forward under the Strategic Plan. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Legal Work:

  • Analyze complex legal issues.
  • Litigate complex and significant cases, and draft important and complex legislation and policy statements on behalf of the agency.
  • Conduct legal research and draft letters and legal memoranda on the agency’s behalf.
  • Act as liaison with division leadership, supporting with matters of procurement, personnel, EEO and implementation of all relevant laws.
  • Provide clear, concise legal and policy advice to the Executive Director, the Board, and other agency leadership on litigation, enforcement matters, administrative proceedings and other legal matters.
  • Serve as the agency’s liaison with external counsel, NYC Law Department, agency partners, and other enforcement agencies as appropriate.
  • Support the Executive Director with legal research, analysis and preparation of public testimony for City Council hearings and other public events.
  • Facilitate and assist in the implementation of City Charter and Campaign Finance Act requirements, including but not limited to publishing a schedule of civil penalties, promulgating the Board rules, and organizing the citywide mandatory debate program.

Leadership and Supervision:

  • Directly supervise the day-to-day work of the legal division. (The General Counsel presently has 7 direct reports.)
  • Facilitate opportunities for growth and support ongoing professional development of legal division staff.
  • Set standards and goals for the Legal division, ensuring that ongoing projects support the agency’s overall mission.

Enforcement:

  • Assist with implementing enforcement and compliance mechanisms to address possible and actual violations of the City Charter, Campaign Finance Act, Board rules, and other laws within the Board’s jurisdiction.
  • Supervise and review staff’s enforcement work, including referrals from the agency’s Audit team, preparation of enforcement notices, preparation of Board memos and appearances, and final board determinations.
  • Supervise and review staff’s enforcement work before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), pursuant to the rules of OATH, including preparation of litigation materials for trial.
  • Manage portfolio of enforcement cases as necessary.
  • Supervise and review attorney appearances in New York State Supreme Court Article 78 proceedings.
  • Supervise the preparation of enforcement matter summaries for the Press.
  • Supervise staff work on Board investigations and complaints.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

We’re seeking individuals eager to make an impact, even if they don’t tick every box on our job description. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and the unique blend of lived experiences, non-traditional education pathways, practical know-how, and a variety of skills and abilities that each candidate brings to the table. If you’re ready to learn, and grow with us, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and city campaign finance laws and compliance requirements including disclosure, contribution limits, and reporting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state and city election laws relevant to the agency’s NYC Votes voter engagement work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of litigation processes, including civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of motivational theories and leadership styles and approaches.
  • Knowledge and understanding of employment law generally (including principles of equal employment opportunity), with knowledge of employment law in a governmental setting a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and law related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Familiarity with lobbying and ethics laws and regulations governing public officials.
  • Familiarity with New York City procurement laws and policies.
  • Familiarity with the New York City legislative and rulemaking processes.
  • Familiarity with citywide policies and procedures issued by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Office of Labor Relations.

Skills

  • Proficiency in legal research methods and resources to stay updated on relevant legal developments.
  • Strong drafting skills to prepare legal documents, including but not limited to opinions, regulations, and legal briefs.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with internal partners, external partners, and the public.
  • Negotiation skills to reach agreements and settlements with parties involved in campaign finance and other legal matters.
  • Skill in identifying legal challenges and developing strategic solutions to address them.
  • Attention to detail in reviewing legal documents and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills to lead the legal team and agency projects to effectively support the agency’s mission and goals.
  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal partners, such as executives, employees, and board members, as well as external partners.
  • Analytical skills to interpret the implications of legal texts, ensuring that determinations are legally sound.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in conflict management techniques, including negotiation, mediation, and compromise, while considering the emotional dynamics involved.

Abilities

  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues.
  • Ability to provide sound, clear, concise legal advice and guidance to agency leadership.
  • Ability to ensure the agency’s policies comply with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Ability to assess legal risks and implement solutions to mitigate them.
  • Ability to engage with agency partners, including elected officials, advocacy groups, and the public, on legal matters.
  • Capacity to make informed and ethical decisions in alignment with the agency’s mission, values, and legal obligations.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving legal and regulatory landscapes in the field.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and disputes effectively, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team on agency and legal matters.
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives and provide legal advice that supports the long-term goals of the CFB.
  • Ability to motivate, coach, and develop others, as well as influence a group of people to achieve common goals, and implement organizational strategies and change.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information using discretion, professional sensitivity, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across cultures, identities, and backgrounds, and to give and receive feedback.
  • Demonstrated ability to act with integrity, ethical behavior, and concern for the greater good.
  • Ability to connect with others in a meaningful way, to recognize and understand another person’s feelings and thoughts, and to use this information to build positive relationships and beneficial interactions.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and guide interactions towards positive outcomes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor with 10 plus years of experience.
  • 3 plus years of management experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Admission to the New York State Bar.
  2. Four years of recent full‐time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
  3. Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

TO APPLY:

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York

  • Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We’re seeking individuals eager to make an impact, even if they don’t tick every box on our job description. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and the unique blend of lived experiences, non-traditional education pathways, practical know-how, and a variety of skills and abilities that each candidate brings to the table. If you’re ready to learn, and grow with us, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule, opportunities for career development, learning & development (leadership training, coaching), wellness programs, and much more!

(Posted May 21, 2024)

Company Name: Sanctuary for Families Position
Title: Consultation Attorney, Family Law Project, Brooklyn Family Justice Center
Location: Brooklyn, New York, 11201 US
Salary Rate: $78000 – $83000 / Yearly Salary

ABOUT US
Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our services are available in 12 locations throughout New York City.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Sanctuary for Families seeks an experienced family law attorney to provide initial civil legal screenings, legal consultation, support clients in filing pro se family law petitions, conduct legal clinics, and represent a small caseload of clients in family law matters. The Consultation Attorney will work out of our Brooklyn Family Justice Center office. The consultation attorney will report to the Senior Program Director and Associate Program Director of the Family Law Project at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides initial civil legal screenings and any necessary follow-up legal consultations to clients seeking family law assistance, including drafting of pro se petitions and other filings
  • In collaboration with Senior Program Director and Associate Program Director, creates, implements, coordinates and conducts ongoing family law legal clinics to assist clients in drafting pro se petitions for Family and Supreme Courts.
  • Collaborates with FJC family law projects across the five FJC’s to create, implement and coordinate pro se services and clinics and collaborates with other SFF legal projects.
  • Coordinates, supervises and/or mentors staff attorneys, project assistants, pro bono attorneys, interns, and volunteers on all aspects of client contact, litigation support, litigation strategy and execution, case management, and/or project development.
  • Assists in recruitment, selection and team onboarding of project assistants, collaborating with Senior Program Director and Associate Program Director.
  • Assists Senior Program Director and Associate Program Director with performance evaluation of staff, responsible for performance evaluation for project assistants.
  • Together with the Senior Program Director and Associate Program Director, participates in internal management audits and reviews, and designs and implements program improvements using outcome-based evaluations, among other tools
  • Provides direct representation to a small caseload of clients in family law matters, including matrimonial, family offense, custody and visitation, and child and spousal support cases.
  • Provides other advocacy as needed, including the criminal legal and child protective systems.
  • Facilitates clients’ access to intra-agency and outside resources, and administers provision of direct financial assistance and donations to clients.
  • Provides technical assistance to FJC partner agencies.
  • Conducts community outreach, training and education.
  • Actively engages in advocacy committees and task forces, and collaborates with other agencies to advocate for systemic
  • Participates in interagency conferences and legal/ bar association committee meetings to keep abreast of developments in
  • the areas of pro bono, domestic violence, and legal remedies for victims of domestic violence.

Requirements:

  • D. degree
  • Admission to the NY Bar
  • 3 or more years of relevant family law experience required
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Strong lawyering, advocacy, and leadership skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively and be comfortable speaking in public
  • Highly motivated to provide zealous, knowledgeable, culturally competent, and empathic legal advocacy to domestic violence victims

Budgeted Salary: $78,000 – $83,000 annual

Work position is currently Hybrid; must be able to meet job location schedule obligations

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer retirement contribution
  • Paid time off
  • Flex spending account
  • Student Loan assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Gym Reimbursement program
  • Wellness program and rewards

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and other categories protected under Federal, New York state or New York city laws. Sanctuary for Families follows the requirements of the Human Rights Law including with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

People of color, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and survivors of gender-based violence are strongly encouraged to apply.

We recognize that the safety, healing and self-determination of survivors of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence is at the intersection of racial, gender, economic, immigrant, LGBTQ+, and disability justice, as well as many other critical issues. In order to realize our mission, Sanctuary strives to center DEI principles at every level of the organization and continues to deepen that commitment.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/WJ4RWET7E8V2qCVVAf75nD

(Posted May 21, 2024)

Executive Director
Her Justice
New York, NY
Hybrid – Candidate must be currently living in or willing to relocate to the New York City area.
About Her Justice
Her Justice is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women living in poverty in New York City by providing free legal counsel to achieve safety and self-sufficiency. Since 1993, Her Justice has provided life-changing free legal help to over 45,000 women and children and has pursued policies that have bettered the experiences and outcomes of thousands more. Her Justice is committed to creating a more fair and functional civil justice system for women in New York City, so they can build safer, stronger futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.
With an annual $7 million operating budget, Her Justice’s team of 40 staff manages a vast network of pro bono volunteers and delivers over $43 million of in-kind legal services to the community per year.
As Her Justice celebrates over 30 years of service to the New York City community, it also looks ahead to what comes next. Today, the organization is well-poised for its next phase of growth and impact, building upon the organization’s successes, optimizing what it does best, and exploring opportunities to further support its community.
Who Her Justice Serves
100% of Her Justice clients are women living in poverty in the five boroughs of New York City, many of whom are survivors of intimate partner violence and the immigration crisis. In Fiscal Year 2023, 93% of Her Justice’s clients were women of color, 86% were survivors of intimate partner violence, and 70% were mothers. Over a third of Her Justice’s clients do not speak English, which means they are effectively precluded from the legal system if language resources are not available.
Her Justice’s clients come from the most marginalized corners of society and often rely on the civil justice system to help them achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency. It is where they turn to obtain child support they’re owed, to get work authorization, to free themselves from debts they did not accrue, to seek safety through an order of protection, and other tools that help them build the futures they want for themselves and their families.
The Her Justice Approach
Her Justice was founded on a vision for a new way to create a more level playing field for women in family court. Her Justice’s founder, Cathy Douglass, was a pioneer in the pro bono field. She was inspired by the hope that by harnessing the commitment of volunteer lawyers, the organization could provide an essential complement to the existing, but insufficient, legal services available in New York City. That hope has come to fruition as Her Justice has continued to grow and expand over the years.
Considered a best-in-class pro bono provider, Her Justice achieves impact through its two-pronged approach:
Client Services: Through the power of pro bono, Her Justice’s seasoned team of in-house attorneys mentor dedicated volunteer lawyers from the city’s top law firms and corporations as they partner with clients on cases ranging from work permits and legal status to divorces, child support, orders of protection, and more. In 2023, 13 Her Justice lawyers mentored 1,641 volunteer attorneys, reaching 4,131 women and children for a total of 51,920 hours donated, representing $43,525,305 in value. Her Justice is a trusted leader with a robust, and growing, community of supporters, partnering with over 100 law and financial firms and 125 community organizations.
Policy Advocacy: Her Justice works to reform the civil justice system so that it produces more favorable outcomes for women through processes that are equitable, empowering, and efficient. Her Justice makes this system-level change by working with city, state, and federal policymakers; bureaucratic agencies; and advocacy organizations.
Her Justice’s Policy Agenda outlines several core areas of focus: immigration, child support, divorce, and intimate partner violence. As uniquely positioned experts, Her Justice has published two policy reports based on original research: Stories from Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: The Impact of Work Authorization (November 2023) and Towards Justice for Parents in Child Support Courts (March 2021). These reports draw on the lived experiences of clients and the deep legal expertise of Her Justice teams to make smart, data-informed policy recommendations.
Learn more in the https://herjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2023-Her-Justice-Annual-Report.pdf and for more information about Her Justice, please https://herjustice.org/
The Opportunity
Her Justice seeks an inspirational, collaborative, and empowering leader to provide strategic direction and oversight for this vital organization. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a beloved organization and collaborate with its stakeholders to chart a pathway for future growth and impact, continuing to elevate Her Justice as a best-in-class leader within the pro bono local, state, and national community.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the next Executive Director will collaborate with a dedicated staff and partners to advance its clear and powerful approach to the client experience and systems change; further develop vital partnerships with legal, financial, and community partners; ensure the Her Justice team has the needed infrastructure to deliver the highest quality services to clients; and foster a culture of collaboration, empowerment, and professional advancement.
In partnership with Her Justice’s Board and staff, the next Executive Director will establish the organization’s vision, define bold short- and long-term goals, and co-create a cohesive, targeted strategic plan, working with a wide variety of stakeholders to implement, adapt, and modify it as needed.
Key responsibilities include:
• Provide strategic leadership for the organization, synthesizing across viewpoints and interests of stakeholders, evolving a clear vision and strategy for how Her Justice can continue to grow and strengthen its work against a backdrop of a shifting landscape.
• Collaborate with the Board and staff to establish short and long-range business and programmatic goals, strategies, and implementation plans, ensuring a deep focus is kept on the quality of services provided.
• Promote the organization and articulate Her Justice’s unique value proposition to a wide range of private sector and nonprofit stakeholders, providing thought leadership; cultivating relationships with partners, funders, and advocates in the field; and growing and diversifying opportunities for partnerships and philanthropic support.
• Lead a highly skilled team, managing and empowering teams, ensuring they are provided with the necessary direction and resources to realize Her Justice’s strategic and operational goals.
• Continue to build staff capacity and opportunities for professional development; incubate a productive, positive, and inclusive workplace culture.
• Support Her Justice’s short and long-term financial goals, ensuring it operates as a sustainable and financially sound organization; work closely with the team, assessing opportunities to diversify revenue streams.
• Ensure productive and efficient operations, evaluating the continuous improvement of and investment in systems and resources to support organizational growth.
• Support the future growth and development of a well-networked Board of Directors, collaborating closely with its engaged Board Committees.
• Cultivate a cohesive, collaborative, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for all staff and clients.
• Ensure the organization complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations and the provision of legal services.
Candidate Profile
With a strong commitment to, and passion for Her Justice’s mission, vision, and values, the Executive Director must be a strong leader who promotes integrity, transparency, collaboration, and communication in an equitable and respectful work environment. To be successful in this leadership role, the Executive Director will possess the flexibility and skill for high-level, complex legal and policy strategy setting, along with the ability to lead a high-performing and passionate team.
A Juris Doctor degree is not required; ideally, candidates bring a strong track record of leadership within the legal community and/or management experience at a nonprofit organization serving similar clients to those served by Her Justice.
While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, strong candidates will bring many of the following professional experiences, skills, and personal attributes:
Visionary & Strategic Mindset
• A strategic leader with a transformational style, eager and energized to develop and articulate an innovative vision for the next chapter of a multifaceted organization with a rich history.
• An action-oriented leader, this person will have experience leading an organization with the role of policy and thought leader, built on the expertise informed by direct service delivery.
• Models analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making. Leads with an empowering approach, giving others the agency to lead and contribute to the overall success of an organization.
• Knowledgeable of the legal community – both public and private sector – and understands how the provision of pro bono services fits into the broader landscape.
• Ability to quickly pivot and act decisively in the face of emerging situations and circumstances while still maintaining focus on bigger-picture vision and strategy.
Empowering & Collaborative Leadership
• Leads talented and passionate teams through an inspirational and empathic approach, fostering positive environments that encourage participation, collaboration, innovation, and empowerment across functions.
• Track record of hiring, developing, and retaining culturally diverse staff at all levels.
• A transparent communicator and natural listener who ensures all voices are heard, while also being firm and resolute in decisions.
• Creates and grows a culture of high engagement for all team members regardless of background and role; empowers a workforce to excel with a focus on guiding team members’ growth and development.
• Builds consensus, breaks down silos, and establishes interdepartmental unity within organizations through effective and inclusive communication and cross-team cooperation.
• An individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values. Needed characteristics of trustworthiness, high emotional and social intelligence, and low ego – skilled at bringing others along in an elegant way.
Nonprofit Business & Operational Acumen
• A seasoned executive and strong manager who understands the importance of effective operational and financial administration and can deploy these skills at scale in a multifaceted environment.
• Demonstrates experience with nonprofit operations/leadership, including sound financial planning, oversight, and accountability; can clearly communicate financial status to staff, Board, and key stakeholders.
• Strong non-profit budget development and management skills with an understanding of how to build and implement effective infrastructures and systems that increase internal capacity and efficiency.
• Brings a track record of setting priorities decisively, delegating responsibilities, ensuring accountability, and allocating resources to ensure teams are set up to excel.
• Experience building and working with an engaged Board of Directors, guiding meetings, and holding Directors accountable to governance responsibilities in a productive, efficient, and collaborative manner.
Skilled Advocate & Relationship Builder
• Promotes a powerful sense of shared purpose and engagement to all constituents through effective internal and external communication; serves as a key spokesperson and public face for organizations to the media, funders, and others.
• Communicates effectively and frequently, fostering a culture of transparency and bringing staff of all levels and program areas along in a way that ensures all understand and are invested in their role within the broader vision and mission of the organization.
• Brings experience in fundraising and building organizational capacity to creatively diversify fundraising opportunities from a range of sources.
• Ability to successfully convey an organization’s mission and objectives to a wide range of private, nonprofit, and public constituents in written and verbal communications; can communicate complex ideas with clarity.
• Ability to develop and cultivate relationships that will advance and amplify Her Justice’s value proposition, reputation, and opportunities for impact in the field.
• Brings a track record of building support and influence with key stakeholders, including Board members, staff, donors, policymakers, and other leaders across lines of difference.
Champion of the Mission
• Above all, possesses an unwavering dedication to advancing the well-being of all women, families, and communities.
• Brings a genuine passion for community-focused work and exhibits boldness and courage in their advocacy for justice.
• Brings an understanding and/or interest and willingness to stay well-informed of local and national events, legal processes and policies, and their implications for Her Justice and the populations in which it works.
• Resolute in fostering inclusion, empowering clients, and nurturing psychological safety.
• Exemplifies a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at every level of the organization.
Her Justice’s Values
Regardless of personal lived or work experience, strong candidates will embody Her Justice’s values:
• Justice: We work within the civil justice system to advocate for the fairest individual and systemic outcomes for our clients, backed by a commitment to bridge the gap in access to justice that has been created for women living in poverty.
• Community: We think feeling a sense of belonging is important. We define community as intentional collaboration with clients, volunteers, one another, and partners to advance our mission in a way that is inclusive, safe, and empowering.
• Empathy: We lead with compassion and patience when listening to the lived experiences of our clients and colleagues and use what we hear as the foundation of all aspects of the work we do to advance justice.
• Integrity: We proudly possess an unwavering commitment to justice and promote organizational honesty and openness to ensure we are held accountable to such principles.
• Respect: We honor the dignity, identity, and boundaries of every one of our clients, partners, and employees.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role is $275,000 – $325,000 with a generous benefits package, including the following:
• 26 days of paid time off (PTO) each year for vacation, personal time, and illness, followed by an accrual of 1 day per year starting the sixth pay period of the year.
• \“Summer Fridays\”, where the office closes at 1:00 pm ET on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
• 12 paid holidays including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Native American Heritage Day, and Christmas Day.
• 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or placement of a child.
• Medical benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, a Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Healthcare Advocate, and Telehealth.
• 401(k) Plan.
• Professional Development including Professional Registration Fees and Professional Memberships.
• Personal cell phone, Wi-Fi, and computer stipend.
Contact & How to Apply
Koya Partners has been exclusively retained for this engagement, which is being led by Molly Brennan and Corina Benitz.
Expressions of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Earlier expressions of interest may receive priority consideration. We encourage all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly by https://apptrkr.com/5200365 or emailing the search team directly at HerJustice_ED@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer. Her Justice does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, unemployment status or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
(Posted April 28, 2024)

Please see the newest opening at the Legal Aid Society
(Posted April 17, 2024)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking the next generation of leaders to join our team! The SEC will host the SEC Scholars Program during Fall 2024. The program targets currently enrolled college students to participate in a 10-week internship. Below you will find information and links to learn more about our internship opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline.

Internship Opportunities:

The SEC is offering business and legal internship opportunities. Apply today on USAJOBSThe announcements were extended and will now close on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:59 pm (ET).

Locations: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC

(Students may be permitted to work remotely on a case-by-case basis.)

If you have any questions about the announcements or the application process, please contact us at askHR@sec.gov.

(Posted April 17, 2024)


The Brennan Center’s Voting Rights Program seeks a talented attorney to join our team working to build a robust, participatory, and inclusive democracy. Reporting to the Director of the Voting Rights Program, the attorney’s focus will be to combat voter suppression and advance pro-voter reforms at the state and federal levels.

Our Voting Rights Program advocates for free, fair, and accessible elections, with special focus on the ways systemic barriers impede electoral participation by communities of color. The past ten years have seen a renewed brazen and widespread assault on the right to vote. Elected officials at the highest levels have deployed disinformation and misinformation to scapegoat communities trying to assert their rightful place in the electorate. And the Capitol attack made plain that some are even prepared to reject the use of elections as the arena to contest political differences. We meet these challenges, and others, head on. We do so with partners ranging from community-based organizations to election administrators to pro bono counsel.

The Brennan Center’s methods include legal and empirical research and writing, litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, media and communications, and public education.

Note: Brennan Center employees adhere to a hybrid schedule that is subject to change, with employees currently required to work in the office a minimum of three days per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. While most employees follow this in-person schedule, there may be some positions that require additional in-office days. This position is intended to be based in New York City, but working out of our Washington, D.C. office may be possible depending on a candidate’s level of seniority and qualifications. It will require occasional travel.

Responsibilities Include 

  • Conduct legal and factual research and public writing in support of policy advocacy, legislative reform, and communications initiatives.
  • Help to advance policy reforms, often in collaboration with coalition partners.
  • Participate in impact litigation, including research, brief writing, and strategy development, with team members, allied organizations, and/or pro bono law firm counsel.
  • Write and speak for a general, non-legal audience, including speaking with news media, occasional opinion pieces, and public appearances.
  • Contribute to team administration, including recruitment and hiring, and work with communications and development professionals.
  • Supervise and mentor attorneys, legal interns, and/or program associates.

Qualifications 
Required. The position requires a J.D. and admission to the New York State Bar or Washington, D.C Bar, depending on office location. If you are admitted to a Bar for a state other than the office where you are located, you must be eligible to practice or apply for admission waiver to that state’s Bar within 6 months of hire.

Ideal. The ideal candidate will have some combination of the following experiences and qualifications. We recognize that many excellent candidates may not have all these experiences and qualifications and we will provide support for the successful candidate to acquire additional skills.

  • A minimum of eight years’ legal work experience, including any clerkships.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent legal research and analysis skills.
  • Experience anticipating and handling the day-to-day needs of litigation or advocacy campaigns.
  • Strong ability and desire to write for legal, policy, and public audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with administrative law, civil rights law, and/or federal civil litigation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment, including the ability to work with diverse constituencies both inside and outside the organization.
  • A commitment to racial equity.
  • Experience working with civil rights, immigrant rights, or good government organizations, or community-based groups in a legal or non-legal capacity.
  • Experience managing specific cases and projects
  • Comfort working with social science research and experts.

The Brennan Center is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.  We continuously work with our staff to find new ways to increase diversity and to build and cultivate an inclusive and equitable work environment, where everyone can be their true-self and feel a strong sense of belonging.  As such, we seek to hire employees who have a commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In addition, we expect employees to participate/contribute with DEI initiatives or activities with recruitment, retention, and workplace culture.

Application Instructions  
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply early, as the position will be filled once a qualified candidate is found. To apply, visit >>LINK HERE<<.  Please upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) two writing samples (up to 10 pages), and (4) contact information for three supervisor references. If applicable, include internet hyperlinks to authored writing samples.

Please, no phone calls or faxes; it is strongly preferred that you apply on our website. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Senior Counsel, Voting Rights Program” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.

Compensation and Benefits:  
This is a scaled position. The salary assigned for the scale is $145,100 – $185,800 and has been determined based on market competitiveness. Each salary in the scale is determined by the number of years of professional experience after the selected candidate graduated from law school. Additionally, we offer a very robust and competitive array of benefits such as a generous time off program, 401k plan, comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), and wellness and office perks.

In addition, this position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW local 2320.  If this role assumes supervisory responsibilities in the future, this position will no longer be in the union. However, the person in this role will be eligible for additional compensation in alignment with our compensation practices for counsel roles.

Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including having a booster, or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.

(Posted April 11, 2024)


Commercial Litigation Associate for Boutique Litigation Firm

Murray & Di Bella is a NYC-based commercial litigation boutique, comprised primarily of ex-Morgan Lewis attorneys. We are seeking a mid-level litigation associate with three to five years litigation experience with a large law firm. New York State Bar admission is required. We are seeking someone to work from home, for approximately 20 hours per week. Work hours and workdays are extremely flexible. No travel is required. If interested, please email a resume to: lmd@murraydibella.com

(Posted April 11, 2024)


New employment announcement within the 5th Judicial District of the New York State Unified Court System (Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis & Herkimer Counties).  All Job Postings are also available online at the 5th JD Homepage 5th JUDICIAL DISTRICT | NYCOURTS.GOV.

Click on “General District Info” then “Careers”  or click here: Job Postings – 5th Judicial District – Careers | NYCOURTS.GOV

Applications for employment can be obtained at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf.  Applications must be postmarked or received by January 15, 2024.

The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

(Posted April 11, 2024)


Project Guardianship seeks a seasoned attorney with varied experience with different aspects of the New York State guardianship system to serve as its Chief Program Officer (CPO).  In partnership with the CEO, the CPO is responsible for client programming and service delivery. The CPO oversees direct service staff and contributes to strategic planning and program development. The CPO will supervise two Deputy Directors of Case Management, the Deputy Director of Legal Services, and the Director of Benefits and Housing. The Chief Program Officer will also work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure proper management of client finances. The Chief Program Officer serves as a member of the leadership team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting PG.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Oversee day to day operations of client services.
  • Support client services staff, ensuring high quality service delivery.
  • Supervise department directors in monitoring the health and safety to PG clients and ensuring their legal, financial, and personal needs are met.
  • Lead teams to ensure timely submission of court-mandated reporting.
  • Lead process to transfer guardianship commissions from PG’s parent agency, the Vera Institute, to PG.
  • Develop policies and procedures to streamline and improve client services.
  • Work with other members of the leadership team and direct reports to advance PG’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Advance strategic goals and support strategic plan implementation.
  • Streamline documentation and reporting across all services.
  • Develop procedures for monitoring the quality and quantity of the services being delivered.
  • Promote communication and collaboration between all departments throughout the organization.
  • Manage, grow, and build PG’s service delivery.

Qualifications 

  • JD or MSW with 15 years’ experience in social services and minimum 8 years in Article 81 guardianship.
  • Minimum 8 years’ supervisory experience.
  • Ability to lead and inspire teams.
  • Experience overseeing large scale programs.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills, attention to detail, and ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Passion for working with older adults and/or people with disabilities desirable.

Salary 

  • $130,000-$150,000 (starting salary commensurate with experience).
  • Full benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plan with employer match, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, and generous paid time-off policy.

Please indicate your salary requirement in your cover letter.

Project Guardianship is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status. 

Project Guardianship works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission. 

For more information about Project Guardianship’s work, please visit www.projectguardianship.org.

(Posted April 4, 2024)