The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center’s Washington D. C. office is the organization’s liaison to Congress and the Administration advocating for our justice and democracy issues in addition to coordinating coalition work with other civil rights, social justice and democracy organizations in Washington.
We seek an energetic, motivated, well-organized individual to provide administrative support to the Director and Counsel of the Washington D.C. office in addition to performing office manager duties for the D.C. staff. The Special Assistant to the Director will have the opportunity to witness and be involved in top-level non-profit management and will play a critically central role in the daily functioning of the office. S/he will work closely with the Director to address key advocacy and policy issues in this critical period, while also helping to keep the entire office organized and on-task.
Responsibilities will include:
The ideal candidate will have:
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, visit http://www.brennancenter.org/employment. Click on Apply Now (under this position) and please upload the following application materials (preferably as pdf): cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples, contact details for 3 references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Special Assistant to the Director and Counsel, DC” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
As an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, the Brennan Center is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.