The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a nonpartisan public policy and law institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. A singular institution – part think-tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines research, scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.
The Brennan Center’s Democracy Program advances and defends core democratic values and includes projects dedicated to expanding the right to vote, improving the administration of our election systems, reducing the corrupting influence of money in politics, maintaining the impartiality of the judiciary, and ensuring a fair redistricting process. The program seeks to bring the ideal of representative self-government closer to reality, by eliminating barriers to full and equal political participation and by striving to ensure that public policy and institutions represent and reflect the diverse voices and interests that make for a rich and energetic democracy. Project areas include voting rights and elections, money in politics, fair courts, redistricting, and government dysfunction.
Position: The Brennan Center seeks a full-time Research & Program Associate to work in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. This position will report directly to the attorneys in charge of the relevant project area.
Overtime (compensated at 1½ times the regular hourly rate) may be required before deadlines.
A significant portion of the Research & Program Associate’s time may be spent on administrative tasks, depending on program priorities.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
Salary: $45,000 - 59,000, commensurate with years of experience. Excellent benefits package. For more information about the Brennan Center, visit www.brennancenter.org.
Applications: Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. Applications are due on or before Friday, February 16. The anticipated starting date for this position is after the Memorial Day holiday (with some flexibility as to an earlier or later start date), and a firm two-year commitment is required.
To apply: Please go to http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/qQ6mMot3FN/Research-Program-Associate-Democracy-Program and upload the following application materials as a single pdf document in the space that says "Resume": your resume, a cover letter, a writing sample (up to 10 pages), and contact information for three academic or professional references. Please include internet hyperlinks to writing samples where available. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Democracy Research & Program Associate” in the subject line.
As an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, the Brennan Center is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.