The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving 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 for Justice at NYU School of Law seeks a creative, dynamic leader to help drive our federal advocacy strategy on major democracy and justice issues. The primary task of the Director of the DC Office is to increase the profile of the Brennan Center’s work among policymakers and thought leaders, particularly those in Congress.
The Director of the DC Office will broaden the Brennan Center’s reach, influence, and impact in Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Washington political sphere; deepen our relationships with members of Congress and their staff; grow powerful alliances with thought leaders and allies; and act as a public spokesperson on behalf of the Brennan Center. This position works in close collaboration with the Center’s program leadership and will have the full support of the Center’s communications department. The organization has achieved growing influence. Now we seek a passionate, effective strategist and public advocate to lift our advocacy work to the next level of impact.
Today, the Brennan Center is engaged in a great fight for the future of American democracy. We are a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform and revitalize the systems of democracy and justice so they work for all Americans. We seek to protect voting rights, fight for racial justice, end mass incarceration, check executive abuses and strengthen democratic norms now under attack, and preserve Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. We craft the next generation of reforms and advocate for their adoption.
Already many members of Congress and their staff, allies, and political leaders from across the political spectrum rely on our experts and research. Our policy proposals have been embraced by political leaders from both parties. Center staff appear widely in the media, testify at committee hearings, host and participate in Hill briefings, and help draft legislation. The Center’s work is routinely cited on newspaper front pages and in editorials, on cable TV, radio and traditional media including in the DC market. We now aim to deepen our reach in Congress and increase our impact in the nation’s capital.
The ideal candidate would have:
Salary is commensurate with the job and experience. A generous benefits package is available as well.
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The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center: