- National Coordinator (2 Positions Available), DC, USA
National Coordinator (2 Positions Available)
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”)
Location: USA – Washington, D.C
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”), one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations based in Washington D.C., is seeking an organizer with 3 – 4 years of experience to serve as a National Coordinator to work with the Stop Hate Project (“SHP”) and the Voting Rights Project (“VRP”).
The position reports to both the SHP and VRP Project Directors. This is a midlevel position.
Roles and Responsibilities
Stop Hate Project: The National Coordinator will work with Stop Hate Project attorneys and staff as they implement the Stop Hate Project. SHP works to strengthen the capacity of community leaders, local government, law enforcement, and organizations around the country to combat hate by connecting these groups with legal and social services resources and creating new ones in response to identified needs. The Project’s resource and reporting hotline for hate incidents, 1-844-9-NO-HATE (1-844-966-4283), connects people and organizations combating hate with the resources and support they need.
o The National Coordinator’s outreach and engagement with individuals and community organizations drives the work of the Project, whether it is creating new materials and resources, connecting people with legal resources, creating training for the legal community, or providing direct responses to survivors of hate.
o The National Coordinator will work directly with local community leaders and organizations around the country to identify resource needs.
o The National Coordinator and will also work with SHP staff and attorneys to determine what would best serve those needs. This may include facilitating small meetings with local advocates or larger community meetings in partnership with local allies. This may also include participating in meetings and convenings organized by other national or local organizations.
o The National Coordinator may work with SHP and local government or law enforcement officials to improve the law enforcement response to hate incidents and hate crimes.
o The National Coordinator will manage existing civil rights contacts and expand contacts to develop new partnerships in communities around the country.
o The National Coordinator will also help support the national hate incident hotline.
Voting Rights Project: The National Coordinator will also work with VRP attorneys to provide organizing and strategic support as they implement Election Protection — the nation’s largest, nonpartisan voter protection program — as well as lead community organizing efforts in several states in response to the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision, which left minority voters without key protections in the Voting Rights Act. The National Coordinator will also work with community members and attorneys to detect discriminatory voting changes, identify emerging voting problems and develop responses to those problems.
o The National Coordinator will also work with the Election Protection Manager to develop and implement the infrastructure of the Election Protection program including deploying legal and grassroots field volunteers, coordinating the 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline and various call centers, developing tools and materials for grassroots and coalition partners and representing the Lawyers’ Committee at various meetings and events as needed.
o The National Coordinator will work with state and local coalitions on voting rights, advocating for election reform and promoting best practices in election administration.
Skills And Experience
• Minimum of 3 – 4 years’ experience organizing in either political, non-partisan, issue-based or candidate campaigns on the national and/or state level
• Deep commitment to civil rights and racial justice
• Strong initiative and project management skills
• Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks effectively
• Experience working with diverse coalitions and minority communities
• Ability to speak and write in Spanish is not required, but valuable
Duties And Responsibilities
• Coordinate coalition outreach and relationships with national, state and local partners
• Recruit and train legal and grassroots volunteers
• Create and implement programs in states and local jurisdictions
• Represent organization at coalition meetings
• Work with volunteer management and reporting databases
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and desired salary range
to https://podio.com/webforms/18986650/1278076. No calls will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization.
The Lawyers’ Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. Diversity is an essential component of the Lawyers’ Committee, and we encourage women and minorities to apply. All qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for selection without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected under law.
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Posted on 9 September 2017
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