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Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney to join our existing Immigrants’ Rights team. The Immigrants’ Rights team works to strengthen the organizing work of CDP’s community-based partners by (1) providing direct immigration representation to members of partner groups, (2) providing technical assistance on policy and legislative advocacy, and (3) helping to implement strategies, including litigation, to win partners' organizing campaigns.

Background:

CDP provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the CDP’s work by visiting our website: http://cdp.urbanjustice.org/

The CDP Immigrants’ Rights team works to protect individuals from detention and deportation, keep families together, and build power in immigrant communities. In addition to assisting with a wide range of immigration cases, we also support the development of immigrant community defense networks, challenges to harsh immigration laws and enforcement practices, increased language access and the fight against immigration fraud.

Safety Net Project

The fight for affordable housing in New York City has reached a major breaking point. Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking law school students who are looking to join the front lines of New York City's new Right to Counsel movement working with passionate and dedicated professionals in the fight against unchecked gentrification and unaffordable housing.

The Safety Net Project provides free legal services to low and no-income households at legal clinics located at food pantries, soup kitchens, and community health centers throughout New York City. We advise, assist, and represent New York City’s most vulnerable members to minimize evictions, ensure tenants obtain necessary repairs to their apartments, and those eligible for crucial public benefits receive them.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking an Intake and Legal Information Caseworker to join the Intake & Legal Information Team in our Beirut or Amman office. This is an exciting position for a qualified applicant with a professional background in human rights, immigration, and international law, especially as they relate to refugees.

The Intake and Legal Information Caseworker will be trained by and report to IRAP’s Intake & Legal Information Manager. The Caseworker’s primary role is screening and responding to inquiries for assistance through IRAP’s email helpline, facilitating legal counseling by IRAP attorneys, and assisting in the coordination of intakes with potential clients. Pursuant to available time, the Caseworker would handle direct casework with potential clients including conducting intake interviews with refugees, drafting and submitting intake forms, and completing follow-up interviews and other assignments.

This is a paid, full-time position with benefits. A commitment of at least two years is desired.

Start Date: June 1, 2018 (preferable)

Mental Health Project

The Managing Director provides overall responsibility for the leadership and operation of MHP to ensure that it achieves its mission by providing high quality, client-centered, and anti-oppressive advocacy. This includes general administration and organizational development of the project, securing the project’s stability through sound financial planning and management, and supporting MHP managers and staff. The Managing Director also represents MHP as a UJC managing director and works closely with UJC’s Executive Office and other directors on UJC-wide matters, including coordination on fiscal, administrative, IT, and management issues.

Urban Justice Center

UJC seeks a full-time or part-time Payroll Specialist with knowledge of the Paycom Payroll and Human Resource Management System (HRIS) or other Payroll and HRIS systems.

Domestic Violence Project

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for a Temporary Supervising Attorney to provide interim supervision to DVP’s immigration legal team, which includes four attorneys. The Supervising Immigration Attorney is also the task manager of the three immigration legal advocates who work directly underneath the Director of Client Services. This is a temporary assignment to cover a parental leave. The ideal candidate will begin work in late May or early June 2018 for an approximate three to four month term. We seek candidates able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to the position
The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP’s mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Our immigration team works with survivors of domestic violence within a legal-psychosocial framework to provide legal representation and advocacy on immigration matters including U and T visas, SIJS, adjustment of status, VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, naturalization and removal defense.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney to join our existing Workers’ Rights practice (“the practice”).  The practice conducts legal services for community-based worker centers and organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, representing low-wage workers in domestic, retail, service, construction and manufacturing industries.  The legal work of the practice supports the organizing campaigns of partner organizations and centers around federal and state court litigation of minimum wage and overtime violations, tip theft, labor trafficking, retaliation, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims.  The practice conducts legal clinics at worker centers and community-based organizations and assists workers with complaints before New York and federal administrative agencies, including but not limited to the New York and U.S. Departments of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.  The successful candidate will be passionate about building collective worker power and advocating for low-wage workers, particularly immigrants and people of color connected to grassroots organizing campaigns and will have an understanding of working with organizers in CDP’s unique model.

Background:

The Community Development Project (CDP) provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. CDP’s current practice areas are capacity building, consumer justice, equitable neighborhoods, tenants' rights & housing justice, immigrants' rights, participatory research and policy, and workers’ rights. 

Safety Net Project

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center operates legal clinics at food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers, and City Council offices throughout New York City to help ensure that New York City’s most underserved communities have access to safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance. SNP combines direct legal services, policy advocacy, and community organizing to reduce poverty and homelessness.

SNP seeks applicants for the position of Housing Staff Attorney. The Housing Staff Attorney will provide direct legal representation to tenants in the area of landlord-tenant law, including civil proceedings in NYC Housing Court, affirmative litigation and New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) hearings and appeals.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney in our Capacity Building practice, which currently includes four staff attorneys.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking a Staff Attorney to be part of IRAP’s Legal team in our Beirut, Lebanon office. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee, human rights, and immigration/international law, and to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees. The staff attorney will maintain a caseload directly representing refugees and will advocate on their behalf with the United Nations, U.S. and foreign governments, and other relevant agencies. The staff attorney will also advise IRAP pro bono teams representing refugees and will liaise with IRAP NGO partners and civil society actors in Lebanon. The position reports to the Middle East Field Director.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing agency that makes an important impact on the lives of refugees.

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