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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.

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. 

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP) seeks a Contracts Manager to help administer government funding contracts for legal services. This is a non-legal, non-supervisory position.

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 two 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.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP seeks a full-time Development Manager in its New York office with the energy and experience to assist the development team in identifying, nurturing, and stewarding funder relationships. IRAP’s Board, Executive Director, and development team have spent much time over the past few years building a network of engaged donors and supporters. The organization’s prospect pool is growing and IRAP is engaged in outreach and cultivation efforts with corporate, individual, and foundation funders. This position will encompass various aspects of fundraising across the different departmental portfolios. The Development Manager will be an integral part of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP’s litigation department seeks to sponsor law students and lawyers who have external fellowship funding (from a school, law firm, or otherwise) to work at IRAP for a minimum of three months (but above six months preferred) in our New York City office. **This posting is NOT for those seeking sponsors for Skadden or Equal Justice Works fellowships — please wait for a separate posting for those opportunities which will be posted in early summer.**

Fellows will be supervised by attorneys in the litigation department, but may have opportunities to collaborate with other departments including Legal, Policy, and Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organization that makes an important impact on the lives of refugees.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project seeks a law student extern to work on a new project focused on for-profit immigration bond companies. The extern will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with CDP’s Immigrants’ Rights and Consumer Justice teams to document the experiences of New York community members who have used bond company services and to explore advocacy opportunities to address misleading or abusive practices. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights advocacy and/or familiarity with the immigration detention and bond process are especially encouraged to apply.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Transactional Staff Attorney in our Capacity Building practice. The Transactional Staff Attorney will provide legal advice and assistance to: (i) groups of workers establishing worker-owned cooperative businesses and established worker-owned cooperative businesses in connection with incorporation, governance and other matters; (ii) small businesses in connection with commercial lease review and negotiations; and (iii) grassroots organizations, including nonprofits and unincorporated associations, in connection with incorporation, tax exemption and compliance with corporate, employment, tax and other laws.

The position offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise in several areas of the law while building relationships with local community organizers, leaders, and service providers. The position will report to the Executive Director of CDP. Upon the hiring of a Supervising Attorney for CDP’s Capacity Building practice, the position will report to the Supervising Attorney.

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