LAC is a non-profit law and policy organization that specializes in fighting discrimination against and protecting the rights of people with alcohol or drug problems, HIV/AIDS or criminal records.
Institutional Giving Officer(New York, NY):
Position: Institutional Giving Officer
Reports to: Director of Development
Start Date: Immediately
Reporting directly to the Development Director, the position is responsible for researching, writing, submitting and reporting on grant and contract applications to public and private sources in support of various projects, programs, initiatives and general organizational operations. S/he will work collaboratively with program directors, staff, and consultants to develop proposals and prepare grant/contract reports along with the management of grant-related data and related electronic files.
- In collaboration with executive and senior staff, determine fundraising needs and set priorities for securing foundation, corporate and government support.
- Research, develop and write competitive grant proposals as well as letters of inquiry, grant progress reports, and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations and government agencies.
- Work collaboratively with program directors, staff, and consultants to develop proposals, monitor deliverables and prepare grant and contract reports.
- Gather, prepare and ensure delivery of all materials to accompany grant proposals.
- Conduct research on existing and prospective funding sources.
- Develop proposal budgets in coordination with the finance staff.
- Oversee the maintenance of electronic files and data/systems related to grants according to established guidelines.
- Manage a calendar to track/monitor renewing and new grants and contracts.
- Provide support for site visits.
- Bachelor's degree
- A commitment to the organization's mission and values
- 4+ years of prior grant writing/management experience
- Excellent writing, communication, proofreading and editing skills
- Ability to work independently, take initiative and meet high expectations, as well as work as part of a team, communicate well and support others
- Possess a collaborative management style based on open, transparent, continual communication, sharing, and inclusive decision-making
- Highly organized, productive, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize
- Manage a variety of tasks simultaneously and effectively in a fast-paced environment
- Strong computer skills, proficiency in MS Word, Excel and database applications such as Access
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter – including salary requirements – and resume, as Word or PDF attachments, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line, “Institutional Giving Officer.”
No phone calls, please – only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Internships (New York):
The Legal Action Center accepts applications from second- and third-year law students to work part-time during the fall and spring semesters, and full-time throughout the summer. The work involves legal research and writing, litigation assistance, client intake, policy analysis and other activities. Much of the work is done in the areas of disability and other civil rights law, employment discrimination, privacy law, and the administration of the criminal justice system. Excellent research and writing skills are required.
ABOUT THE LEGAL ACTION CENTER: The Center is a non-profit public interest law firm and policy organization that specializes in fighting discrimination against and protecting the rights of people with alcohol or drug problems, HIV/AIDS or criminal records. Among other valuable services, we help individuals obtain employment, housing, and benefits despite past criminal convictions, alcohol/drug histories or HIV status. We do this through impact litigation and a comprehensive range of civil legal services, including assisting our clients to obtain and clean up their New York State rap sheets, seek and obtain certificates of good conduct or relief from disabilities that are often essential to finding jobs or acquiring professional licenses, prepare and file employment discrimination and breach of privacy complaints, and gather evidence of rehabilitation. We also advocate on the local, state and national levels for sound criminal justice, drug and HIV policies, and partner with organizations to encourage policy makers to adopt these policies. We also provide training and technical assistance to a wide variety of health and social service providers, policymakers, employers, workforce development agencies, and others.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES: Working with staff at LAC's New York City office, the intern will assist attorneys with the broad array of work the Center performs, including legal research and writing for public policy advocacy and litigation (cutting edge impact litigation as well as legal services cases), drafting position papers and legislation, conducting client intakes, and writing letters and other advocacy documents on behalf of clients. At times, interns also conduct administrative hearings.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication, advocacy, analytic and writing skills required. The Legal Action Center is an equal opportunity employer.
TIME COMMITMENT: At least 10-15 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Full-time positions are also available. If an intern is available to work more hours each week or for more than 10 weeks, there may be more opportunities to increase the level of responsibility and range of work.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Legal Action Center, Attention: Legal Intern Coordinator, 225 Varick St., 4th Fl, New York, NY 10014; fax: (212) 675-0286; email: email@example.com, with subject line “Legal Internship.”
Internships (Washington, DC):
If you are interested in Interning in our Washington, D.C. office, we periodically have positions available. Through our Washington office, LAC advocates with Congress and agencies within the administration to improve our federal laws and policies to end discrimination against people in recovery or still suffering from addiction; to expand funding and coverage for life-saving alcohol and drug treatment, prevention, and research; and to eliminate barriers that people with criminal records face when reentering the community from incarceration.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES: LAC interns research, track, and analyze federal legislation and policy, attend Congressional hearings and briefings, and assist in other ongoing projects related to the federal advocacy work. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Past interns have included law school and other graduate students interested in policy advocacy; some LAC interns have elected to continue their internship beyond the summer semester. While this has traditionally been a paid internship, individuals could instead elect to receive credit for their work. The Legal Action Center is an equal opportunity employer. Members of LAC’s stakeholder populations are strongly urged to apply.
More information about LAC and our National HIRE Network, which focuses on expanding employment opportunities for people with criminal records, can be found on our websites, http://www.lac.org and www.hirenetwork.org, or by contacting Sherie V. Boyd, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Boyd at email@example.com.