Job Opportunities with the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

Center on Race, Inequality and the Law Paul Weiss Student Fellowship Program

The Center on Race, Inequality and the Law confronts the laws, policies, and practices that lead to the oppression and marginalization of people of color. Four centuries of racism and systemic discrimination have left an indelible mark on the architecture of American society. Racism continues to infect the way policies are developed and applied at all levels of government and in the private sector. It infiltrates our laws, institutions, and systems, resulting in enduring racial inequities in every domain and institution that touches people's lives, from the criminal legal system to housing, infrastructure development, technology, education, and the environment. By documenting the history of racism in America, elevating the stories of those affected by race-based inequality, supporting community efforts to fight discriminatory policies and practices, and rigorously applying a racial lens to analyze ongoing disparities, the Center identifies actionable, forward-looking solutions to address the injustices caused by racism. 

We seek to hire four to six rising 2L and 3L law students for our Student Fellowship Program, to take place during the 2024-2025 academic year. Student Fellows will conduct research into a variety of topics related to race and inequality for use in the Center's advocacy, litigation, and public education under the guidance and supervision of Center leadership. In addition, Student Fellows will work with incarcerated individuals seeking parole in New York. Student Fellows will also assist with the planning and execution of the Center's organizing activities and events. 

Student Fellows will receive a stipend, be featured on the Center's website, and play an integral role in the Center's work. The expected time commitment is an average of 10 hours per week over approximately 30 weeks. 

If you are interested, please submit the following materials in a single PDF to law.race.inequality@nyu.edu with the subject line "Paul Weiss Student Fellow Application:"

(1) Cover letter explaining why you would like to become a Student Fellow of the Center and your interest in race and inequality;

(2) Resume;

(3) Unofficial law school transcript; and

(4) List of two references with email addresses

Applications will be accepted until June 14, 2024. Interviews will be conducted and selections will be made on a rolling basis. To learn more about the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law, visit http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/race-inequality-law

Operations Coordinator

Description

The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Operations Coordinator to support the Center's Faculty Director, Executive Director, and general operations.

As we continue to struggle with the legacy of slavery and racism that permeated our collective experience since this country's inception, the Center is searching for a dynamic Coordinator to help us increase the impact of our work in the world. Specifically, we seek a motivated, highly-organized person who is excited to support the Center's efforts to challenge racial inequity across multiple sectors within our society. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering results on assignments and will excel at balancing time-sensitive requests and competing priorities. We seek a clear communicator with a commitment to racial justice and the ability to work well with people of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. In addition, the ideal candidate will be eager to work closely with academics, legal practicioners, community organizers, local activists, and administrative staff across the University.

Responsibilities

The Operations Coordinator will report to the Faculty Director ("FD"), Executive Director ("ED), and the Center's Legal Fellows, and will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing top-notch comprehensive administrative, research, logistical, and marketing support for the Center
  • Carrying out a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Center, including:
    • completing expense reports;
    • composing and preparing (sometimes confidential) correspondence with collaborators, government agencies, or other entities;
    • managing an active calendar of meetings and complex plans or events, travel itineraries, and agendas;
    • assisting with the production and publication of Center reports; 
    • assisting with hiring processes;
    • supporting and enhancing the Center's social media and digital presence;
    • and compiling research and needed materials for projects and meetings.
  • Identifying, researching, prioritizing, and following up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the FD and ED, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature
  • Supporting event planning efforts, executing Center events, and staffing events hosted by partner organizations
  • Being an active member of the Center's parole clients' legal teams, which may include:
    • scheduling legal calls;
    • sending legal mail;
    • scheduling, and attending, legal visits;
    • assisting with research, drafting advocacy materials, and corresponding with individuals and organizations who can contribute to advocacy efforts

Requirements

  • At least 2 years' experience supporting executive staff, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong, interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, advisory committee members, NYU staff, clients, and external partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Proven ability to handle information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of responsiveness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, social media platforms, project management software such as Slack and Asana
  • Flexibility to work outside of standard 9-to-5 hours for the purposes of:
    • staffing events which take place in the early mornings or evenings
    • traveling across New York state to partake in advocacy events or legal visits
  • Commitment to advancing the Center's mission focused on racial justice and plan for growth

NYU offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. 

Application Instructions

Please email a resume, cover letter, and two references to law.race.inequality@nyu.edu, with the subject line "Operations Coordinator Application." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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