Careers

Join our team! The Tax Law Center at NYU Law seeks to protect and strengthen the tax system through rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest. Our work includes offering technical input on tax legislation, submitting comments on tax regulations, and intervening in tax litigation, with the goals of protecting and improving the integrity of the tax system, saving and raising revenues, and advancing equity. 

You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. 

The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US.  

Current Opportunities

Director of External Affairs

The Tax Law Center is seeking to hire one full-time External Affairs professional as either a Director of External Affairs or an Associate Director of External Affairs. Please see the following job descriptions for both roles, which outline the specific requirements and responsibilities for each position: Director of External Affairs and Associate Director of External Affairs

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Director of External Affairs to help shape, craft, and implement a comprehensive communications plan and strategy, manage external communications and public affairs, and build relationships with key partners and stakeholders of the Center.  

You are an experienced communications or external affairs leader who will represent the Tax Law Center and its mission to external stakeholders. You are eager to set forth a guiding strategy for advancing the Center’s goals through effective communications across all channels, are proficient in working across traditional and digital platforms, and excel at developing and managing relationships.  You look forward to helping the Center build communications capacity and would enjoy the opportunity to be creative in shaping our strategy and workplan. 

Responsibilities  

The Director of External Affairs will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for: 

  • Managing external communications with government, strategic partners, media, and funders, as well as developing and nurturing positive relationships with these stakeholders
  • Helping to develop the Center’s communications strategy and to manage it by ensuring that day-to-day communications activities across all channels and to all stakeholders in a way that supports the overall communications goals of the Center and by making adjustments as needed to reflect real time changes to the issue landscape
  • Managing press inquiries monitoring and identifying media opportunities to facilitate for Center staff, and helping to prepare Center spokespeople for interviews, including by conducting reporter and outlet background research, conducting interview preparation sessions, and staffing interviews as needed 
  • Working with the Executive Director and Legal Director to set, manage, and adjust the overall development strategy for the Center and ensure effective donor outreach, tracking, and communications 
  • Managing strategy, audience growth, and regular content for the Center’s digital channels, in collaboration with Center staff experts 
  • Leading outreach to and working closely with allied organizations to produce aligned agendas and develop content and strategy around key advocacy initiatives 
  • Writing memos and other products that capture the technical rigor of the Tax Law Center’s work in a clear and accessible way 
  • Supervising a communications and development staff member  

Requirements  

  • At least 7 years of experience and a strong track record in at least one of the following: communications, public/external affairs, and/or development roles in the public or private sector 
  • At least 3 years of experience supervising staff 
  • Excellent leadership skills, having previously managed people and/or teams in communications, public/external affairs, and/or development roles in the public or private sector
  • Demonstrated strategy and project management skills with experience conceiving, leading, and successfully implementing complex initiatives 
  • Demonstrated experience spotting and adjusting to rapidly-changing developments in the communications landscape 
  • Experience in communications with executive and legislative bodies, agencies, and departments 
  • Ability to navigate high-stakes and complex situations under time pressure 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and public speaking/presentation skills 
  • Commitment to advancing the Center’s mission and development 
  • Excitement to learn about and communicate to others the importance of tax legal work 

Desired: 

  • This role does not require experience in the tax law field, but it would be a plus to have some familiarity with tax law or policy, a sound understanding of the federal legislative and regulatory processes that may impact the Center’s work, and/or experience with communications for an organization producing technical analyses in any area of law or policy. 

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $150,000 to $180,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.   

The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US.   

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Associate Director of External Affairs 

The Tax Law Center is seeking to hire one full-time External Affairs professional as either a Director of External Affairs or an Associate Director of External Affairs. Please see the following job descriptions for both roles, which outline the specific requirements and responsibilities for each position: Director of External Affairs and Associate Director of External Affairs

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Associate Director of External Affairs to help shape and implement a comprehensive communications plan and strategy, manage external communications and public affairs, and build relationships with key partners and stakeholders of the Center.  

You are an experienced communications or external affairs manager who will represent the Tax Law Center and its mission to external stakeholders. You are eager to help set forth a guiding strategy for advancing the Center’s goals through effective communications across all channels, are proficient in working across traditional and digital platforms, and excel at developing and managing relationships.  

Responsibilities  

The Associate Director of External Affairs will report to the Director of Operations and Strategy and be responsible for: 

  • Coordinating external communications with government, strategic partners, media, and funders, as well as ensuring that the Tax Law Center develops and nurtures positive relationships with these stakeholders 
  • Helping to develop the Center’s communications strategy and to execute it by ensuring that day-to-day communications activities across all channels and to all stakeholders support the overall communications goals of the Center and by making adjustments as needed to reflect real time changes to the issue landscape  
  • Managing press inquiries, monitoring and identifying media opportunities to facilitate for Center staff, and helping to prepare Center spokespeople for interviews, including by conducting reporter and outlet background research, conducting interview preparation sessions, and staffing interviews as needed 
  • Managing strategy, audience growth, and regular content for the Center’s digital channels, in collaboration with Center staff experts 
  • Supporting outreach to and work with allied organizations to produce aligned agendas and develop content and strategy around key advocacy initiatives 
  • Working with staff to prepare written memos and other public products that capture the technical rigor of the Tax Law Center’s work in a clear and accessible way 
  • Supporting the Executive Director and Legal Director on fundraising activities for the Center, including donor research, report writing, and donor tracking 
  • Supervising a communications and development staff member 

Requirements  

  • At least 5 years of experience and a strong track record in at least one of the following: communications, public/external affairs, and/or development roles in the public or private sector 
  • Demonstrated strategy and project management skills with experience successfully implementing complex initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience spotting and adjusting to rapidly-changing developments in the communications landscape
  • Ability to navigate high-stakes and complex situations under time pressure 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and public speaking/presentation skills
  • Commitment to advancing the Center’s mission and development
  • Excitement to learn about and communicate to others the importance of tax legal work 

Desired: 

  • This role does not require experience in the tax law field, but it would be a plus to have some familiarity with tax law or policy, a sound understanding of the federal legislative and regulatory processes that may impact the Center’s work, and/or experience with communications for an organization producing technical analyses in any area of law or policy.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $110,000 to $140,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.   

The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US.  

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Communications & Development Associate

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Communications & Development Associate to help implement a comprehensive communications and development plan.  

You are a detail-oriented self-starter and a strong writer and communicator who is excited to support the evolving communications and development needs of a growing Center within NYU School of Law. You have a track record of delivering results on assignments and overcoming obstacles. You are highly organized and excel at balancing time-sensitive requests and competing priorities. 

Responsibilities  

The Communications & Development Associate, who will report to the External Affairs Director or Associate Director, will be responsible for:  

  • Working in close collaboration with the External Affairs Director or Associate Director to conduct daily media monitoring and tracking of key reporter contacts, both in the news and on social media, as well as working with program staff to assist with substantive issue and news monitoring  
  • Managing the Center’s website, including adding and updating approved content, using site analytics to monitor and optimize traffic, and collaborating with NYU staff for web support  
  • Researching potential donors and funders, as well as tracking donor relationships and outreach  
  • Keeping abreast of new funding opportunities in philanthropy by tracking the relevant funding communities, key staffing changes, funding for peer organizations, and through networking  
  • Maintaining a fundraising calendar and drafting donor correspondence, grant reports, and grant proposals  
  • Maintaining an updated list of key stakeholders and working with the Operations team to manage key contacts and interactions
  • Maintaining the Center’s internal style guides and templates, and ensuring consistent application across the Center’s work product
  • Organizing events with donors, allies, and partners
  • Assisting the External Affairs Director or Associate Director with other communications and development tasks as required

Requirements  

  • 3+ years of communications or development experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a track record of strong writing 
  • A high degree of organization, time-management skills, and attention to detail 
  • Ability to juggle multiple project workstreams  
  • Independent judgment, proactive orientation, and the ability to identify gaps or opportunities and take initiative 
  • Interest in developing new skills across multiple aspects of communication, in a rapidly-changing communications landscape 
  • Commitment to advancing the Center’s mission  
  • Interest in public interest operations, fundraising and development, and communications 

Desired: 

  • Experience with one or more of the following or similar tools:
    • CSM: WordPress, Squarespace, Drupal  
    • CRM: Mailchimp, EveryAction 
    • Design: Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, Figma 
    • Ads: Google Ads, Facebook Ads Manager 
  • Ability to design simple digital products using basic design software 

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.     

The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US.  

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Tax Law and Policy Fellow

The Tax Law Center at the New York University School of Law is seeking one full-time Tax Law and Policy Fellow to assist the Executive Director and other senior staff with research, writing, and project management. The fellow will work across subject matter areas in tax, which will include climate tax issues. The fellow will be able to work with senior staff to focus in on any area(s) of specialty in their second year if there is specific subject matter interest and as work needs allow.  

You are a recent law school graduate with a strong interest in advancing justice through the tax code, and gaining experience working with academics and policymakers to solve difficult legislative and regulatory problems.  

This is a two-year fellowship with case-by-case flexibility on exact start and end dates. 

Responsibilities 

  • The Tax Law and Policy Fellow will be responsible for a wide range of activities in a start-up environment, including: 
  • Researching and drafting comments on proposed administrative action, legal briefs, legislative language, and policy memos, with guidance from senior members of staff. 
  • Tracking important legislative and regulatory activities and key court cases. 
  • Building productive working relationships with outside experts and policymaking staff. 
  • Working alongside Center staff to help build out and improve organizational processes. 

Requirements 

  • A JD degree or LLM with coursework in taxation 
  • Excellent research and writing skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A high degree of organization and attention to detail 
  • A commitment to advancing the Center’s goals  
  • The fellow will work across subject matter areas in tax, including climate tax issues 

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 to $88,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. 

The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US. 

 

The Tax Law Center will host Fellows Hiring Q&A sessions on the following dates:

During these sessions, you will be able to meet a current fellow and learn more about the Tax Law Center and the role.

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Legal Director

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law seeks a Legal Director to work closely with the Executive Director to lead the Center’s rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest. As the Center’s most senior tax law specialist, the Legal Director will help shape and build the Center’s program and public interest role in tax law, working with and further building an exceptional tax legal staff.  

You are a tax lawyer with extensive experience in US federal tax law or policymaking processes and a deep commitment to advancing equity through taxation. You are excited to help develop, lead, and supervise the Center’s substantive work program across a broad range of issue areas spanning: legislation, regulation, and controversy aimed at shaping law and policy and strengthening the processes and institutions that make tax law. You have excellent tax legal skills, are a clear, persuasive writer and communicator, and are an excellent manager and supervisor. 

Responsibilities  

The Legal Director, who will report to the Executive Director, will be responsible for:  

  • Helping to set the Tax Law Center’s strategy and craft its work agenda. This will include leading the design and implementation of systems for identifying and prioritizing projects that best further the Center’s mission.  
  • Driving the Center’s work forward. This includes contributing to original work, managing the Center’s legal staff, and building collaborations with external partners.  
  • Ensuring that the Center’s work is consistently rigorous, coherent, and mission-driven. The Legal Director will supervise program work to ensure that it meets the Center’s high -quality standards, and is coherent and consistent with the Center’s mission, body of work, and future plans. The Legal Director will be responsible for approving certain legal work, developing processes for quality control and evaluating impact, and ensuring this learning improves future work.  
  • Managing the Tax Law Center’s legal staff (including Senior Attorney Advisors, Attorney Advisors and Fellows). The Center has already attracted exceptional legal staff in a number of areas. The Legal Director will identify and hire for needed skills and perspectives; supervise and mentor a collaborative and inclusive team; and strengthen internal practices for skill-building, professional development, and current awareness.  
  • Shaping and communicating the Center’s positions. The Legal Director will shape the Tax Law Center’s substantive positions; communicate with stakeholders including policymakers; build relationships with external experts and partners, the Center’s advisory board, funders, and media; and review funding proposals.  

Requirements  

  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the Center.
  • At least ten years of legal tax experience.  
  • Deep expertise in tax law, plus a desire and demonstrated ability to work widely across different tax issue areas (ranging from, for example, individual taxation to corporate taxation), and across different aspects of tax law (legislation, regulation, controversy, and processes/institutions).  We do not expect candidates to be expert across all aspects of tax, but are looking for an interest in and demonstrated ability to: quickly understand issues outside of areas of your direct expertise; be briefed by and make judgments based on input from staff and external experts; and draw connections between work in different issue areas in order to execute a coherent work program.  
  • Excellent judgement about how to navigate and weigh complex and uncertain policy and procedural considerations. This means the capacity for effective decision-making, as well as the ability to understand competing concerns and solve problems of substantial impact, sensitivity, and complexity. 
  • At least 7 years of track record in managing and developing staff, experience in hiring, and an ability to nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 
  • An extensive track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with tax experts, such as tax practitioners, tax academics, or government tax practitioners.  
  • Demonstrated skill in furthering equity in operational and substantive work. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to draft and review a range of outputs including draft legislation, regulations, comments, briefs, and reports; and the ability to communicate with both technical expert audiences and those who are less familiar with a specific issue.  

Desired: These skills and experiences are a plus. If they are not part of your current skills or experience, you must be excited to develop knowledge and skill in these areas: 

  • Experience in tax controversy or considering administrative law issues and related trends in tax; and 
  • Experience across more than one aspect of government, private practice, tax academia, or other modes of tax research or policy development, or other experiences that provide deep insight into more than one set of institutions that play a role in tax law/policymaking.  

Your salary will fall between $172,000 to $182,000 per year depending on experience. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.  

The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US. As a key leadership position, the Legal Director may be expected to travel on occasion.  

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Attorney Advisors

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking one or more full-time Attorney Advisors to work closely with the Executive Director to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest

You are an attorney with experience practicing US tax law or working in US federal government processes of crafting, interpreting, or administering tax law , and are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance racial and economic equity in taxation. You are an excellent writer of rigorous technical tax materials, such as reports, memos, briefs, comments, or legislation and regulations. You are a highly-organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to manage production of high-quality, timely written work, and exercise judgement about where to focus time and resources to have robust input in fast-moving tax law and policy processes.

Responsibilities

The Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director or another senior member of staff, will be responsible for duties including:

  • In consultation with other senior staff, helping to shape an ongoing research agenda for the organization, and authoring a variety of technical tax written products called for in that agenda, including reports, briefs, and comments on regulations
  • Supervising a Research Associate in the production of a series of written products, ensuring the quality and timeliness of work from outside authors
  • Helping to design and implement systems to identify and prioritize opportunities for the Center to further its mission
  • Building strong, confidential relationships with high-level practitioners, academics, and other outside experts

Requirements

  • JD or equivalent and some US experience in tax practice or federal tax policy making or administration
  • Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to express precise, highly technical information in a way that is clear and compelling
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A commitment to  the mission of the Center

Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills. 

Your salary will fall between $110,000 and $160,000 per year depending on experience. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. 

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Senior Attorney Advisors

The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking one or more full-time Senior Attorney Advisors to work closely with the Executive Director to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest

You are an attorney with significant experience in the federal tax policy making process and a deep commitment to advancing racial and economic equity through taxation. You are a clear, persuasive writer and communicator, and are excited to draft legislation, regulations, and comments in addition to briefs, technical reports, and less-technical white papers and blog posts. You have deep relationships in tax law and policymaking.  

Responsibilities

The Senior Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director, will be responsible for:

  • Helping to set the agenda for the Tax Law Center, including helping to lead the design and implementation of a system for identifying and prioritizing opportunities for the Center to further its mission
  • Playing a core role in driving forward the Center’s ongoing regulatory work, coordinating and collaborating with outside experts, performing quality control, helping supervise the work of an Attorney Advisor and a Research Associate, and contributing your own original written work Interfacing with policymakers and staff, and connecting them with academic and practitioner experts
  • Providing strategic guidance to the Executive Director and other senior team members
  • Supervising and mentoring Tax Law Center staff

Requirements

  • JD or equivalent and significant experience working on US federal tax law and policy
  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with tax technical experts, such as federal government tax staff and tax practitioners
  • Deep subject matter expertise
  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the Center.
  • Good judgement about how to navigate and weigh complex and uncertain policy and procedural considerations

Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills.

Your salary will fall between $145,000 and $175,000 per year depending on experience. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions. 

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