National Family Civil Rights Center


The National Family Civil Rights Center is currently filling the below positions:

Chief Development Officer
Law Clerk (Internship Also Available)
Senior Policy Analyst (Internship Also Available)
Social Media Specialist (Internship Also Available)

Please submit the materials listed in the "How to Apply" section of each job description below, in an email to hr@familycivilrights.com with the position title as the subject of the email.



Social Media Specialist 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for developing and overseeing execution of NFCRC's strategic social media and digital initiatives, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other emerging technologies.
Develop and manage viral marketing campaigns including collaborative management of the Center's website and email campaigns.
Create and supervise high-profile channel accounts and integrate interactive media into the overall NFCRC strategy.
Search engine optimization/search engine marketing (SEO/SEM) integration, monitoring and analysis of social media trend and their impacts on the NFCRC brand.

Experience and Qualifications

Bachelors degree in communications, marketing or a related field and two years experience in marketing/public relations experience (including demonstrable social networking experience).
Previous experience in development and implementation of media planning and buying strategies within the advocacy industry.
Excellent analytic, writing, and online marketing skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Ability to take initiative, think creatively, work well under pressure, and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively.

Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.

Ability to work with staff at all levels in the organization, including the ability to work with colleagues remotely.

Strong and demonstrated interest in civil liberties and social justice issues. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

NFCRC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  This position available in either Washington, D.C. or New York City.  Under the right circumstances, a generous telework arrangement may be available with limited travel to Washington/New York office required.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

Resume

Cover letter detailing: (a) your interest in this position and the mission of the NFCRC, and (b) your salary requirements

Five websites/social media platforms demonstrating social media experience



Law Clerk 
(2L/3L for Law Clerk; 1L or Senior pre-law undergrad for Intern)

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to individuals who contact the Project with legal requests; utilize and maintain the intake database to respond to requests; and provide support to the Center’s attorneys, as needed.
  • Conduct Internet and other factual research and collaborate with attorneys in preparing background memoranda on selected policy issues.
  • Cite check, edit, format, produce, and serve litigation documents, including briefs, memoranda, and correspondence.
  • Draft, edit, and prepare affidavits, Freedom of Information Act requests, reports, and other legal or public education documents.
  • Review and organize documents related to Freedom of Information Act requests and discovery.
  • Maintain and ensure the accuracy of the Center’s litigation docket and calendar.

Experience and Qualifications

Excellent analytic, writing, and strategic planning skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Ability to synthesize complex issues and conduct legal research.

Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, including attorneys, advocates, impacted stakeholders, and the general public.

Ability to take initiative, think creatively, work well under pressure, and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively.

Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.

Ability to work with staff at all levels in the organization, including the ability to work with colleagues remotely.

Strong and demonstrated interest in civil liberties and social justice issues. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

NFCRC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  This position available in either Washington, D.C. or New York City.  Under the right circumstances, a generous telework arrangement may be available with limited travel to Washington/New York office required.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

Resume

Cover letter detailing: (a) your interest in this position and the mission of the NFCRC, and (b) your salary requirements

Two legal writing samples



Public Policy Analyst 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In conjunction with litigation, development, and other advocacy staff, provide strategic guidance and drive with state-based and federal advocacy efforts, including developing campaign objectives and strategies, coalition building, community organizing, and decision-maker engagement to further public policy outcomes.

Assist stakeholders and help develop capacity to carry forth strategic alliance building efforts with social welfare non-profits, businesses, faith-based groups, labor, and other key allies.

Participate in interdisciplinary planning to achieve policy goals.

Travel to assist and support policy advocacy.

Monitor federal and state policy activity including legislation that is relevant to the mission and vision of NFCRC.

Draft policy analyses designed to effect change by state and federal policymakers.

Speak publicly at state and local forums, conferences and meetings.

Experience and Qualifications

Internship: Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years’ experience in developing and coordinating successful legislative, political, or organizing campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates with higher levels of experience.

Senior Position: Advanced degree plus five years of relevant experience demonstrating advancement. 

Excellent analytic, writing, and strategic planning skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Ability to synthesize complex issues and present them to a lay audience.

Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, including attorneys, advocates, impacted stakeholders, and the general public.

Ability to take initiative, think creatively, work well under pressure, and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively.

Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.

Ability to work with staff at all levels in the organization, including the ability to work with colleagues remotely.

Strong and demonstrated interest in civil liberties and social justice issues. 

Frequent travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

NFCRC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  This position available in either Washington, D.C. or New York City. 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

Resume

Cover letter detailing: (a) your interest in this position and the mission of the NFCRC, and (b) your salary requirements

Two writing samples preferably related to policy analysis



Chief Development Officer 

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the President, the CDO will work in close collaboration with other members of the executive management team and the Board with a primary focus on expanding and improving the major gifts, direct mail, and planned gifts programs.

The CDO will lead philanthropy staff and will be expected to increase the number of major donors through major gifts and planned giving and ensure ongoing and increased support from foundations and corporate leaders who share NFCRC’s goals. The CDO will be expected to provide a vision for creating a philanthropic culture throughout the Center and the Board in order to achieve a continuing increase in fundraising results.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The CDO will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Development Office, including individual philanthropy (major and planned gifts, direct mail appeals, Internet outreach), foundation and corporate giving, special events, and Board relations. She/he will oversee a growing staff and be expected to lead by example. The CDO will be expected to cultivate his/her own major accounts as well as provide creative vision, mentoring, and training for the rest of the team. In addition, the CDO will be responsible for relationships with the firm’s philanthropy consultants.

In particular, the CDO will:

Inspire and engage a group of elite donors and volunteer leaders interested in promoting and protecting family civil rights;

Supervise NDCRC’s efforts to maintain and build upon its base of private foundation support and work with staff to develop new strategies and tailored cases for support to enhance the organization’s relationships with the foundation community;

Create new strategies to enhance the Center’s relationships with business leaders;

Oversee implementation and follow-through of all fund raising events and ensure that events are strategically positioned to improve donor relationships effectively and efficiently;

Work with the Executive Team to maintain appropriate gift accounting and acknowledgment, computer system operations, gifts and grants record management, planned gift distributions, donor stewardship, and integration with NFCRC’s data systems;

Open communication on all levels of the organization by keeping donors and the public informed, thanked, and involved; designing and managing effective Board and staff communications; and ensuring increased giving opportunities;

Supervise all development activities, including hiring, defining job responsibilities, establishing expectations, and giving regular performance feedback and coaching/mentoring for personal and professional development of staff in their roles;

As needed, recruit and train a high-quality paid and voluntary staff that is well prepared to meet the ongoing challenges of a fast-moving organization;

Foster an environment that rewards new ideas and risk-taking, builds confidence, encourages teamwork, promotes a focus on success, celebrates current achievements, and sets clear expectations for the future;

Help plan and carefully manage the development/philanthropy budget, ensuring resources are allocated accurately, efficiently, and effectively to ensure adequate support for NFCRC’s mission;

Work collaboratively and in coordination with other department directors; and

Conduct effective interdepartmental communications and provide regular summaries of all philanthropic activities to NFCRC’s Board of Directors and executive management.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • 10 or more years of experience formulating and executing successful, comprehensive fundraising programs;
  • Significant experience successfully managing fundraising professionals within a tightly disciplined process;
  • Evidence of using persuasive communication, passion, and expertise to inspire volunteers, staff, Board, and elite donors to the causes of the Center;
  • Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts and to lead others in doing so;
  • Strong leadership and management skills, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor, and motivate an effective team;
  • Thoughtful, creative, and innovative problem-solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Competency in planning and execution of projects and plans;
  • A strong commitment to liberty and passion for the Center’s work;
  • An engaging and outgoing personality which naturally draws others to the person;
  • A dynamic presence, with the intellectual ability to command the respect and attention of NFCRC’s staff;
  • A collaborative and collegial style;
  • A strategic thinker who is able to move concepts or theories into practice for the betterment of the organization; and
  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to travel, as needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

NFCRC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  This position available in either Washington, D.C. or New York City.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing: (a) your interest in this position and the mission of the NFCRC, and (b) your salary requirements
  • Two writing samples preferably related to development



Contact NFCRC:

(800) 385-0601  (phone)
(202) 640-4433  (fax)
inquiries@familycivilrights.com

Washington D.C. Office:


Evening Star Building
1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20004

New York Office
:

77 Water Street, 8th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10005