Jobs and Internships

The EJC is an equal employment opportunity employer and will hire without regard to applicants’ race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial responsibilities, marital status, veterans status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, receipt of public benefits, or any other characteristic that is protected under D.C. or federal law.

Pro Bono Coordinator

The Employment Justice Center seeks a Pro Bono Coordinator as a critical component of our economic and racial justice mission to “promote, secure and protect workplace justice” in metropolitan Washington DC.

The incumbent coordinates litigation services provided by the EJC through its volunteers and law firms. The Pro Bono Coordinator will conduct trainings, monitor pro bono cases, provide support to pro bono attorneys and work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Development staff to increase awareness of the EJC and its mission throughout the legal community. The Pro Bono Coordinator interacts with a variety of stakeholders including law firms, attorney volunteers, legal interns, clients, and the general public.

This position will report to the Legal Director.

General Duties

  • Volunteer recruitment through outreach to law firms
  • Build and maintain relationships with law firm pro bono programs and attorneys
  • Develop cases for referral, with appropriate support
  • Participate in client acceptance meetings
  • Develop and implement new pro bono projects with the EJC legal and advocacy staff
  • Develop and direct publicity for the pro bono program
  • Conduct outreach to other legal providers, bar associations, and non-profits in the community
  • Maintain volunteer and pro bono reporting requirements
  • Plan and implement training events for volunteers and interns
  • Participate in fundraising and development efforts

 Qualifications:

  • Experience in employment law
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
  • Understanding of non-profit structure and operations
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Passion for and commitment to the EJC mission and values
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Quickbooks, and Salesforce (online database) preferred
  • JD preferred

Salary commensurate with experience. The EJC will consider attorney applicants with 3-5 years litigation or equivalent experience who wish to work on a part-time basis. Excellent benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to bkavanaugh@dcejc.org. No telephone calls please.

Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2014.

Operations and Development Coordinator

The Employment Justice Center seeks an Operations and Development Coordinator as a critical component of our economic and racial justice mission to “to promote, secure and protect workplace justice” in the metropolitan Washington DC. This full-time incumbent will enable the EJC to accomplish more by ensuring the smooth operation of the EJC’s office and development activities.

Job Description:

The full-time Operations and Development Coordinator plays an important role by managing office systems and operations, planning EJC’s annual large fundraising event, and providing administrative support to the Executive Director in all fundraising activities including donor and relations, grant management, direct mail appeals, and special events.

The ideal candidate will be energetic and detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced environment. He/she must have excellent interpersonal skills, and have the flexibility to solve a range of problems and the discipline to establish systems for the organization.

This position will report to the Executive Director.

Job Responsibilities

Operations Accountabilities:

  • Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; preparing payroll; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions.
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, and equipment procurement.
  • Designs and implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures; making necessary adjustments.
  • Supports office staff by orienting and training employees in office procedures.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Development Accountabilities:

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Continually update and correct database records.
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
  • Prepare media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)
  • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

 Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
  • Understanding of non-profit structure and operations
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Passion for and commitment to the EJC mission and values
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Quickbooks, and Salesforce (online database) preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to bkavanaugh@dcejc.org. No telephone calls please.

Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2014.