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Mental Health Project

The Managing Director provides overall responsibility for the leadership and operation of MHP to ensure that it achieves its mission by providing high quality, client-centered, and anti-oppressive advocacy. This includes general administration and organizational development of the project, securing the project’s stability through sound financial planning and management, and supporting MHP managers and staff. The Managing Director also represents MHP as a UJC managing director and works closely with UJC’s Executive Office and other directors on UJC-wide matters, including coordination on fiscal, administrative, IT, and management issues.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. CDP’s current practice areas are capacity building, consumer justice, equitable neighborhoods, tenants' rights & housing justice, immigrants' rights, participatory research and policy, and workers’ rights. CDP’s Research and Policy Initiative partners with and provides strategic support to grassroots community organizations to build the power of their organizing and advocacy work. We utilize a “participatory action research” model in which low-income and excluded communities are central to the design and development of research and policy. The Research and Policy Coordinator would report to the Director of Research and Policy and join a team of three full-time staff within a larger organization of about 60 people. Our work consists of the following:

  • Participatory Action Research Reports: From start to finish, we work with our community partners to design, administer, analyze and write participatory action research reports. These reports are used by our partners to educate community members, engage elected officials, garner media attention and advocate for socially just policies.
  • Grassroots Policymaking: With community organizations, we research and develop ground-up policy solutions to problems they identify and document. 
  • Popular-Education Curriculum Design and Research Training: Our trainings and tools assist communities in designing and conducting their own research. We also conduct trainings on a variety of research topics to build the capacity of our partner organizations. 
  • Strategic Campaign Research: We conduct background research and develop fact sheets to provide strategic data in support of organizing campaigns. Our partners use these materials in leadership development and base-building and to educate elected and government officials about specific issues and campaigns.
Safety Net Project

We seek an Advocate to represent individuals experiencing legal problems in accessing public benefits such as cash assistance, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, and eviction prevention grants.

Urban Justice Center

UJC seeks a full-time or part-time Payroll Specialist with knowledge of the Paycom Payroll and Human Resource Management System (HRIS) or other Payroll and HRIS systems.

Domestic Violence Project

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for a Temporary Supervising Attorney to provide interim supervision to DVP’s immigration legal team, which includes four attorneys. The Supervising Immigration Attorney is also the task manager of the three immigration legal advocates who work directly underneath the Director of Client Services. This is a temporary assignment to cover a parental leave. The ideal candidate will begin work in late May or early June 2018 for an approximate three to four month term. We seek candidates able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to the position
The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP’s mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Our immigration team works with survivors of domestic violence within a legal-psychosocial framework to provide legal representation and advocacy on immigration matters including U and T visas, SIJS, adjustment of status, VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, naturalization and removal defense.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney in our Workers’ Rights practice (“the practice”), which currently includes two staff attorneys, two senior staff attorneys, and a paralegal.

Background: The Community Development Project (CDP) provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. CDP’s current practice areas are capacity building, consumer justice, equitable neighborhoods, tenants' rights & housing justice, immigrants' rights, participatory research and policy, and workers’ rights. The Community Development Project is an equal opportunity employer. CDP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP) seeks a Contracts Manager to help administer government funding contracts for legal services. This is a non-legal, non-supervisory position.

Safety Net Project

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center operates legal clinics at food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers, and City Council offices throughout New York City to help ensure that New York City’s most underserved communities have access to safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance. SNP combines direct legal services, policy advocacy, and community organizing to reduce poverty and homelessness.

SNP seeks applicants for the position of Housing Staff Attorney. The Housing Staff Attorney will provide direct legal representation to tenants in the area of landlord-tenant law, including civil proceedings in NYC Housing Court, affirmative litigation and New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) hearings and appeals.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney in our Capacity Building practice, which currently includes four staff attorneys.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking an Operations Coordinator to work in our New York City office. The Operations Coordinator will serve as the second generalist in IRAP’s ops department. The position will include aspects of finance, HR, admin, and tech – but the focus can move depending on the right candidate’s experience and goals. Skills and experience will be evaluated on a sliding scale and applicants are not necessarily expected to take on all of the responsibilities listed. The title and salary are flexible dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and skills. Regardless of level, the person in this position should be excited about working at a mission-driven non-profit that’s nimble, nonpartisan, and undergoing rapid change. The position reports to the Director of Operations.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing agency that makes an important impact on the lives of refugees.

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