Job List

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.

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.

Mental Health Project

The Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP) seeks an attorney or recent law graduate to provide education, individual assistance, and advocacy to people enrolled in a new Medicaid managed care program for adults with significant behavioral health needs. This is a temporary (4 to 7 months) part-time position (approximately 16 hours per week).

Mental Health Project

The Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP) seeks a temporary part-time supervising attorney for our ICAN-HARP team, to work remotely approximately 3 to 5 hours per week for 4 to 7 months.

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.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking an Intake Contractor to conduct intakes with vulnerable potential clients remotely via Google Voice and Skype. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified applicant bilingual in Arabic interested in refugee, human rights, and immigration/international law. This is an independent contractor position and not a staff position. It is expected that the Contractor would provide between 15–45 hours of service per month.

Intakes will primarily take place in Arabic, but the Contractor would occasionally conduct intakes in English and other languages (with an interpreter) and perform other duties as assigned. The Contractor would be supervised by an IRAP National Legal team member.

The Contractor may set her workdays, hours, and work location independently, provided she make herself available from time to time as reasonably required. As an independent contractor, and not an employee, the Contractor will not be entitled to participate in or to receive the benefit of any employee plans or programs, including insurance.

Start Date: Immediately

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking a staff attorney to be a part of the growing IRAP Legal team in our New York office. The staff attorney position will focus primarily on training, supporting, and advising IRAP pro bono teams representing refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, and other vulnerable individuals. The staff attorney will also maintain a small caseload directly representing refugees and other immigrants, and advocate on their behalf with the United Nations, U.S. and foreign governments and other relevant agencies. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee, human rights, and immigration/international law to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees. The position reports to senior members of the Legal team.

Domestic Violence Project

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.

DVP seeks an Immigration Attorney to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence 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.

Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center (MHP) seeks a certified peer specialist to coordinate and facilitate “orientation to reentry” sessions and advocacy courses for clients with mental health concerns and histories of criminal justice involvement, as well as to coordinate and facilitate advocacy courses and peer socialization events for consumers of mental health services, with and without histories of criminal justice involvement. Expected date of commencement of employment is February 2018