Grants Development Associate Position

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Job Short Description:
The Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center (“SNP”) is a team of advocates, attorneys, researchers, organizers, policy analysts, and support staff working to strengthen the safety net in New York City. Our mission is to protect due process rights and provide direct legal services for low- and no-income New Yorkers while engaging the greater community in casting a wider, finer safety net that promotes economic justice and human dignity. We do this by operating a citywide network of free legal clinics, engaging in impact litigation and policy advocacy, and hosting high profile events. The Safety Net Project is uniquely positioned for growth in 2016 and beyond.
Job Summary & Qualifications:

The Safety Net Project seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented full-time Grants Development Associate to join our team.

Required Qualifications: 

-A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least one year of combined professional or internship experience in marketing, project management, legal services, social work, graphic design, public administration, copywriting, or a related field;

-Strong organizational skills, and experience with maintaining case files, databases, and record-keeping;

-Outstanding oral and written communication skills;

-Mastery of the Microsoft Office and Google suites, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Google Drive;

-Experience using online communication tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and blogs; and

-Familiarity with current social justice issues and their impact on the safety net in New York City.

With support from interns and the Safety Net Project’s management team, the Development Associate’s responsibilities will include office administrative duties, program reporting, managing our website and social media accounts, and e-newsletters.
Salary begins at $36,000 per year and is commensurate with education and experience. The Urban Justice Center offers a flexible work environment and a highly competitive benefits package that includes vacation, personal, and sick time, medical and dental coverage, vision and gym reimbursements, and a 401(k) plan.
How to Apply:
Submit a resume, one-page cover letter, and recent writing sample as a single .PDF document to with “Grants Development Associate Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants, we cannot respond to any application unless selected for further consideration. Please do not contact us by mail, telephone, or FAX.
UJC Description:

The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 11 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.