Fair Courts Project Community Educator

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120 Wall St.19th fl
New York, NY 10005
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lambda Legal
Street address: 
120 Wall St. 19th fl
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
10005
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Lambda Legal seeks a full-time Fair Courts Project Community Educator. 
The Fair Courts Project Community Educator will engage the LGBT community on the important role that state courts play on issues affecting LGBT and HIV-related civil rights with a focus on promoting judicial diversity and access to justice in the courts. The Fair Courts Project Community Educator will:

  • Maintain and conduct training programs for judges, attorneys and court personnel on gender and sexuality, LGBT and HIV cultural competency, implicit bias, and relevant codes, canons, rules and laws related to LGBT and HIV positive court users.
  • Advance educational and advocacy initiatives to promote diversity on the bench, combat bias in the legal system, and defend the judiciary from attacks that threaten LGBT and HIV-related civil rights.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local and state-based LGBT/HIV organizations and LGBT bar associations with the goals of increasing judicial diversity, achieving sustained engagement on fair courts issues, and increased public support for the courts as a necessary and appropriate institution for upholding civil rights and the Constitution.
  • Expand partnerships with racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, disability rights, environmental justice and other advocacy groups to develop community education events and educational tools around shared interests in fair courts.
  • Plan and execute substantive events, workshops and meetings on fair courts issues.
  • Represent the Fair Courts Project in partnerships and coalition work.
  • Speak at conferences, meetings, and trainings related to fair courts issues. 
  • Assist the Fair Courts Project Director with programmatic, development and administrative work, as well as recruitment and supervision of project interns.
Requirements: 

Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents. All applicants must have a strong interest in LGBT and HIV-related rights, a passion for issue advocacy, a high level of independence and initiative, strong speaking and writing ability, creativity, a willingness to travel, good judgment, and an enthusiasm for working with others. Bachelor’s degree is required. A working knowledge of the court system, legal procedure and constitutional law is preferred

To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to Eric Lesh, Fair Courts Project Director, at [email protected]. Include the words, “Fair Courts Project Community Educator” in the subject line of your email.

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal will not accept phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Notes: 
Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBT, HIV and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.Excellent employer-paid benefits package is provided including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.
Salary range: 
Compensation is commensurate with experience in the context of a mid-size non-profit organization.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 18, 2016
Expiration date: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016