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Strategic Organizing Center

Strategic Organizing Center


Staff Attorney

Based in New York, NY

 

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter, résumé and writing sample to: https://jsco.re/9vkwn

The Strategic Organizing Center is seeking a Staff Attorney to provide cutting edge legal strategy to support campaigns that challenge the power and conduct of America’s largest corporations.

This position demands creativity and resourcefulness, as the Staff Attorney is called upon to engage a wide variety of situations and areas of the law. The Staff Attorney conducts legal research and develops legal strategy in collaboration with the staff of the Strategic Organizing Center and our affiliates in legal, research, organizing and communications departments in a range of areas including corporate accountability, competition/antitrust, consumer protection, civil rights, and employment/ workplace issues.

The SOC is a dynamic coalition of North America’s most progressive labor unions and a leading force for social, racial and economic justice in our country today. We engage in campaigns that confront corporations to make them take responsibility for business practices that harm workers and consumers in the U.S. and globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and review on strategies and tactics related to organizing and corporate responsibility campaigns
  • Research and develop new legal theories to advance worker and consumer rights and protections
  • Advocate directly to regulators for enforcement action, policy reforms and rulemaking
  • Assist workers in their efforts to change their workplaces
  • Provide advice on drafting federal and state legislation
  • Help develop public messaging of campaigns
  • Collaborate effectively with union affiliates, outside law firms and other external allies

Job Qualifications

  • Law degree and current law license
  • At least 4 years of legal experience
  • A passion for justice and a strong commitment to workers’ rights
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to drive ideas and manage initiatives
  • Ability to conduct effective meetings with internal and external personnel
  • Experience in the labor movement strongly preferred

Compensation: Competitive salary; excellent benefits. Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply. The SOC does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter, résumé and writing sample to: https://jsco.re/9vkwn

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