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Communications and Fundraising Strategist

Title: Communications and Fundraising Strategist, National Center for Law and Economic Justice 
Reports to: Director of Philanthropy, Director of Litigation and Advocacy (Joint Report)  
Exempt Salary: Up to $85,000 commensurate with experience  
Location: NCLEJ’s office is located in NYC. Preference for NYC-based candidates.   
Application Close Date: October 28, 2022 or until position is filled 
Start Date: November 2022, or when position is filled 

NCLEJ’s Mission:  

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) advances economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. We fight every day to eliminate an array of unfair economic and racial injustices. We work to expand access to critical benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, and childcare, protect low-wage workers’ rights and safety, advance the rights of people with disabilities, and end unlawful debt collection. Our tactics to advance economic justice include​​ winning strategic class action cases, representing marginalized individuals and communities, and changing federal and state legislation and private institutions’ practices. We partner with other litigation and advocacy organizations, grassroots and community organizations, and individuals in our fight for racial and economic justice.   

Communications and Fundraising Strategist’s Role:  

Help build an exciting future for NCLEJ!  NCLEJ is seeking a Communications and Fundraising Strategist to help plan and execute its communications strategy under the guidance of NCLEJ’s Director of Philanthropy and Director of Litigation and Advocacy. In this dynamic role, you will partner with our leadership team and our expert staff of lawyers and advocates to support advocacy campaigns, execute our marketing strategy, and achieve fundraising goals.   

Primary responsibilities: 

30% – Coordinate Strategic Communications to support advocacy and fundraising (joint report to Director of Philanthropy & Director of Litigation and Advocacy) 

35% – Support Fundraising Marketing (report to Director of Philanthropy)   

35% – Support Programmatic Marketing and Advocacy Campaigns (report to Director of Litigation and Advocacy)  

Qualifications and experience of the ideal candidate:  

Benefits: NCLEJ has a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance; 15-24 vacation days and 10-15 sick days per year (based on length of service); 13 paid holidays per year; an FSA plan for medical, childcare, and transit expenses; an Employee Assistance Program; and contributions to individuals’ 403(b) plans.  

Vaccination Requirement: To help ensure that NCLEJ continues to operate in the safest manner possible, NCLEJ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Equal opportunity: NCLEJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and people from other historically disenfranchised communities to apply. NCLEJ does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital or parental status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NCLEJ makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, with full opportunities for fellowships and employment in all positions.  

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role. 

Application process: We are accepting applications through October 28, 2022, or until the position is filled. Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and one work sample (such as an advocacy email, press placement, or similar communications asset) that you wrote, ghost-wrote, or developed which conveys your strategic approach and writing style. Please email us all three pieces in a single Word or PDF document to Betsy Jacob at with “Communications and Fundraising Strategist” in the subject line.    

NCLEJ is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying, please contact Leah Lotto at 212-633-6967 or If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.