Project Assistant

The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, is seeking applicants for a salaried, full-time, with benefits, Project Assistant role for college graduates and professionals.

About EJI

EJI is a nationally recognized private, nonprofit organization that is highly regarded as one of the most dynamic and innovative legal reform programs in the U.S. For more than 30 years, EJI has provided assistance to the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. EJI has been a national leader in criminal justice reform and anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts and has provided education and training to some of the nation’s best law students, lawyers, policymakers, and professionals.

EJI welcomes applicants from historically underserved communities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

About the Position

This position will enable a talented and committed professional or college graduate to contribute to EJI’s mission by performing a variety of tasks across EJI project areas, including devoting time to research and writing and helping to enhance visitor experiences at EJI’s cultural sites.

The Project Assistant role is for college graduates, post-graduates, and professionals. It provides an opportunity to work full-time, with benefits, as a paid staff member at EJI, on a variety of project areas.

The Project Assistant will help with implementing institutional projects for our growing legal and educational programs, including our cultural sites, EJI’s Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The job will involve working closely with the Executive Director and EJI staff in managing special needs and opportunities, assisting with institutional management and visitors to our cultural sites, day-to-day operations, and research related to our legal or racial justice work.

The ideal Project Assistant is service-driven, self-motivated, compassionate, inquisitive and reflective, highly organized, and committed to EJI’s goals and mission. Qualifications include the ability to communicate and work with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, a commitment to EJI and its clients, and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Substantive experience ranging from teaching, legal work, operations management, healthcare management, social justice work, business management, or specialized work in any service field will be relevant and considered. The job is located in Montgomery, Alabama, where you will join an exceptional staff of highly skilled and dedicated professionals.

How To Apply

To apply please send a letter of interest and a resume to [email protected] and [email protected]. Please include “Project Assistant” in the subject line of your email. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

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