The Southern Poverty Law Center’s legal department seeks a Policy Associate who will be based in our Montgomery, Alabama, office.
About the Southern Poverty Law Center:
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Our lawsuits have destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups. and our litigation and legislative advocacy has protected the civil rights of children, women, people with disabilities, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, people who are incarcerated, and many others who face discrimination, abuse, or exploitation.
The Policy Associate is an outgoing, results-driven, and experienced advocate, who is passionate about advancing civil rights for society’s most vulnerable members and communities. The Policy Associate works under the supervision of the Alabama Policy Counsel, along with the Deputy Legal Directors, Senior Supervising Attorneys, and other legal staff, to advance SPLC’s state and local policy objectives in Alabama via multi-strategy campaigns. The Policy Associate works with teams of attorneys, outreach paralegals, field organizers, and members of the SPLC communications departments. The Policy Associate may work directly with elected and appointed officials, agencies, judges, non-profit organizations, and affected individuals and communities.
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This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.