Paralegal

Children’s Rights has an immediate opening for one full-time, entry-level paralegal to join an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for abused and neglected children. Children’s Rights is a national not-for-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert groups and policy analysts, to bring about meaningful reform in government child welfare agencies that provide foster care, adoptive and child protective services. Responsibilities of the paralegal position include conducting legal and factual research, providing support to attorneys in case management, managing case press and collaborating on case-specific projects. The position of paralegal at Children’s xRights has been ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the Top 100 Jobs to land straight out of college.

Qualifications:
•Candidates must have outstanding organizational, writing, interpersonal and communication skills; be proactive in their approach to professional duties; have a team-oriented mindset and strong work ethic; be flexible and willing to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects; and be able to build and maintain relationships with a wide arrange of people with diverse backgrounds and with staff on all levels throughout a complex organization.
•Exceptional computer and technical skills and the ability to multi task are required, as is a B.A. or a B.S. We will not consider applicants who hold a J.D. degree.
•Knowledge of children’s issues, social services, social justice, civil rights, LGBTQ issues, juvenile justice, and immigration is a plus. A commitment to reform on behalf of abused and neglected children is essential.
Salary for this position is $40,000. A full benefits package is provided.
We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis. Applicants should be able to start by August 1 and must be prepared to make a two-year commitment to the position.

To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter, résumé, official or unofficial transcript and contact information for two professional or academic references via email to Kelsey Atkinson at hr.paralegal@childrensrights.org by July 15, 2016.

While emailed applications are preferred, you may also submit your application by postal mail or fax to Human Resources, Children’s Rights, 88 Pine St., Suite 800, New York, NY 10005; fax to 212-683-4015.

Due to the high volume of submissions, only applicants of interest will be contacted.

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, AND WE ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LGBTQI AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE.