Legal Administrative Assistant (NSP-09) – National Security Project
Title: Legal Administrative Assistant
Office: National Offices
Location: New York, NY
Posted: June 4 2019
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The National Security Project of the ACLU's National office in New York City seeks applications for a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant position. The Legal Administrative Assistant provides clerical support for the Project’s cases and other activities. The position provides an opportunity to learn about current human rights and civil liberties issues stemming from the government's national security policies.
The National Security Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and values, including the values of government transparency and accountability, and to reinforce the United States’ commitment to human rights and the rule of law. The Center for Democracy includes, in addition to the National Security Project, the Human Rights Program, the Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology, the Immigrants’ Rights Project, and the Voting Rights Project.
The National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. The Project seeks to ensure that our nation’s core democratic values are the foundation of its strength and security, and that our government’s response to national security concerns comport with those values. Through litigation and advocacy strategies, the National Security Project responds to specific government measures, and strives also to educate the public and shape the law so that the courts, Congress, and citizenry can serve as an enduring check against abuse.
The National Security Project’s litigation and advocacy focuses on issues including: government surveillance, targeted killing, unlawful detention, accountability for torture, discrimination, censorship, and secrecy.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Salary for this position is $61,040. Generous benefits package provided.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and the names of three references with contact information to: hrjobsNSP@aclu.org. Reference [NSP-09] in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.
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