Position: Special Project Investigator
Terms of Employment: Full-Time Temporary, 6 month position, salaried
Location: Upstate New York
Application deadline: Friday, October 18th
Salary: Subject to the NYCLU's salary scale and commensurate with experience and qualifications
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information please visit our website: www.nyclu.org
The NYCLU is currently advocating to expand the rights of New Yorkers with opioid use disorder (“OUD”) to receive medication-assisted treatment (“MAT”). Though widely regarded as a vital component of medical care for OUD. MAT is often denied to people with OUD, particularly those involved in the criminal justice system, often with devastating consequences.
Working at the direction of attorneys in the NYCLU's Legal Department, the investigator's primary responsibility would be to interview people with OUD, law enforcement, advocacy groups, and treatment providers in upstate New York.
Travel throughout New York State is required in this role and the investigator would ideally be based in upstate New York. The NYCLU will provide an internet-equipped laptop to the investigator and most of the investigator's work would take remotely, with access to workspace in the NYCLU's seven regional chapter offices as available.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in developing and supporting advocacy and litigation by investigating availability of MTA throughout the State, conducting non-legal background research and fact development, and presenting findings in memo form;
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/155273/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/SPECIAL-PROJECT-INVESTIGATOR. Qualified candidates may be asked to submit additional information, including performance samples and references from people they have worked with in the past.
The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.
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