Communications Manager, Engagement and Special Projects, Innocence Project

Communications Manager, Engagement and Special Projects, Innocence Project

The Innocence Project is a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate innocent prisoners through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system. The Communications Manager, Engagement and Special Projects, works closely with the Communications Director to develop and implement the organization’s outreach events and engagement strategies with artists, exonerees, and external partners in order to increase public awareness about issues that the wrongly convicted face in the criminal justice system and build public support for the Innocence Project. This position will report to the Communications Director, work closely with the other members of the communications team and development staff. The duties of this position require approximately 40 hours of work per week to be performed in-office. Read...
Development and Communications Director, Arizona Justice Project

Development and Communications Director, Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project (“AJP”), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking justice for the innocent and correcting cases of manifest injustice in the Arizona criminal justice system. With a mission to seek justice for the marginalized and forgotten, the AJP provides pro bono legal representation to indigent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in Arizona. The Development and Communications Director will be responsible for the direction, coordination and implementation of the Arizona Justice Project’s fundraising operations. This position will work closely with the AJP’s Executive Director (“ED”) to increase the AJP’s visibility to external constituents in order to increase its capacity to raise money, expand its funding base, reach new constituencies, identify and engage additional partners in the community. This position will also help strengthen and expand the AJP’s communications and visibility in the community with a goal to develop further leadership and awareness of the AJP’s work. This position will be part-time or fulltime, depending on applicants’ experience. Read...
Staff Attorney, Arizona Justice Project

Staff Attorney, Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project (“AJP”), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking justice for the innocent and correcting cases of manifest injustice in the Arizona criminal justice system. With a mission to seek justice for the marginalized and forgotten, the AJP provides pro bono legal representation to indigent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in Arizona. We are currently seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to assist in case review, investigation and post-conviction litigation proceedings. Read...
Strategic Litigation Counsel, Arizona Justice Project

Strategic Litigation Counsel, Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project (“AJP”), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking justice for the innocent and correcting cases of manifest injustice in the Arizona criminal justice system. With a mission to seek justice for the marginalized and forgotten, the AJP provides pro bono legal representation to indigent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in Arizona. The Strategic Litigation Counsel position will work on individual cases and use multiple litigation strategies to inform criminal justice stakeholders, including judges, attorneys and policy makers, of common factors that have led to wrongful convictions with the goal of improving the system to prevent future wrongful convictions. This litigation position will focus on cases where unvalidated forensic disciplines including forensic odontology, microscopic hair comparison, tire track and shoe print comparison, and some forms of firearms comparison, which lack scientific validity, have previously led to wrongful convictions. This attorney will seek to strengthen the system by working through the courts and engaging policy-makers to prevent future injustice. Read more....
Administrative and Development Director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Administrative and Development Director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project seeks a candidate for the position of administrative and fiscal management as well as marketing and development. Pennsylvania Innocence Project is an independent nonprofit which is housed and supported by Temple University Beasley School of Law, at its principal office in Philadelphia and a second office at Duquesne School of Law, Pittsburgh. It has an annual operating budget of approximately $600,000. Job Description and Responsibilities The Administrative and Development Director will have day-to-day responsibility for management and administration, including budgeting and financial reporting, taxes, procurement, human resources, payroll, property and risk management, office technology, and such other matters as may be assigned by the Executive Director for the administration of the Project. In the Development role, will have day-to-day responsibility for marketing and development, including donor solicitation and donor relations, donor database management, grant applications and grant management, special  events,  maintaining and updating website and social media and communications with prospective and existing donors. Read...
Paralegal, Innocence Project

Paralegal, Innocence Project

The Innocence Project is a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate innocent prisoners through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system. The paralegal provides administrative assistance to the Innocence Project’s attorneys on case management and time-sensitive litigation matters, and organizes and maintains our litigation resources to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of both our own DNA exoneration cases and those of outside counsel who seek our assistance.  This is not a “traditional” paralegal position in the sense that we ask our paralegals to engage in tasks and make decisions that require enterprising, out-of-the-box thinking.  We seek mature, self-motivated individuals who can be effective communicators with different stakeholder groups (supervisors, colleagues and clients), who can take initiative, are self-starters, and are able to manage multiple demanding tasks simultaneously. The Paralegal reports to two Staff Attorneys and works in close collaboration with clinic students from Cardozo Law School. The duties of this position require approximately 40 hours of work per week to be performed in-office. Read...