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The Litigation Software Support Fellow will assist the Legal Functional Analyst in training and supporting attorneys and legal staff on software applications specific to the litigation process.

Req No.
2017-1183
Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular Full-Time

Under general supervision, the Paralegal will assist Center attorneys with case management and support, field investigations, discovery, trial preparation and support, file organization and management, training and other special projects. They will also assist with research related to litigation/legal case development and/or the issues related to the general mission of the Center.

Req No.
2017-1182
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) provides high-quality, pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern United States. By ensuring that skilled attorneys are available to protect detained immigrants’ due process rights, the SIFI endeavors to win every meritorious deportation defense case arising out of Trump-era immigration enforcement actions.

 

SIFI was developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and is a collaboration between SPLC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (Council), and the Innovation Law Lab (Law Lab). The American Immigration Representation Project (AIRP) is supporting SIFI and is working with the Council to expand pro bono support.

 

The SIFI Lead Attorney manages weekly pro-bono attorneys and a full-time staff comprised of one direct services attorney and one project coordinator in order to provide the highest quality legal representation to individuals detained in the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. The SIFI Lead Attorney coordinates the legal strategies for SIFI clients and is primarily responsible for devising (in collaboration with the SIFI team) the optimal pathway for victory in each SIFI case. This includes including identifying eligibility for any defense against removal, eligibility for release through bond, parole, habeas or other lawful mechanisms, and potential litigation and other advocacy involving issues such as law enforcement misconduct during enforcement actions and conditions of confinement. Both directly and through volunteer attorneys, the SIFI Lead Attorney provides legal advice and representation to SIFI clients in accordance with the best practices and rules of conduct of the profession, provides on-the-ground/local guidance to the advocacy team for litigation efforts, and participates in regular program management and government liaison meetings.

Req No.
2017-1181
Category
Legal
Type
Temporary Full-Time

This 1 year contract position is being added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s talent team at a time of exciting growth and expansion for the Center. The Talent Recruiter will guide the recruitment efforts for our professional and senior level positions. S/he will team up with HR colleagues on recruitment needs to promote organizational growth and development, and also be assigned special projects that train and coach others, streamline processes, and build upon the Department’s areas of interest, including Learning and Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly organized and dedicated professional interested in overseeing both mid- and senior-level openings in the areas of impact litigation, program management, fundraising, IT, policy/advocacy, grassroots organizing, education and infrastructure.

 

This position will be based in either Atlanta, GA or Montgomery, AL.

Req No.
2017-1180
Category
Human Resources
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Administrative Assistant will assist the Center’s attorneys and advocates with case management and provide support to the Center’s policy staff.

Req No.
2017-1179
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Senior Staff Attorney will litigate individual and class action cases, raising constitutional and statutory claims in federal and Florida courts at both the trial and appellate level. S/he may engage in legislative work and public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to adult and juvenile justice reform.

 

This position will focus on advancing criminal justice reform in Florida—specifically (1) reforming the juvenile, criminal justice, and immigration enforcement systems so they operate fairly and equitably; (2) ensuring the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems; and (3) reducing the population of individuals detained and incarcerated in Florida.

 

Accordingly, subjects of litigation may include addressing unconstitutional conditions in Florida’s juvenile, adult, and immigrant detention facilities; advancing sentencing reform; and combating the effects of over-policing, denial of due process in the criminal justice system, racial disparities, and collateral consequences of justice system involvement. The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Florida, or the needs of the organization.

Req No.
2017-1178
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center works to protect the rights of immigrants and their children to ensure they are treated with fairness and respect for their dignity. Our work is focused in two main areas: (1) protecting migrant workers from exploitation and (2) defending immigrants against unlawful government action, including challenging harsh anti-immigrant laws and practices; protecting the due process rights of detained immigrants facing immigration enforcement; and accessing education for immigrant children. In recent years, we have ended discriminatory practices that reduced immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses in Georgia and to register to vote in Louisiana. We have won millions of dollars in stolen wages and other compensation to migrant workers in states such as South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. We have recently launched an ambitious project to provide free legal representation to immigrants detained in southeastern detention centers, starting at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.

 

Under general supervision, provide administrative support to maintain a smoothly running office and office projects, particularly the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative.

Req No.
2017-1177
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC’s Criminal Justice Reform Practice Group is dedicated to reducing the number of juveniles, adults, and immigrants detained and incarcerated in the Deep South. All of SPLC’s states fall within the top ten nationally in rates of incarceration. The Regional Policy Analyst is responsible for conducting fact and policy research; reviewing and analyzing data; developing policy recommendations to reduce juvenile and adult jail and prison populations and reduce immigrant detention, while improving; public safety; and working with colleagues to advocate for the implementation of those recommendations in each of SPLC’s states.  

 

This position could be located in one of several SPLC offices, depending on personal circumstances and SPLC needs. 

 

Req No.
2017-1176
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC on Campus seeks to empower college students across the country to become more engaged in our democracy. Young people have played key roles in almost every major social movement in the U.S., including the modern American Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ, environmental, antiwar and immigrant rights movements. By providing free educational resources and organizational support, SPLC on Campus assists students in making the connection between the social justice issues they care about and politics while encouraging non-violent student activism.

Last year we launched a campaign, #RegisterShowUpVote, that resulted in Clubs holding voter registration drives on and off campus. SPLC on Campus Clubs in Alabama and Georgia came together on the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act for a day of canvassing to reach eligible voters in rural Alabama. This year’s campaign, #WhatDemocracyLooksLike serves as a rallying cry to students across the country who are bombarded with biased and bigoted rhetoric that seeks to divide them.

 

Under the supervision of the Director of Outreach, the Outreach Manager will play an integral role in supporting all aspects of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s outreach initiatives and management of Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC)staff. The Outreach Manager will oversee and facilitate all efforts to engage with local, state and national partners to enhance the profile of the CRMC and the Center’s outreach efforts. The Outreach Manager will supervise and support the SPLC on Campus team. 

Req No.
2017-1175
Category
SPLC On Campus
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC’s Children’s Rights Practice Group is dedicated to ensuring that vulnerable children in the Deep South have access to the resources they need—particularly education and health services—to grow and thrive, and that they are neither excluded from nor denied such resources due to their background or characteristics. Vulnerable children in SPLC’s states are pushed into the school to prison pipeline at disproportionate rates, attend school in under-resourced education systems, and often have little or no access to vital health services.

 

The Data Analyst (Southeast Region) is responsible for developing systems to acquire, analyze, and gain actionable insight from data that promotes the Children’s Rights Practice Group’s mission; preparing and implementing quantitative and qualitative models for analysis; collaborating with attorney and policy subject matter experts through the process of developing and using these systems and models; using data to lift up and tell stories to support litigation and policy transformation; and working closely with a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders to these ends.

Req No.
2017-1174
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC on Campus seeks to empower college students across the country to become more engaged in our democracy. Young people have played key roles in almost every major social movement in the U.S., including the modern American Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ, environmental, antiwar and immigrant rights movements. By providing free educational resources and organizational support, SPLC on Campus assists students in making the connection between the social justice issues they care about and politics while encouraging non-violent student activism.

Last year we launched a campaign, #RegisterShowUpVote, that resulted in Clubs holding voter registration drives on and off campus. SPLC on Campus Clubs in Alabama and Georgia came together on the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act for a day of canvassing to reach eligible voters in rural Alabama. This year’s campaign, #WhatDemocracyLooksLike serves as a rallying cry to students across the country who are bombarded with biased and bigoted rhetoric that seeks to divide them.

 

The incumbent will play a critical role in bringing the SPLC on Campus program to scale. This individual provides project management, analysis and administrative support to ensure the successful development and deployment of SPLC on Campus.

Req No.
2017-1171
Category
SPLC On Campus
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Senior Communications Strategist (Hate and Extremism) is responsible for developing and implementing a communications and media strategy that broadens national awareness of SPLC’s expertise on hate and extremism and other programs, increases visibility of its priorities, strengthens the public narrative on SPLC priorities, and promotes the organization’s message and brand. This position reports to the Communications Director.

 

The SPLC’s Intelligence Project monitors activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists and shares key intelligence and analysis about the radical right with the media, government officials and the public.

Req No.
2017-1170
Category
Communications
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Senior Communications Strategist – Public Policy is responsible for developing and implementing communications and media strategies to advance the SPLC’s public policy goals in the Deep South. This position reports to the Communications Director.

Req No.
2017-1169
Category
Communications
Type
Regular Full-Time

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.

SPLC's Intelligence Project monitors activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, antigovernment militias, and other forms of extremism. The team is tasked with tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. The Intelligence Project publishes a magazine, white papers, investigative reports, social media items and blog posts. The department also trains law enforcement officers and shares key intelligence and analysis about the radical right with the media, government officials and the public.

The SPLC’s Intelligence Project seeks a Deputy Director to work with IP’s Director to accomplish the department’s strategic goals. The Deputy Director will oversee the activities of the research and editorial staff; direct the development of innovative, high quality digital content; share responsibility for planning, budgeting and implementing strategic activities with the Director; lead internal and external collaborative projects as a representative of the department; and act on behalf of the Director in her absence. Management will be a key responsibility for a department with nearly 30 staffers. This position will be located in Atlanta, GA.

Req No.
2017-1168
Category
Intelligence Project
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC’s Children’s Rights Practice Group is dedicated to ensuring that vulnerable children in the Deep South have access to the resources they need—particularly education and health services—to grow and thrive, and that they are neither excluded from nor denied such resources due to their background or characteristics. Vulnerable children in SPLC’s states are pushed into the school to prison pipeline at disproportionate rates, attend school in underresourced education systems, and often have little or no access to vital health services.

 

The Researcher/Policy Analyst (Southeast Region) is responsible for conducting fact and policy research; reviewing and using that research and data in white papers, reports, and other publications; mapping the political and institutional landscape in the Southeast region to support a multi-year advocacy strategy to advance the Children Rights agenda; closely collaborating with a dedicated data analyst and state-based legal staff; developing policy recommendations to stop the school to prison pipeline, reduce educational inequity, and provide children with access to necessary health services; and working with colleagues to advocate for the implementation of those recommendations in each of SPLC’s states.

 

This position could be located in one of several SPLC offices, depending on personal circumstances and SPLC needs.

Req No.
2017-1166
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC’s Children’s Rights Practice Group is dedicated to ensuring that vulnerable children in the Deep South have access to the resources they need—particularly education and health services—to grow and thrive, and that they are neither excluded from nor denied such resources due to their background or characteristics. Vulnerable children in SPLC’s states are pushed into the school to prison pipeline at disproportionate rates, attend school in underresourced education systems, and often have little or no access to vital health services.

 

The Senior Supervising Attorney (Florida) leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s children’s rights work throughout the state of Florida. This person is responsible for working with the Deputy Legal Director to develop the vision and strategy for children’s rights work in Florida. The Senior Supervising Attorney will supervise a dedicated team of staff attorneys, policy counsel, advocates, support staff, and others. Under the Senior Supervising Attorney’s leadership, the team will use every tool at our disposal to challenge the structural inequalities that send children into the school to prison pipeline, educate them in unjustly inadequate schools, and prevent them from accessing the services they need to flourish in their communities.

 

Specifically, the Senior Supervising Attorney will be responsible for developing and litigating impact cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in Florida and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels. The Senior Supervising Attorney will engage in litigation and myriad forms of public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to the school to prison pipeline, educational equity, and children’s services (focusing on mental health care). This may include, but will not be limited to: addressing disproportionality and discrimination in school discipline, referrals to alternative school, expulsion, and school-based arrest; curbing seclusion and restraint; pushing back against school-imposed fines and citations; addressing a variety of equity issues (school funding, deregulation, privatization, segregation/re-segregation); and improving children’s access to Medicaid and other vital health services.

 

The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Florida, and/or the needs of the organization. This position can be located in either Tallahassee or Miami, FL. 

Req No.
2017-1164
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

SPLC’s Children’s Rights Practice Group is dedicated to ensuring that vulnerable children in the Deep South have access to the resources they need—particularly education and health services—to grow and thrive, and that they are neither excluded from nor denied such resources due to their background or characteristics. Vulnerable children in SPLC’s states are pushed into the school to prison pipeline at disproportionate rates, attend school in underresourced education systems, and often have little or no access to vital health services.

 

The Senior Supervising Attorney (Alabama) leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s children’s rights work throughout the state of Alabama. This person is responsible for working with the Deputy Legal Director to develop the vision and strategy for children’s rights work in Alabama. The Senior Supervising Attorney will supervise a dedicated team of staff attorneys, policy counsel, advocates, support staff, and others. Under the Senior Supervising Attorney’s leadership, the team will use every tool at our disposal to challenge the structural inequalities that send children into the school to prison pipeline, educate them in unjustly inadequate schools, and prevent them from accessing the services they need to flourish in their communities.

 

Specifically, the Senior Supervising Attorney will be responsible for developing and litigating impact cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in Alabama and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels. The Senior Supervising Attorney will engage in litigation and myriad forms of public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to the school to prison pipeline, educational equity, and children’s services (focusing on mental health care). This may include, but will not be limited to: addressing disproportionality and discrimination in school discipline, referrals to alternative school, expulsion, and school-based arrest; curbing seclusion and restraint; pushing back against school-imposed fines and citations; addressing a variety of equity issues (school funding, deregulation, privatization, segregation/re-segregation); and improving children’s access to Medicaid and other vital health services.

 

The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Alabama, and/or the needs of the organization.

Req No.
2017-1163
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

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.

 

SPLC's Intelligence Project monitors activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, antigovernment militias, and other forms of extremism. The team is tasked with tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. The Intelligence Project publishes a magazine, white papers, investigative reports, social media items and blog posts. The department also trains law enforcement officers and shares key intelligence and analysis about the radical right with the media and public.

 

The SPLC's Intelligence Project seeks an online editor/investigative reporter to serve as editor for the Hatewatch blog and other online platforms, including the department’s social media feeds. The online editor/investigative reporter will supervise and coordinate staff and freelancers who produce output for our online outlets at the direction of the IP managing editor. The online editor will also assist in producing investigative research and written materials for the SPLC.

 

The online editor will also produce investigative content for the Intelligence Project's print and digital platforms. They will research, develop, write, and produce groundbreaking investigative reports. They will work in tandem with our managing editor to generate long and short term investigative projects and content; produce major articles focusing on extremism, terrorism, and hate groups for the Intelligence Report and our online platforms; contribute research and analysis on emerging events; provide written and digital content for our website; and develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive and compelling story content. The online editor will work closely with the department’s Research and Data teams to conceptualize and produce factual, ethical, and impactful investigative content. This position can be located in Montgomery, AL or Atlanta, GA.

Req No.
2017-1161
Category
Intelligence Project
Type
Regular Full-Time

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.


Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.


Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

Req No.
2017-1158
Category
Communications
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) provides high-quality pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern United States. By ensuring that skilled attorneys are available to protect detained immigrants’ due process rights, the SIFI endeavors to win release from detention for immigrants with meritorious cases, and to aggressively defend detained immigrants from removal.

                         

The Direct Services Attorney provides direct legal representation to detained individuals in custody and removal proceedings before the Folkston Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center accordance with the best practices and rules of conduct of the profession. The Direct Services attorney collaborates closely with the entire SIFI team, SIFI partners, allied organizations to support ongoing pro bono efforts, including developing potential federal litigation arising from removal defense work.

Req No.
2017-1156
Category
Legal
Type
Temporary Full-Time