Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference intern.
Organization: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Seeking: Staff Attorney, Equality Center – Voting Rights Program
Their Mission: The ACLU works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
Duties: Creating multi-pronged strategies utilizing litigation, legislative and policy advocacy and public education to further the ACLU’s voting rights goals.
Organization: Vera Institute of Justice
Their Mission: The Vera Institute of Justice is a private, non-profit organization that combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is dedicated to making government policies and practices more fair, humane, and efficient.
Duties: Conducting home-based sessions with families of youth involved with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, who are identified as needing drug and mental health treatment. Adolescent Portable Therapy (APT) is an innovative substance abuse and mental health treatment program for juvenile justice and child welfare involved adolescents and their families that was created by Vera and is now in its 9th year of operation. The program addresses substance abuse and mental health problems using a family-centered, strengths-based approach to treatment, combining elements of cognitive-behavioral and family therapy.
Organization: National Indian Education Association
Seeking: Director, Policy and Community Outreach
Mission and Duties: The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), the leading advocate for advancing excellent education for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, is seeking the next successful candidate to be Director, Policy and Community Outreach. This position will be responsible for managing an NIEA grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ensuring the goals of the grant are being met. The primary role is to advance NIEA’s Native education policy agenda at the federal and local level. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.
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