Texas Fair Defense Project is seeking a bright and passionate Policy Analyst to help advance our ambitious policy goals. The Policy Analyst will join us as a full-time employee and will report to the Managing Attorney of Policy and Advocacy.
The ideal candidate will have strong research, writing and communication skills, a deep commitment to social and racial justice, and a passion for cultivating and maintaining relationships with policymakers, community partners, and supporters.
Texas Fair Defense Project is a small but growing nonprofit legal organization whose mission is to fight to end the criminalization of poverty. Our office environment is collaborative, mission-focused and fast-paced. We work closely with clients, advocates, policymakers and allies to provide direct services to clients and push for greater systemic change through policy advocacy, education and impact litigation. We will be expanding our programs and staffing in the coming months, growing from a staff of eight to twelve in early 2021.
Though our office is closed right now, this position is based in Austin. Work location and times are flexible until our office reopens based on available information from the CDC and local health officials.
The Policy Analyst will be responsible for the following:
We are seeking candidates who are creative, attentive, organized, and enthusiastic about doing the work to advance TFDP’s mission to end the criminalization of poverty in Texas.
You should have:
Salary is commensurate with experience and will be between $50,000 and $65,000, plus benefits. People of color, people who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and people from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three professional references to email@example.com. Peer and colleague references are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 1, 2020. The interview process will include two rounds of interviews including a mock assignment.