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Employment Opportunities

  • Community Organizer (Washington, D.C.)

    The Thurgood Marshall Institute (TMI) is a multidisciplinary center within the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). Launched in 2015, the Institute complements LDF’s traditional litigation strengths, by arming LDF with dedicated support for three critical capabilities in the fight for racial justice: research, targeted advocacy campaigns, and organizing. The Institute also houses LDF’s Archives - a collection of materials chronicling the legal history of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Senior Researcher – Thurgood Marshall Institute (Washington, D.C.)

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    The Thurgood Marshall Institute (TMI) is a multidisciplinary center within the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). Launched in 2015, the Institute complements LDF’s traditional litigation strengths, by arming LDF with dedicated support for three critical capabilities in the fight for racial justice: research, targeted advocacy campaigns, and organizing. The Institursion te also houses LDF’s Archives—a collection of materials chronicling the legal history of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Digital Communications Strategist (New York or Washington, D.C.)

    NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

    Digital Communications Strategist
    New York or Washington, D.C.

     

  • Development Coordinator (New York)

    NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

    Development Coordinator
    New York


    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and passionate Development Coordinator to help drive the Development Department.

  • Individual Giving Relationship Manager (New York or Washington, D.C.)

    Individual Giving Relationship Manager

    New York or Washington, D.C.

  • Development Associate

    New York, NY

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and passionate Development Associate to help drive the Development Department and support the Chief Development Officer.

  • Director of Media Relations (New York, NY)

     

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative -- to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

  • Policy Counsel

    Washington D.C.

  • Volunteer Research Assistant

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is currently accepting applications from law graduates for the position of research assistant to the Associate Director Counsel in LDF’s New York Office.  This is an unpaid, part-time position.  The research assistant will be responsible for legal research, memorandum writing, factual investigation, administrative support, and a host of other needs that arise in LDF’s litigation and advocacy efforts in the areas of Education, Political Participation, Economic Justice and Criminal Justice. The research assistant will work closely with the Associate Director-Counsel on special legal and administrative projects, including assisting in the preparation of public education presentations, speaking engagements, and communications.  In addition, the research assistant will have the opportunity to participate in regular group discussions of LDF’s work, attend professional events, and interact with other LDF attorneys.