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.
LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.
The Archives and Records Department seeks an experienced information professional for the position of Archives Specialist in our New York office. The Archives and Records Department serves three major functions: building and managing an archival repository of LDF’s historic records, providing library services including research support, and overseeing records management.
This individual should be strategy focused, familiar with legal records, and able to help LDF build a culture within the organization around industry standard records management and preservation practices. They will help implement a records management program designed to ensure all records series are managed effectively, in accordance with all legal requirements, and with due regard to business continuity, accessibility and security.
Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records, the Archives Specialist will support departmental stakeholders across the organization in adhering to records policies through communication, training and continually refining records transfer workflows. In addition, the Archives Specialist will assist with other Archives projects as needed.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
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