AIR is currently seekingpart-time Legal Project Specialist to join our Youth, Family & Community Development Program Area within AIR’s Human Services Division. The Legal Project Specialist will join our National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) Project.
Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the NRRC is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry. As part of the project, the NRRC hosts two online resources in support of identifying, increasing understanding of, and addressing the challenges faced by individuals with a criminal record:
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
AIR is seeking individuals with law-related professional credentials, paralegals, or others with experience working in the legal field to join the NRRC team to oversee and maintain the CSC and NICCC. Individuals will be responsible for leading a team of staff working to update existing, and identify new, legislation and regulations for the NICCC and CSC. The successful candidate will plan, assign, and follow up on all work of project staff and keep the NRRC leadership informed of progress, timelines, challenges, and solutions.
The legal project specialist will also work with NRRC leadership to determine the direction of the NICCC and CSC to meet client needs and the needs of the field, including working with external partners to maximize the impact of these projects.
This is a part-time position and hours will fluctuate based on the work available. Candidates hired for the position will have the option to work remotely or from one of AIR’s office locations.
AIR requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption from AIR, as a condition of employment. AIR will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made. Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from AIR.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.