The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is looking for a smart and creative litigator who is willing to work hard to fight antisemitism, ensure Israel’s safety and security, and protect the civil rights of the Jewish people.
Responsibilities: Preparing and managing cases, including cases involving antisemitic harassment and discrimination at federally funded schools; assessing potential actions and issues to tackle, and developing strategies for effectively addressing them; interviewing witnesses and potential complainants; researching substantive issues of federal, state and local law; preparing letters, legal complaints, briefs, and related documents; researching, analyzing and writing about public policy issues, including op-eds and letters; delivering oral presentations to a variety of audiences; interacting with government officials, school officials (including university administrators and faculty), other nonprofit organizations, activists and the public; assisting in the preparation of conferences, workshops, lectures and symposia; and generally providing trusted legal and policy support.
Qualifications: Excellent academic credentials and a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; member of the bar (preferably New York); professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic; excellent analytical, research, writing, and communication skills; flexible and cooperative with a roll-up-your sleeves attitude. Litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in the ZOA’s mission and work. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and proficiency in conducting online legal research.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Travel: Some travel required.
Application Process: Please send your cover letter, resume, and a short (5-7 pages) legal writing sample to Susan Tuchman at email@example.com.
The ZOA’s Campus Department maintains a large activism network, connecting college students of all backgrounds to Israel in greater depth. The work of the ZOA Campus department is focused on combating the growing anti-Israel climate on colleges and universities and organizing educational initiatives. ZOA Campus hosts flagship programs such as the ZOA Student Leadership Mission to Israel, the ZOA Campus Fellowship, ZOA Summer Internship, and many more, which are open to all and provide dynamic educational experiences.
Salary: Competitive salary within the field
Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave, medical insurance, retirement plans, paid Jewish and Federal holidays
Preferred Experience: Entry Level – 3 years of experience (including informal and student experience)
Application Instructions: Please apply through this site with both a resume and cover. You may also email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org