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Law and Policy Director Newark, NJ

The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (the Institute), an urban advocacy and research nonprofit based in Newark, New Jersey, seeks a Law & Policy Director (the Director). This is an exciting opportunity for a sophisticated, dynamic team player to direct, manage, and implement a program of strategic legal and policy advocacy to expand racial and social justice in New Jersey. This position requires a deeply committed professional with a passion for justice to perform a key role in guiding the Institute’s work to advance its three programmatic areas: (1) economic mobility; (2) criminal justice reform; and (3) civic engagement. A member of the Institute’s senior management team, the Law & Policy Director will report directly to the President & CEO.

Now in its 19th year of operations, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is New Jersey’s premier strategic innovator in demonstration programs and policy reform addressing urban issues. Using a holistic approach to address the unique and critical issues facing New Jersey’s urban communities, the Institute advocates for systemic reform that is transformative, achievable in the state, and replicable in communities across the nation. The Institute identifies, analyzes and addresses the underlying causes of social and economic disparities and challenges the barriers that constrain cities and their residents from achieving their full potential.

Established in 1999 by the Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein Foundation, the Institute provides a dynamic and independent voice for change necessary to create just, vibrant, and inclusive urban communities throughout New Jersey. The broad mission of the Institute recognizes that injustices facing the urban poor are interrelated and interlocking.

Monroe "Bud" Moseley is leading this search with Donna Cramer and Mary E. King.

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