Careers at Justice in Aging

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBT community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

Director of Digital Engagement

Location: Remote

Justice in Aging seeks an individual with at least 5 years of experience in digital marketing, organizing, or advocacy in non-profit or politics to join our Communications Team remotely. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest in social justice, equity, and the needs of low-income older adults. We’re excited to be hiring for this new position to help us build our brand, increase the visibility of the important issues we work on, effectively utilize all of our communications channels to meet our advocacy and fundraising goals, and measure our results.

This individual will be responsible for developing and leading an audience-centric digital strategy for the organization’s advocacy, content marketing, and fundraising activities that integrates relevant social platforms, website, and e-blasts and includes clear and measurable goals. The Director of Digital Engagement will report to the Managing Director of Communications and Individual Giving and be an integral part of a 7-member Communications and Development team.

Contrary to portrayals of financially secure older adults engaged in healthy, active aging pursuits and enjoying their retirement, over 7 million people over 65 have trouble making ends meet. And millions are living in deep poverty. Older adults are increasingly at the center of the housing and homelessness crisis. Poverty is much worse for those who have experienced discrimination and inequities throughout their lives, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ older adults, those with limited English proficiency, and others. These individuals are members of our families and communities. They raised families, worked, cared for many of us, taught our children, and built our economy. Yet, because of ageism, racism, and other forms of discrimination, their lives are continually devalued and they experience barriers to meeting their most basic needs.

Join us and become part of the only national organization focused solely on advancing the rights of low-income older adults. Watch this short video to learn more about how, over the past 50 years, we have used the power of law and our expertise in all of the programs older adults rely on to fight senior poverty. And learn why, in 2021, we launched a new strategic initiative to center our work in advancing equity. Through this initiative, we are intentionally pursuing systemic changes in law and policy that improve the lives of low-income older adults who experience inequities deeply rooted in structural racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia. You can be a part of this meaningful work. 

Our staff work primarily remotely, with most staff located in the Washington DC, the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, as well as some staff across the country. This position can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with application review beginning on January 11, 2023. Questions about the position can be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Managing Director of Communications and Individual Giving to develop and lead an integrated, overall digital strategy for the organization.
  • Work with attorneys and policy advocates to create and help implement advocacy campaigns to improve health care, economic security, housing, equity, and elder rights for low-income older adults.
  • Work with members of the Development and Communications team to create and implement fundraising campaigns.
  • Work with members of the Communications Team to create content and lead the implementation of various campaigns and advocacy efforts, with the support of the Managing Director of Communications and Individual Giving.
  • Utilize analytics, digital ad campaigns, and marketing tools to grow the organization’s social media audiences and engagement and optimize advocacy campaigns.
  • Manage or direct the management of the Google Adwords Account.
  • Develop and refine systems to effectively track and test digital engagement and develop and implement reporting processes and tools to ensure the data is actionable.
  • Provide general communications support, including writing emails, social media content, statements, and other materials, editing and proofreading attorney-created materials, project managing, assisting with media outreach, etc.

Requirements:

  • Any combination of applicable educational/professional credentials and experience that will enable you to perform the above duties successfully.
  • A minimum of 5 years direct experience overseeing, implementing, and evaluating data-driven strategic digital advocacy campaigns across all platforms including email, multiple social media channels, and website.
  • Excellent writer and communicator.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.

Desired:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Google Adwords.
  • Experience creating and implementing paid digital ad campaigns.
  • Highly organized, and able to balance multiple long and short-term objectives while staying committed to the overall strategy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and individually across multiple teams and the organization.

Compensation:

The base salary for this position is $90,000 and requires a minimum of 5 years of experience. Applicants with considerably more experience and expertise could receive up to $110,000. Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, COVID-related emergency leave, and a generous vacation policy.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.org, with your name and position(s) that you are seeking in the email subject line. Applications received by January 11, 2023, will receive first consideration.

(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question:

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued . How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

(2) Resume

(3) One writing sample; and

(4) Three professional references.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

If you need an accommodation for the application process or any aspect of this position, please contact Jennifer Goldberg at jgoldberg@justiceinaging.org. The application and all other questions should be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

A PDF of the job announcement is available here.

Senior Litigation Attorney

Location: Remote

Justice in Aging seeks a litigation attorney with at least seven years of experience and a strong commitment to advocacy in the public interest. This individual will join our Litigation Team in bringing systemic reform cases to improve the lives of low-income older adults who face inequities rooted in historical, persistent, and structural bias. Our Litigation Team works across our program areas, including health care, long-term services and supports, economic security and housing, equity, and elder rights. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of in-house subject matter legal experts and external partners to identify, develop, and litigate cases.

Justice in Aging uses the power of law and our expertise in health care, long-term services and supports, economic security, and elder rights to fight senior poverty. Our work addresses the systemic and intersectional inequities faced by older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency. Founded in 1972, we have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, and strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 7 million seniors living in poverty nationally.

In 2021, Justice in Aging launched our Advancing Equity in Aging Initiative for older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency, with a primary emphasis on advancing racial equity. In addition to the Advancing Equity in Aging Initiative focused on our external advocacy, for the past five years, Justice in Aging has had an active and engaged Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which leads our internal DEI work, including trainings, caucusing, and organizational processes.

Our staff work primarily remotely, with most staff located in the Washington DC, Oakland, CA, and Los Angeles, CA areas, as well as some staff across the country. This position can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law.

Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2023, for first consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the positions can be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle cases to promote and defend the rights of older adults in federal and state courts, with a focus on litigation impacting older adults facing inequities.
  • Develop and prosecute cases, including research, investigations, discovery, motions practice, trials, and appeals. Negotiate possible settlements in lieu of trial where appropriate.
  • Work closely in a team based approach with the Litigation Director, Associate Litigation Director and members of the Litigation Team, as well as legal services partners and pro bono partners in multiple jurisdictions nationwide.
  • Work with Justice in Aging attorneys and advocacy partners to identify new cases that address systemic inequities based on race, gender, disability, language, immigration status, and LGBTQ+ identity.
  • As needed, supervise fellows, law clerks, pro bono attorneys, and other staff or consultants.
  • Limited travel will be required.

Requirements:

  • A J.D., admission to the Bar in at least one state, and at least 7 years of legal experience.
  • Experience in the federal bar, with some experience in litigating complex system reform cases on behalf of low income people.
  • Relevant experience related to civil rights advocacy, especially in the areas of racial equity, fair housing, health care (for example, Medicaid), disability rights, and Social Security benefits.
  • Passion for social justice, including interest in working on behalf of older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency.
  • Strong writing skills, ability to work independently as well as with others, and meet deadlines.

Desired:

  • Ability to think strategically and to work collaboratively with others, including working closely with colleagues and building relationships with advocacy partners.
  • Diversity of personal and professional experience, including lived experience with advancing racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, and addressing sex- and age-related bias.
  • Familiarity and passion for the Constitutional and civil rights protections and public entitlement programs applicable to older adults.

Compensation:

Salary for this position will be based on a fixed salary scale based on experience level. This is a senior attorney level position. The base salary for this level of position is $95,000, plus $1,500 for each year of post-law school experience. For example, the salary for this position with 7 years of experience would be $105,500, and the salary for this position with 12 years of experience would be $113,000. Justice in Aging offers a very generous benefits package, including fully paid health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, COVID-related emergency leave, and generous vacation policy.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.org, with your name and position(s) that you are seeking in the email subject line. Applications received by January 20, 2023, will receive first consideration.

(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question:

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued . How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

(2) Resume

(3) One writing sample; and

(4) Three professional references.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

If you need an accommodation for the application process or any aspect of this position, please contact Jennifer Goldberg at jgoldberg@justiceinaging.org. The application and all other questions should be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

A PDF of the job announcement is available here.

Director or Senior Attorney, California Elder Rights 

Location: Remote anywhere in California

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with at least 5 years of experience with a strong commitment to elder rights, access to legal assistance, and advancing equity for low-income older adults. This individual will be based in California and will lead a project to provide training and capacity building support to legal assistance and aging and disability services providers in California.

The attorney will also be part of our Elder Rights Team supporting the legal assistance, elder rights, and aging and disability network through the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), which Justice in Aging administers under a federal contract with the Administration for Community Living.

Justice in Aging uses the power of law and our expertise in health care, long-term services and supports, economic security, and elder rights to fight senior poverty. Our work addresses the systemic and intersectional inequities faced by older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency. Founded in 1972, we have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, and strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 7 million seniors living in poverty nationally.

In 2021, Justice in Aging launched our Advancing Equity in Aging Initiative for older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency, with a primary emphasis on advancing racial equity. In addition to the Advancing Equity in Aging Initiative focused on our external advocacy, for the past five years, Justice in Aging has had an active and engaged Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which leads our internal DEI work, including trainings, caucusing, and organizational processes.

Our staff in California are primarily working remotely in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Sacramento areas, and this position can be based remotely from anywhere in California. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law.

Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2023, for first consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the positions can be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

Responsibilities:

Lead a project to provide training and capacity building support for legal assistance and aging and disability services providers in California.

Tasks will include:

Work with Managing Director of the Elder Rights Team to develop and maintain a project work plan;

Curriculum development and implementation of webinar trainings, facilitated roundtables, and other innovative educational delivery mechanisms;

Development and delivery of capacity building services; through roundtables and one-on-one technical assistance on topics related to legal service delivery and advancing equity.

Writing and editing materials for educational purposes, including alerts, issue briefs, fact sheets, and tip sheets;

Reporting to and managing relationships with the California Department on Aging; and

Coordination of staff and subcontractors working on the project.

Establish and maintain relationships with members of the legal services and aging and disability networks in California, including legal services providers, social services providers, area agencies on aging, and others involved in protecting the legal rights of older adults and promoting elder justice.

Work with the Managing Director of the Elder Rights team to coordinate delivery of training and capacity building support for California and national audiences.

Work with other Justice in Aging team members to advance organizational objectives, including our Advancing Equity Strategic Initiative.

Limited travel for state and national meetings and conferences.

Requirements:

  • A J.D. and admission to the California Bar.
  • At least 5 years of legal experience, with at least 2 of those years spent in a supervisor or management-level position or spent handling management responsibilities
  • Experience providing direct legal services to low-income older adults in California (experience can be in any legal issue area impacting older adults). 
  • Passion for social justice, including interest in working on behalf of older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency.

Desired:

  • Experience navigating issues of legal aid management
  • Experience developing or implementing programs that improve legal services for older adults, particularly services that reach underserved and diverse communities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience in project management or leading a project.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively about elder rights, access to legal assistance, and racial equity.
  • Experience delivering presentations or trainings and facilitating meetings.
  • Ability to think strategically and to work collaboratively with others, including building internal and external relationships, and leading initiatives with partners.
  • Diversity of personal and professional experience, including lived experience with advancing racial equity and with communities of color.

Compensation:

Salary for this position will be based on a fixed salary scale based on experience level. We are looking to hire at either the Senior Attorney or Director level, depending on prior experience.

  • For a Senior Attorney, the base salary for this level of position is $95,000, plus $1,500 for each year of post-law school experience. For example, the salary for this position with 5 years of experience would be $102,500, and the salary for this position with 10 years of experience would be $110,000.
  • For a Director, the base salary for this level of position is $110,000, plus $1,250 for each year of post-law school experience. For example, the salary for this position for an attorney with 10 years’ experience would be $122,500.

Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, COVID-related emergency leave, and generous vacation policy.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.org, with your name and position(s) that you are seeking in the email subject line. Applications received by January 20, 2023, will receive first consideration.

(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question:

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

(2) Resume

(3) One writing sample; and

(4) Three professional references.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

If you need an accommodation for the application process or any aspect of this position, please contact Jennifer Goldberg at jgoldberg@justiceinaging.org. The application and all other questions should be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

A PDF of the job announcement is available here.

The Racial Justice Fellowship position for Summer 2023 has been filled.

The Colin Alexander Health Law Fellowship position for Summer 2023 has been filled.

Each year Justice in Aging seeks outstanding law students to work with us through summer and term-time internships and externships. We are not yet accepting applications for summer 2023.

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