Employment

Join TCRP in using legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change!

 

TCRP is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, previous incarceration, veteran status, union membership or activism, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. TCRP offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional development opportunities and a deep commitment to a work­-life balance.

 

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Available positions

Development Associate

 

The Texas Civil Rights Project (“TCRP”) seeks a Development Associate in Austin, Texas. This position is new for TCRP, so it provides a unique opportunity to work closely with the Development Director to expand TCRP’s capacity to provide legal advocacy and build an effective, efficient, professional Development Program.  The Development Associate will be a key member of TCRP’s Development team.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Melissa Martinez at melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org.  Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Download the full job description here.

Racial & Economic Justice Attorney

 

The Texas Civil Rights Project (“TCRP”) seeks an attorney for its Racial & Economic Justice Program. This position is based in our Alamo, Texas office in the Rio Grande Valley and will focus on impact litigation and other advocacy on behalf of immigrants and their communities.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Megan Garcia at megan@texascivilrightsproject.org. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but are strongly encouraged to apply no later than April 1, 2017.

 

Download the full job description here.

Criminal Justice Reform Program Director

 

TCRP’s Criminal Justice Reform Program works to bring about systemic change through impact litigation and strategic advocacy aimed at dismantling the underlying causes and ameliorating the effects of mass incarceration in Texas. With a prison population of approximately 140,000, Texas locks up more people than any other state. Imposition of fees and fines and failure to appoint counsel at early stages of the criminal justice system perpetuate mass incarceration in Texas and disproportionately impact poor persons and communities of color. Inhumane conditions of confinement deprive inmates of meaningful mental healthcare and rehabilitative opportunities, which exacerbates the problem.

 

The Criminal Justice Reform Program Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the Program’s vision and core priorities, managing its overall caseload, supervising a team of legal and paralegal staff, and working collaboratively with that team to develop and litigate cases. Through this work, the Director will become a leading advocate in the movement to end mass incarceration in Texas.

 

Download the full job description here.