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A Better Balance Southern Office Policy Associate Job Description—Nashville, TN 

Organization Description:

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.  We run a free legal hotline for low-income workers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities.  ABB also conducts trainings for low-income workers and their advocates.  Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, LGBT rights, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

The ABB Southern Office opened in 2014 and focuses on the plight of working families in the Southeastern United States, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the country and progressive legal protections are scarce. The Southern Office has a particular focus on fairness for pregnant workers and breastfeeding mothers, as well as other uniquely Southern issues affecting families in the workplace.

Position Description:

Based in Nashville, TN, the Southern Office Policy Associate would assist the Director of the Southern Office with various projects to advance the goals of A Better Balance: promoting fairness for working families in the South and raising awareness nationally of local issues affecting Southern workers, especially marginalized communities. The policy associate would likely provide assistance in the following areas: coalition-building, policy reports and analysis (research and writing), drafting and disseminating public educational materials, federal, state, and local legislative advocacy, and providing assistance in ongoing legal matters.

ABB offers excellent benefits including generous vacation, sick, and family leave policies as well as flexibility; salary would be commensurate with education and experience.

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience.
  • JD and license to practice law in Tennessee (or plan to sit for TN bar exam) preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Elizabeth Gedmark, egedmark This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by February 15th, 2016Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ABB encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, family status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

 

 

A Better Balance Summer Internship 2016—NYC Office 

Current 1L and 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2016 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our New York City office.

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving. 

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.   We run a free legal advice and counseling hotline for low-income New Yorkers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities or because of a violation of New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act.

Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Marcella Kocolatos,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by January 15th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

 

A Better Balance Summer Internship 2016—Southern Office 

Current 1L and 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2016 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our Southern office, based in Nashville TN.

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.  We run a free legal hotline for low-income workers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities.  ABB also conducts trainings for low-income workers and their advocates.  Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

The ABB Southern Office opened in 2014 and focuses on the plight of working families in the Southeastern United States, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the country and progressive legal protections are scarce. The Southern Office has a particular focus on fairness for pregnant workers and breastfeeding mothers, as well as other uniquely Southern issues affecting families in the workplace.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Elizabeth Gedmark, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by January 15th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 


 

Fellowships Sponsorship Posting for 2016-2017 Fellows

A Better Balance is a legal advocacy organization that has been a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security. We are national leaders on a range of issues, including caregiver/pregnancy antidiscrimination, paid sick time and paid family leave laws, support for breastfeeding workers, LGBTQ work-family issues, workplace flexibility, and the problem of lack of control over worker schedules. ABB works on these issues at both the national and local level and employs a wide range of strategies – legislative advocacy, technical support to campaigns around the country, litigation, grassroots organizing, research, and public education. Here in New York City where we are headquartered, we were leaders in two recent successful campaigns: the fight to guarantee earned sick time to millions of workers in New York City and passage of the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which ensures that pregnant women are not pushed out of their jobs when they need a modest accommodation to stay healthy.  Following those campaigns, we are working on effective implementation of those laws, creating materials, doing outreach and representing workers in our legal clinic who are being denied rights we helped secure.

ABB is based in New York City and maintains a Southern office in Nashville, TN. The Southern Office focuses on the issues affecting working families in the Southeast US, where poverty rates for women and families are among the highest in the country and where legal protections are often scarce.

The ABB New York City and Southern Office are both recruiting rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and recent law school graduates interested in applying for an externally funded public interest fellowship starting in September 2016. The NYC fellow would be based in New York City; the Southern Office fellow would be based in Nashville, TN.

Potential projects in the NYC office could focus on: predictable and flexible scheduling, education and enforcement of the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Earned Sick Time Act, and newly enacted New York State equal pay and anti-discrimination laws; paid leave campaigns around the country; LGBTQ work-family issues; direct legal services or our mobile legal clinic for low-income workers; or other issues related to expanding work/family laws and policies in New York state or nationally.

Potential projects in the Southern Office could focus on: public education and enforcement of existing legal protections for working families in the Southeast, expanding laws and policies to be more family-friendly, and focusing on particular industries or populations with uniquely Southern issues affecting working families.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income populations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, and analytic skills. 
  • Experience writing for legal and non-legal audiences a plus. 
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills. 
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 
 For the Southern Office, based in Nashville, TN, please e-mail a resume, brief cover letter, a short writing sample, and two references to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For the New York City office, please e-mail a resume, brief cover letter, a short writing sample, and two references to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

Please also see this job announcement for an Equal Pay Today! Campaign Manager

  

 

 

 

 

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