The Opportunity Agenda is a communications, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Focused on moving hearts, minds and policy over time, the organization works with social justice groups, leaders, and movements to advance solutions that expand opportunity for everyone.
The Opportunity Agenda is currently seeking applicants for its Robert L. Carter Fellowship. From the PSJD job listing:
The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, seeks candidates for the Robert L. Carter fellowship, for a two-year term beginning no later than September of 2013. The Opportunity Agenda is a communications, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America.
The Fellow will participate in legal research and legal advocacy; work with coalitions on framing and messaging concerns; and collaborate with local and national public interest organizations and policymakers on policy and communications efforts. The Fellow will focus on promoting equal opportunity and protecting human rights in such sectors as economic opportunity and immigration policy. Activities are likely to include conducting research and writing legal and policy briefs; helping to create communications strategies and tools; and engaging in policy advocacy, often in partnership with coalition allies. This work will be done in close collaboration with The Opportunity Agenda’s legal, research, and communications staff, providing opportunities for social science research and media experience, as well as legal work.
We encourage applications from attorneys with 5-10 years of legal experience in relevant fields such as economic security and immigration who are interested in incorporating framing and messaging strategies into their work. Law students graduating in 2013 and judicial law clerks completing their clerkships in 2013 are also eligible. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in the social sciences, journalism, and/or communications. Candidates must have a strong interest in working with advocates and communities in the field, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The Opportunity Agenda is an equal opportunity employer. We value a workplace that is diverse in terms of gender, race, class, geographic origin, sexual orientation, and other differences that enrich our society.
The application deadline is January 31, 2013. For more information, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required).