Action Alert: Join our team: The Abolitionist Law Center is Hiring for an Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to work closely with the Executive Director managing development and fundraising, overseeing internal operations, and managing the finances and overall health of the organization. Strong candidates should have robust work experience in non-profit management, and a demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice. See the full job listing here.

The Administrative Assistant will report to the Executive Director for information and overall assignments, but must be able to work independently. The position located in our Pittsburgh office and is full-time with benefits with some evening and weekend hours required. This position has a three-month introductory period. The salary for this position is $42,000 annually, with a health insurance benefit of up to $400/month and 35 days (280hrs) of
paid time off annually. Start date is February 1, 2020.

Application Process
Please send your resume, two professional references, and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position as a single PDF to Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, but candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as this position is open until filled.

Abolitionist Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQI-GNC people, and formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Abolitionist Law Center – Now Hiring for Attorney Position

UPDATE: The position has been filled.

The Abolitionist Law Center (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the abolition of mass incarceration, prisons, and the system that creates them, is hiring a full-time attorney to work on our Solitary Confinement Docket.

ALC has successfully litigated the release of Russell Maroon Shoatz and Arthur Cetewayo Johnson from 22 and 36 years of solitary confinement. We have another case challenging the solitary confinement of Brandon Palakovic that led to his suicide, in front of the Third Circuit right now. We are actively preparing additional cases and will be expanding our efforts to restrict and ultimately abolish this form of state torture.

Read about our Solitary Confinement Docket here.

Applicants should be ready to aggressively challenge this system, vigorously defend the rights and lives of the children, women, and men subjected to the worst violence of the prison system, and provide the highest quality of legal representation and passionate advocacy. We want fighters who are not afraid of the government and are prepared to rumble all day everyday.

The job is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Abolitionist Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with prior criminal convictions are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis, until the position has been filled.

Required Qualifications:

– Licensed attorney

– Commitment to the mission and principles of the Abolitionist Law Center

– Willingness to live in Pittsburgh

– Strong recommendations

Desired Qualifications:

– Experience in litigating jail or prison conditions cases

– 2 years or more of litigation experience

– Activist or organizing experience

– Familiarity with the concept of movement lawyering and how attorneys can serve and further the interests of peoples’ movements for liberation

Applicants should submit:

• Resume

• Cover letter explaining why you want to work with the Abolitionist Law Center and why you are qualified (no more than two (2) pages)

• 3 professional references

Send application materials to: