We’re hiring a Full-Time Pittsburgh-Based Administrative Manager!

This listing is also posted in our ‘Employment with ALC’ page.

Administrative Manager

Posted: 09/16/21

Priority Application Consideration: 10/01/21

Position Overview

The Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) is a nonprofit law firm fighting to defend prisoners and abolitionists, and a community organizing project aiming to build a world without police and prisons. Our work is currently based in Pennsylvania, where we have sued the Department of Corrections, local jails, and the Commonwealth to defend prisoners from abuse and to win release for as many people as possible. Our organizing work is statewide and focused on abolishing the use of solitary confinement and ending life without parole sentences (aka death by incarceration), among other things.

We’re now hiring an Administrative Manager for our Pittsburgh office. The Administrative Manager position will be responsible for bookkeeping, vendor management, basic HR management, payment processing, etc. to keep the organization running smoothly so staff members can concentrate on building the movement to abolish police and prisons.


This position is based in Pittsburgh and will require working on site at our office, though remote work is possible when the nature of the tasks allow for it.   


  • Bookkeeping
  • Managing employee benefits
  • Payment processing
  • Payroll
  • Records management
  • Office management
  • Supporting the Director of Operations in the overall management of the organization


  • You must be proficient in the above tasks with a demonstrated history of having done similar work. For example:
    • You must be familiar with Quickbooks and understand how bookkeeping for a nonprofit organization is done.
    • You must have experience collecting and organizing records. Experience developing or improving systems for organizing records would be highly valued.
    • You must have experience processing payments, reviewing and organizing related records, ensuring that vendors/contractors are paid and staff members are reimbursed.
    • You must know how to use Microsoft Office software, especially Excel. Proficiency with GSuites and EveryAction (or other CRM) would be very welcome.
    • Experience advocating for justice and human rights would weigh in your favor, though it is not strictly required for this position.

Salary and Benefits

The Administrative Manager is a full-time, salaried position. This position has a six-month introductory period. The salary for this position starts at $50,000 annually, and is negotiable depending on experience. The position comes with a health insurance benefit of up to $400/month and 35 days (280hrs) of paid time off annually.

Reports to: Director of Operations

Application Process

Please email your resume, two professional references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to info@alcenter.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, but candidates are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2021 to receive priority consideration. This position is open until filled.

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

To learn more about our staff and board members, click here.

Abolitionist Law Center – Now Hiring for Attorney Position

UPDATE: The position has been filled.

The Abolitionist Law Center (www.abolitionistlawcenter.org), 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: info@abolitionistlawcenter.org