Title: Project Manager, Litigation (Non-Technical)
Reports to: Litigation Director
Direct Reports: None
Hours: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Preference for candidates who can work a hybrid model in the NYC metro area; open to fully remote candidates from other locations within the contiguous US.
Giffords Law Center, the legal arm of the gun-safety organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is a nonprofit organization whose team is on a mission to save lives from gun violence. Giffords is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color, trans and gender non-conforming individuals, women, people with differing abilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are seeking a motivated project manager to join our litigation team and develop, implement, and sustain processes and tracking documents necessary to support our expanding litigation efforts. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and do meaningful work to address America’s epidemic of gun violence and join a growing and high-profile national movement.
This is a full-time position, with a flexible hybrid work arrangement if based in New York, Washington, DC, or San Francisco, or full remote available if based outside those metro areas. This position requires the ability and willingness to travel a few times a year, as well as interest and ability in staffing occasional weekend and evening events. All Giffords employees are expected to be up-to-date on COVID vaccinations, including boosters, with limited exemptions as required by state and federal law.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants, no phone calls or emails, please.
Duties + Responsibilities:
The project manager will join Giffords Law Center’s Litigation Team and be responsible for managing the docket of litigation projects as a partner to our growing team of attorneys. The project manager will be responsible for developing and overseeing systems to ensure the team is producing impactful work in an efficient manner, managing litigation deadlines and archives, tracking and generating reports on litigation progress and benchmarks, and participating in developing team goals and priorities. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
Coordinates multiple litigation projects in various stages, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and communicating deadlines and status to team members
Documents the lifecycle of litigation projects (pre-litigation, active litigation, amicus briefs) and develops systems for tracking and managing litigation projects
Identifies tools and/or software programs to support litigation project management
Implements project management tools and systems, trains litigation team members on those systems, and meets regularly with team members (1:1 and as a group) to track progress and update project status against milestones and deadlines
Coordinates all necessary project resources and documentation throughout the entire litigation lifecycle
Creates dashboards and other tools to measure and communicate project status
Works closely with other internal departments (e.g., Communications, Development) to ensure the website is up to date and funders and other external partners have access to the latest information regarding the litigation work
Maintains relationships and coordinates meetings and events with external stakeholders, including co-counsels, partner organizations, researchers, educators, and legislators
Other duties as assigned
Essential Skills + Experience:
At least 3 years of experience with project management, including, but not limited to, project management experience in the legal, research, or nonprofit sectors
At least 2 years of experience with project management software (e.g., Smartsheet, Atlassian, Monday.com, Trello)
Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles and methodologies
Experience in documenting project stages and building new project management workflows
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while employing rigorous attention to detail
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to be flexible
Sense of humor and interest in working closely with a mission-driven, multidisciplinary team
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
A demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism.
Preferred non-required knowledge, skills, and experience:
Experience in the legal field; familiarity with litigation processes
Project management certification (e.g., PMI certification)
Salary + Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $75,000 annually, with the exact salary depending on experience. Competitive benefits include employer funded health, dental, and vision insurance; health, transit, and parking flexible spending accounts; 401k plan with 4% employer match; 25 days of PTO annually plus paid week closure for winter break between Christmas and New Years; and ten paid federal holidays.
GIFFORDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion. People of color, trans individuals, gender non-conforming individuals, women, people with differing abilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.