CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

 


Staff Counsel, Public Advocacy

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and creative lawyer with a mix of public advocacy, policy, and/or legislative experience to fill a newly created Staff Counsel position.

CREW is a non-profit dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics. We need someone who’s quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

As CREW takes legal action to hold the current administration, Congress, and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses, and violations of law, you will be on the frontlines of developing policy proposals and taking action to demand an end to legal and ethical violations and a return to an ethical and lawful government.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the attorneys leading CREW’s board and other high-profile partners as they publicly promote ethics in government and reduce the influence of money in politics.
  • Conduct original legal research and writing, draft op-eds, white papers and other publications, and coordinate between board members, CREW staff, and outside partners.
  • Develop advocacy and educational materials that will empower members of Congress, CREW’s supporters, and the public to make policy changes that will make government more ethical and accountable.
  • Serve as a primary contact for coalition-building activities, engaging with congressional staff and organizations across the political spectrum and across the country.
  • Leverage CREW’s legal work, including on issues such as emoluments and ethics violations at the highest levels, for positive policy change.

A great candidate has:

  • J.D. and bar membership (required).
  • 3-8 years of legal experience, which could include a judicial clerkship.
  • Experience and/or significant interest in formulating policy at the federal, state or local level.
  • An interest and/or experience in ethics and money in politics issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including experience writing for legal and non-legal audiences.
  • Initiative to identify needs, take charge of tasks, and get things done in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and “Staff Counsel, public advocacy” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 


Staff Counsel, Complaints & Litigation

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a passionate and creative lawyer with a background in litigation and/or administrative complaints to fill a newly created Staff Counsel position.

CREW is a non-profit dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics. We need someone who’s quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

As CREW takes legal action to hold the current administration, Congress, and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses, and violations of law, you will be on the frontlines of taking action to demand an end to legal and ethical violations and a return to an ethical and lawful government.

Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead progress on a number of CREW’s legal actions, such as litigation, administrative complaints, and open records requests.
  • Identify violations of campaign finance and related laws, file administrative complaints, and litigate resulting cases.
  • Develop and drive frontline FOIA litigation and other matters relating to transparency and good government.

A great candidate has:

  • J.D. (required).
  • 3-8 years of legal experience preferred, including litigation experience.
  • Interest and/or experience in FOIA.
  • Interest and/or experience in ethics and money in politics issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • Great written and oral communication skills.
  • Initiative to identify needs, take charge of tasks, and get things done in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and “Staff Counsel, complaints & litigation” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 


Staff Assistant

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks a creative and detail-oriented staff assistant. As a leading nonpartisan nonprofit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action and communications grounded by in-depth research.

CREW is growing quickly and is looking for creative, results-driven relationship builders who are committed to our mission. We need someone who is quick on their feet and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

Responsibilities

  • Assist CREW’s principals with planning meetings and events on Capitol Hill and in the broader ethics community
  • Directly support the executive leadership on a day-to-day basis as the lead contact on scheduling and other administrative tasks
  • Process donations over several platforms and on multiple CRM systems
  • Coordinate logistics for internal meetings and events
  • Serve as CREW’s first point of contact for VIPs, supporters, and members of the public
  • Work closely with the executive director, deputy director, and chief operating officer on long-term projects to improve the everyday function of the office

A great candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One to three years of work experience (can include work study and internship experience)
  • The ability to pivot and adjust priorities responsive to short- and long-term needs
  • Comfort initiating work and executing independently while exercising good judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • A great sense of humor and enthusiasm for your work
  • An interest in government ethics and money in politics issues

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience. Extensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401(K).

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include your last name and “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

 

 


Fall Research Intern

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonpartisan legal watchdog group that targets government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. We use litigation and investigative reports to shine a light on those who betray the public trust.

CREW seeks undergraduate students to serve as research interns during the fall of 2018. Undergraduate research interns will assist with research and operations alongside CREW’s research team. Interns will learn and use various sources of public information to track special interest spending, campaign spending, and political contributions, and will also review lobbying records. Additional duties include distributing news clips internally, drafting content for reports and blogs, and creating datasets. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented, and interested in legal or ethics issues.

How to Apply

Please email a resume, a cover letter that includes how you heard about the opportunity, and availability to Walker Davis at [email protected]citizensforethics.org. Please place your last name and “Research Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We are only able to respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our workplace and in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.