The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking one or more full-time Legal Research Associates to assist the Executive Director and other senior staff with cross-cutting research, writing, and project management.
You are an excellent writer with strong attention to detail and the ability to find and distill technical information into accurate, concise writing, spotting important issues and recognizing when further research is necessary. You are a highly-organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to assist senior staff and outside partners in collaborating to create high-quality, timely research products. You are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance the Center's mission.
The Research Associate will be responsible for a wide range of activities in a start-up environment, including:
Researching and writing, and contributing to a broader research agenda, with guidance from senior members of staff.
Managing the production of a series of written products, ensuring that authors meet deadlines and receive the support they need, editing for clarity and consistency in style and tone, and working with a designer on layout and production.
Maintaining productive working relationships with outside experts.
Excellent research and writing skills.
Excellent communication skills.
A high degree of organization and attention to detail.
Either subject-matter knowledge in tax law or economics, OR some previous exposure to the federal policymaking process.
A commitment to advancing the Center's goals.
Prior experience with technical legal research is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to learn. Likewise with database design and maintenance.
Your salary will fall between $55,000 and $65,000 per year depending on experience. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
The Tax Law Center will be conducting work remotely through calendar year 2021 due to the COVID 19 pandemic and pending an assessment of workspace needs. The Tax Law Center is committed to providing a productive and supportive environment for all employees, and their perspectives will help define future space needs and/or remote work policies.
You will be asked to upload a resume.
Please do not upload a cover letter; instead, you will be asked to provide brief answers to three short questions as part of the application form.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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