Staff Attorney

Attention Litigators
Job Opening for a Staff Attorney

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is looking for a smart and creative litigator who is willing to work hard to fight antisemitism, ensure Israel’s safety and security, and protect the civil rights of the Jewish people.

Responsibilities: Preparing and managing cases, including cases involving antisemitic harassment and discrimination at federally funded schools; assessing potential actions and issues to tackle, and developing strategies for effectively addressing them; interviewing witnesses and potential complainants; researching substantive issues of federal, state and local law; preparing letters, legal complaints, briefs, and related documents; researching, analyzing and writing about public policy issues, including op-eds and letters; delivering oral presentations to a variety of audiences; interacting with government officials, school officials (including university administrators and faculty), other nonprofit organizations, activists and the public; assisting in the preparation of conferences, workshops, lectures and symposia; and generally providing trusted legal and policy support.

Qualifications: Excellent academic credentials and a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; member of the bar (preferably New York); professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic; excellent analytical, research, writing, and communication skills; flexible and cooperative with a roll-up-your sleeves attitude. Litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in the ZOA’s mission and work. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and proficiency in conducting online legal research.


Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Travel: Some travel required.



Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send your cover letter, resume, and a short (5-7 pages) legal writing sample to Susan Tuchman at [email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, Paid Holidays
  • Other Benefits: Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: JD
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 730 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Other
  • Organization Type: Other
Job Location
Zionist Organization of America
633 Third Avenue Suite 31 B
New York , New York 10017
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