JOB: IT Associate

December 6, 2017

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December 13, 2017


The IT Associate provides a range of IT support to all staff and assists the IT Manager in the development and oversight of technology infrastructure and systems.

Background: From its roots representing civil rights activists in the South, to its recent challenges to the NYPD’s racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk program and indefinite detention and torture at Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights has been on the front lines of the fight for social justice for 50 years. We’re a multiracial, diverse staff committed to building the power of the people and communities we represent through the creative use of civil and human rights litigation, education, and advocacy around a range of government and corporate abuses in areas such as immigration detention, solitary confinement, racial and religious profiling, LGBTQI rights, Palestinian human rights, and support for social justice movements.



  • Set-up new workstations (configure operating systems, application and antivirus software, and connect to appropriate network drives, printers, and copiers)
  • Assist IT Manager with installation, upgrades, and troubleshooting of other computer hardware and software as requested
  • Research and evaluate hardware and software solutions
  • Provide support and training to users and troubleshoot their hardware and software problems
  • Assist IT Manager with maintenance of workstations, laptops, servers, printers, smartphones, and other office equipment with IT components
  • Track and maintain accurate inventory of all technology equipment
  • Research new software and hardware under consideration for adoption
  • Understand and be able to convey the concepts and best practices of digital security tools and digital risk assessment, and monitor developments in the field
  • Set-up Skype/other computer-based systems of communication for meetings as necessary
  • Participate in departmental and organizational planning and projects and organization-wide committees, and carry out work assigned
  • Other related work as assigned by Director of Operations


  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience
  • A belief in the mission of the Center for Constitutional Rights, demonstrated commitment to social justice issues, and comfort working in a progressive legal environment
  • Familiarity with server and desktop equipment/software and end user support in a medium-sized networked environment
  • Basic knowledge of networking in a PC/Windows environment, server and workstation operating software, Exchange and Microsoft Office, and other application software
  • Experience with software for encryption, secure SMS, VPNs, password management, and other digital security applications
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, proven ability to plan and meet deadlines, efficiently manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and grace under pressure
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to anticipate problems and use judgement appropriately to plan solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and research skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as member of a team
  • Integrity and sense of humor


Salary is commensurate with experience and subject to union collective bargaining agreement. The current salary range for this position is $57,531 to $74,515.

Benefits include employer contribution to 401K plan and flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave and holidays, and 100 percent organization-paid health benefits, including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance.


Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter with resume to with “IT Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and strong consideration will be given to early applicants. No phone calls please.




Updated: December 6, 2017