Job Posting: Assistant General Counsel

Reports to:  Deputy General Counsel
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Level: 5
FLSA Status: Exempt
Union Status: Non-Member
Travel: Frequent

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for equal rights, seeks a highly experienced attorney with non-profit experience, member of the Maryland/DC Bar Association.  Work experience in public interest law firm, civil rights association, legislative committee or the government preferred.

The Assistant General Counsel’s office maintains basic corporate documents and provides staff service to the Board of Directors and Committees.

Summary of Duties:

The Assistant General Counsel is under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel.  The attorney performs such duties that are assigned by the Deputy General Counsel, including but not limited to:

  • Representing branches and state conference in litigation
  • Representing the Association in routine legal matters
  • Reviewing cases for recommendation to the General Counsel
  • Drawing up briefs and the legal documents
  • Filing required reports and other legal proceedings
  • Providing such other support as is needed in effectively carrying out the mission of the Legal Department


The ideal candidate for this position will posses many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of two to three years of legal experience and be admitted to the Bar of any jurisdiction.
  • Experience in civil rights litigation preferably, or in a related area.
  • Knowledge of the principles and objectives of the NAACP is a prerequisite.
  • Ability to perform corporate legal transactions
  • Strong oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Persuasive presentation skills
  • Ability for high performance in a fast-pace environment
  • Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Capacity for strategic and creative thinking
  • Experience in or demonstrated commitment to civil rights matters
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to develop and lead new and existing projects
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively and frequently nationwide
  • Ability and willingness to work non-standard work hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:   Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax:  (410) 580-5735