The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking one or more full-time Attorney Advisors to work closely with the Executive Director to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest.
You are an attorney with experience practicing US tax law or working in US federal government processes of crafting, interpreting, or administering tax law, and are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance racial and economic equity in taxation. You are an excellent writer of rigorous technical tax materials, such as reports, memos, briefs, comments, or legislation and regulations. You are a highly-organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to manage production of high-quality, timely written work, and exercise judgement about where to focus time and resources to have robust input in fast-moving tax law and policy processes.
The Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director or another senior member of staff, will be responsible for duties including:
In consultation with other senior staff, helping to shape an ongoing research agenda for the organization, and authoring a variety of technical tax written products called for in that agenda, including reports, briefs, and comments on regulations.
Supervising a Research Associate in the production of a series of written products, ensuring the quality and timeliness of work from outside authors.
Helping to design and implement systems to identify and prioritize opportunities for the Center to further its mission.
Building strong, confidential relationships with high-level practitioners, academics, and other outside experts.
JD or equivalent and some US experience in tax practice or federal tax policy making or administration.
Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to express precise, highly technical information in a way that is clear and compelling.
Excellent communication skills.
A commitment to the mission of the Center.
Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills.
Your salary will fall between $110,000 and $160,000 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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