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Full Time Staff Attorney

First Shift seeks an attorney to 1) provide technical training to medical providers regarding medical certifications for pregnancy accommodations and D.C. paid family leave benefits; 2) advocate for better enforcement of and provide guidance to policy makers regarding D.C.’s paid family leave benefits law, as well as other local legislation that impacts First Shift’s client population; and 3) provide brief legal services to individual clients regarding D.C.’s paid family leave benefits program. To view the full job description click here

To apply, interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to Laura Brown, Executive Director at lbrown@firstshift.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Part Time Community Engagement Manager 

First Shift seeks a community engagement manager to coordinate First Shift’s relationships with potential and current clients. This includes conducting outreach to community organizations; delivering workplace rights presentations; responding to client inquiries and making referrals; managing First Shift’s client database; facilitating the ongoing evaluation of First Shift’s client services; developing print resource materials for clients in multiple languages; and creating social media and other web-based, client-facing content. To view the full job description click here

To apply, interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to Laura Brown, Executive Director at lbrown@firstshift.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Join First Shift’s Board of Directors

First Shift’s Board of Directors is responsible for: 

  • determining the mission and purpose of the organization 
  • evaluating the performance of the executive director
  • strategic and organizational planning 
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management 
  • fundraising and resource development 
  • raising awareness about and promoting the organization’s work 

Each individual board member is expected to: 

  • participate in quarterly board meetings
  • understand the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs 
  • review the organization’s financial statements 
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • identify and help secure the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission 
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation or comparable fundraising efforts

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • demonstrated commitment to or interest in First Shift’s mission
  • leadership skills and an interest in taking the lead in board activities and committees 
  • ability to collaborate with other board members
  • time to commit to board service

This is a volunteer opportunity. First Shift Board Members make a three-year commitment. Interested candidates may apply here. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For the full announcement, click here.

Volunteer

Thanks for the offer! As a new organization, First Shift needs volunteers to assist us in a variety of ways, both internally and in direct service to our clients. If you have skill and time, chances are we can use you. Please let us know of your specific skills and interests by contacting us and leaving a detailed comment.

Become a Program Partner

A critical aspect of First Shift’s approach to providing services is outreach to workers through organizations where they are already receiving services. If you serve workers who could benefit from our services, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us.

Receive Email Updates

Issues of work and family are receiving lots of attention these days . . . it’s about time! If you would like to receive periodic news updates, as well as updates about First Shift’s programs and events, please contact us.

Obtain Legal Assistance

If you need legal assistance regarding a work and family related legal issue, find out more about our legal services here.

Protect your patients

If you are (or work for) a health care provider in Washington, DC, sign up for a 15-minute training session on the new pregnancy accommodations law in DC. Sign up for our Training Session

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