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Executive Director


The Legal Project seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial not-for-profit leader with the demonstrated ability to cultivate and build on responsive service strategies, collaborative relationships and effective business systems to develop a fiscally vibrant organization that extends and sustains our social justice mission.

The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for advancing The Legal Project’s mission, within the vision and policy framework established by the Board of Directors. Key areas of responsibility include leading ongoing business planning and systems development; fund development and donor relations; staff and volunteer recruitment, development and retention; program planning and evaluation; fiscal management, compliance and reporting; policy advocacy and legislative relationships; branding and communications; and community collaborations and partnerships.

View the complete job description, qualifications and more here:

Skills and Attributes
• Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of The Legal Project
• Clear and proactive communication style, with the ability to create an honest, respectful, and decisive work environment
• Experience with multi-faceted budgets, and the ability respond to short term shifts while maintaining balanced, long term financial strategies
• Demonstrated success cultivating donors and growing a results-oriented development effort
• A thorough understanding of the professional, statutory and ethical standards associated with administering the organization’s programs and services

$100,000 to $120,000 (with generous benefits)
The Legal Project is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


• Bachelor’s Degree
• Advanced degree preferred, with at least 5 years of executive management experience in a not-forprofit setting
• Experience in the legal field, criminal justice, human services, anti- poverty work, domestic violence, immigration or related areas

Working Conditions
• Office environment, but Executive Director’s presence also required at conferences, meetings and outside events, both local and national.
• In addition to the standard work week, evenings and/or weekend work to attend Board and community meetings and represent the organization at public events.

To Apply:
Inquiries, nominations and applications should include the following information in PDF format, sent via electronic mail only: Cover letter, resume, three professional references.

No telephone inquiries will be considered.


Submission Deadline: 
April 7, 2019
Organization Information: 
The Legal Project
United States