Are you a strong leader who is passionate about using the law to support people and ecosystems over property? The National Lawyers Guild (NLG / Guild) National Office seeks a dynamic Executive Director (ED) who will build relationships, support our membership, develop and support staff, and lead the organization into its next chapter through strategic and innovative approaches. Successful candidates will be collaborative; capable of building and supporting an engaged staff, board, and membership; skilled at developing strong external relationships; and possess a strong fundraising and development track record. Specific expertise in law and social justice movements are a plus.
The ED works closely with the Executive Council (EC), the larger NLG board (National Executive Committee / NEC), and National Office staff to ensure the organization’s overall reputation and key relationships are sustained and that our work remains accountable to the movements we support. On a day to day basis, the ED is responsible for the fiscal, administrative, and legal oversight of the NLG National Office (NO) in accordance with its mission, values, and governing documents.
The National Lawyers Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the US to be racially integrated. The Guild’s mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force, valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests, in support of peoples’ struggles for liberation.
This is achieved through the work of our staff, members, and the Guild’s numerous organizational committees, caucuses, and projects, reflecting a wide spectrum of interrelated issues. Guild members effectively network and hone their legal skills in order to help create change at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The NLG is a member-supported and member-funded organization. The Guild is committed to working in partnership with allies and in coalition with broader social justice movements, and we strive to be accountable to grassroots movement leaders.
The work environment described here is representative of what an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions.
Are you a strong leader who is passionate about using the law to support people and ecosystems over property? The National Lawyers Guild (NLG / Guild) National Office seeks a dynamic Executive Director (ED) who will…
The salary range is $90,000-100,000. Desired start date is mid-June 2021. Benefits include employer-paid medical and dental benefits; 401(k) plan with employer match; paid family leave, disability, and life insurance; three personal days, seven fixed holidays, four floating holidays, 18 sick days, and 20 regular vacation days annually.
The salary range is $90,000-100,000. Desired start date is mid-June 2021. Benefits include employer-paid medical and dental benefits; 401(k) plan with employer match; paid family…
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and three references in one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “[Full Name] - Executive Director” as the subject of the email. Materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with a final deadline of May 3, 2021. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Initial interviews will begin in early May. References will not be checked until the last round of interviews and candidates will be given an opportunity to notify their references in advance. This position is remote with some travel once it is safe to do so, and candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
The NLG National Office complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact email@example.com.
The NLG is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. People of color, trans and LGBTQ people, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, and people who have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and three references in one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “[Full Name] - Executive Director” as the subject of the email…