Executive Director, Greater DC Region

Job Type

Full Time




6402 Arlington Blvd.
Suite 300
Falls Church
United States


Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit legal services organization, seeks an experienced leader to be the Executive Director for the Greater Washington, DC (GDC) office. 

Violence against women and girls is an urgent global tragedy. Yet, against the backdrop of appalling statistics, thousands of women and girls demonstrate extraordinary acts of bravery by refusing to be victims of violence. They leave behind family, possessions, and lifelong community ties to seek safety and security in the United States. But a life of dignity is not guaranteed even for those who make it to our shores. Immigrant women and girls face many unique barriers in their quest for justice, including extreme poverty, limited English proficiency, isolation from friends or family, and lack of understanding of a complex U.S. legal system. Tahirih Justice Center stands alone as the only national, multi-city organization providing a broad range of direct legal and social services, policy advocacy, and community education to protect immigrant women and girls who have fled violence. Now in its 21st year, Tahirih is a respected leader in the field, known for an effective, efficient, and innovative model of service. 

The Executive Director of the Greater DC region will join an exceptional national leadership team and lead and nurture a highly talented regional team in: developing and executing strategic goals for the region; collaboratively raising approximately $1.5 million annually and managing a $1.9 million regional budget; and actively representing Tahirih in the communities it serves. This is a highly visible, public-facing role. The ideal candidate will be a skilled at leveraging resources to achieve aggressive programmatic, fundraising, and strategic goals in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be a proven self-starter who can effectively multi-task and easily shift gears from being strategic to tactical. The preferred candidate will be a leader with prior management experience who can foster a consultative and collaborative work environment that embodies Tahirih’s mission.

For a detailed position description, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/tjc-eddc 

For more information on Tahirih Justice Center, please visit: https://www.tahirih.org/ 


Annual salary and benefits: Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply


This search is being assisted by Callie Carroll and Tamar Datan of NPAG. Due to the pace of the search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format) and where you learned of the position should be sent to: TJC-EDDC@nonprofitprofessionals.com. 

In order to expedite the internal reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications submitted via this site will also be considered, but there may be a delay in review so submission via the email address above is preferred.

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply.