HIRING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Justice and is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization in accordance with its Vision and Mission. The Executive Director works under the general oversight of the Board of Directors.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Support and work with the Board of Directors
- Work with the Board of Directors to ensure the Center for Justice operates with a clear mission and a long-range strategic plan that is consistent with the mission.
- Keep the Board of Directors fully informed on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges for the Center for Justice and the environment in which it operates so the Board can carry out its governance, financial oversight, and leadership roles.
- Develop with the Board of Directors and staff a strategic plan to carry forward the mission of the Center for Justice.
- Assist with coordination of Board meetings and communications.
- Serve as staff member to all Board Committees unless otherwise directed.
II. Management of Office
- Provide leadership in developing the Center for Justice as an effective, high-quality legal advocacy organization.
- Provide staff direction and supervision. Directly supervise program management staff. Provide ongoing management to ensure the organization stays within approved plans and budgets.
- Work with the Office Manager to effectively manage the human resources of the Center for Justice in a manner which supports a productive, professionally-competent work force in an environment respectful of personal wellbeing and cultural diversity.
- Manage hiring, firing, and resolution of grievances.
III. Manage Finance and Fundraising
- Oversee the development of an annual budget and fundraising plan and submit to Board of Directors for approval.
- Develop relationships with funders of the Center for Justice and maintain regular communications with funders.
- Identify grant opportunities and develop proposals. Produce required reporting to funding sources.
- Contract for and oversee financial review.
- Monitor expenditures and income and plan for core budget self-sufficiency.
IV. Develop and Coordinate Advocacy Efforts
- Oversee the development of an advocacy strategy for implementing the Center for Justice’s mission and programs.
- Build relationships with government officials and community leaders.
- Develop relationships with local, state, and national organizations involved in work similar to that of the Center for Justice.
- Ensure the Center for Justice’s representation of clients meets all applicable rules of professional conduct.
V. Public Presence
- Develop a communication strategy to enhance the Center for Justice as the go-to social and environmental justice leader in Spokane.
- Serve as lead spokesperson and speaker for the Center for Justice and ensure the organization’s mission is properly presented to various publics.
- Develop the capacity to convene stakeholders around the Center for Justice’s mission.
- Develop effective and ongoing relationships with media.
- Develop relationships with other nonprofits, organizations, and persons in the community.
- Preferred legal experience and substantial experience in public service law.
- Understanding of and experience with capacity-building programs.
- Fundraising, legislative, and communication skills.
- Supervisory and personnel experience.
- Experience working with board of directors.
- Evidence of commitment to missions of the nonprofit sector.
- Juris Doctorate from Accredited Law School and Washington State Bar Membership.
The Center For Justice is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. Our commitment to justice also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful and engaging.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!