Legal Voice comprises a small-but-mighty team of dedicated and creative social justice advocates. We value the individuals in our workplace, and honor their commitment to social justice work as well as to their personal lives and families. We strive to make our workplace inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the social change we seek. See below for opportunities to join our team!
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
For more than 40 years Legal Voice (formerly known as the Northwest Women’s Law Center) has put into practice our commitment to ensuring women and LGBTQ people are able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. Using an intersectional approach to gender justice, we strive to center marginalized community voices in our litigation and legislative strategies and are working toward prioritizing racial justice in our advocacy and among our staff, board, and volunteers. Through a community lawyering model, Legal Voice aims to achieve social justice and systemic change by supporting community groups, coalitions, and movements led by and for Black, Indigenous, and people of color and marginalized communities.
Race Equity Commitment
We strive to build and deepen partnerships with communities to co-create and enforce strong, equitable laws in the Northwest’s courtrooms and legislatures that will build community power. In addition to how we operate as an organization, we ground our work in race equity:
1. We are guided by anti-racist values
2. We honor and support the self-determination of communities of color and other marginalized communities, and aim to build the power of these communities
3. We value building authentic relationships with and being accountable to communities of color and other marginalized communities
Legal Voice is committed to operationalizing these values across our organization and our programmatic work. We seek an Interim Executive Director who will play a key role in supporting Legal Voice’s Race Equity Team, the staff, and the Board as we continue to grow and learn, implement a race equity vision, and advance anti- racist policies, practices, and organizational culture.
The Interim Executive Director will report to the 14-member Board of Directors and will oversee a staff of 16. The term is anticipated for six to twelve months, with flexibility to amend the term, if needed. The board anticipates the director will work between 25 and 30 hours per week, depending on the needs of the organization.
Scope of Work
The Board of Directors of Legal Voice is looking for an Interim Executive Director to lead
the organization as we prepare for and conduct a search for a permanent Executive Director. Legal Voice is a financially stable, well-managed organization with a dedicated and highly skilled staff. The current Executive Director is retiring after 25 years of valued leadership. We seek a collaborative and energetic leader who can work hand-in-hand with the Board of Directors and the staff Senior Leadership Team to:
Support the staff and board as the organization implements its race equity vision and values
Conduct an organizational needs assessment to identify areas to develop going forward
Maintain Legal Voice’s position within the community
Nurture and build relationships with funders and donors
Continue relationships with stakeholders, foundations, community members, decision
makers, thought leaders, and other organizations in the region and nationally
Maintain full transparency and accountability to the board and staff
Provide regular updates on emerging opportunities, strategic progress, and risk
Provide board support by staffing board committees and creating and distributing
materials for board and committee meetings
Maintain and contribute to a supportive, innovative, and healthy work environment
with a culture of collaboration and open communication
Collaborate with and support staff during a time of significant transition
Serve as a resource and onboarding consultant to ensure the smooth transition to the
next Executive Director of Legal Voice, once hired
Other duties as determined at the discretion of the Board of Directors
At least 5 years of experience as leader and/or consultant in the nonprofit field
Management/organizational leadership skills, with the ability to influence and drive
organizational evolution in keeping with mission, strategic goals, and capacity
Alignment with Legal Voice’s race equity values
Experience in collaborating with a nonprofit board of directors and engaging in
successful fund development, board development, planning, and organizational
Experience in fundraising, including donor stewardship and solicitation
Experience in developing and leading high-performance teams
Demonstrated experience in working with and supporting economically, racially, and
socially diverse communities
The ability to work effectively and collaborate with staff, board, and community partners
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience working with an annual budget of $2,000,000+
Familiarity with community lawyering and social and racial justice movements and
Legal training or experience is a plus, but not required
This part-time, temporary position (anticipated 28 hours per week/0.7FTE; 6-12 months’ duration) has an annual salary range of $105,000-$120,000, depending on experience. Excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision) and paid leave. Start date of September 14th preferred.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Priority given to applications received by August 14th.
Non-discrimination: As an organization committed to prioritizing reproductive justice, economic justice,
and racial justice, Legal Voice believes in fostering the leadership of all women and LGBTQ persons, particularly those from underrepresented and marginalized communities. Legal Voice follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
Please visit our Volunteer page for information on other ways to get involved with Legal Voice!