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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileExecutive Director Duties: Sustaining high-quality services and programs, collaborating with Board of Directors to innovate and expand Amara’s programming to support a growing client population, advocating for our client base, building partnerships that bring services to our clients, improving understanding of trafficking and related issues among the public and local institutions, strengthening and diversifying Amara’s funding sources, providing effective financial management, managing and motivating a top-notch staff of attorneys and administrators, and embracing technology as a key resource in all aspects of your work. Overseeing daily management of all programs to ensure provision of high quality legal services, implementation of policy initiatives, trainings, and awareness-raising activities. Developing and/or reviewing and updating job descriptions for new and existing staff. In conjunction with staff, creating and managing internships, fellowships and other volunteer opportunities. Recruiting, hiring, and managing all staff (and interns/volunteers as appropriate). Preparing an annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors. Monitoring income and expenditures on a regular basis. Managing banking responsibilities including submission/payment of invoices and submitting payroll. Overseeing timely financial reporting and maintaining appropriate financial controls consistent with laws and ethics of nonprofit management. Serving as the face of for the public and media. Establishing as the expert, “go-to” organization with respect to commercial sex trafficking, sex work and related issues. Building and nurturing cooperative partnerships with community partners (e.g., organizations with complimentary missions) and community members, especially those who have been underserved. Creating and sustaining relationships with key operating partners such as law firms, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Establishing relationships with media groups that enable Amara to distribute messages about the issues facing clients and work. Raising funds through a variety of mechanisms to ensure continued and high-quality operation of the organization. Leveraging existing work to design and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan. Supervising and assisting staff in all aspects of grant management, including prospecting for new grantors, meeting with foundation staff, writing grant applications, tracking grant progress, and preparing grant outcomes reports. Identifying, targeting and growing our pool of donors and other financial supporters and leading events and campaigns to secure their support. Devising and implementing strategies for continued recognition and thanks to donors. Working closely with the Board Chair and the Board of Directors to foster strong governance of the organization, including facilitating regular board meetings. Providing the Board of Directors with solid information and support in designing and implementing policy decisions.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Be a graduate of an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, or the ability to gain admission through waiver (licensure in multiple jurisdictions is preferred). Have 3 years of litigation experience, preferably in representing underserved communities. Have 3 years of successful community advocacy work. Have 3 years of progressively responsible nonprofit management experience. Demonstrate an understanding of and have a history of action/organization on social justice issues, including issues of systemic racism, LGBTQ rights, and criminal justice system reform; experience working on issues related to commercial sex trafficking and/or sex work will have preference.
Start Date: May 28, 2018
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Send the Board of Directors a persuasive cover letter and resume.
Amara Legal Center
P.O. Box 18391
Washington, DC 20036