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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileExecutive Director Responsibilities: Develop and expand the financial resources and ensure rigorous, consistent financial and administrative oversight to maintain the long-term financial and institutional security of the organization. Grant writing and reporting, fundraising, annual audit and tax filings; Provide strong leadership of the staff, encouraging and supporting independence and creativity while assuring rigorous accountability; Support and participate in major or complex litigation to address systemic issues that affect clients; Represent in its external relations with the legislature, the courts, and other government entities; Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization with the media and in the larger community; Work cooperatively with other institutions and organizations to achieve shared goals relating to criminal justice reform.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Prior experience with low-income prisoners and their families, and a demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a diverse clientele and staff; 10+ years of experience as an attorney or a record of demonstrated success as a manager in the nonprofit social justice community. Experience and attributes that will help the Executive Director succeed include: A clear and compelling commitment to the work and mission of PLS; Mature, independent, flexible with strong interpersonal skills; Prior experience in management, administration, or leadership in a non-profit legal or human services program; History of creative and demonstrated leadership in policy work and a substantive expertise in legal issues affecting prisoners and their families; Significant commitment, skills, and experience in mentoring and training legal staff; possess strong leadership skills and a leadership style that inspires and encourages professional growth in others; Record of effective media relations; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Bilingual skills in Spanish, American Sign Language, or other language common in the prison system preferred.
Send letter expressing interest, a current resume, a writing sample, and a list of 3 references.
Prisoners’ Legal Services Massachusetts
10 Winthrop Square,
Boston, MA 02110