Job Details

Executive Director

Company name

Prisoners’ Legal Services Massachusetts

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Mar 19,2018

Posted on

Feb 16,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Executive 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.

Additional info

Send letter expressing interest, a current resume, a writing sample, and a list of 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Prisoners’ Legal Services Massachusetts
10 Winthrop Square,
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

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