Executive Director

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680 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Organization information
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Street address: 
680 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
District of Columbia
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 


Following are the Executive Director’s primary responsibilities:


1. Provide a clear, focused vision that advances NLSP's mission through programming and organizational development.
2. Conduct effective, ongoing strategic planning.
3. Foster and lead a strong team of senior NLSP personnel.
4. Ensure the implementation of a diversified and robust resource-development program, including grant writing, private fundraising and overseeing events.
5. Nurture and increase collaborative relationships with others in the D.C. legal-advocacy community and with community-based organizations.
6. Promote NLSP and its mission in the public arena.

Management and Programming
1. Direct the overall operations of the program in compliance with NLSP's mission, relevant laws, Board policies, requirements of funding sources, and LSC regulations.
2. Oversee NLSP's financial matters, ensuring that NLSP operates under sound financial practices
3. In consultation with the Board, establish and meet the goals reflected in the Program's annual budget
4. Employ and provide overall supervision of senior lawyers
5. With NLSP'S advocacy staff, establish program priorities, and develop organizational structures and functions consistent with those priorities
6. Evaluate program performance, and make needed changes consistent with such evaluations
7. Support the Board's efforts to increase resources and enhance organizational recognition and prestige, and provide information that is necessary for the Board to fulfill its fiduciary obligations.


1. Demonstrated commitment to NLSP's mission
2. Substantial experience in managing an organization with a purpose and scope comparable to NLSP, including overseeing the organization's financial matters.
3. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a collegial, dynamic environment.
4. Strong legal experience to help guide and contribute to NLSP's legal program.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6. A law degree from an accredited U.S. law school; active, good standing status with a bar association in the U.S.; and eligibility to become a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

To apply: 

Interested persons should send a letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to:

Blake A. Biles
Arnold & Porter LLP
601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Email: [email protected]

This position remains open until it has been filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are re

NLSP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program that no employee or applicant for employment or services will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities or family status, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law, including the DC Human Rights and Language Access Act.
Salary range: 
COMPENSATION: a salary component and strong benefits package, commensurate with experience.
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016