Executive Director

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Job location
Oakland, CA
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Centro Legal de la Raza
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Position Description: 

Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is seeking an inspiring Executive Director with demonstrated success in team and organization building and a commitment to social justice to support the growth and sustainability of this highly respected organization as it meets the ever-increasing demand for its services. Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza is a community-based nonprofit legal services organization protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities through legal representation, education, and advocacy. With a current annual operating budget of $13 million and a 100-plus staff, Centro Legal de la Raza ensures access to justice for thousands of individuals throughout Northern and Central California through no-cost quality legal expertise, know-your-rights education and youth development. For more information, please visit www.centrolegal.org/.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and fund development/financial objectives, helping to maintain Centro Legal’s excellent reputation. In addition, the Executive Director leads long-range planning, Board relations, union and employee relations, external relations, and program planning and oversight. An inclusive leadership style that endorses collaboration, trust, and open, transparent communication between all stakeholders will be highly valued. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated excellence in a senior leadership position in a legal services or nonprofit organization that is recognized for its dedication to exemplary service to the community. Experience as a practicing attorney in public interest law, public policy, or movement building while helpful, is not required. Most importantly, the successful candidate must have a track record of commitment to the work of Centro Legal and be able to draw from their understanding of the organization’s mission and clients to inspire others. The successful candidate will articulate and demonstrate a deep commitment to and understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will possess a high level of cultural competence, effectively incorporating DEI into all aspects of their work, and will work productively across all lines of difference. The annual salary range for this role is $140,000-$160,000.

To apply: 

Centro Legal has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To view the full position description, please visit www.morrisberger.com. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: https://www.morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2161.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$140,000 - $160,000