Executive Director Job Opening
Who you are:
Are you a dynamic, visionary leader seeking career growth and the chance to make long-lasting
change by working with a strong coalition of faith, economic, environmental and racial justice
leaders? Do you want to lead an organization with a 30+ year history of effective advocacy and
organizing? Are you energized by engaging diverse stakeholders, driving consensus around
shared goals, and building relationships across sectors and communities?
The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and its sister organization, Latin America Working
Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), are seeking an Executive Director (ED) for the organizations.
A successful candidate for this position will have a track record of success in leading teams,
working in coalitions to protect/promote human rights, and building and leading advocacy
campaigns that incorporate and strengthen a diverse grassroots base. The ideal candidate will
have a deep understanding of how U.S. policies impact communities across Latin America, and
how these policies can be crafted to strengthen human rights.
This is a Washington, DC-based position. The LAWG/LAWGEF is willing to discuss flexible
Core responsibilities and deliverables
● Leading key LAWG advocacy campaigns
● Managing coalitions
● Managing staff (a team of 2-4)
● Managing finances and budgeting
● Strategic planning and implementation
● Working with and reporting to the board
● Interfacing with U.S. and Latin American policy officials
● Advancing U.S. policy change
Read full job description here.
How to apply:
Submit CV/resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than three pages), and names and
contact information for three references to: LAWGEDAPP@Gmail.com
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Salary and benefits:
Annual salary is $80,000; benefits include: 20 days of paid vacation plus comp time, sick days,
and holidays; fully paid health, vision, and dental insurance; 403 (b) retirement plan, with
matching contribution after two years.
The Latin America Working Group values a diverse, multicultural, and multiethnic work
environment and strongly encourages people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.