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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 position:

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
work options.

Core responsibilities and deliverables

● Fundraising 
● 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:

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.