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Executive Director Job Opening

The Position
Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and its sister organization, Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), are seeking an experienced, dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Executive Director (ED) for both of the organizations.

The Executive Director will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the organizations including program planning and implementation, fundraising, staff management, and budgeting. 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. In addition, they 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. LAWG/LAWGEF is willing to discuss flexible work options.

The Organizations
LAWG and LAWGEF, headquartered in Washington, DC, mobilize concerned citizens, organizations, and networks to call for just U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean. We educate the public about the impact of U.S. foreign and immigration policy and advocate before the U.S. Congress and the executive branch. We work closely with civil society partners in Latin America to support their human rights campaigns and make sure their voices are heard in the policy debates that take place in Washington, D.C. but shape the lives of millions throughout the region.

Core responsibilities and deliverables:
● Fundraising and growth
● Leading key LAWG advocacy campaigns
● Coalition management
● Managing a team of 2-4 staff
● Financial management
● 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

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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, and the deadline for submission is close of business December 9, 2022.

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.