Compensation: Annual Salary $95-105K; Paid Vacation; 13 Paid Holidays; Paid Medical & Family Leave; 100% Employer-Sponsored Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance; Pension
Application Process: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and a résumé in PDF to: email@example.com.
Please include “Institute Director Application” as the subject line.
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Founded in 2008, the National Institute for Workers’ Rights (the Institute) advances workers’ rights through research, thought leadership, and education for policymakers, advocates, and the public. Working in partnership with the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the Institute has developed a strong programmatic profile, including initiatives on forced arbitration of employment claims and exploitation of workers in the gig economy. The Institute uses a variety of approaches–research and white papers, blog posts, academic symposia, educational presentations, and more–to offer solutions to challenges working people face every day. We value the power of collaboration and being in coalition with other organizations to pursue our vision for just and equitable workplaces and policies.
Leveraging the strengths of the Institute-NELA partnership, we are poised for growth and increased impact within the wider workers’ rights community while expanding our solid base of donor support.
NOTE: An increase to 2.5 FTE and programmatic expansion will result in growth of our current annual budget.
The Institute seeks an innovative and highly motivated Director to be part of our leadership team and guide strategic expansion of our impact, initiatives, and resources. You will take our programs to the next level and lead development of a detailed, long-range vision for an expanding body of Institute work.
Similar to the role of an Executive Director, the Institute Director will guide the development of new programs, balancing big-picture thinking with the nuts-and-bolts implementation of a sustainable growth plan. This is a new position and will make an immediate impact in the strategic direction for the Institute. In addition to expanding the Institute’s programmatic profile, the Institute Director will support relationship-building with funders and donors, and support and supervise our Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow–a recent law school graduate committed to advancing the rights of workers. This is an excellent opportunity for nonprofit / advocacy management advancement in cutting-edge workers’ rights issues.
The Institute Director will have the option of working remotely, in-person, or hybrid, and could be based in our Washington, DC office in the AFL-CIO Building, or our Concord, California headquarters. This is a full-time, exempt position. General hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local, with a paid lunch hour.
NELA has remote work staff and the Institute can support a similar option.
The Institute Director reports directly to and is supervised by the NELA/Institute Executive Director, and is supported in close partnership with the NELA/Institute Director of Development, the Legislative & Public Policy Director, the Program Director, and the Director of Strategy & Operations.
Program Development & Implementation
This is a new position and will be shaped by the unique attributes you bring to the organization. We welcome the opportunity to explore the possibilities with you. Please do not exclude yourself from applying if you do not have every skill or experience on this list.
The National Institute for Workers’ Rights (Institute) and National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) are equal-opportunity employers. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The Institute and NELA encourage applications from all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The Institute and NELA make every effort to assure that our recruitment and employment practices provide all persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 296-7629. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information to arrange an accommodation for the interview process.
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