Executive Director - National Employment Lawyers Association - Oakland

  • 23 Aug 2017 1:05 PM
    Message # 5044466
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Innovate from strength. Leverage the expertise of 2,300 attorneys, a 4,000-person membership with its 69 state and local Affiliates. Lead and inspire a talented Staff and committed Board. We offer a leadership opportunity at a pivotal moment in U.S. history for a national organization searching for its next Executive Director following a planned retirement, organizational assessment, and interim leadership transition—creating an amazing opportunity to step into a stable, well-run organization and shape its next organizational chapter.

    The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. Our vision is that workers’ dignity, safety, livelihood, and retirement will not be compromised for the sake of corporate profit and interests, and individuals will have effective legal representation to enforce their rights to a fair and just workplace, adequate remedies, and a right to trial by jury. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of NELA and essential to the achievement of our mission.

    In this current political context, NELA is seeking a leader to raise the visibility of the work, grow and support its membership, improve the legislative environment at the federal and state levels through the NELA Affiliate network, and determine how best to share its information assets. This is an opportunity to lead to greater impact and success the country’s largest professional organization that is exclusively comprised of lawyers who represent employees in cases involving employment discrimination and other employment-related matters.

    The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for carrying out the vision and mission of NELA and its subsidiary, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy (The Institute)—and in fact will be managing the search for The Institute’s next leader in mid-2018. The ED is responsible for ensuring that NELA serves the needs and interests of the organization pursuant to its mission, Bylaws, policies, and resolutions, and as directed by the Executive Board, which is the primary policy-setting body of the organization. In addition, the ED provides NELA and The Institute general oversight and supervision of all operations, programs, and activities of the organizations. The ED reports to the NELA Executive Board. Key areas of first year activity involve consensus-building around a strategic vision, strengthening the communications effort, fund development, and leading teams through change. With a Staff of 9, offices in Oakland, CA and Washington DC, a budget of $1.6 million, healthy cash reserves, and renewed energy for its next chapter, this position is a unique leadership opportunity.

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