Executive Director – New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Position Title: Executive Director
Company Name: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Location: New York, NY 10001

Executive Director
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Advancing every New Yorker’s right to thrive

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) has launched a search for an exceptional leader to serve as its next Executive Director. NYLPI’s mission is to advance equality and civil rights with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy, and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI’s partnerships with the private bar strengthen its advocacy and connect community groups and non-profits with critical legal assistance.

The next Executive Director of NYLPI will inherit: a legacy of extraordinary accomplishment; an exceptionally strong and dedicated staff; a stable budget and program mission; solid management systems; a resourceful and supportive Board of Directors; rich relationships with the bench and bar in New York City; and a wide spectrum of exciting projects.

The successful candidate for this position will have deep passion for the mission of NYLPI; demonstrated commitment to civil rights; ability to sustain and develop a diverse set of relationships supporting NYLPI’s work; vision and creativity in pursuing new opportunities for the organization; energy and enthusiasm; an ability to project authority and vision with collegiality and a collaborative style; business acumen; experience working with and cultivating a board; and a strong appetite and ability for raising funds from multiple sources. Experience leading a team of highly talented and motivated professionals who are committed to a culture of collegiality, transparency, mutual respect, and support is essential. Requirements include a JD degree, experience practicing law, and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, academic, business, or government agency management.

Application Procedure: NYLPI has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Evaluation of prospective candidates will begin immediately. Applications, including a resume and cover letter should be sent to the following electronic mailbox: 4564@imsearch.com. Electronic submission of materials is required.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:

Tim McFeeley, Vice President and Director
and Nanette M. Blandin, Consulting Associate

Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: 202-723-7717
nblandin@imsearch.com

NYLPI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color and individuals with disabilities

Additional Information: Please visit NYLPI’s website at www.nylpi.org To view the full position profile, please go to: http://www.imsearch.com/OpenDetails.asp?JobID=S4-564