Job Openings

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers is looking for a new Executive Director. The job posting and job description is below. Please review and if you feel you would be qualified for the position, and would like to work for one of this nation’s premier human rights bar associations, we would welcome the receipt of your resume, cover letter.

Executive Director

Application Deadline

May 15, 2021


Competitive depending on experience

Permanent Position: The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles seeks to hire an Executive Director, to start immediately.

Duties of Executive Director: The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the finances of the chapter, managing staff and volunteers, and assisting with Board meetings. They will also coordinate many chapter activities and projects. They will report directly to the NLG-LA Executive Board.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage chapter finances and report on the financial health of the chapter to the finance committee. Oversee fundraising activities including dues collection and the annual Awards Banquet.
  • Support the work of program committees, including overseeing periodic CLE seminars and public forums.
  • Administer the Legal Observer program, providing for regular trainings and recruiting legal observers to attend progressive actions and document unlawful police activity.
  • Supervise and work with staff and volunteers to prepare for events and oversee membership engagement tasks.
  • Assist leadership and staff with media and communications work, including taking the staff lead on press announcements. This will include drafting press releases and other materials.
  • Facilitate regular communication with and among the membership. Publish relevant information to the web and in email updates.
  • Prepare agendas for and attend monthly Executive Board meetings and report on activities.

Qualifications: Lawyer with active California bar license preferred, but not required.  Experience as a community organizer or as an executive director on behalf of organizations seeking progressive social, political, or legal change. Knowledge of and commitment to issues related to a progressive political agenda including: support for civil liberties, workers’ rights, and social justice. Good computer skills. Good managerial skills. Good public speaking and writing skills. Conflict mediation skills. Familiarity with restorative justice practices. Demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity and centering impacted communities. Ability to work with people in the legal profession (law degree preferred, but not required).

People of Color, members of the LGBTQ community, women, people with disabilities and people with records of previous system involvement are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Email letter of interest, writing sample, and resume to: