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President and Executive Director

The Center for Law and Social Policy
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Legal Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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President and Executive Director

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) seeks applications and nominations of highly qualified individuals for the position of President and Executive Director (ED). 

CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for people with low incomes. Since its inception, staff have lifted the voices of children, families, and individuals with low incomes; equipped advocates and organizers with policy ideas that work; built coalitions and partnerships to advance a bold vision; and helped public officials put good ideas into practice. CLASP works to develop and implement federal, state, and local policies that create pathways to economic security for everyone in the United States.

CLASP is committed to racial equity and inclusion internally and centers racial equity in all its policy and advocacy efforts externally. The organization does this by recognizing the historical role and impact of systemic and structural racism on communities of color in the United States and actively works to dismantle them.

The organization has experienced much growth in the last decade, has become more well connected, and remains deeply engaged on the Hill, with the Administration, and at the state and local level as well. Altogether, CLASP is in an extraordinary position to play a central role in evolving equitable movements within local communities, states, and nationally. As such, the incoming ED will have to hear and reconcile many different, and sometimes conflicting, perspectives on how best to respond, while at the same time engaging in urgent policy debates in Congress and the Administration.

CLASP is seeking a visionary executive who is committed to racial equity and the organization’s mission to reduce poverty in America. This individual will provide inspirational and collaborative leadership, strategic planning, and management to drive and deepen CLASP’s impact at the state and national level. Reporting to a committed Board, the President and ED will have overall accountability for the philanthropic, strategic, operational, programmatic, and financial affairs of CLASP. The full job description can be found here.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit a resume and letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position as soon as possible and no later than November 12, 2021. All nominations and applications should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to:

Rosa Morris, Engagement Partner, Nonprofit and Education Practices

Dayna Keene, Senior Associate, Global Nonprofit, Philanthropy & Social Enterprise Practice

The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

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