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Executive Director

North Carolina Justice Center
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Legal Services
Employment Type
Full Time

North Carolina Justice Center

Executive Director

Raleigh, NC


The North Carolina Justice Center (NCJC), a preeminent voice for economic and social justice in the nation’s 9th most populous state, is seeking a dynamic, driven, passionate, and strategic leader to serve as its next Executive Director.


For 25 years, the North Carolina Justice Center has fought to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in communities across North Carolina. The NCJC is leading the fight to expand opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians by addressing the root causes of poverty – taking on structural barriers to opportunity and ensuring just and fair treatment for everyone in North Carolina. Through its multi-issue, multi-strategy approach, facilitated by an accomplished and highly effective staff, the NCJC has been successful, many times against the odds, year-over-year in eliminating structural barriers to fairness and opportunity, advocating for policies that foster, protect and advance economic inclusion, and defeating attempts to constrain justice and fairness and roll-back progress. The NCJC has earned its reputation for reliability and track-record of success by working diligently with a broad array of stakeholders, coalition partners, and leaders across the state—and the political spectrum—in a sustained fashion to advance solutions that are informed by expert research and fueled by multi-pronged litigation, public policy advocacy, community outreach, and communications strategies.


This is an exciting time for an experienced progressive, effective, and mission-aligned leader to join the NCJC’s talented and accomplished team of lawyers, community organizers, policy experts, advocates, communications specialists, and operations professionals as the NCJC continues to grow and evolve in a rapidly changing, and increasingly fraught, political and policy environment. The incoming Executive Director will join a progressive organization with seven vital projects focused on significant issues affecting poor and working-class North Carolinians. The NCJC applies a distinctive and highly effective five-strategy approach, enabling the organization to attack problems and fashion solutions with an interrelated set of specialized tools.


 The next Executive Director will demonstrate deep personal and professional commitment to the NCJC’s mission of eliminating poverty in North Carolina by making opportunity and prosperity for all a reality. They will have a track-record of visionary and strategic leadership, inspiring and managing people, and using highly effective communication skills to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and partnerships at all levels internally and externally. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated performance history of championing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), both on a policy level and in internal staffing and operations. The NCJC seeks candidates with experience in at least one of its five strategies. Expertise in impact litigation and/or policy advocacy is highly beneficial.




The NCJC has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in the recruitment of the Executive Director. Inquiries, referrals, and resumes accompanied by a cover letter will be held in strict confidence and should be sent electronically to:

Tim McFeeley, Partner

Ernest Brooks, Partner

Janette Martinez, Associate


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