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Senior Director, Judiciary, Civil Rights and Social Justice

National Urban League - Washington Bureau
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

National Urban League

Washington Bureau

Washington, DC

 

Senior Director

Judiciary, Civil Rights and Social Justice

COMPANY OVERVIEW

The National Urban League has had a formal presence in the U.S. Capitol for more than 50 years, advancing policies that protect and expand civil rights for more than 50 years. The “Washington Office” as it was first known, was charged with building a direct relationship with the federal government in the interest of protecting and expanding civil rights for all Americans. From its inception, the Office worked to ensure the Urban League had a voice in the legislative process, educating and advising lawmakers on the challenges and injustices facing urban America.  

Today, The Washington Bureau, as it is now known, focuses on policy and advocacy goals grounded in the local program experiences of the Urban League’s more than 90 affiliates throughout the U.S. Informed by this on-the-ground, real-world perspective, the Bureau is uniquely qualified to lead policy discussions that directly impact the capacity of urban communities to grow and prosper. Through its D.C. presence, the Urban League pushes for greater resources and more effective policies to advance economic and social equality.

ROLE SUMMARY

The Senior Director, Judiciary, Civil Rights and Social Justice develops high-level strategies and advises in the areas of criminal justice reform, judiciary issues, civic participation, and serves as liaison to other civil society groups.  The Senior Director will develop strategies to lead the NULWB in policies relating to these issues and will support the work of the affiliates in these matters.

The NULWB serves as the policy, research and advocacy arm of the National Urban League and is the tip of the sphere for the urban league movement.  Much of this work revolves around the congressional calendar and executive branch actions.  As such, the work is fast-paced and at times unpredictable.  The Senior Director will monitor activities of key committees and build relationships with the staff serving on these committees.

The Senior Director will respect the legacy of a venerable civil rights organization and be passionate about what his role entails and the potential impact of these efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct key outreach to various community, government, non-profits, educational, and corporate institutions. Support the work of the Urban Solutions Council.
  • Advocate for legislative reforms and represent NUL at various convenings, conferences, and other public events, as well as meetings with other civil rights organizations and stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the League’s mission as well as respond to critical advocacy actions.
  • Maintain an understanding of relevant location and national legislation and analyze as needed to rapidly respond to governmental policies and trends.
  • Anticipates the impact of geo-political and economic dynamics on NUL constituents and strategically plans a course of action
  • Anticipates the impact of geo-political and economic dynamics on NUL constituents and strategically plans a course of action.

To discuss further, in confidence, or to offer referrals, or apply please send resume and cover letter to:

Sandra Goldman   

Vice President & Managing Associate

NUL-DC@divsearch.com

(267) 322-0883 (call /text)

 

Posted: 2020-11-16 Expires: 2020-12-16

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