Job o’ the Day: Executive Director for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP) in Washington, DC

From the PSJD job posting:

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP) is delighted to announce that we are building a stronger organizational foundation by bringing on board a new Executive Director while the Founding Director assumes the role of Legal Director.  Because we are a small organization, the ED not only runs DV LEAP but also participates in the programmatic work of the organization.  The following describes the position and qualities sought.

The DV LEAP Executive Director leads the organization and manages its daily affairs, including program development and administration, appellate litigation and trainings, financial management, fundraising, outreach, public relations and development, and Board development and relations.  The Executive Director must be committed to advancing the interests of battered women and their children through appellate litigation and system reform, in partnership with the Legal Director.

DV LEAP is looking for applicants with at least 2 years of legal experience working with domestic violence survivors and substantial appellate litigation experience. Applicants should also have experience with fundraising and supervising other lawyers. The starting salary is $70,000 – $100,000 a year, depending on experience.

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