Equal Justice Society is seeking an experienced, thoughtful, and visionary leader to oversee all facets of the organization’s work and to guide it into its next stage of impact. The President will report directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for leading the strategic planning, organizational management, programmatic development, external affairs, and fundraising of the organization. The individual will work in collaboration with an experienced and passionate staff to assess needs and opportunities in the field, and will represent the organization to partner civil rights and social justice organizations, political leaders, press, donors, and other external entities. This is a unique opportunity to assume leadership of an organization known for its big impact in the racial equity and social justice sector. EJS has a staff of nine and a budget of 2 million.

The President’s responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Vision and Leadership
  • Staff Leadership and Organizational Management
  • Resource Development and Communications

Ideal candidates will be highly strategic, engaging, and team-oriented leaders who can represent Equal Justice Society’s mission and theory of change to a wide variety of stakeholders. They will bring 8+ years of senior leadership experience in the racial equity, social justice, and/or civil rights sectors, and will have a deep belief in using the power of social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience to broaden the conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias. It is preferred but not required that the successful candidate possess a J.D. Experience managing lawyers and/or a robust understanding of the ways to catalyze and communicate the strategies and success of litigation, policy, and advocacy programming is required.

Ideal candidates will have most, if not all, of the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Commitment to Racial Equity
  • Leadership and Demonstrated Impact in Social Justice Work
  • Fundraising, External Affairs, and Passion for Relationship-Building
  • Collaborative and Authentic Leadership

Compensation & Benefits: The annual salary for this position is in the range of $150,000 – $185,000. Equal Justice Society’s benefits package includes a 401k employer contribution, medical, vision, dental insurance coverage, and other ancillary benefits. Though it is preferred for the President to be located in the Bay Area, it is possible that they may be located remotely.

To Apply: Trisha Sutrisno and Amber Gomes of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email and directly. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. If you require reasonable accommodation during your application process, please let the team at Koya know.

Equal Justice Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, religious minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.