Chief Operating Officer

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (“the Committee”) seeks a Chief Operating Officer.

The Committee was established in 1968 to use legal strategies to address issues of discrimination and poverty in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. The Committee has a broad civil rights practice that focuses on racial and other inequity in housing, employment, public accommodations, the criminal system and public education. The Committee works with pro bono co-counsel at more than 50 area law firms to achieve its mission.

The selected candidate will be responsible for supervising and managing the Committee’s accounting and bookkeeping, facilities, personnel and benefits, technology and other supports for the legal program.   

Skills/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A demonstrated commitment to civil rights and equal justice;
  • Experience in non-profit administrative leadership;
  • Familiarity with accounting and financial management;
  • Familiarity with office technology and the capacity to work with consultants and staff to maintain and improve technology operations;
  • Familiarity with personnel management and employee benefits;
  • The desire to work in a fast paced, innovative and collaborative environment; and
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Please send a letter detailing your interest and a resume to: wlcjobs@washlaw.org. Please place “[your name] – Chief Operating Officer” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is an essential component of the Committee, and we encourage all qualified persons to apply. Applicants are accorded an equal opportunity for selection without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, matriculation, or political affiliation.

The Committee is an Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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