Executive Director, Adhikaar

Adhikaar, meaning “rights,” is a New York-based nonprofit organizing the Nepali speaking community to promote human rights and social justice for all. Adhikaar creates access to information, builds community leadership, and grows collective power to win rights for communities and dignity and equity for all. Established in 2005, Adhikaar is the only organization providing essential services and mobilizing the Nepali-speaking community to raise voices and take collective action against injustices on issues affecting us. The organization has achieved this through organizing, community education, grassroots advocacy, leadership development, and direct services. Program areas are workers’ rights, immigrant rights, access to healthcare, and language justice.



The Executive Director (ED) has overall responsibility to lead Adhikaar and oversee and
manage Adhikaar’s staff, programs, development activities, and administration. The ED
provides vision and leadership while ensuring the day-to-day operations of Adhikaar are
effectively implemented. They provide oversight to program development, campaigns,
public policy, community relations, media relations, finance, budgeting, fundraising,
operations, human resources, and infrastructure development. This position requires some travel in the U.S., up to 3-4 days per month, for membership, funder, coalition and movement events. The salary range is $105,000 - $130,000 (based on experience).



  • Ensure Adhikaar fulfills its mission, vision and values in every aspect of the organization
  • Lead Adhikaar in its strategic positioning and growth, including expansion of the organization into new arenas and locales
  • Inspire staff and membership with a focus on developing new leaders in the Nepali speaking community while expanding the membership base and deepening our impact on target communities
  •  Manage, adapt and ensure implementation of Adhikaar’s Strategic Alignment Plan; and,
  • Grow Adhikaar’s political presence and people power with the ultimate goal of improving the everyday lives of the Nepali-speaking workers toward dignity and equity for all
  • Work with the Board and staff in developing and achieving annual and long range financial goals
  • Lead and direct fundraising program
  • Provide leadership in the development of a diverse funding base including but not limited to foundations, government, individual, and online supporters
  • Develop and ensure effective day-to-day operation of Adhikaar
  • Establish an organizational culture characterized by commitment to mission, vision, shared values and outcomes
  • Recruit, develop, direct, and evaluate staff working towards retention, team-building, and recruitment with a focus on diversity, especially from the Nepali-speaking community;
  •  Lead the Management Team to coordinate team plans and overall management of the organization
  • Support the creation of opportunities for membership development within Adhikaar such as with Fellowships and leader committees
  • Refine and grow Adhikaar’s infrastructure including but not limited to data management systems, policies, internal communications, institutional training, etc.
  • Ensure Adhikaar is compliant with 501c(3) and other government regulations


  • Demonstrated ability to lead, communicate and work with diverse populations and those with a wide variety of professional backgrounds, skills and experiences
  • A minimum of 7 years in a leadership position
  • Demonstrated skills in public speaking, government relations, fundraising and organizational development
  • Attention to details while managing multiple priorities and ensuring overall guidance for a team
  • At least 5 years of experience managing organization(s) or businesses with preferred experience in a non-profits that organize, advocate and/or provide direct services;
  • Strong experience with leading and managing diverse groups of people, including managing decision-making, leadership structures, and conflicts
  • Experience with the management of an organization or business including infrastructure development, finances and human resources
  • Well-versed computer skills including Microsoft/G-suite tools, database, excellent ability to communicate over email and openness to learn new tools
  • Available for travel and work engagement after-hours on an as-needed basis
  • English language fluency with Nepali language abilities preferred.

How To Apply:

To apply, please include your resume and cover letter in an email to linda@movementtalent.org with the subject line:“Adhikaar Executive Director".