Executive Director, Justice At Work


The Executive Director of Justice at Work leads the organization in the day-to-day pursuit of its mission, appearing on behalf of the organization and the movement it represents, hiring and
directing staff and consultants, and is responsible for fundraising, directing its programmatic, policy, and legal activities and carrying out strategies and policies set by the Board. The Executive Director is expected to be a collaborative leader and team builder who, with the Justice at Work staff, builds and maintains strong partnerships with farmworker organizations, allied groups, policymakers, federal and state agency leaders, funders, other volunteers, and progressive voices in the labor, immigrant, environmental, public health, food, and agricultural worker communities.



  • Articulate a vision where workers are  treated with dignity, protected from dangerous working and living conditions,  and are suitably compensated for their  work.
  • Strategically manage and deploy JAW’s  resources to achieve maximum impact to achieve its mission.
  • Create and manage an office environment  in which employees are valued and  supported.
  • Support the development and pursuit of a  policy agenda advocating for the interests  of workers on a national and state level.
  • Participate in individual and high-impact  litigation in collaboration with allied  organizations.
  • Converse with local, statewide, and  national organizations including grassroots organizations that work to  achieve justice for workers.
  • Increase resources by cultivating new  sources of revenue and communicating  effectively with existing funders.
  • Strategic decision-making regarding cases,  advocacy, and policy-making the  organization undertakes.


  • 8-10 years of progressive leadership  experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably with organizations committed  to working with underserved clients and  communities. 
  • Experience working in immigration  and/or employment law is highly desirable.
  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent  experience required; a law degree is  highly desirable. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative  approach, and can lead a team to success.
  • Knowledge of HR labor relations and/or  work experience with union relations.
  •  Ability to cultivate and develop relationships with donors, including  individuals, foundations, and  government entities. 
  • Experience or ability to create a strategy  in response to the current challenges  facing the organization and the constituency it represents. 
  • An awareness of current laws, policies,  and customs that impact workers.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and  inclusion. Ability to apply racial justice  principles in the workplace.
  • Experience and comfort with a fast paced work environment.
  • Track record of successfully developing  and executing a strategic plan including  an effective, strategic communications  and advocacy plan.
  • Experience in recruiting, training,  leading, and retaining quality staff who  are values-driven.

How to Apply:

Apply online.