Who are you:
Are you a dynamic, visionary leader seeking career growth and the chance to make long-lasting
change by working with a strong coalition of faith, economic, environmental and racial justice
leaders? Do you want to lead an organization with a 30+ year history of effective advocacy and
organizing? Are you energized by engaging diverse stakeholders, driving consensus around
shared goals, and building relationships across sectors and communities?
The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and its sister organization, Latin America Working
Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), are seeking an Executive Director (ED) for the
organizations. A successful candidate for this position will have a track record of success in leading teams,
working in coalitions to protect/promote human rights, and building and leading advocacy
campaigns that incorporate and strengthen a diverse grassroots base. The ideal candidate will
have a deep understanding of how U.S. policies impact communities across Latin America, and
how these policies can be crafted to strengthen human rights. This is a Washington, DC-based position. The LAWG/LAWGEF is willing to discuss flexible work
Core responsibilities and deliverables:
● Leading key LAWG advocacy campaigns
● Managing coalitions
● Managing staff (a team of 2-4)
● Managing finances and budgeting
● Strategic planning and implementation
● Working with and reporting to the board
● Interfacing with U.S. and Latin American policy officials
● Advancing U.S. policy change
● Strong written and oral communicator in English and Spanish.
● Experience and a proven track record of working to promote and protect human rights in
Latin America; time living/working in Latin America on policy issues affecting the region.
● Experience working in and leading coalitions and alliances.
● Experience and willingness to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including Latin
American civil society organizations, victims' movements, immigration justice
organizations, funders, policymakers (Congress and administration), and media.
● A vision for promoting human rights, peace, environmental justice, and sustainable
development in U.S. policy advocacy.
● Experience supervising staff.
● A track record of developing, implementing, and advancing grassroots or direct
advocacy campaigns that include a diverse set of grassroots actors and organizations.
● Experience working in the advocacy space in Washington is strongly desired.
Desired skills and experience:
● Digital communications experience.
● Information management with digital platforms.
● Individual donor and/or digital fundraising experiences.
● Proposal writing/grant-based fundraising; experience building relationships with
foundations and program officers.
● Experience cultivating a small team to collaborate and implement mission-driven
LAWG and LAWGEF, headquartered in Washington, DC, mobilize concerned citizens,
organizations, and networks to call for just U.S. policies towards Latin America and the
Caribbean. We educate the public about the impact of U.S. foreign and immigration policy and
advocate before the U.S. Congress and the executive branch. We work closely with civil society
partners in Latin America to support their human rights campaigns and make sure their voices
are heard in the policy debates that take place in Washington, D.C. but shape the lives of
millions throughout the region.
How to apply:
Submit CV/resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than three pages), and names and
contact information for three references to: LAWGEDAPP@Gmail.com
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Salary and benefits: Annual salary is $80,000; benefits include: 20 days of paid vacation plus comp time, sick days, and holidays; fully paid health, vision, and dental insurance; 403 (b) retirement plan, with 6 percent matching contribution after two years. The Latin America Working Group values a diverse, multicultural, and multiethnic work environment and strongly encourages people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.