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Executive Director

3500 Canal St. New Orleans, LA. 70119

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

This position is based in New Orleans, LA.
Exceptional candidates based in other parts of the United States will be considered.

The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors of NOWCRJ. The Executive Director will serve as the chief administrator providing leadership and implementing policies and programs to carry out the work of the organization


Reports to the Board o fDirectors, maintaining open communication and disclosure of the conditions, operations, and needs of the organization.
Drafts, presents, and recommends organizational policies and programs to the Board of Directors. Oversees preparation of the annual budget
Facilitates periodic audits and compliance activities for the organization.
Supports and directs public relations activities to build and maintain relationships with other organizations and the public.
Responsible for the implementation of NOWCRJ’s campaigns that carry out the organization’s mission.

Executive DirectorJob Description 2023
Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that NOWCRJ can successfully ful fill its mission in the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of NOWCRJ’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
Oversee all labor relations activities.
Click on Key Qualifications above for more...


Key qualifications: The job requires a high degree of motivation and the ability to take initiative.  A successful applicant will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Deep dedication to the leadership of directly affected people

  • Faith in poor peoples' ability to transform the world

  • Patience and stamina

  • The ability to work well under pressure

  • Love of teamwork and teambuilding

  • Enthusiasm for using the law and leagal work to build member power

  • Experience in a ledership role in the labor movement, pro-black movements, immigrant rights movements, or grass roots electoral organization.

NOWCRJ is an equal-opportunity employer.  Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

TO APPLY:   Please email a cover letter and resume to with your subject line as NOWCRJ ED Applicant." Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. The application process will be open to until the position is filled.

About the Company

The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice is a multi-racial membership-based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage with strategic legal, policy, and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy. Our members are African American and immigrant workers and families in New Orleans and the Gulf South. Over the last seventeen years, the Center’s organizing and policy victories have substantially improved the material conditions for poor people in the South. Together with our allies, we are building a new freedom movement to fight for dignified work, racial justice, liberation that transcends borders, and our full participation in every decision that affects our lives. NOWCRJ is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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