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Student Recruiting Manager, Legal Scholars Program (Flexible) Washington, DC

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) is currently seeking an experienced Student Recruiting Manager, who will be responsible for all aspects of student recruitment for the Legal Scholars Program, including screening, interviews, offers and onboarding. This is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the development and launch of an innovative new scholarship program within the nation’s premier civil rights legal advocacy organization. This position reports to the Director of the Legal Scholars Program. The position may be based in one of LDF’s offices in Washington, DC, New York, NY or the Southern U.S. (TBD).

As LDF recognizes its 80th Anniversary in 2020, it will take its effort to expand educational opportunities for African Americans to the next level, with the launch of the Legal Scholars Program (LSP). LSP is an innovative scholarship program designed to produce a highly skilled cadre of racial justice attorneys committed to working in the Southern region of the United States. Unparalleled in its scope, LSP will significantly increase the number of students LDF assists, expand the ways these students are supported and prepared, create a path for LSP scholars to realize an exceptional, equal educational opportunity, and support and launch their careers as civil rights attorneys.

LSP will seed the South with a cohort of well-trained and highly dedicated civil rights attorneys to provide superior legal representation to African American communities. It is LDF’s intent that the Program will provide pathways to leadership, self-sufficiency, and socio- economic progress. Moreover, LDF aims to develop individuals to become ambassadors and eventually advocates for transformational change in African American communities, bringing increased and much-needed resources to the South. By providing a broad range of support—financial, educational, and mentoring—the Program will offer a new generation of law students the opportunity to succeed and transcend barriers. The Program is a critical and ambitious investment toward building the pipeline for tomorrow’s civil rights leaders.

Tim McFeeley is leading this search with Ernest Brooks. All inquiries, nominations and applications for this opportunity should be directed to the search firm electronically via this website.

Applications and nominations submitted by October 15, 2020 will receive priority consideration. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.


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