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Chief Executive Officer Washington, DC

Civil Rights Corps (CRC), an innovative non-profit civil rights organization, seeks an experienced and passionate Chief Executive Officer.

Founded in 2016, CRC challenges wealth-based and race-based systems of oppression. CRC has won groundbreaking litigation challenging the money bail system, the rise of modern debtors’ prisons, abusive private probation schemes, prosecutor misconduct, and police violence. CRC has also engaged in cutting-edge policy work at the local, state, and federal levels to reimagine community safety and dismantle systemic racial injustice. CRC works closely with community partners and is committed to fundamentally transforming the criminal punishment bureaucracy. CRC’s staff is comprised of passionate and dedicated advocates with a profound commitment to social justice and fighting inequality in all its forms. 

The next CEO will have the opportunity to join leaders in landmark litigation and high-impact advocacy. Since its founding, CRC has been intentionally and strategically growing its organizational capacity and it currently has a staff of 29 and an operating budget of $6.7 million. The next CEO will be a passionate advocate for challenging systemic economic and racial injustice, experienced in driving programmatic growth and excellence and collaborating with peers and teams across an organization. The CEO will manage the existing policy and communications functions, with the potential for taking on more direct staff supervision, and own a range of organizational and strategic priority functions. They will work closely with the leadership team to evolve organizational structure and policies, raise funds, and represent the CRC within the movement and the media. The CEO will help challenge systemic injustice within the organization, focusing on equitable hiring, professional growth, and promotion practices, and addressing implicit biases in decision-making. They will champion equitable culture and empower a team that is diverse in race, ethnicity, and lived experiences.

All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (resumes and letters of interest) should be sent electronically and in confidence electronically below.

Keight Tucker Kennedy is leading this search with Katherine Stellato.

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