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Jun 08, 2021
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Chief Development Officer New York, NY Since 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has been the vanguard in the battle for civil rights and racial justice in the United States. LDF was founded by legendary civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall (who went on to serve as the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice) and became a wholly separate organization from the NAACP in 1957. LDF brought together an intrepid team of attorneys with a bold vision for a truly just and equal democracy. They shaped the foundations of the civil rights all Americans enjoy today. More than 80 years later, LDF lawyers continue to battle against voting laws that suppress African American votes, racially discriminatory barriers to employment and housing, ongoing segregation in our nation’s schools, and a criminal justice system that too harshly punishes people of color in federal and state courts. LDF policy...
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. New York, NY, USA Full-Time
May 26, 2021
Director of Finance NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. New York   The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an energetic, experienced, and mission-driven financial leader to serve as its inaugural Director of Finance.     The Director will join LDF amid a period of momentous change and growth. LDF’s annual operating budget has nearly doubled in size to about $45 million in recent years, and the organization projects employee headcount will grow by about 35 percent, from 125 to a steady state of about 170. LDF’s investment portfolio has grown by about six times larger, from about $25 million to $150 million. The organization’s expansion comes on the heels yearslong and continuing efforts to advocate for and advance racial justice in the United States.    Initially founded by eventual Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF became a wholly independent nonprofit entity in 1957 and is, today, the country’s premier...
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. New York, NY, USA Full-Time