May 26, 2021

Director of Finance

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Finance/Accounting

Job Description

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 legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 80 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. 

 

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer at LDF’s New York City headquarters, the Director of Finance will be a critical leader for the LDF Finance Department and for LDF at large, overseeing a team of eight dedicated financial professionals, including three direct reports. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who will lead and develop an internal team to support finance, business planning, and budgeting. 

 

The Director’s salary will be commensurate with experience. 

 

LDF has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important recruitment. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm. 



Donna Cramer, Partner

David Chy, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

www.imsearch.com/7992

 

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.

Hiring Organization

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Qualifications

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Industry/Service Area

Crime/Legal, Social Justice

Level

Executive

Benefits

Application Instructions

LDF has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important recruitment. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm. 



Donna Cramer, Partner

David Chy, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

www.imsearch.com/7992


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