The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, non-profit organization that supports immigrant women and girls seeking safety and justice. Our holistic, interdisciplinary model for service combines free legal and social services with bridge-building policy advocacy, and research-based training and education. We amplify the voices of survivors in communities, courts, and Congress to create a world where women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 120 employees work from offices in the DC Metro Area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Houston Office opened in 2009 to serve immigrant women and girls fleeing violence in the Greater Houston- Galveston area. The team of 25 provides legal and social services; conducts robust local advocacy and community engagement; and provides expansive training, education, and technical assistance on both the regional and national levels. To learn more about Tahirih Justice Center and its work in Houston, please visit: https://www.tahirih.org/.
Tahirih is seeking a new Executive Director for the Houston Office to lead in the management, growth and financial sustainability of the program office, and represent the organization externally. The Executive Director will join an exceptional national leadership team and lead and nurture a highly talented regional team in: providing critical legal and social services to immigrant women and girls fleeing violence; developing and executing a regional advocacy strategy for policies supporting the community Tahirih serves; collaboratively raising approximately $4 million annually and managing a $3 million regional budget; and actively representing Tahirih in the communities it serves. This is a highly visible, public-facing role.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading teams in social services and legal advocacy or a related field and will be a proven senior manager with the public communication skills to nurture and build external coalitions and funding partnerships, and the interpersonal communication skills to drive cohesion and alignment internally. The preferred candidate will be skilled in translating the vision of the national organization to the unique context of Texas and empowering the Houston team to execute programs that create lasting impact for women and girls in the region. The ideal candidate has a nuanced equity lens that informs strategy, funding relationships, programming and management.
For a detailed position description, visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/additional-searches/tjc-edh.
Annual salary and benefits: The salary range for this role is expected to be $120,000-$130,000 per year, with actual salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include fully paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s.