Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The Tahirih Justice Center (Tahirih) is a growing national non-profit organization that protects courageous immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence, elevating their voices in communities, courts and Congress. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih empowers and supports women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, “honor” crimes, and forced marriage.

Tahirih is a Bahá'í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and with dignity. Winner of the 2010 Meyer Exponent Award which recognizes outstanding nonprofit executive directors and the 2007 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, Tahirih has a staff of 48 with offices in Falls Church, VA; Houston, TX; and Baltimore, MD.

Position Summary: Tahirih is seeking an experienced attorney with deep management expertise to serve as its Deputy Director with accountability for delivery of holistic legal services and community education nationally. S/he will directly manage local office directors, promote and cultivate local office growth; ensure programmatic consistency and quality nationally; support legal staff nationwide regarding key ethical and strategic legal services questions that arise; publicly represent the organization; and lead Tahirih’s expansion to two additional sites within the next three years. S/he will look for strategic legal impact opportunities and support the drafting of amicus briefs, impact litigation, and public policy advocacy where appropriate.

Based at Tahirih’s national headquarters office in Falls Church, VA, the Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director and will be a key player on the senior leadership team, participating in strategic decision making as Tahirih builds capacity and expands nationally. This position will require regular travel to Tahirih’s current (Houston and Baltimore) and future (two cities yet unidentified) local offices.

Annual salary and benefits: Annual salary is competitive and depends on experience. Generous benefits including: 15 days of paid accrued vacation during the first year (20 days of vacation after the first year), additional week of vacation between Christmas and New Year’s, flex-spending account, sick and parental leave, fully-paid health and dental insurance coverage, 403(b) plan, in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other professional development opportunities.

Submissions: Please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: Human Resources Department Tahirih Justice Center 6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300 Falls Church, VA 22042 Fax: 571-282-6162 

In the subject line, note: Application for Deputy Director Please note: Candidates applying must have work authorization in the United States.


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