The Fund for Modern Courts
New York, NY (remote in New York State)
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
The Fund Modern Courts (Modern Courts or FMC) is an independent, nonpartisan, and highly respected statewide court reform organization committed to improving the court system for all New Yorkers. Modern Courts supports equal access to the courts, and a judiciary that is independent, highly qualified, and diverse, and provides for the fair administration of justice. By research, public outreach, education and advocacy, Modern Courts seeks to advance these goals.
Over the past 50+ years Modern Courts has made an important impact on our judicial system. FMC fought against the influence of money in judicial races and secured an appointment system for New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, which cemented the foundation for a truly independent judiciary. FMC’s work on access to justice has influenced decision-makers in all three branches of government. Whether it is spearheading the effort to simplify New York’s antiquated court structure, reporting on the unconstitutional jailing of individuals for failing to pay fines and fees, rejecting a second class system of justice for the family court, or recommending changes in eviction proceedings in rural and suburban courts, Modern Courts has consistently provided independent, in-depth analysis on vital issues as well as the leadership needed for concerned citizens to make a difference.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
FMC’s next leader will advance the mission and vision of The Fund for Modern Courts in collaboration with the Board of Directors and many leading organizations with which FMC partners. The successful candidate will be an inspiring advocate and accomplished leader fiercely committed to equal access to justice. The new Executive Director will be the key spokesperson for the organization, will possess strong advocacy, communications and administrative skills and possess a sense of pragmatism.
Key responsibilities include:
Vision and Leadership, Direction and Strategy
Board Engagement, Recruitment and Fundraising
· Inspire and support the Board in its fundraising and governance responsibilities.
Advocacy and Outreach
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A strong candidate will possess the following attributes:
· Experience and enthusiasm for fundraising with ability to identify and solicit donors.
· The highest standards of ethics, integrity, respect, and humility.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required: J.D. or law related degree, a plus
COMPENSATION: $130,000 to $150,000, commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter in confidence here
The Fund for Modern Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. FMC is not in a position to sponsor candidates who are not legally permitted to work in the U.S.