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Executive Director-NWAWJC [AR]

This organization does a lot of work with poultry processing plant workers.

 Job Announcement:
We are looking for a leader who can oversee programs and campaigns that improve working conditions, compensation practices, and economic opportunities in our region.  

The ideal candidate will be able to build strong alliances with workers, political leaders, unions, businesses, and people of faith.  Most importantly, our new Executive Director will help develop the leadership potential of our staff and worker members.  

The NWAWJC seeks applicants with experience supervising staff and volunteers, raising funds, and growing programs or organizations.  Bilingual Spanish-English skills required.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to the chair of the Personnel Committee, at, or  Questions can be sent to the same address.   Applications will remain open until July 15.

More information posted below.


POSITION TITLE:  Executive Director

ORGANIZATION:  Northwest Arkansas Worker’s Justice Center (NWAWJC)

The Executive Director gives vision, direction and leadership to the strategic and day-to-day program implementation of the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center. He or she is responsible for the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, annual goals and objectives.

Reporting Relationship:
The Executive Director is under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Excellent ability to effectively interact and communicate with a variety of people, both on a one-on-one basis and in meetings and group presentations
  • Dynamic, self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well in team/group settings
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent public speaking and written skills.
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Well developed multi-tasking skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Time-management skills
  • Excellent project management skills with detail orientation
  • Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Flexible and willing to adjust to changing environments and schedules.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word/Access/Excel and desktop publishing programs
  • Principles of program management and administration
  • Event organizing experience
  • Community organizing experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. By the authority delegated by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has full discretionary power to execute and affect the personnel policy and directives of the Board of Directors of NWAWJC.
  2. Board Administration and Support

·         Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board's evaluation of Executive Director

  1. Program

·         Responsible for the day-to-day management of the agency. Ensure effective case management

·         Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs

·         Responsible for program planning, development, and evaluation

·         Responsible for short- and long-term strategic planning


  1. Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management

·         Develops and recommends yearly budget for Board approval

·         Prudently manages organization's resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations

·         Prepares budget revisions as needed through the year

·         Signs checks on behalf of the agency

·         Manage booking and check & balances

·         Responsible for payroll management

·         Comply with Federal nonprofit standards

  1. Human Resource Management

·         Serve as Head of Staff, providing direction and supervision to both program personnel and support staff

·         Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current federal, state and local regulations

·         Ensure that performance evaluations of all staff are completed according to the Personnel Policy

  1. Community and Public Relations

·         Serves as the primary spokesperson for the NWAWJC

·         Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders

  1. Fundraising (nonprofit-specific)

·         Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, grant writing including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation

  1. Campaigns

·         Oversees campaign development (organizing/planning) and implementation

·         Oversees campaign workers’/community awareness programs (educational, workers’ rights, job-readiness)

·         Assures legal consultation and representation

·         Ensure timelines are established

  1. Maintain official records and documents


  • Performs other work related duties as assigned by the Board of Directors that are relevant to the position.

"As an equal opportunity employer, Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply."