The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession. UCLI seeks to achieve this mission by empowering Utah’s diverse populations to pursue legal education and careers and ensuring that our legal institutions are more equitable and inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
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Position: UCLI Executive Director
The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) seeks a collaborative and self-motivated individual to serve as a full-time Executive Director for the organization. The Executive Director will work closely with UCLI’s staff, board, committees, and other volunteers, to strategize for, develop, execute, and administer UCLI’s programs and initiatives, all of which aim to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Utah’s legal profession. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to exercise innovation and creativity with the support of an engaged team and executive board of local attorneys in a growing organization.
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. A JD may be beneficial in UCLI’s specific work within the legal profession but is neither required nor preferred.
- Two or more years’ experience in nonprofit management, ideally in DEI or other related work
- Commitment to DEI, as well as UCLI’s other organizational values
- Ability to think strategically, coordinate, lead, and communicate with fellow UCLI staff, board members, volunteers, program participants, and community contacts
Members of historically underrepresented groups (including but not limited to: racial/ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons with disabilities, and persons from first-generation and/or low-income backgrounds) are especially encouraged to apply. See UCLI’s Equal Opportunity Employment Policy below for more information.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Leading UCLI’s strategic development and managing organizational progress
- Working closely with UCLI’s Associate Director, Administrative Coordinator, and interns to run the daily operations and oversee long-term growth of the organization
- Communicating and developing relationships with UCLI officers, UCLI boards, UCLI contacts, existing donors, potential donors, high-level institutional partners/prospective partners, volunteers, and others
- Reporting to the UCLI Committee Chairs and UCLI Fiduciary Board
- Working closely with UCLI staff and the above individuals to implement programming
- Assisting with overseeing the UCLI Certification Program
- Presenting about and representing UCLI at major functions
- Overseeing preparation of UCLI publications
- Studying and staying abreast of relevant research and resources
- Identifying outside speakers/trainers for DEI events
- Ensuring financial stability of the organization, including through fundraising, securing sponsorships, managing budget, etc.
- Collaborating with Associate Director and Administrative Coordinator regarding UCLI data collection efforts and ensuring cohesive planning
- Understanding big-picture status of DEI in the legal profession and using data to lead team planning of UCLI’s strategic priorities and direction
All staff are required to communicate clearly and regularly, in oral and written formats, with others in person (as and when appropriate according to state health regulations) and by phone, email, and other electronic media. Staff must be able to read extensively, prepare and analyze data and figures, and operate a computer and other standard office machinery. Staff may need to travel to offsite locations for presentations and other events.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) is committed to upholding and advancing the principles of fairness, equity, and inclusion. As such, UCLI prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities, including reasonable accommodations as needed and compatible with the performance of essential job functions, to all employees and applicants for employment irrespective of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. It is the responsibility of each and every representative of UCLI to give our policy of equal employment opportunity full meaning, support, and effect.
This policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but may not be limited to, the job application process, hiring, training, placement, disciplinary action, termination, compensation, advancement, and leaves of absence. The UCLI Board of Directors will periodically review this policy and may make adjustments to it in accordance with relevant developments in employment laws and best practices.
Compensation: $50,000+ depending on experience. UCLI is currently working to secure health insurance and other benefits for full-time employees.
*The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19th.