The Board of Directors of the Education Law Center-PA (ELC) seeks a new Executive Director who will be charged with promoting the mission, vision, and values of ELC and leading the organization toward fuller self-sustainability.


Established in 1975, the Education Law Center-PA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) legal advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. ELC’s mission is to ensure that all of Pennsylvania’s children, including poor children, children with disabilities, English language learners, children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, children experiencing homelessness, and other vulnerable students have equal access to quality public schools.  ELC pursues this mission through a strategic combination of legal representation, public policy advocacy, media work, community education and engagement, and working in coalitions with a wide variety of partners.

Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages a public interest law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and a staff of sixteen that currently includes eight attorneys, an Associate Director, a Communication Director/Policy Analyst, development staff, a Managing Director in the Pittsburgh office, and program assistants. The Executive Director serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and public spokesperson with responsibility for program development, strategic planning and implementation, fund development, financial management, external relations, Board relations, and operational oversight of the entire organization.

In collaboration with the Board and senior management, the next Executive Director must be able to provide leadership and direction to the organization that will ensure both its ongoing commitment to the mission and its continued financial viability in the context of a changing and challenging funding environment.

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