New York, NY
Executive Director // Innocence Project
This is an extraordinary opportunity for the right person to lead the Innocence Project into its next phase of impact. The organization has experienced 27 years of steady growth, and is now 80 staff members strong with a budget of $19M, in addition to nearly $30M of pro bono local and national law firm services. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage a dynamic and evolving organization, as well as significant fundraising experience. Extensive experience in the criminal justice policy arena is also strongly desired and a law degree is preferred.
About the Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization that restores justice and freedom to people convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. Founded in 1992 as a legal clinic at Cardozo School of Law by civil rights lawyers Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, the Innocence Project, now an independent non-profit affiliated with Cardozo, was the first organization to systematically apply DNA testing to reveal innocence in cases of wrongful conviction. To date, the Innocence Project has helped to exonerate over 200 people.