The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is looking for creative, strategically-minded applicants for the Executive Director position at the New Civil Liberties Alliance, founded by Professor Philip Hamburger.
The NCLA is a non-profit, public interest law firm, which engages in pro-bono litigation to defend the liberty established by the Constitution. It focuses primarily on fighting administrative power and conditions on spending where they systematically threaten constitutional freedoms, including the freedom of speech, jury rights, and due process.
The NCLA acts in coordination with other civil rights organizations. Rather than try to resist administrative power wherever it threatens substantive rights and interests, it works against the administrative mechanisms (such as Chevron and Auer deference) that repeatedly threaten constitutionally protected rights.
The NCLA is supported entirely by contributions from foundations and individuals.
Overview: The Executive Director reports to the President and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and the development of the NCLA. As a new venture, the NCLA will need the Executive Director to work with the President to build out the organization’s structure, strategic plan, and team. The NCLA will also need the Executive Director to work with initial funders and keep them informed about the organization’s progress.