TCRP values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture — women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, previous incarceration, veteran status, union membership or activism, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.
Applicants with lived experiences that inform an authentic understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable communities and a sophisticated understanding of the historical nature of structural power differences are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
This is a unique opportunity to take the helm of a nationally-recognized and innovative civil rights organization leading critical community lawyering work in Texas. TCRP is seeking a dynamic, visionary, and equity-driven leader to oversee all facets of the organization’s work and to guide it into its next stage of impact.
The President is responsible for overseeing the administration, program development, strategic planning, and fundraising of the organization, and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The individual will work in a collaborative manner with an experienced
and capable staff to assess needs and opportunities in the field and will represent
the organization to funders, organizational partners, media representatives, and policymakers.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
Provide visionary and compassionate leadership and maintain a participatory and collaborative culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse and talented staff.
Build relationships with a range of statewide and local organizations;
Maintain and enhance TCRP’s reputation for ground-breaking work in advocacy and litigation;
Develop strategic plans and annual operating goals that recognize and adapt to current political dynamics;
Ensure accountability on progress toward goals and objectives;
Serve as the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and staff;
Develop overarching strategic plans that integrate current expertise with opportunities for growth and new directions for the organization.
While it is understood that no one candidate will bring every desired skill, characteristic, and experience, the following offers a reflection of the ideal candidate profile. If you’re a close but not exact match with the description, we encourage you to apply.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Chartise Clark is leading this search on behalf of Koya Partners.
The compensation range for this role begins at $225,000. Interested candidates can read the full role profile here. To express interest in this role please submit your resume and cover letter here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Every year, the Texas Civil Rights Project sponsors multiple legal fellows across our three programs (Beyond Borders, Criminal Justice Reform, and Voting Rights) and in all of our five offices across the State (Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Rio Grande Valley).
These fellows are recent law school graduates or judicial clerks who obtain external funding to work with us, usually on a specific project for a predetermined period of time, usually 1 or 2 years. Opportunities for external funding are extremely diverse, including law firms, law schools, government agencies, advocacy organizations, and private foundations of all sizes.
To view full fellowship description and apply, click here.
Summer Law Clerks
Our law clerks are a critical part of the TCRP family and will assist our attorneys with every aspect of our work, from investigating potential cases, crafting strategic advocacy plans and preparing complaints to assisting with discovery, briefing dispositive motions and trying cases in federal and state court.
We ask that students commit to at least 400 hours of work over the course of the summer. We have opportunities available at all of our 5 offices across Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Alamo). Click here to apply.