Location: Virtual/Hybrid, Global/Washington, D.C.

Accountability Counsel (AC) amplifies the voices of communities to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice. Since our founding in 2009, our team has partnered with communities and advocates from over 60 countries to defend their rights, demand justice, and achieve historic victories.

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We work toward change through three programmatic approaches. Our Policy Advocacy program advocates for accountability offices that are accessible, transparent, and fair tools for justice; our Communities program provides grassroots legal support and assists communities to use accountability offices effectively; and our Research team delivers concrete research and tools for the accountability movement more broadly. Our respect-based approach underlies all that we do: internally, it guides how our team treats one another, and externally, it ensures that marginalized people, particularly women and girls, are included as full participants in community-led strategies seeking accountability.

Accountability Counsel is seeking a passionate, strategic, and highly skilled Executive Director to help guide this high-impact, global human rights and environmental justice organization into its next chapter. The Executive Director has strategic and operational responsibility for leading AC, including shaping and cultivating an organizational culture rooted in AC’s values, collaborating with dedicated and passionate staff to ensure the organization successfully progresses, supporting a robust and growing fundraising and development program, and implementing creative strategies as we adapt to an ever-changing landscape for human rights and environmental impact.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and adjusted for geographical cost of living. If a candidate is based in Washington, D.C. (or a city with a similar cost of living) the salary range for this role is $185,000 – $210,000 with full health, vision, and dental coverage, wellness support, retirement contributions, professional development resources, generous paid time off and sabbatical policies, and other benefits. We pride ourselves on supporting the wellbeing of our team.

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Turner Delano and Tabatha Skelton of Koya Partners are leading this search. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume by filling out a Talent Profile on Koya Partners’ website.

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Accountability Counsel is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.