Job Opportunity – Interim Executive Director

DNA People’s Legal Services is a non-profit legal services provider celebrating 50 years of service with approximately 25 attorneys delivering legal services to an underserved population in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. DNA is accepting applications for the position of Interim Executive Director. DNA is seeking the skills of a highly-experienced leader to give strong effective but temporary leadership to an organization experiencing a leadership gap. The successful candidate will revitalize the organization, set the direction for the future and give the organization time to resolve issues prior to hiring a permanent executive director. Based upon knowledge and experience, the DNA Board will consider an individual who seeks to remain on the job for 18 to 24 months with the specific goal of stabilizing the organization.

Location: Flexible. DNA covers a large service area in three states (Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico). The principal office is located in Window Rock, Navajo Nation, Arizona. The Interim Executive Director may locate his or her primary office in one of the program offices, but the position will require travel between all of the program offices.

Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah or the Navajo Nation or must be eligible for admission by reciprocity in one of these jurisdictions; must have a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university; a business degree and a J.D. degree are preferred; must have a minimum of seven (7) years progressive management and supervisory experience (including supervision of lawyers and legal professionals), excellent communication skills, excellent skills and supervisory experience in budgeting, financial management and raising funds. Previous experience at a legal aid office is preferable with demonstration of the following: direct work with a board of directors, breadth of organizational experience, honored administrative skill set and time tested wisdom, demonstration of the ability to be unafraid to address hard issues head on and make tough decisions, and strong recommendations.

Application / Information: Persons interested in being considered for this position should upload their letter of introduction, resume, and a list of references to:

or, send to:
Judith M. Dworkin, Esq.
Sacks Tierney P.A.
4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For full job description, download pdf: Interim Exec Dir. – Vacancy Announcement and Job Description