Managing Director

Managing Director

Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Open Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021

Managing Director

Location flexible

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice (Latina Institute) builds Latina/x power to fight for the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity, and justice. We center Latina/x voices, mobilize our communities, transform the cultural narrative, and drive policy change. We amplify the grassroots power and thought leadership of Latinas/xs across the country to fuel a larger reproductive justice movement.

Latina Institute fights for equal access to reproductive health for Latina/x communities. We are a national organization headquartered in New York City and with offices in Washington, D.C., Florida, New York, Texas, and Virginia.

For too long, complex systems of oppression have robbed Latinas/xs of the resources we need to make informed decisions about our bodies and lives. To overcome these barriers, we are building a base of activists across states, shifting culture, and shaping policies informed by our lived realities. The strong base of leaders we’ve grown since our founding in 1994 has created lasting change at the local, state, and national levels— from expanding abortion access and affordability to securing im/migrant reproductive health rights.

At the Latina Institute,  we know we are not the only voice for reproductive justice;  it is an intersectional movement. We support and work in partnership with other organizations,  initiatives,  and activities led by people of color.

Latina Institute is seeking a Managing Director who will lead all aspects of Latina Institute’s internal operations, responsible for ensuring the day-to-day management and program effectiveness of the organization. In focusing on internal operations, the Managing Director will need to build close, collaborative working relationships with board members, the executive leadership team, and the state level management.

The Managing Director will serve as a thought partner with the Executive Director representing and supporting the Executive Director’s vision and priorities internally. In coordination with the Executive Director, the Managing Director will define and uphold the organizational structure ensuring all staff have clear roles and responsibilities and the support to do their jobs well.

The Managing Director will provide supervision, direction, and coaching to senior directors to help both guide their work and ensure it aligns with the organizational strategies, goals, culture, and vision. The Managing Director will also lead the development and implementation of organization wide strategies and plans both at the national level and the state level. The Managing Director will play a key role in advancing the Latina Institute’s progress on becoming a healing organization and advancing DEI with a particular eye on dismantling anti-Blackness in organizational operations, decision-making, and hiring. Finally, they will work to create, define, and uphold organizational culture and staff morale by developing and implementing personnel policies as needed and appropriate and in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources.

Leadership & Strategy

  • Guided by the Executive Director, direct and control the work and resources of the Latina Institute to ensure that the organization achieves its mission and objectives.
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Executive Director to ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and organizational impact performance against stated milestones and goals and to provide advice and guidance on industry developments and changes necessary to execute the Executive Director’s vision.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Board, executive leadership team and state representatives to create and implement a strategic plan and national and state strategies that center the voices and needs of the community on the ground while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with the Latina Institute’s core mission.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, advise on the approval of each team’s annual plans and budgets in alignment with the overall strategic plan; evaluate and monitor program outcomes and budgets and support improvements as necessary.
  • Develop and project manage key internal special initiatives, projects and support the Executive Director with requests and reports to be considered for Board action.
  • Provide inspirational and innovative supervision, leadership, direction and effective decision-making processes to the senior directors to ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization that lives its values internally and externally and embodies and reflects the Latinx culture and community.

Oversight & Collaboration

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services while managing for current and future growth.
  • Ensure the implementation of an effective organizational structure and the appropriate definition of all roles and responsibilities to bring forth the Executive Director’s vision for culture, collaboration and operations.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; and setting financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff.
  • Empower  the executive leadership  team  and  ensure  each  team  meets  the  contract  compliance requirements for that department including with all laws, rules, and regulations governing contract activities.
  • Lead the maintenance, promotion and continued growth and learning of the Latina Institute as an inclusive, anti-racist organization with operations and a culture that embraces these values, celebrates Latinx culture, delivers excellence and has a kind, empathetic, community environment where everyone feels that they belong.
  • Facilitate   cross-team   collaboration,   consistency   and   coordination   and   strengthen   internal communications with staff throughout the organization.
  • Support and motivate the Latina Institute’s team including identifying professional development opportunities; managing performance in a fair and transparent manner; building upon a culture of high standards and accountability; and recruiting and hiring new staff as needed.
  • Monthly travel to state sites to collaborate with and support state-focused efforts


  • Experience as a nonprofit senior leader; preferably at least 7 years
  • General human resources and talent experience
  • Experience developing and managing people and teams; Preferably at least 7 years
  • Proven track record leading and implementing  complex organization-wide  strategic  planning processes
  • Demonstrated financial management and budgeting experience
  • Experience  in  grassroots  organizing,  community  building,  campaigns  and/or  advocacy  in  the reproductive or social justice space
  • Preferred bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English
  • Experience leading diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts at an organization-wide level
  • Experience leading organizational change, especially positively impacting culture
  • Lived experience with Black, Indigenous, and/or Indigenous Latinx and Afro-Latinx communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to reproductive justice and/or social justice, in general
  • Cultural competence across the diverse Latinx community and across states’ cultures
  • A clear, honest, and direct communicator and an empathetic, patient, listener who has practice staying cool under pressure
  • A collaborative, personable leader who is organized and has excellent time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred


The Latina Institute is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a base annual salary of $165,000-$175,000 as well as:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans,
  • Vacation, personal, and sick time,
  • Retirement plan, including employer match,
  • Paid parental leave, and
  • Yearly professional development stipend

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, LGBTQ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

DRG considers the diversity of a workforce to be vital to our partners’ overall success. We believe the more inclusive we are the better our work will be. We are committed to working with partners that are building teams that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skill. The goal is to have a team that is representative, at all job levels, of our view that all people have equal value, unique skills and individual lived experiences. As such we are committed to creating an inclusive process for all candidates.

Jennifer Fleischer, Talent Consultant,

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