Executive Director

Peggy Browning Fund

Search Summary

The Peggy Browning Fund, an exceptional nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to educate, inspire, and recruit the next generation of activist attorneys advocating for social and economic justice for workers, is seeking an experienced nonprofit leader to serve as its next executive director commencing in the summer of 2021. With generous support from labor unions, law firms representing workers and their unions, and a broad community of workers’ rights advocates and philanthropists, the Peggy Browning Fund has successfully grown over the past 25 years to build a strong network of labor lawyers, union leadership, and legal educators to provide extraordinary opportunities for law students to enhance their education and connections through summer fellowships, an annual workers’ rights conference, several regional workplace justice workshops held at law schools throughout the country, and many valuable mentoring initiatives.

The executive director of the Peggy Browning Fund is critically important and responsible for the programmatic, financial, and operational success of the enterprise. The executive director should have significant experience in program and organizational management, a successful track record of fundraising, and the ability and aptitude to inspire and engage a diverse community of law students, law school administrators and faculty, labor union leaders, workers’ rights attorneys and advocates, and donors who care about workers’ rights issues. A sense of mission and passion for social and economic justice and diversity are essential, as is the capacity to communicate and lead in a proactive, entrepreneurial manner. The position requires an energetic, visionary and collaborative leader who has some experience or familiarity and affinity with the labor movement. Experience working with graduate students and fellowship or scholarship programs would be a plus, and some event management experience is strongly preferred.

The Peggy Browning Fund has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist a search committee of members of the Board of Directors in this important endeavor.

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Application Procedure

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a resume and letter of interest, should be sent in confidence to:

Tim McFeeley, Partner
David Chy, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Latest News

  • Advocating for Workplace Justice - Virtually

    November 19, 2020
    During the pandemic, PBF transitioned our Regional Workshop Programs to a virtual platform which provided us with an opportunity to offer these programs to a wider variety of panelists and student attendees than normal when the program is in-person. We worked closely with our law school contacts,...
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  • 2020 National Conference Was Virtual

    November 18, 2020
    As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed earlier this year, it quickly became apparent that we would have to reconstruct all of our programs to accommodate the new reality. As our Peggy Browning Fellows and mentors began preparing for the challenges of working remotely, we also started planning to...
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  • George Nicolau 1925-2020

    January 14, 2020
    We are very sad to share that our good friend, George Nicolau, passed away on January 2, 2020. George received the Peggy Browning Award at our New York Awards Reception in New York City in 2011.
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