current employment opportnities


North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. seeks an Executive Director who will serve as the chief executive officer.  NCPLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm that provides people incarcerated by the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction with constitutionally required meaningful access to the courts.  Our attorneys have been successful in reducing prison sentences, securing new trials for our clients, exonerating the innocent, and making meaningful improvements to the conditions of confinement in our state prisons.


The Executive Director has primary responsibility for managing the organization’s day-to-day operations, directing the work of the staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring that the attorney staff maintains the highest standards of professional excellence; that the organization as a whole competently and responsibly carries out its mission; and that the organization is fiscally sound. 


Applicants must be an attorney licensed to practice in NC or eligible for reciprocity with significant experience in indigent criminal defense; or, extensive civil litigation experience with a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of marginalized people. 

Management experience, including financial management or oversight, is preferred. 


The Executive Director is the external face of the organization and must be comfortable advocating for organizational interests with funders and legislators.


The Executive Director should have strong interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, write well, and be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Salary DOE.  Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, employer-funded 401(b) retirement plan, and generous annual leave.  NCPLS is an equal opportunity employer. NCPLS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. NCPLS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.  Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to NCPLS P.O. Box 25397, Raleigh, NC 27511 or email

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. 
PO Box 25397
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: 919.856.2200