ChangeLab Solutions

Chief Executive Officer

Oakland, California

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Website: ChangeLab Solutions


ChangeLab Solutions seeks nominations and applications for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will be a lawyer with significant experience in social justice, public interest law, or government practice. Since 1997, ChangeLab Solutions has worked across the nation to advance equitable laws and policies that make communities healthier places to live for everyone. We believe that effective laws and policies related to clean air and water, housing, transportation, education, land use, food justice, violence prevention, and civil rights are the most powerful tools to improve community health and address inequalities. We have the largest library in the nation of model laws and policies to improve community health, and we work closely with community leadership to provide the tools, technical assistance, and evidence-based research they need to scale-up and advance meaningful change.

ChangeLab Solutions has an interdisciplinary 60-person team of lawyers, public health specialists, planners, policy analysts and more working with neighborhoods, cities, and states to create thriving communities. We have a dynamic national Board of Directors and an annual budget of approximately $10 million.  Our funders and partners include major national philanthropies, advocacy organizations, hospital systems, universities, and federal, state and local government health agencies.

 The new CEO will have the opportunity to advance national leadership that builds the field of law and policy in creating health equity; leverage existing tools and strategies from ChangeLab Solutions’ portfolio to address emerging community health challenges; grow and diversify the organization’s funding base through new and innovative partnerships and secure the funding base that sustains ChangeLab Solutions into the future; enhance ChangeLab Solutions’ work at the federal, state and local level by expanding its reach across an ecosystem of partners and funders; strengthen the organization’s internal infrastructure to support ongoing excellence; and, partner with the Board to optimize and leverage its existing talents while identifying opportunities for continued development. 

The new CEO will have a proven record of driving law and policy change. S/he/they will have a sophisticated understanding of the public interest policy landscape and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in law, policy, advocacy, government, academic, healthcare and/or public interest organizations. S/he/they will be a strategic thinker, an entrepreneurial builder of relationships with funders and partners, and a confident spokesperson for the complex issues of law and policy. A Juris Doctorate is required.


Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: