The Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (“WCADP”) was founded in 1986 in response to Washington State’s reinstatement of its death penalty statute in 1981. WCADP is a single-issue organization and the sole statewide coalition with a direct focus on death penalty abolition.
Legislative abolition of the death penalty very nearly succeeded in Washington in 2018. In 2018 King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg came out publicly against the death penalty, joining a growing chorus of influential leaders including Governor Jay Inslee, former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, and current Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson who unapologetically oppose its use.
Looking ahead to 2019, the WCADP is well situated to lead abolition efforts in conjunction with local and national partners.
To support this end, WCADP is hiring a full-time (exempt) Deputy Director. This is a grant-funded position with funding secured through December 2018. Grant funding is likely to continue in 6-month increments until abolition is achieved. The Deputy Director will report to WCADP’s Executive Director.
Compensation: $40-45k/year + generous benefits
For more details, including how to apply, click here.