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These are the current job openings at NDLON: 1) Communications Organizer,  2) Director of Finance, 3) Regional Organizer - Northern California/Bay AreaRegional Organizer - New York, and 5) Co-Director of Development


    COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (download PDF)

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Position: Exempt, Full-time
Reports to: General Counsel
Location: Los Angeles, but some travel is expected
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) strengthens and unifies the work of its 49 member organizations so that we can collectively defend and expand the civil, labor, and human rights of low wage immigrant workers in the United States. Now more than ever, with the ascendance of overt hate speech within the political sphere, there is heightened need for NDLON’s work to elevate the voices of the most vulnerable among us in order to advance political equality. Day laborers have become central actors in volatile debates about the future of immigration and labor policy in the U.S.; and through a combination of organizing, litigation, advocacy, job placement and skills development, NDLON has become a leading organization in the movement for immigrant worker rights in the United States.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

NDLON seeks a motivated and dynamic Communications Organizer to coordinate a fast paced and high intensity of media work. The right person for the job is creative, has strong writing skills, and shares our vision to advance political equality. The Communications Organizer will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks including the shaping, articulation, and dissemination of NDLON’s messaging and work through traditional and social media. They will also work in collaboration with NDLON’s programmatic staff to promote communications within the network. In keeping with NDLON’s unique approach to advocacy, organizing, and empowerment, the Communications Organizer will work across NDLON's program areas, assisting in the conception, implementation, and amplification of a wide array of campaigns and programmatic work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assist NDLON staff and members in development and implementation of communications strategies, including but not limited to: drafting, editing, and disseminating talking points, press releases, multi-media documents; pitching events to the media and training spokespeople.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with an active list of national and local press contacts.
  • Promote NDLON-related activity through creation and management of original content for social media, email, and web platforms.
  • Represent NDLON in variety of external settings, including conferences and coalition working groups.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong writing skills; ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of issues faced by low-wage immigrant workers.
  • Familiarity w/ social media, web-based communications, web content management systems and online advocacy tools.
  • Bilingual: Spanish strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete application packet must include: cover letter, resume, 3 writing sample and references. Application materials should be sent electronically to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with subject line “COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZER.”


    DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (download PDF)

Job Title: Co-Director of Finance
Position: Salaried, Full Time with a 3-month probationary period; a 2-year commitment is expected.
Compensation: $54,000-$60,000 w/ benefits
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Development Director, the Director of Finance will strengthen the process and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to ten years. S/he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined financial systems, including financial, accounting, auditing, and systems infrastructure.

As a member of the senior management team, the Director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for NDLON’s expansion. In keeping with NDLON’s values, the Director will also interact with member organizations to provide technical assistance and consultations on Finance Development.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Strengthen bookkeeping practices, systems, and infrastructure needs.
  • Daily management of accounts payable, cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts receivable, etc.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reporting materials and metrics for NDLON’s management team and Board of Directors.
  • Provide timely budgets and financial expense reports for any active grants.
  • Oversee and direct organizational and programmatic budgeting and expense reporting.
  • Serve as a business partner to the Executive Director on the organization’s financial and accounting processes.
  • Prepare audit schedules and coordinate all annual audit and tax filing activities.
  • Develop and manage Financial Forecasting and Investment plans for new resource generation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or Finance.
  • Minimum 5-years experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to NDLON’s mission.
  • QuickBooks and Excel Proficiency, with examples of building informative financial health reports.
  • Experience should include tax & audit preparation, compliance, budgeting, and systems development.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, and highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to teach finance management skills is a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision and paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Application packet must include: Cover letter, resume and three references. All application materials should be sent electronically to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with subject line “Director of Finance”.


     REGIONAL ORGANIZER - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/BAY AREA (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Job Title: Regional Organizer - Northern California/Bay Area
Classfied: Exempt, Full Time
Reports to: Associate Director
Location: Northern California

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Works to build a network of members, activists and leaders. Responsible for recruiting new members, engaging them in the work of NDLON, and developing leaders. Leads members and other supporters in direct action.

ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Implement organizational outreach and organizing plans.
    Develop and lead execution of plan for generating new contacts to reach out to and engage as supporters of the organization
  2. Develop and execute grassroots strategies to further the mission and goals of the organization
    Develop and lead execution of a plan for engaging our supporters in activities and actions to advance our programmatic goals
    Write action alerts and create other tools to outreach about our work to our base
    Recruit participants and speakers for press conferences, hearings, and other events
    Create and lead events and activities
  3. Support leadership development
    Identify potential leaders from our member organizations
    Support the organizing team in developing and delivery leadership development activities
    Create leadership and volunteer opportunities for responsibility, skills development, and ownership of the work
    Deepen relationships with key leaders in order to deepen their involvement with the organization and cultivate their leadership
  4. Work collaboratively with partner and member organizations
    Build effective relationships with members and like-minded organizations, including current and future partners, to support state and local policy actions and support mutual events
    Participate and lead regional conference calls
  5. Support member organizations in workforce development
    Coordinate and facilitate workforce Development Trainings with member organizations.
    Assist in creation of marketing plans for worker centers
  6. Coordinate and facilitate Worker Health and Safety Trainings
    Conduct needs assessments of safety and health hazards impacting day laborers and partners' experience and capacity in regards to safety and health training.
    Develop new and compile existing safety and health materials and curricula for day laborers and employers.
    Facilitate OSHA 10 trainings and Train-the-Trainer sessions with partners.
    Develop and maintain evaluation tools to assess the impact of the trainings
  7. Other Duties
    Serve as active member of the organizing team, giving input to team members and supervisor
    Post information and updates regarding trainings and events on social media
    Design flyers and other marketing material to facilitate public relations of events and activities.

QUALIFICATION FACTORS:

  • At least 2-3 years of community organizing experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues of immigrants and day laborers
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of current immigration policy and strategic response to it
  • Demonstrated ability in event planning and coordinating logistics
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals, partners, day laborers, organizations and public officials
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in multicultural environments
  • Strong verbal and written skills to communicate messages/issues
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities without dropping critical actions
  • Work collaboratively with diverse participants and styles
  • Ability to be assertive without being alienating or attacking others
  • Ability to represent NDLON internally and in the community while developing strong relationships.
  • High level of integrity and ethics and belief in and congruence with the values and mission of NDLON
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish strongly preferred

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan and generous paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. and mention "BAY AREA ORGANIZER" in the subject line of your email. Please no phone inquiries.


    REGIONAL ORGANIZER - NEW YORK (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Job Title: Co-Director of Finance
Classification: Exempt, Full Time
Reports to: Associate Director
Location: New York Metropolitan Area

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Works to build a network of members, activists and leaders. Responsible for recruiting new members, engaging them in the work of NDLON, and developing leaders. Leads members and other supporters in direct action.

ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Implement organizational outreach and organizing plans.
    Develop and lead execution of plan for generating new contacts to reach out to and engage as supporters of the organization
  2. Develop and execute grassroots strategies to further the mission and goals of the organization
    Develop and lead execution of a plan for engaging our supporters in activities and actions to advance our programmatic goals
    Write action alerts and create other tools to outreach about our work to our base
    Recruit participants and speakers for press conferences, hearings, and other events
    Create and lead events and activities
  3. Support leadership development
    Identify potential leaders from our member organizations
    Support the organizing team in developing and delivery leadership development activities
    Create leadership and volunteer opportunities for responsibility, skills development, and ownership of the work
    Deepen relationships with key leaders in order to deepen their involvement with the organization and cultivate their leadership
  4. Work collaboratively with partner and member organizations
    Build effective relationships with members and like-minded organizations, including current and future partners, to support state and local policy actions and support mutual events
    Participate and lead regional conference calls

  5. Support member organizations in workforce development
    Coordinate and facilitate workforce Development Trainings with member organizations.
    Assist in creation of marketing plans for worker centers

  6. Coordinate and facilitate Worker Health and Safety Trainings
    Conduct needs assessments of safety and health hazards impacting day laborers and partners' experience and capacity in regards to safety and health training.
    Develop new and compile existing safety and health materials and curricula for day laborers and employers.
    Facilitate OSHA 10 trainings and Train-the-Trainer sessions with partners.
    Develop and maintain evaluation tools to assess the impact of the trainings

  7. Other Duties
    Serve as active member of the organizing team, giving input to team members and supervisor
    Post information and updates regarding trainings and events on social media
    Design flyers and other marketing material to facilitate public relations of events and activities.

QUALIFICATION FACTORS:

  • At least 2-3 years of community organizing experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues of immigrants and day laborers
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of current immigration policy and strategic response to it
  • Demonstrated ability in event planning and coordinating logistics
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals, partners, day laborers, organizations and public officials
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in multicultural environments
  • Strong verbal and written skills to communicate messages/issues
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities without dropping critical actions
  • Work collaboratively with diverse participants and styles
  • Ability to be assertive without being alienating or attacking others
  • Ability to represent NDLON internally and in the community while developing strong relationships.
  • High level of integrity and ethics and belief in and congruence with the values and mission of NDLON
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish strongly preferred

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan and paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. and mention "NY ORGANIZER" in the subject line of your email. Please no phone inquiries.


     CO-DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Job Title: Co-Director of Development
Position: Exempt; Full-Time with 3 month probationary period
Reports to: Current Director of Development
Location: Los Angeles
Closing Date: Open until filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Co-Director of Development will work closely with the current Director of Development and the Grants Manager to develop and implement NDLON’s Development and Sustainability Strategy. Together, our goal as the Development Team is to help build the longterm fundraising capacity of NDLON and its member organizations. Duties for this position include 1) assisting in the submission of grant proposals and reports, 2) developing and implementing grassroots fundraising strategies in order to achieve greater levels of unrestricted funding, and 3) facilitating development opportunities and trainings with member organizations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Grantwriting: Narratives, reports, appeals, and other funder/donor communication.
  • Grantseeking: Conduct prospect research on potential individual, corporate, foundation and other funding sources.
  • Grassroots Strategy: Strengthening NDLON’s individual donor program.
  • Build and manage relationships with foundation partners, donors, and donor prospects.
  • Development and implementation of NDLON capital campaign.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • 2 years experience in Grantwriting and in at least 1 other area of fundraising: (i.e. Individual donor campaigns, annual appeals, etc)
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and social justice.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.
  • Ability to work professionally in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and detail oriented.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision and paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. and mention this job title in the subject line of your email. If you have a writing sample, (i.e. research, essay, or grant narratives) - please include this in your application packet. Please no phone inquiries.


NDLON is an Equal Employment Opportunity workplace. People of color, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people, bilingual people, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.