Associate Director

Posted by

Centro Laboral de Graton

Published 12 days ago

March 1, 2021
February 28, 2021
$70,000 - $78,000Salary commensurate with experience

Position Description 

Associate Director

THE ORGANIZATION Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG) organizes with day laborers and domestic workers in Sonoma County, California for their rights and dignity. Our programming includes direct organizing, leadership development, rights education, rights advocacy, vocational training, workforce readiness, occupational health and safety training, health access and education, and employment development.

OUR MISSION: To advance and protect the human, labor and civil rights of day laborers, domestic workers and their families by promoting participatory democratic leadership and worker solidarity, in order to develop greater opportunities for employment, health, education and civic participation.

OUR VISION: To promote healthy communities that value inclusion and respect, so that day laborers, domestic workers and their families may live and work with justice and dignity.

THE POSITION: We seek an energetic leader to work in partnership with our dedicated and committed staff, worker members, Board of Directors, devoted volunteers, and collaborative partners to drive the organization's compelling vision. 

The Associate Director is responsible for leading Centro Laboral de Graton’s key programs and organizing activities.This includes overseeing and managing the daily operations of the worker center, coordinating the delivery of services with community partners and agencies, supporting the leadership development and organizing of worker members, and supervising 3-4  staff in accomplishing programmatic work areas and goals. This is a full-time position that requires flexibility, travel, and a willingness and availability to work early mornings, some evenings and weekends. 

The ideal candidate for the Associate Director’s position is someone who has a strong background in organizing and program leadership with immigrant workers. The candidate will be able to ground the organization’s work around the empowerment, leadership development, and vision of Centro Laboral de Graton’s day laborer and domestic worker members. The candidate will be a team player who thrives in a collaborative work environment and is able to manage the rigor and challenge of working on the frontlines of social, economic, and racial justice movements.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for assisting in leading all aspects of a successful nonprofit organization. This includes staff development, supervision, and support; program development and implementation, service delivery, marketing and communications, support for the Board of Directors, as well as public relations and promotion of issues and policies related to immigrant workers.


Staff Leadership: Maintain and enhance a work environment that promotes equity, teamwork, creativity, openness, productivity and innovation to further the mission of the organization. 

Program Development: Guide the ongoing, innovative development and implementation of program goals and implementation of community-responsive interventions and services, including meaningful evaluation and active worker leadership in all areas of program development.

  • Plan, implement, and oversee program activities.
  • Supervise and support staff in ensuring programmatic goals and objectives are met in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinate and maintain proper data collection of programming activities and membership registration for grant reporting purposes.
  • Communicate with staff, members, and director about programming calendar and activities.
  • Cultivate relationships with community partners & agencies to provide services to members.

Worker Leadership Development 

  • Lead with organizing staff internal and external organizing campaigns, facilitating assemblies,  and leadership development trainings.
  • Partner with staff to facilitate dialogue and education to day laborers and domestic workers about their legal rights and responsibilities.
  • Develop and promote leadership and empowerment of day laborers at the hiring site by promoting and encouraging civic participation and democratic decision-making practices. 

Outreach, Advocacy, and Community Relations

  • Advocate for the needs and rights of day laborers and domestic workers with employers and facilitate worker empowerment.
  • Maintain and nourish positive community relations with police, neighbors, volunteers, press, churches, unions, and businesses, medical and legal workers.
  • Public relations with local institutions, non-profits, government agencies, neighborhood associations, business associations, schools and churches.
  • Represent CLG to local, regional, state and national officials, news media, private and public agencies, non-profits, regional coalitions and federal and statewide policy initiatives to improve the lives of day laborers and domestic workers.
  • Act as national and regional liaison to affiliate organizations and other labor, immigrant rights, and community organizations.


  • Recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers.


  • Data management and record keeping; Prepare weekly and monthly activity and data reports.
  • Assist with grant writing and grant reporting 
  • Lead weekly staff meetings.
  • Provide interpretation/translation as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate office operations, including: Office equipment, supplies and software tools, order and maintain equipment, manage upgrades and installations, routine maintenance, billing, staff access, etc. These may include CLG’s database, online donation portal, email platform, website, social media platforms, telephones, etc.
  • Manage and coordinate routine finance matters, including: Daily/monthly cash reconciliation, reimbursement requests and payments, and payroll reports.
  • Assist with general human resources activities such as: Preparing contracts for contract staff, managing job postings, assisting with candidate interview scheduling, and disseminating human resource updates to staff.


Implement communications strategies to engage supporters, members, donors and the community at large with CLG’s innovative programs and impact.

QUALIFICATIONS: The preferred candidate will be a proven professional with demonstrated successful experience in leading a team, assisting with fundraising activities and grant management, expanding mission relevant programs, and ensuring organizational effectiveness. The ideal candidate will bring the following experiences, skills and knowledge: 

  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with people from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours which include early morning hours and possible evening or weekend hours
  • Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities
  • A proven passion for, commitment to, and success in working with the Spanish-speaking immigrant community, including a deep knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of this population
  • Desired experience/background in community organizing, labor, immigration and social justice work
  • Strong interpersonal skills that have forged productive relationships across broad sector lines (clients, staff, funders, donors, community partners, community leaders, public officials, etc.)
  • Proven ability to manage and build confidence and trust within an organization the size and complexity of Centro Laboral de Graton, including motivating, developing, and maintaining talented staff
  • A strategic spokesperson with a demonstrated ability to deliver the message and vision to multiple audiences, both in writing and in person
  • Proven success as a strong and effective advocate. A clear vision for the future and the ability to plan and execute measurable results
  • Bilingual/bicultural: Spanish/English, BA or higher degree
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an organization including staff supervision, project/program planning and management 
  • Overall high-level understanding of electronic media, databases, and standard software
  • Valid California driver’s license, availability of personal vehicle and personal vehicle insurance coverage

Physical Demands 

Must be able to maneuver throughout the community in various locations of unknown accessibility.  Must be able to clearly communicate verbally. Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time. Must be able to lift and move paperwork and files, up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment 

Modular building serves as the office; street corners, fields, woods, wetlands, sidewalks, trails, and all public buildings. 

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with experience and will be based on the candidate’s qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is offered. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: A complete application must include: a current resume and a cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications, relevant experience, and compensation requirements.

Centro Laboral de Graton is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes staff, recruits volunteers and provides services to individuals without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age or physical ability.


Position Description 

Associate Director

THE ORGANIZATION Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG) organizes with day laborers and domestic workers in Sonoma County, California for their rights and dignity. Our programming includes direct…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


A comprehensive benefits package is offered. Health and dental, three weeks paid vacation, ten paid holidays.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered. Health and dental, three weeks paid vacation, ten paid holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English

Bilingual Spanish/English


2981 Bowen Street, Graton, CA 95444

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