The Southern California Black Worker Hub for Regional Organizing, (BW HUB) seeks an experienced, dynamic, leader who has demonstrated success in coordinating our board, leading staff, and marshaling and directing resources. Our inaugural manager will be ready to leverage the energy and membership across the BW HUB family of organizations to build skills and alignment while executing overall strategic goals and activities for national, state, regional victories that have an impact locally.
The ideal candidate would possess strong, collaborative management skills with experience in organizing, policy advocacy, research, racial justice, and development and training. Not only will the HUB Manager play a significant role in developing this emerging board; building the capacity of this emerging field; and managing campaigns that advance the mission and vision of our members, they will also help shape and develop this growing organization.
This position will report to the Board Co-Chairs of the BW Hub Board. With the help of BW Hub Co-chairs, the manager will directly supervise three staff members: a half-time digital engagement organizer; a full-time regional organizer; half-and time admin staff.
The Manager must have the vision, integrity, energy, and experience to lead the emerging staff and guide the BW HUB in pursuit of its mission. You are responsible for overseeing an annual budget exceeding $650,000 and leading a team of employees with program resources to achieve the organization’s goals, objectives, and priorities.
Overall Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organizational Development/ HUB internal Alliance-Building: Working with Board co-chairs to manage monthly board meetings and note-taking including working with the chair to shape agendas, facilitate meetings. Assist the board in preparing for key meetings, including funder, board meetings, joint organizational meetings, and membership events. Help facilitate the development of board training schedules and operating procedures
- Campaign Coordination and Support: Help develop and manage BW HUB data collection and participant databases. Work with organizers to coordinate the BW Hub campaigns and engagement on regional /state/ national campaign issues in collaboration with the Board, leadership, staff, and consultant teams of the BW HUB. This includes collaborative comprehensive policy advocacy campaigns across the region through data collection, narrative development, and digital engagement strategies; and partnerships that support high-level organizing campaigns with impact on the ground and build visibility, and mobilization
- Training and field development: Develop curriculum/ training with BW Hub Board to support staff development needs across the field and address capacity-building gaps, identifying and recruiting trusted facilitators inside and outside of the network to build annual training calendars, ensuring attendance/participation alliance wide
- Fundraising: Assist and guide development staff in the coordination of fundraising efforts w/ significant engagement from BW HUB leadership/members and development staff, including implementing plans; grassroots fundraising, grant writing, government contract, and other fund development activities in partnership with the board to ensure project sustainability and flexibility to participate in opportunities as they arise
- Finance Human Resources Coordination: Manage Hub budget and coordinate process of updating key financial/budget and HR information and serve as key liaison with LABWC to track and monitor budget and HR needs including managing consultants and vendor contracts
- Liaison/ Representative: Liaise and build alliances and coalitions amongst HUB members, partners, stakeholders, and allies. Serve as point person for BWC HUB, representing and acting as spokesperson on the interests of the BW HUB, its members, partners, and staff at all times in the worker rights community. The face of the BW HUB on key worker rights panels, conferences, boards, coalitions. Educate and speak publicly about BW HUB theory of change and Black worker rights issues overall
Demonstrated commitment to worker rights and Black worker liberation
- Extensive knowledge of Black worker issues and experience working in Black communities
- Demonstrated experience with organizational development including board and fund development
- Proficient in data management systems and database development
- Extensive project management experience including demonstrated effectiveness in writing and implementing strategic work plans
- Excellent data management and research experience conceptualizing and coordinating issue/ action research
- Strong skills-building approaches with demonstrated experience designing curriculum and political education/adult learning programs for action
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while multi-tasking, juggling priorities requests from BW HUB members/partners and allied organizations
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills—including familiarity with MS Office and traditional social media platforms/design tools including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Canva
- Monitor and assess state legislation and regulations on workplace issues including workplace discrimination, workforce development, workplace health and safety; unemployment benefits, and workplace protections overall
- Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts with maintaining important and effective relationships
- Demonstrated ability to develop, supervise, and co-empower staff
- Valid driver’s license and a car with the ability to travel regionally
- Willingness to work occasional irregular hours including evening and weekend hours as needed
- Bachelor's or Master’s Degree from an accredited college and university is a plus.
Full-time position: Salary range $70,000-$75,000 per year depending on experience.
TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com reference “BWHUB Manager” in the subject line.
Members of the African Diaspora including Men, Women, LGBTQ, Returning Citizens, Afro-Latino ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Los Angeles Black Work Center and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.