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Workers' Dignity Co-Director

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Workers' Dignity / Dignidad Obrera | Nashville, TN
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Workers' Dignity / Dignidad Obrera


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Published 20 days ago

$50,000 - $60,000based on experience & qualifications

Workers’ Dignity, a successful, 10-year old multi-racial, multi-lingual worker center based in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking qualified applications for a shared Co-Director position. The Co-Director will serve as Lead Organizer in at least one of our central program areas. 

Workers’ Dignity is a worker-led center organizing for economic justice and dignity for all! We are developing solutions to wage theft and the systemic abuse of workers by building power through relationships with fellow low-wage workers and allies and by taking collective action.

The Co-Director of Workers’ Dignity (WD) will bring visionary, strategic, and leadership guidance to a growing organization with a staff of 6-8 people. The Co-Director will share management and fund development tasks with our current Co-Director, Operations Director and fundraising team as well as supervise several staff, plan and support successful issue campaigns and provide support to Membership Assemblies and leadership Steering Committee, which provide overall direction and governance of Workers’ Dignity. Each Co-Director will have very clearly defined and distinct areas of responsibility.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Supports staff and leaders to design and implement winning campaigns which improve the lives and working conditions of low-wage workers as well as build the membership base of WD. Lead Organizer in at least one of our central program areas. (50%-60%) 

  • Hold a Lead Organizer role in at least one central program area (currently Construction Worker Organizing Campaign & Music City Riders United), providing coaching and mentoring to campaign organizer(s), help facilitate trainings, and be part of strategy development alongside member leaders. 
  • Lead Organizer will be responsible for setting and reaching goals for outreach, one-on-ones, and other forms of member engagement similar to campaign organizers.  
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with key allies and decision makers.
  • Represent WD in national, state and local coalitions and partnerships to advance campaign work and share with others. 

Helps support, mentor and supervise an effective staff and member leaders to advance WD’s goals and mission. (15%-20%) 

  • Ensures that staff members receive the evaluation, training, support, supervision and leadership development that they need to succeed; and divides and assigns work effectively.
  • Maintains an organizational culture that fosters positive staff relations, attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse, top quality staff and advances an organizational culture that supports work/life balance.
  • Recruits, supports and maintains a diverse Steering Committee of elected leaders. Ensures the Steering Committee is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors affecting it.
  • Ensures strong support for leadership development throughout the organization and campaigns

Ensures the organizational, operational, and legal health and effectiveness of Workers’ Dignity. (10%)

  • Shares responsibility for implementing organizational policy, and ensuring the overall success and effectiveness of the organization in advancing its mission.
  • Ensures WD has a unifying vision and a long-range strategy and plan aligned with its mission, and that WD is making impact and progress on its vision.  
  • Ensures campaigns, programs, fundraising and operation are aligned with the mission and long-range vision.   
  • Ensures that the activities of the organization, its programs and goals are publicized and well positioned.
  • Stays current with significant, relevant trends and developments in the movement.

Ensures financial health of the organization by maintaining diverse and sustainable funding streams to carry out the mission and organization priorities. (15%-20%) 

  • Establishes and works closely with a fundraising team of staff, members, and allies. 
  • Establishes and maintain relationships with funders and donors. 
  • Cultivates new funding sources, including grassroots funding. 
  • Ensures grant commitments are met.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven, effective leadership development, supervision, staff development and management skills.
  • 3 or more years of experience with grassroots organizing, ideally worker organizing and successful coalition building, either in paid or volunteer/member roles.
  • Significant experience with campaign leadership and fundraising, including success with foundations and experience with grassroots fundraising.
  • Track record of successful work with multi-lingual, multi-racial organizations.
  • Track record of successful issue campaign planning and execution, including direct action tactics.
  • Respect for and willingness to learn from differing perspectives, voices, and backgrounds.  
  • Clear, persuasive communicator and networker.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent personal, organizational and time management skills; capacity to manage multiple priorities; and accountability to goals. 
  • Team worker who will roll up their sleeves with staff, be resourceful and creative to get the job done.
  • Passion for and deep experience in supporting leadership development from the base, base building and building worker power.
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice.

Strong preference for people of color, bilingual (English/Spanish is preferred), experience with worker organizing, including persons who come from the base, familiarity with working in the South or conservative-dominate areas. Women, gender non-conforming, people of color, and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply!

SALARY: $50,000 to $60,000, based on experience (plus medical, dental and vision insurance/PPO for staff & dependents with no monthly premium)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Fulltime, regular, exempt.

HOW TO APPLY:  Send cover letter and resume via email to the Hiring Committee at: info@workersdignity.org. Position open until filled. Interviews will be on a rolling basis. 

Workers’ Dignity, a successful, 10-year old multi-racial, multi-lingual worker center based in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking qualified applications for a shared Co-Director position. The Co-Director will serve as Lead Organizer in at…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Executive

Benefits

Medical, dental and vision insurance/PPO for staff & child dependents with no monthly premium.

Medical, dental and vision insurance/PPO for staff & child dependents with no monthly premium.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume via email to the Hiring Committee.

Position open until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Send cover letter and resume via email to the Hiring Committee.

Position open until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Location

335 Whitsett Road, Nashville, TN 37210

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