Economic Justice Program Director

Center for Community Change | Flexible (East Coast), Washington, DC (preferred)

Background

About CCC + CCCAction:

The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and income, immigration, safety net, affordable housing, racial justice and removing barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. For more information, please visit www.communitychange.org

For a more detailed description of our sister organization, Center for Community Change Action, please go to www.cccaction.org.

Job Summary

CCC is seeking an experienced team leader to serve as our Economic Justice Program Director. The Program Director will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating our Economic Justice (EJ) projects. The Economic Justice Program is built around three major bodies of work: 1) Targeted Geographies, with local projects in 8-10 geographies working on anti-poverty strategies; 2) Issue cohorts, comprised of issue-specific, cross-state alliances focusing on local campaigns and base-building; and 3) National Economic Justice Field Table, which will bring partners from the targeted geographies and issue cohorts together into national alignment.

The Program Director will work to align and coordinate our Economic Justice projects, including our Child Care, Clean Energy, Housing Trust Fund, and Safety Net teams. As these teams work independently, the Program Director will facilitate greater integration and shared ownership of our EJ goals and strategies cutting across teams and focus areas. In addition, the Program Director will work closely with the Reinvestment and Leadership Development teams, and coordinate with CCC’s Policy and Communications teams, all of which play critical roles in furthering our EJ work. The Program Director will “hold the whole” and will ultimately be responsible for ensuring that the EJ program meets its goals and deliverables.

The Economic Justice Program Director will be both inward- and outward-facing, managing many internal and external relationships. In order to position the EJ program in a broader landscape, the Program Director will act as a national representative of CCC to various partners, including some national organizing networks, policy organizations, policy makers, and other state and national formations as needed. The Program Director will also represent CCC’s EJ program with certain foundations and individual donors, media representatives, board members, and in other important public contexts.

Reports To

CCC’s Managing Director

Responsibilities

  • Align all CCC Economic Justice project work towards an integrated, cohesive EJ program.
  • Lead and coordinate a team of senior organizers, representing multiple CCC teams, who will serve as an EJ leadership body.
  • Track EJ program progress, in order to meet internal goals and funder deliverables.
  • Build a National Economic Justice Field Table, in shared leadership with other CCC colleagues, which will create a space for cross-team field partners to develop shared visions, analyses, and strategies.
  • Support CCC’s EJ work, including national and state organizing campaigns, and engage with field partners across the EJ program spectrum.
  • Coordinate relationships with national allies, academics, policymakers, and donors, alongside other CCC staff, to ensure program visibility.
  • Play a key role in program fundraising.
  • Collaborate closely with Project Directors of each EJ team, and the Policy team, to ensure overall program progress.
  • Participate in developing communications strategies that position the project in a broader landscape.

Qualifications

Critical:

  • Minimum of 7 years leadership and supervisory experience with a complex team.
  • Significant experience working within and alongside the field of economic justice.
  • Ability to build and move a diverse team of senior-level individuals, based across the U.S.
  • Experience working with community-based, grassroots organizations, and national-level partners.
  • Relationship-building and coalition-building skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including conference presentation skills.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Ability to produce consistent, quality work in a sometimes fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work at a macro level, keeping in mind the broader vision, while also attending to operational details.
  • Thrives on complexity and challenges.

Highly desirable:

  • Familiarity with grassroots advocacy, at either the federal or state level, including experience with national campaigns to secure policy change.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills.
  • Experience re-structuring teams and/or building new projects/programs.
  • Experience working with a regionally dispersed or remote team

Compensation

$110,000 to $125,000 annual salary. CCC offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and an excellent benefits package, which includes four weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 3% employer contribution to 401k plan at time of hire and an additional 5% at six months of employment (8% employer contribution); and a choice of health insurance plans.

Requirements/Other

The Center for Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is not included in the CCC bargaining unit and therefore not covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Travel Requirements: If not based in the D.C. office, ability to travel to D.C. frequently, sometimes several times per month, where CCC headquarters and many national allies are based. Occasional (not extensive) travel to visit partner organizations.

How to Apply

Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and a writing sample. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Center for Community Change