Racial Justice Campaigns
Los Angeles or Oakland, CA; New York, NY; or Washington, DC
Position Location: Los Angeles or Oakland, CA; New York, NY; or Washington, DC strongly preferred; other locations considered
The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of 43 community-based organizations in 30 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide.
We seek an experienced and energetic campaigner to help the network develop, run, and win core racial justice fights across the country at the state and local level, as well as move defensive and proactive fights on the federal level. The Director will work closely with our affiliates to understand their existing priorities and opportunities, support the campaigns they are driving, and develop a national program to advance a shared racial justice agenda. Core issues could include just policing, an end to mass incarceration, efforts to push divestment from policing and investment in pro-community policies and services, and others. The Director will also work closely with our other lead campaigners to connect and elevate the foundational racial justice commitments that run through all our campaigning (on economic justice, housing justice, education, voting, etc.) work.
A strong candidate will have significant experience working at the community level driving racial justice campaign work, as well as experience building broad multi-racial and mutli-stakeholder (labor, philanthropy, etc.) support towards victory. The ideal candidate will have deep alignment with CPD’s theory of change, which focuses on building strong people’s institutions, as a core priority for our social justice movement, and facility moving between institution-building spaces and “movement moments.”
The Director will have primary responsibility for work including:
Preference for candidates based in Los Angeles, Oakland, Washington, DC or New York. Exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates.
Generous salary and benefits package, depending on experience.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to
CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.
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