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These are the current job openings at NDLON: 1) Communications Organizer, 2) Co-Director of Development, 3) Director of Finance., 4)


       COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (download PDF)

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Position: Exempt, Full-time
Reports to: General Counsel
Location: Los Angeles, but some travel is expected
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) strengthens and unifies the work of its 49 member organizations so that we can collectively defend and expand the civil, labor, and human rights of low wage immigrant workers in the United States. Now more than ever, with the ascendance of overt hate speech within the political sphere, there is heightened need for NDLON’s work to elevate the voices of the most vulnerable among us in order to advance political equality. Day laborers have become central actors in volatile debates about the future of immigration and labor policy in the U.S.; and through a combination of organizing, litigation, advocacy, job placement and skills development, NDLON has become a leading organization in the movement for immigrant worker rights in the United States.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

NDLON seeks a motivated and dynamic Communications Organizer to coordinate a fast paced and high intensity of media work. The right person for the job is creative, has strong writing skills, and shares our vision to advance political equality. The Communications Organizer will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks including the shaping, articulation, and dissemination of NDLON’s messaging and work through traditional and social media. They will also work in collaboration with NDLON’s programmatic staff to promote communications within the network. In keeping with NDLON’s unique approach to advocacy, organizing, and empowerment, the Communications Organizer will work across NDLON's program areas, assisting in the conception, implementation, and amplification of a wide array of campaigns and programmatic work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assist NDLON staff and members in development and implementation of communications strategies, including but not limited to: drafting, editing, and disseminating talking points, press releases, multi-media documents; pitching events to the media and training spokespeople.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with an active list of national and local press contacts.
  • Promote NDLON-related activity through creation and management of original content for social media, email, and web platforms.
  • Represent NDLON in variety of external settings, including conferences and coalition working groups.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong writing skills; ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of issues faced by low-wage immigrant workers.
  • Familiarity w/ social media, web-based communications, web content management systems and online advocacy tools.
  • Bilingual: Spanish strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete application packet must include: cover letter, resume, 3 writing sample and references. Application materials should be sent electronically to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line “COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZER.”


       CO-DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (download PDF)

Job Title: Co-Director of Development
Position: Exempt, Full-Time with 3 month probationary period
Reports to: Current Director of Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Co-Director of Development will work closely with the current Director of Development and the Grant manager to develop and implement NDLON’s Development and Sustainability Strategy. Together, our goal as the Development Team is to help build the long-term fundraising capacity of NDLON and its member organizations. Duties for this position include 1) assisting in the submission of grant proposals and reports, 2) developing and implementing grassroots fundraising strategies in order to achieve greater levels of unrestricted funding, and 3) facilitating development opportunities and trainings with member organizations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Grantwriting: Narratives, reports, appeals, and other funder/donor communication.
  • Grantseeking: Conduct prospect research on potential individual, corporate, foundation and other funding sources.
  • Grassroots Strategy: Strengthening NDLON’s individual donor program.
  • Build and manage relationships with foundation partners, donors, and donor prospects.
  • Development and implementation of NDLON capital campaign.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • 2 years experience in Grantwriting and in at least 1 other area of fundraising: (i.e. Individual donor campaigns, annual appeals, etc)
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and social justice.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.
  • Ability to work professionally in a deadline-driven environment. Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and detail oriented

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision and paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention this job title in the subject line of your email. If you have a writing sample, (i.e. research, essay, or grant narratives) - please include this in your application packet. Please no phone inquiries.


       DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (download PDF)

Job Title: Co-Director of Finance
Position: Salaried, Full Time with a 3-month probationary period; a 2-year commitment is expected.
Reports to: $54,000-$60,000 w/ benefits
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Development Director, the Director of Finance will strengthen the process and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to ten years. S/he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined financial systems, including financial, accounting, auditing, and systems infrastructure.

As a member of the senior management team, the Director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for NDLON’s expansion. In keeping with NDLON’s values, the Director will also interact with member organizations to provide technical assistance and consultations on Finance Development.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Strengthen bookkeeping practices, systems, and infrastructure needs.
  • Daily management of accounts payable, cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts receivable, etc.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reporting materials and metrics for NDLON’s management team and Board of Directors.
  • Provide timely budgets and financial expense reports for any active grants.
  • Oversee and direct organizational and programmatic budgeting and expense reporting.
  • Serve as a business partner to the Executive Director on the organization’s financial and accounting processes.
  • Prepare audit schedules and coordinate all annual audit and tax filing activities.
  • Develop and manage Financial Forecasting and Investment plans for new resource generation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or Finance.
  • Minimum 5-years experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to NDLON’s mission.
  • QuickBooks and Excel Proficiency, with examples of building informative financial health reports.
  • Experience should include tax & audit preparation, compliance, budgeting, and systems development.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, and highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to teach finance management skills is a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision and paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Application packet must include: Cover letter, resume and three references. All application materials should be sent electronically to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line “Director of Finance”.


       PASADENA COMMUNITY JOB CENTER SITE COORDINATOR (download PDF)

Job Title: Pasadena Community Job Center Site Coordinator
Position: Exempt, Full-Time with 3 month probationary period
Reports to: Associate Director
Location: Pasadena, CA, some travel is expected
Closing Date: Open until filled

ABOUT NDLON:

The National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Job Site Coordinator hire, train, coordinate and overseeing the work of day laborers at the Pasadena Community Job Center and work with the community to maintain relationships, market the Center and get more and better jobs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  1. Coordinate workers and facilitate job placements
    • Match workers to jobs
    • Recruit, train and orient day laborers ensure that they are aware of their duties and timelines
    • Responsible for basic line management, performance management and grievance support
    • Ensure that all activities are being performed in accordance with policies and practices
    • Compile date regarding work placements
    • Ensure that legal wages are paid for each job and coordinate the payment of day laborers
  2. Market the Center
    • Meet with community members to build relationships and establish an understanding of the opportunity and importance of the Community Job Center
    • Create a comprehensive marketing plan for the job center
    • Distribute workforce development materials
    • Coordinate workforce development trainings as appropriate
  3. Work collaboratively with community and day laborers
    • Build effective partnerships and foster the development of new opportunities for similar partnerships
    • Develop effective relationships with like-minded organizations, including current and future partners
    • Build relationships with NDLON members to facilitate coordinated actions and course enrollment and completion

QUALIFICATION FACTORS:

  • At least 2 years of job placement work
  • At lease 1 year organizing experience in a social justice organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues of immigrants and day laborers
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Understanding of current immigration and national advocacy policies
  • Understanding of the history of NDLON and the day laborer movement
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with staff, partners, member organizations, community members and day laborers
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in multicultural environments and with all kinds of personalities
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities without dropping critical actions
  • Ability to represent NDLON internally and in the community
  • High level of integrity and ethics and belief in and congruence with the values and mission of NDLON
  • Demonstrated community involvement
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish strongly preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to sit at a desk for many hours at a time. Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time. Must be able to communicate verbally. Must be able to track, focus and communicate in strategic planning sessions. Must be able to lift and move paperwork, supplies, and files, up to 20 pounds. Must also be able to travel and maneuver in various sites and public venues. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to move objects/operate keyboards, kneel, bend, march, reach with hands and arms, speak and hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

General office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Evening and weekend hours are required. Occasional travel is required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan and paid time off. This is a full time, exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention “SITE COORDINATOR” in the subject line of your email. Please no phone inquiries.


 

NDLON is an Equal Employment Opportunity workplace. People of color, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people, bilingual people, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.