Jobs

There are currently two job openings at NDLON: 1) Deputy Director, 2) Criminal Justice Reform Attorney and 3) Communications Coordinator.


 Job Announcement:  Deputy Director (download PDF)

Job Title: Deputy Director
Position: Exempt, Full-time, 2-year commitment is expected
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Los Angeles, but some travel is expected to DC and NYC offices.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ABOUT NDLON:

National Day Laborer 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:

NDLON seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Communications Coordinator to manage communications for a network of 46 member organizations throughout the United States. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks including shaping, articulating, and disseminating NDLON’s messaging and work through traditional and social media. He/she will also work in collaboration with NDLON’s programmatic staff to promote communications within network. In keeping with NDLON’s unique approach to advocacy and empowerment, the Communications Coordinator will work across NDLON's program areas, assisting in the conception, implementation, and amplification of a wide array of campaigns and programmatic work.

PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. STAFF GROWTH MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION:
    1. Enhance personnel management and leadership development systems.
    2. Strengthen NDLON’s internal operations and Board Development
    3. Develop, implement and evaluate programs, organizational and financial plans.
  2. FISCAL MANAGEMENT AND FUNDRAISING:
    1. Monitor financial and development strategies to ensure growth and sustainability.
    2. Support grant-seeking and grassroots fundraising campaigns.
  3. COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
    1. Strengthen internal and external communications systems, ensuring that the messages of NDLON’s work and campaigns are consistent and coherent to general public.
    2. Represent organization and speak to media outlets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in social justice field with a deep understanding and analysis of issues faced by low wage immigrant workers.
  • Minimum 5 years fund development, senior management or leadership experience of a non-profit organization, including supervision of multiple staff;
  • Bilingual: Spanish strongly preferred;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience, Benefits include: Health+, vacation, & sick leave.

HOW TO APPLY: Application packet must include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references. All application materials should be sent electronically to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with subject line “Deputy Director.” Please direct any questions to our Director of Administration: Lorena Gamboa, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., 213.380.2201.


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.

 


 Job Announcement:  CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ATTORNEY (download PDF)

Job Title: Criminal Justice Reform Attorney
Position: Exempt, Full-time
Reports to: Legal Programs Director
Location: Los Angeles
Starting Date: March 31, 2015

ABOUT NDLON:

National Day Laborer 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 Criminal Justice Reform Attorney is responsible for monitoring and responding to next-­‐generation police and immigration enforcement. S/he will provide legal services and identify opportunities for litigation addressing the needs of low-income immigrant communities at the intersection of immigration and criminal justice. The staff attorney will work in collaboration with a statewide coalition comprised of diverse community-­based organizations to coordinate and advance local, state, and federal legal and policy strategies, with a special focus on Los Angeles county efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide advice and counsel, and in some cases representation, to immigrant community members regarding immigration and criminal justice issues.
  • Engage in local and statewide coalition building.
  • Assist with administrative relief implementation strategies.
  • Litigate civil and immigrant rights cases in federal and state court.
  • Develop legal and advocacy strategies to support organizing efforts of low-income immigrant communities at the intersection of immigration and criminal justice.
  • Monitor and respond to next-generation Priority Enforcement Program (PEP-COMMM) implementation.
  • Oversee new statewide hotline, website, and mobile platform that receive requests for legal assistance with TRUST Act and local ICE hold reform compliance from community members.
  • Promote availability of resources, including hotline, website, mobile platform, and know your rights materials, to immigrant communities throughout California.
  • Organize and analyze data collected from requests for assistance from community members to identify trends and changing needs of immigrant community at the intersection of immigration and criminal justice.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of two years legal services or litigation experience, ideally with familiarity in practicing in a non-profit context and on immigration and criminal justice issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, people of color, and/or immigrant communities.
  • Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of mission-driven lawyers, organizers, and staff with a range of substantive law knowledge, experience and expertise
  • Highly motivated and self-starting
  • B.A./B.S. and J.D. degrees
  • Membership in good standing with the California State Bar or membership in good standing with another State Bar and willingness to take the California Bar Examination at the first opportunity.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish

COMPENSATION AND 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, salary history, legal writing sample and three references. All application materials should be sent electronically to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with subject line "Staff Attorney." Please direct any questions to our Director of Administration: Lorena Gamboa, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., No calls please.

 


 Job Announcement: communications coordinator (download PDF)

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Position: Exempt, Full-time
Reports to: Legal Director
Location: Los Angeles, but some travel is expected
Closing Date: Open until filled

ABOUT NDLON:

National Day Laborer 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 Criminal Justice Reform Attorney is responsible for monitoring and responding to next-­‐generation police and immigration enforcement. S/he will provide legal services and identify opportunities for litigation addressing the needs of low-income immigrant communities at the intersection of immigration and criminal justice. The staff attorney will work in collaboration with a statewide coalition comprised of diverse community-­based organizations to coordinate and advance local, state, and federal legal and policy strategies, with a special focus on Los Angeles county efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assist NDLON staff and member organizations in development and implementation of communications strategies, including but not limited to: drafting, editing, and disseminating talking points, press releases, multi-media documents, and other written materials; 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.

PREFERRED 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 AND 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, salary history, legal writing sample and 3 references. All application materials should be sent electronically to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with subject line "Communications Coordinator."

 

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.