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Director of Defend the 14th Campaigns

Center for Popular Democracy

Center for Popular Democracy

Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Position Title: Director of Defend the 14th Campaigns

Position Location: Candidates are welcome to apply from across the U.S., with a preference for those based in DC. Those that are near a CPD office in DC or Brooklyn may be asked to work from a CPD/A office one or two days/week if necessary. Applicants outside of those areas may be required to travel to a CPD/A office occasionally.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Director of Defend the 14th Campaigns. This is a full-time, exempt position.

About CPD + CPDA:

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

We are seeking a Director of Defend the 14th Campaigns to join our Campaigns Department. This position will work with CPD/A staff, affiliates, and partner organizations to advance a narrative campaign around our existing voting rights and democracy and immigration campaigns and how they’re interconnected with the 14th Amendment. In addition to overseeing the voting rights and democracy and immigration campaigns, the Director of Defend the 14th Campaigns will play a leading role in Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and bodily autonomy (LGBTQIA+ rights and abortion access) campaigns and will work closely with our Advocacy and Mobilization team on federal advocacy work. It is expected that this position will attend in-person meetings and actions with CPD/A staff, affiliates, and partners on a regular basis.

We estimate that candidates will have about 15 years of relevant experience, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not years of experience.

This position will report to one of the Deputy Co-Chiefs of Campaigns and will supervise the Director of Voting Rights and Democracy and the Senior National Organizer, Immigration.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Director of the Defend the 14th Campaigns will:

  • Advance a narrative campaign around the significance of and interconnectedness between the 14th Amendment and several issue areas, including Voting Rights and Democracy, Immigration, Bodily Autonomy, and SCOTUS;
  • Supervise the Director of Voting Rights and Democracy and the Senior National Organizer, Immigration;
  • Drive CPD/A’s SCOTUS and protecting bodily autonomy campaigns;
  • Manage and build cohort spaces around SCOTUS, bodily autonomy and abortion access;
  • Drive and support cross-campaign and cross-team coordination and alignment around Defending the 14th Amendment narrative, creating opportunities for collaboration;.
  • Coordinate with research staff to develop research agendas, both to support existing campaigns and narrative work and to support our broader national agenda;
  • Support partners and staff in developing ambitious campaigns, including developing the expertise and leadership of their members on these issues;
  • Lead fundraising to grow CPD/A’s work on these issues, and to raise resources for our partners driving campaigns in the field.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • A deep understanding of and the ability to talk about the 14th Amendment and the threat it’s facing;
  • Familiarity with voting rights and immigration campaigns;
  • Experience with bodily autonomy and abortion access, SCOTUS campaign work and the ability to be a “doer” on those issues;
  • Deep understanding of and experience running popular education trainings;
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Experience managing multiple large-scale, complex projects events, particularly direct actions;
  • Strong writing and fundraising skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas to a variety of audiences;
  • The ability to travel to for in-person meetings and actions;
  • Significant supervision experience, with a commitment to coaching and mentoring staff;
  • A commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of the challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.

Hiring Process:

Applicants should expect to participate in two rounds of group interviews and a job simulation exercise. Final candidates will be asked to provide references.

Salary and Benefits:

CPD/A is a unionized workplace. This is a supervisory position, not included in our bargaining unit. Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years of experience, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $122,500-$134,500.

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 12 sick days per year, additional PTO, including holidays, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.