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Campaign Manager , LUCHA

Phoenix, AZ

Campaign Manager Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families Campaign Job Title: Campaign Manager Position Location: Phoenix, Arizona LUCHA is a progressive, grassroots, community-based organization engaged in and committed to building power throughout communities in Arizona. At LUCHA, we work to ensure that everyone has access to the American Dream by amplifying the voices of low- ...

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Director, Make the Road Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT

Job Announcement: Director, Make the Road Connecticut Location: Bridgeport, CT Summary: Make the Road Connecticut seeks a motivated and experienced Director to continue building the organization. Organizational Description: Make the Road CT (MRCT) launched in December 2014, when Bridgeport residents began meeting regularly, learning about the Make the Road New York model, and defining their own goals for building the membership of their new ...

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Worker Organizer: Make the Road CT

Hartford, CT

WORKER ORGANIZER: MAKE THE ROAD CONNECTICUT POSITION LOCATION: Hartford, CT ABOUT MAKE THE ROAD CONNECTICUT: Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) is a new sister organizationto the highly-effective and long-standing organization Make the Road New York. MRCT is building amembership base in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has already launched campaigns to advance immigrantand worker rights at the state and city level. ABOUT THE POSITION: We seek an energetic worker organ ...

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Hartford Organizer, Make the Road CT

Hartford, CT

POSITION LOCATION: Hartford, CT ABOUT MAKE THE ROAD CONNECTICUT: Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) is a new sister organizationto the highly-effective and long-standing organization Make the Road New York. MRCT is building amembership base in Connecticut, and has already launched campaigns to advance immigrantand worker rights at the state and city level. ...

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Lead Organizer

Washington, DC

Position Summary: SPACEs is an inter-disciplinary social justice organization that unleashes the capacity of people and organizations to create communities of HOPE (Healing, Opportunity and Possibility for Everyone). SPACEs seeks an experienced organizer who shares the organization’s belief that, collectively with others, we can put a serious dent in the issue of generational poverty – including the issue of low-quality jobs -- in the D ...

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Political Director

Washington, DC

Job Title:  Political Director  Position Location: Washington, DC The Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD/A) build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with 43 powerful community organizing groups in 30 states across the country. We seek an experienced and energetic professional who will lead our Politics Department to build ...

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Statewide Campaign Manager - Florida Campaign for Earned Sick Days

Orlando, FL

Background: The Florida Campaign for Earned Sick Days is a statewide constitutional amendment campaign seeking to place Earned Sick Days on the November 2016 ballot and win. In 2015, the campaign will focus on petition collecting and organizational infrastructure building throughout the state in a way that creates long term sustainability for organizations, while pushing forward a successful ballot initiative. In 2016, the campaign will focus on voter engagement and turnout. Opport ...

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Community Organizer- Good Jobs Now Detroit

Detroit, MI

PART-TIME COMMUNITY ORGANIZER- HOUSING JUSTICE About Good Jobs Now: Good Jobs Now (GJN), a grassroots membership based organization that fights for political, economic and social justice for low-income Detroiters. Good Jobs Now is a partner organization in the Center for Popular Democracy Network. Good Jobs Now is building our organizing team and  is seeking a part-time Organizer to play a critical role in building po ...

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Major Gifts Manager

Brooklyn, NY

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY preferred About CPD The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a national organization which builds long-term power and opportunity for low-income communities, immigrants and communities of color. CPD works with and through a network of 43 dynamic state partner organizations located in 30 states that have a combined membership of over ...

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​Worker Organizers, various affiliates of Center for Popular Democracy

New York, NY

Location: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington Join the next wave in the movement for economic justice in America. Across the country, low-wage hourly workers struggle with unpredictable part-time hours that wreak havoc on their lives and cause economic insecurity. CPD affiliates in several states are developing the leadership of working people to have a voice in their workweeks. Worker Organizer positions are wit ...

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Organizing Coordinator: Puerto Rico Campaign

New York, NY

Location: flexible Summary The Puerto Rico Diaspora Organizing Coordinator will help develop and support shared campaigns in the US around the PR humanitarian crisis. About CPD + CPDA The Center for Popular Democracy and the Center for Popular Democracy Action promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building or ...

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Senior Digital Strategist

New York, NY

Location Postion: Brooklyn, N.Y., Washington, D.C. or option to work remotely About the Position: This is a senior position on the Center for Popular Democracy’s (CPD) Digital Strategies team within the department of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications. The Senior Digital Strategist is responsible for working with campaigns to design and implement online organizing and outreach strategies as a critical component of CPD’s issue campaig ...

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Director of Puerto Rican Diaspora Organizing

New York, NY

Position Location: New York City or Washington, D.C. preferred, though other locations considered The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is seeking a Director of Puerto Rican Diaspora Organizing to help develop, and coordinate local, state and federal campaigns and programs in the new and existing Puerto Rican Diaspora for transformational wins that address the root causes of the devastation in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria. Additio ...

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Co-Director of Field and Campaigns

New York, NY

The Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS) is hiring for a Co-Director of Field and Campaigns.  We are seeking a seasoned community organizer with experience working with community and labor groups.  The ideal candidate will be an organizer who can help build a vision and execute campaigns for improving public education, stopping the privatization of our schools and preventing the destruction of our children, livelihoods and communities. About AROS: AROS rep ...

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Community Organizer - CUFFH

New York, NY

About CUFFH: Churches United for Fair Housing is a grassroots organization that works towards community empowerment through community organizing, youth engagement, and by providing sophisticated social services. CUFFH organizes towards preserving and creating vibrant communities that are not exclusive and are really affordable to working families in New York City. Learn more about our work at www.cuffh.org POSITION SUMMARY: The Community Organizer will help build new re ...

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Canvass Director

New York, NY

Position Locations: Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Orlando, Detroit, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, Denver, and Tampa About CPD:  The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democrat ...

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Fair Workweek Campaign Manager

New York, NY

Fair Workweek Campaign Manager Join the next wave in the movement for economic justice in America. Working people driving America’s service economy struggle with jobs with unpredictable part-time hours, low wages and few benefits that strain their families and cause economic insecurity. The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI) seeks a Campaign Manager to support and coord ...

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Campaign Director, Economic Justice and Wall Street Accountability

New York, NY

Location: Flexible, with ability to travel to East Coast Over the past 5 years, CPD and our network of nearly 50 affiliates in 35 states have been at the cutting edge of winning high-impact economic justice campaigns -- raising the minimum wage, winning earned sick leave, winning first-of-their policies for a fair workweek, winning expansion of early childhood education with quality jobs for providers, and more. Our Fed Up campaign has changed the national conversation ...

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Director of Institutional Advancement

New York, NY

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC and other locations will be considered About CPD The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with 50 partner organizations in 38 states and Puerto Rico and build the strength and capacity of democratic org ...

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Director of Talent Management and Human Resources ​

New York, NY

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY  Start Date: As soon as possible with a negotiable start date. About the Position CPD is seeking a Director of Talent Management and Human Resources committed to supporting a well-functioning, highly-productive, diverse, inclusive, and positive work environment where our talented staff can thrive. This position will work closely with a range of individuals within and outside of the o ...

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Director of Fundraising Events & Partnerships

New York, NY

About CPD The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with 50 partner organizations in 35 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. CPD is a rapidly-expanding, ...

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Organizer - Communities United

New York, NY

Communities United 2221 Maryland Ave, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218 www.communitiesunite.org Full-time Organizing Posit ...

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Digital Organizer - Communities United

New York, NY

Communities United 2221 Maryland Ave, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218 www.communitiesunite.org Full-time Digital Organizer Position Now Available Communities United is a grassroots, membership organization of low to moderate income individuals and families in Maryland. Our mission is leadership development and community organizing that builds power to ...

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Digital Campaign Strategist

New York, NY

Digital Campaign Strategist Position Location:  Offices in Washington DC and NYC; candidates from other locations considered Start Date: As soon as possible with a negotiable start date. About the Position The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action (CPD/CPDA) is seeking a Digital Campaign Strategist. This is a senior position on our Digital Strategies team within the department of ...

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Base-building Organizers

New York, NY

About CPD + CPD Action The Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD/A) build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with nearly 50 powerful community organizing groups in 30 states across the country. On behalf of our community organizing affiliates, CPD/A seeks applicants to fill Organizer positions at many organizations around the country. Organizers hi ...

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Director of Housing Campaigns

New York, NY

Position Location: New York City or Washington, D.C. preferred, though other locations considered The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to help develop, run and win local, regional, and state campaigns to increase access to safe and affordable housing, further fair housing goals, revitalize urban communities, and to defend our Network’s housing agenda in Washington. The Director will play a hands-on role working with CP ...

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Internship in Lawyering & Policy Innovation Summer 2018

New York, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a high-impact national organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C. that promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy by partnering with grassroots organizations around the country to build community power and transform the state and local policy landscape. CPD provides legal and strategic policy and research support to movements, and on state and local legislative campaigns, that advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice ...

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Campaign Manager, Voting Rights & Democracy Program

New York, NY

Position Location: Washington DC, Minnesota or NYC, strong candidates from other locations may be considered. Candidates must be available to travel extensively. The Center for Popular Democracy is seeking a Campaign Manager to help support, develop, run and win local and statewide voting rights and democracy campaigns on a range of issues, including restoration of rights, automatic voter registration, public financing, redistricting and other innovative ...

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Director of Partner Resource Development

New York, NY

Position Location: remote About CPD + CPD Action The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 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. About the Position </ ...

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Organizing Director - Local Progress

New York, NY

Position Location: Flexible, with a preference for applicants located in or with experience working in Florida or Texas About the Project:  Local Progress is the policy network of progressive elected officials from cities and counties around the country committed to shared prosperity, equal justice under law, sustainable cities, and good government that serves the public interest. Hand-in-hand with community-based organizati ...

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Staff Attorney for Workers’ Rights and Economic Justice

New York, NY

Position Location: New York City or Washington, DC preferred The Center for Popular Democracy builds organizing power to transform the local, state, and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and p ...

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Regional Canvass Director

New York, NY

About CPD:  The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. About the Position:  CPD is seeking R ...

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