Position Location: Washington, D.C.
About the Position
Do you love helping other people get organized, set and stick to smart work plans, and navigate complicated, competing priorities? Are you oriented towards problem solving and finding a smart path forward? Do you care about helping immigrants, communities of color, low-wage workers and others win tangible improvements in their lives?
We’re seeking a full-time Affiliate Associate who will work to organize and streamline our support to our partner organizations. This position will work closely with a range of individuals within and outside of the organization to coordinate communications, build relationships, and facilitate joint action across our partner network and among our array of staff teams. Strong writing skills, professionalism and confidentiality are crucial to this role.
This position will report to a member of CPD’s Organizing and Capacity Building team. We offer a generous salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
About CPD + CPD Action
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 53 partner organizations in 34 states as well as Puerto Rico and D.C. 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, dynamic organization that offers an exciting opportunity to drive ambitious policy campaigns and partner with community-based 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.
The Affiliate Associate’s primary responsibilities will include:
Building strong relationships with partner staff through outreach and support, and working to facilitate effective relationship management with each of CPD’s partner organizations
Tracking, organizing, and streamlining communications and interactions by CPD staff with partners to facilitate effective relationship management with each of CPD’s partner organizations, using CPD’s database infrastructure and other tools
Working to coordinate staff and partners’ participation in opportunities for shared learning and action, including in-person convenings and trainings, virtual gatherings, and mobilizations
Coordinating staff within the Organizing and Capacity Building team and the senior management of the organization to support high-quality engagement and support for all CPD partners
Coordinating CPD support to partner organizations and partner organizations’ leadership and engagement with shared learning and action opportunities, in order to create high-value connections and deeper alignment throughout the network
The ideal candidate for this role:
Has a demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate income people
Brings a deep desire to support our partner organizations: empathy, resilience, friendliness, and good judgement
Has experience building relationships across departments, teams or coalitions, conducting mobilization, and tracking data in support of progressive organizing efforts
Thrives in a fast-paced office environment and can manage a high volume of work efficiently without sacrificing quality
Is known for being highly organized, with strong attention to detail – always triple-checks their work
Maintains deep alignment with CPD’s theory of change, which focuses on building strong people’s institutions
Has excellent problem-solving skills and a strong sense of ownership over tasks, including follow-through, and is willing to do what it takes to get the job done – able to effectively plan and prioritize when faced with competing deadlines
Has appetite and aptitude to learn more about Excel, Salesforce, and tracking data
Is willing to have moderate travel schedule
Bonus qualifications, not required:
Experience with Salesforce and Basecamp
We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.
CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.