VOZ CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Founded in the year 2000, Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Voz has an annual budget of $1 million and at full capacity, we have 14 staff members.

Mission of Voz

VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project (“Voz”) is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protecting civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Voz operates the MLK Workers’ Center where day laborers are connected with employers in a safe environment.

Description

Voz seeks two passionate and committed social justice advocates with a strong background in organizational leadership to serve as Co-Executive Directors. Together, the Directors are Voz’s primary leadership responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and long-term strategic vision. The Co-Executive Directors will lead a dedicated team of organizers and workers’ rights advocates to realize a vision of a worker-led movement that protects worker rights and fully engages day laborers as leaders in our community. The Co-Executive Directors will share organizational leadership and will hold distinct programmatic responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Programmatic:

  • Evaluates and ensures there is high-quality, relevant programming for day laborers;
  • Leads strategic planning process;
  • Manages lease agreements and/or Capital Campaign.

Fundraising:

  • Creates, maintains, manages, and sustains relationships with funders, donors, elected officials, partner organizations, coalitions, and media;
  • Shares development/fundraising responsibilities with the other Co-ED, such as creating and implementing development plans and attending regular Development Team meetings;
  • Shares finance responsibilities and plays an active role in the annual budget process;
  • Active involvement in our Annual Dinner event and end of year appeals.

Team-Building & Management:

  • Works closely with the Day Laborer Leadership Committee;
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors;
  • Supervises staff (mainly program directors) ;
  • Shares responsibility with Co-ED to ensure there is ongoing staff development and organization development and culture improvement;
  • Maintains union-management relations and negotiates and works with the labor union that represents Voz staff;
  • Manages HR functions and compliance, including recruiting and hiring, orientation, onboarding, performance reviews, reviews Voz policies, and collaborates to address and resolve employee concerns;
  • Leads conflict mediation and resolution and transformative justice processes amongst staff.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and has a commitment to language justice;
  • Shared life experience and cultural competency with our members and demonstrates experience in worker and/or immigrant justice movements, and knowledge of issues affecting day laborers, domestic workers or low-wage workers;
  • Fosters teamwork and embodies a collaborative leadership style that engages different stakeholders before making decisions;
  • Experience with movement-building work and understands base-building, leadership development, political education, and community organizing as strategies for change and centers the voice and leadership of those most marginalized and excluded;
  • 2+ years of experience in development and/or financial management;
  • 2+ years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based organization and staff;
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships;
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget;
  • Demonstrated experience working with community members, funders, partner organizations, staff, city and state government;
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures in English and Spanish;
  • Courageous and proactive leadership, ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment and create a culture of wellness and care;
  • Humility and emotional intelligence: The capacity for self-insight and learning/growth, the resiliency to navigate complex situations, and the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with colleagues, members, allies, etc.;
  • Training and/or experience with conflict mediation, nonviolent communication, and/or transformative justice processes;
  • Possesses excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Experience working with BIPOC communities and people undergoing trauma or crisis. (For example, mental health issues, addictions, housing instability, discrimination, social barriers, extreme marginalization and poverty, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills;
  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends;
  • Ability to travel as needed for meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Experience in working within the context of a Union and being part of a bargaining team (preferred, not required);
  • Experience working in a capital campaign (preferred, not required).

Compensation

  • $70,000-$80,000 DOE;
  • 100% Health/Dental Coverage;
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program;
  • 3 weeks paid vacation (starting);
  • 60 hours of sick time per year;
  • 6 weeks paid family leave;
  • Financial support for the use of personal telephone, and mileage / transportation reimbursement;
  • A staff development budget for training, coaching or other education/support.