Associate Director

Job Description (FULL-TIME) March 2024

Organization Overview

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) is a statewide organization that centers the experiences of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color within the Latine diaspora to uphold our dignity, our bodies, our sexuality, our diverse families and communities. We build power, shift culture and cultivate leadership through community organizing, policy advocacy, community-informed research, and community healing.

Since its founding in 2004, CLRJ has emerged as an important state-level actor and has a growing profile on the national level. CLRJ is the leading California-based Latina/e Reproductive Justice organization and is the only statewide advocacy organization whose purpose focuses specifically on promoting Latinas’/es’ Reproductive Justice through community organizing, alliance-building, leadership development and long term movement building strategies. At the national level, CLRJ also serves as a recognized leader in promoting a vibrant Reproductive Justice Movement on behalf of the most underserved Latinas/es, low income women of color, immigrant women and their communities.

Position Overview

The Associate Director (AD) is a visionary and creative leader whose primary role is to support the Executive Director  in guiding the work of the organization so that it stays in alignment with its purpose and provides the resources and support needed by staff to achieve our goals.    The AD will work with CLRJ program staff to design, develop, implement and evaluate policy advocacy, research, alliance-building and community engagement strategies that advance CLRJ’s  vision map for the future.  Additionally, they will be a part of the team that ensures CLRJ’s financial health and sustainability and promotes the long-term viability of this dynamic, growing organization. The Associate Director serves as a member of the leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. .


Principal Areas of Responsibility

Finance and Administration

  • Support the annual organizational budgeting process with programmatic and finance staff.
  • Support CLRJ’s administrative staff in keeping abreast of CLRJ’s programs, and identify and communicate any infrastructural and financial needs that support programs (i.e. equipment, technology, tracking of certain income and expenses, tracking of staff time etc.).
  • Review quarterly and annual financial statements, audits and 990 documents.
  • Work with administrative team to ensure that CLRJ remains compliant with all state, federal non-profit and labor laws and regulations.

 

Development

  • Support the Development team with the creation or review of proposals, reports, and/or other foundation fundraising materials or requests.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Development team to cultivate relationships with institutional funders, including private, corporate and public foundations as well as individual donors.
  • Contribute to CLRJ’s grassroots fundraising activities, as needed.

 

Planning, Evaluation and Organizational Leadership

  • Ensure that communications between program team leads are consistent and that work is aligned materials or requests.
  • Support in the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and the evaluation of programs.
  • Develop and present oral and written reports for both internal and external audiences (including CLRJ’s Board of Directors, funders, and other key stakeholders) concerning the progress and impact of CLRJ’s programs and Strategic Plan.

 

Program

  • Supervise program staff, volunteers, and interns as needed.
  • Lead in the development of strategic processes for planning and implementing programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Guide the planning and implementation of programmatic activities and events.

 

Publications & Communications 

  • Work with communications and program staff on the development of publications, including policy briefs, fact sheets, and other materials for policymakers, advocates and community members.
  • Collaborate in the development of CLRJ’s strategic communications activities, media products, including press releases, blogs, talking points, and statements as needed.
  • Serve as an expert, resource and spokesperson on Reproductive Justice to the news media.

 

Alliance-Building and Reproductive Justice Movement Building

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners and networks, coalitions, organizations, and leaders working across various social justice movements in order to uplift and strengthen the Reproductive Justice Movement in California and nationally.
  • Conduct presentations and trainings to a wide range of audiences concerning CLRJ’s research and policy priorities, that increase CLRJ’s visibility and build the organization’s base of supporters.
  • Train CLRJ staff to provide presentations and training.


Skills and Qualifications

Required

All CLRJ employees are expected to fully support the organization’s mission in their work. Any positions or work that runs counter to LGBTQ rights or Reproductive Justice – including the right to access abortion and contraception, are likely to create a conflict of interest disqualifying an employee from working at CLRJ. All employees regardless of their position are required to support with staffing events, public speaking or disseminating information about people’s right to access legal and safe abortion care and contraception, as assigned. It is also required that all employees use messaging that is developed by CLRJ’s Communications Team and that it is factual, evidence-based, and free of judgment or discrimination when talking about all Reproductive Justice issues, including LGBTQ rights, and the right to access abortion or contraception when working or otherwise representing CLRJ.

  • At least two to three years work or equivalent experience in the field of Reproductive Justice required.
  • Commitment to CLRJ’s purpose, social justice, Latine communities and reproductive and sexual wellness, health and justice.
  • Two to three years of experience managing organizational or programmatic budgets.
  • Three to five years experience in staff supervision and developing leadership.
  • Experience working with Latinas/es of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, social, economic and gender identities and their communities.
  • Experience with policy advocacy and facilitating collaborative efforts among community leaders, organizations,non-profits and legislators strongly desired.
  • Experience with community informed or community participatory based research, including data collection, analysis, and reporting strongly desired.
  • Experience designing, planning, and facilitating engaging and effective workshops, trainings, meetings, and other community events strongly desired.
  • Proven ability to work in a team and execute work with minimal supervision.
  • Highly organized and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple sensitive assignments with attention to detail and in a timely manner as well as flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Strong problem solving skills. Able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large and small groups.
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing in English and Spanish.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Drive, and experience with CiviCRM or PowerBase database systems.
  • Valid California driver’s license, and legally required car insurance, and access to a personal vehicle to conduct CLRJ business.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; regular schedule to include some evenings and weekends and travel across California and nationally throughout the year.

 

Location and Classification

 

Compensation and Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position, 40 hours per week. The annual salary is $85,000 – 90,000, commensurate with experience. We offer paid vacation, sick, and personal time. Twelve paid holidays, and 3-5 weeks paid office closure available at the discretion of the Executive Director. Excellent benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance paid 100% by the organization. Significant opportunities for professional development and growth. This position is based in California with frequent travel in state and nationally. The organization is based in Los Angeles, but all staff work remotely.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CLRJ is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to careers@clrj.org with the job title in the subject line.