Program Manager, Work Equity
Company: National Employment Law Project
Posted on: January 12, 2022
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks a dynamic,
experienced, and skilled person to join our Work Equity team to
advance NELP's programs and policy campaigns, with a particular
focus on addressing the impacts of occupational segregation for
communities of color and directly impacted people with records. We
are seeking an experienced manager with deep competency in
coordinating complex processes that elevate the impact of our
research, capacity building, narrative and strategic
communications, policy, and advocacy. This is an extraordinary
opportunity to leverage your talent to join a team who are at the
forefront of ensuring people obtain good jobs where equity is built
into the policies and culture.
Who We Are
Founded in 1969, the nonprofit National Employment Law Project
(NELP) is a leading advocacy organization with the mission to build
a just and inclusive economy where all workers have expansive
rights and thrive in good jobs. Together with local, state, and
national partners, NELP advances its mission through transformative
legal and policy solutions, research, capacity building, and
communications. Our victories over the last decade have impacted
the lives of an estimated 100 million workers and their families.
We lead and collaborate in fights for higher pay and just benefits,
secure and safe jobs, and support at each stage in a worker's life.
We build worker power and we challenge rules that allow corporate
harm and undue power. We are transforming precarious work by
raising the floor so that every job is a good job and everyone who
wants a job can have one. Together over the next decade, we will
build Black, immigrant worker power and advance transformative
solutions to achieve racial and economic justice. For more
information, read our
NELP has a team of 45 staff people based across offices in New York
City, Washington D.C., and Berkeley, CA, with a 12-person Board of
Directors, an annual budget of $14M, and hundreds of partners in
the field with whom we work to further our mission.
What You Will Do
You may be based in any of NELP's three office locations (Berkeley,
California; New York City; or Washington D.C.) and will report to
the Director of Work Equity. You will work in conjunction with
NELP's staff of lawyers, policy experts, researchers, and strategic
communications experts. As a member of the Work Equity team, you
will advance our long-term vision to ensure people obtain good jobs
where equity is built into the policies and culture-that we advance
at work inclusive of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual
orientation, social class, conviction record, family or immigration
status, and disability. Your work includes:
Managing the development and execution of the team's occupational
segregation strategic framework including: coordination with other
teams; developing written materials and talking points; planning
and executing coordination meetings; co-leading the development of
a national occupational segregation learning project in partnership
with two other national anchor organizations.
Cultivating and managing thoughtful and strategic partnerships and
stakeholder outreach, particularly as it relates to capacity
building, research and evaluation, and narrative and strategic
Creating a robust and effective system of project coordination,
documentation, and tracking integrated into platforms and using
Seeding and launching new narrative projects in partnership with
the communications team that undergird our vision for innovative
policy design, research, and worker-power building.
Supporting development and implementation of ambitious new research
Advocating for local, state, and federal policies that will raise
the labor standards for all workers by centering Black, immigrant
workers and people with records.
Conducting media and literature reviews to support occupational
Representing NELP in coalitions, public forums, legislative and
agency hearings, and in the media.
Sharpening the vision of our work equity strategic priorities with
a racial equity framework in collaboration with our team.
Who You Are
You have seven+ years of coordination and advocacy experience in
criminal justice reform, labor and employment rights, civil rights
and racial justice, or other social or economic justice issues.
You have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
You have strong racial equity competencies and center your role in
an analysis and understanding of how race, class and power shape
systems in our society and culture and are continuously learning,
reflecting, and growing; you support a feedback culture and operate
constructively across lines of difference.
You have strong and demonstrable project management skills. You are
a strategic, creative and clear-headed thinker and doer, have
experience independently managing multiple projects, overseeing,
and tracking details, and a track record of achieving timely
results. Project management professional certification a plus.
You take an organizing-based approach to logistics and operations,
including motivating others to respond and conducting the necessary
You are a relationship-builder and have strong interpersonal
skills, enjoy connecting individuals, and have a track record of
developing and maintaining alliances.
You have a proven track record of working in coalition with diverse
groups, such as: community-based organizations, legal advocates,
labor, and worker centers.
You are a skilled and effective communicator in written products,
with a demonstrated ability to convey complex concepts in
compelling and digestible work products such as memos, reports,
op-eds, toolkits, or issue briefs; and you are skilled in
presenting, testifying, or engaging with the media.
You are self-aware, curious, and respectful, fostering a sense of
purpose and community and have high standards for holding yourself
and others accountable.
You operate with a commitment to excellence, integrity, diplomacy,
Start Date, Location, Compensation and Benefits : In response to
the pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely and are not
traveling. When conditions are amenable, the position will require
some travel. Candidates must be able to work from one of our three
offices (Berkeley, New York City, or Washington D.C.) at the point
that we return to working in the office. The start date will be as
soon as possible. This position is in NELP's bargaining unit,
represented by National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW
Local 2320. Classification and compensation for NELP bargaining
unit positions is commensurate with relevant experience and
education and based on NELP's collectively bargained scales. Based
on our union scale, here are some examples of salaries for this
with a relevant Bachelor's degree and seven years' relevant
experience, the salary will be $77,000; at nine years, then
with a relevant Master's degree---and nine years' relevant
experience, the salary will be $89,000; at 11 years, then
Based on the union scale, if an individual candidate's education or
experience is higher than an example, the salary will be higher;
conversely, with less education or experience, the salary is lower.
Compensation also includes an excellent comprehensive benefits
package, including full coverage of family health insurance, a
medical reimbursement plan, generous vacation and sick leave, plus
additional organization-wide holidays, significant contribution
from employer to a retirement plan (both an unelected contribution
and employer match), 12 weeks paid parental leave, and student loan
repayment assistance for qualifying participants.
To Apply: Go to our online application system at
NELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal
opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to
building a diverse and inclusive workforce.--- All qualified
applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital
status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest
or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or
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