Campaign Director for Immigrant Justice

Campaign Director for Immigrant Justice

Position Location: flexible

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action (CPD/CPDA) is seeking a full-time Campaign Director for Immigrant Justice. 

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action builds organizing power and transforms the local, state, and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and labor unions nationwide. CPD/CPDA collaborates with partners to build their internal strength, infrastructure and capacity – and to envision, run, and win campaigns to move a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda at the city and state level.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The campaign director will have primary responsibility for work including:

  • Building deep, close relationships with core CPD affiliates who are focused on, or interesting building out, immigrant justice campaign work;

  • Providing strategic campaign and organizing support to affiliates working to advance municipal or state-level immigrant rights  campaigns;

  • Working closely with the Director of Immigrant Justice & Leadership, the Senior Staff Attorney for Immigrant Rights, and the Opportunity Campaigns team, to envision and advance campaigns and policy solutions at the local and state level that improve the lives of immigrants in the US;

  • Working closely with the Local Progress team to advance a national municipal strategy to protect and defend immigrant communities in the Trump era;

  • Working closely with the Racial Justice to build out a body of work that lives at the intersection of criminal justice, racial justice and immigrant rights;

  • Working effectively with CPD’s capacity teams to add firepower and strength to CPD partner’s campaigns and work;

  • Leading efforts to ensure that across CPD, there is an immigrant-lens analysis that cuts across all issue campaigns and organizing efforts;

  • Balancing support to affiliates on their priority work with work to build an integrated national agenda grounded in the priorities of our affiliates;

  • Serve as primary strategist and campaigner for rapid-response immigrant defensive battles in cities and states where our partners are positioned to lead;

  • Representing CPD and the network at key national spaces and tables;

  • Staying updated on the most cutting edge research and policies that advance immigrant justice and criminal justice reform;

  • Sharing primary responsibility, with other senior CPD staff and CPD’s Development Department, to fundraise to cover the existing expenses of the immigrant justice campaigns, expand funding, and raise/leverage real resources to the field;

  • Working with other CPD campaigning staff to develop effective intersectional campaigns (e.g., linking organizing of the Black community behind a policing justice campaign with organizing in the immigrant community on over-enforcement of immigration laws, etc.).

Job Requirements

  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate income families;

  •  At least 3 years’ experience in progressive campaigns with community-based organizations, primarily on issues with explicit immigrant rights and/or racial justice framing;

  • Experience working across departments or teams within an organization;

  • Experience managing large programs and projects;

  • Success as independent, self-motivated, and strong leader that is able to drive project and programs to completion in fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to work within a coalition of diverse organizations and partners;

  • Experience working in diverse communities and with grassroots organizations;

  • Experience raising resources from foundations and/or individual donors;

  • Excellent writing and communication skills;

  • Results-focused and organized;

  • Willing to travel.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter through our hiring portal:

CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.