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About CCC + CCCAction
The Center for Community Change (CCC) builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.
This position also supports the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA), an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – CCC and CCCA operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.
Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work. We are guided by our long term Path to Power plan, so that by 2025 we will enact bold, structural changes at the federal level that advance economic justice, racial justice, and immigration reform.
CCC is seeking a Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building to lead its work to advance Black organizing infrastructure through both new and tested approaches, contribute to the development of a governing agenda that can challenge and eradicate structures of oppression, and integrate sophisticated organizing, civic engagement, policy, and communications strategies.
The Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building will provide leadership to the Black Freedom Collective, a cohort of Black-led organizing grounded in work at the intersection of economic and racial justice. In addition, s/he will oversee the team’s work on building out the Women’s Gathering, an innovative organizing and leadership development initiative focused on formerly incarcerated women of color who are organizing to change policies that criminalize poverty and poor people of color. This work will be done in close collaboration with key staff and national and grassroots partners, which will require flexible and committed leadership.
The Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building leads a robust effort dedicated to developing political power and an organizational infrastructure capable of catalyzing a movement for deep investment in communities of concentrated and racialized poverty. The Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building will work very closely with key leaders of CCC/A to develop and implement a comprehensive power-building plan in Black communities.
The Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building will oversee and manage CCC’s efforts to:
The Director will accomplish the work by:
The candidate is a creative leader who is deeply committed to CCC’s mission and values. S/he has knowledge and on-the-ground experience in community organizing and demonstrates overall leadership, supervisory and management skills, and proven dedication to build the power and capacity of low-income people to change those institutions and policies that affect their lives.
While no one candidate will possess every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
This position reports to: Managing Director of CCC/A. There will be substantial strategic collaboration with the President of CCC. This position is a management position.
The Center for Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is not included in the CCC bargaining unit and therefore not covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Salary & Benefits: Minimum base salary $125,000 annual. CCC also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.
This position is located in Washington, DC.
Closing Date of Position: December 5, 2018
How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.