Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns

Full Time

Position Title: Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns

Position Location: While candidates are welcome to apply from across the U.S., those that are near a CPD office in DC or Brooklyn may be asked to work from a CPD/A office one or two days/week if necessary. Applicants outside of those areas may be required to travel to a CPD/A office occasionally.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns. This is a full-time, exempt position.

About CPD + CPDA:

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy with our affiliate network of innovative base-building organizations and other progressive allies across the country.  We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

We are seeking a Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns to join our Campaigns Department, which consists of approximately 35-40 staff members working on 11 issue areas. This position will be responsible for supervising campaign staff that work on  several major issue campaigns, including Healthcare, Housing, Voting Rights and Democracy, Justice Partnership, and Climate, and possible additional campaign areas to be determined.  The Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns will also play a key role in supporting the Big National Campaign - House Every One! as well as contribute to nourishing the knowledge, capacity, and methods of organizers within the organization.

We estimate that candidates will have about 15 years of relevant experience, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not years of experience.

The Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns will report to one of the two Co-Chiefs of Campaigns and will supervise the Director of Housing and Healthcare Campaigns, Director of Voting Rights and Democracy, the Senior National Organizer for Climate, and the Director of the Justice Partnership Program.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Co-Deputy Chief of Campaigns will:

  • Lead and coordinate across a significant portion of the CPD/A Campaigns Department;
  • Supervise staff who are focused on winning federal, state, and local issue campaigns through coaching and troubleshooting, managing work plans, and identifying and connecting directors and teams to fundraising opportunities;
  • Work with the Co-Chiefs of Campaigns to help ensure effective fundraising and financial management of the department and its various initiatives. This includes helping manage the fundraising plan to meet the Campaigns team budget annually and contribute to other organizational fundraising efforts;
  • Own key network-wide campaign initiatives and projects including but not limited to building and supporting intersectional campaigns, providing leadership on campaign methodology, and leading training;
  • Represent the Big National Campaign - House Every One! in several national coalition and partner spaces, provide support on the Annual Convening and strategic guidance on the national campaign and its digital components;
  • Develop and implement projects that nourish the knowledge, capacity, and methods of organizing across the organization such as skill building, political education, and popular education;
  • Work with Basebuilding, Communications, Research, and CPD leadership to strengthen collaboration between departments and improve efficiency across systems;
  • Provide external leadership through writing, participating in external meetings, attending events and engaging with the press;
  • Work in deep partnership with affiliates and other movement allies to develop and carry out campaigns that actualize our strategic vision, particularly by challenging racial capitalism and advancing our base-building goals.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • A commitment to building people’s institutions as a core element of building power;
  • Significant experience running and winning complex, multi-jurisdictional issue or organizing campaigns in a union or community organizing context;
  • 10 years of experience managing large teams (7-10 people or more, preferred) with some of that experience managing high level campaign directors and staff;
  • At least 15 years of organizing experience;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving environment with staff from diverse backgrounds, working in varied issues with varied types of expertise, and spread across the country;
  • Significant foundation, individual donor, and other fundraising experience;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.

Hiring Process:

Applicants should expect to participate in at least two rounds of group interviews and a job simulation exercise. Final candidates will be asked to provide references.  

Salary and Benefits:

CPD/A is a unionized workplace. This is a supervisory position, not included in our bargaining unit. Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years of experience, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $120,000-$135,000.

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 12 sick days per year, additional PTO, including holidays, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.


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