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The Deputy Director is a highly visible senior management position that assists the Executive Director with the development and execution of operational policies for the organization. The Deputy Director supervises the Director of Administration, Organizing Director, and Legal /Policy Director, which allows the Deputy Director to ensure programmatic work is carried out in a manner consistent with NOWCRJ’s vision, mission, points of unity, and organizing approach. The Deputy Director works with the Executive Director to ensure that the program staff is integrated into development efforts including fundraising opportunities and stewardship strategies. The Deputy Director serves as a secondary liaison to the NOWCRJ’s Board of Directors and assists in board communications and activities. The Deputy Director serves as the organization’s CEO in the absence of the Executive Director.


Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  1. Supervises and supports the Director of Administration in developing (where necessary) and implementing internal administrative, financial, and personnel policies as appropriate.

  2. Supports the Director of Administration in the development of program/campaign budgets and development and evaluation of financial reports are fiscally and administratively sound.

  3. Serves as the organizational lead for risk management, which includes regulatory compliance, insurance, and fiscal reporting.

  4. Serves as liaison for internal policy issues involving program staff.

  5. Ensures that job responsibilities are clearly communicated and duties delegated
    appropriately among program staff.



  1. Supervises and supports the Organizing Director to ensure organizing strategies are developed and successfully implemented.

  2. Supervises and supports the Legal/Policy Director to ensure legal strategies are developed and successfully implemented.

  3. Supervises and supports the Researcher to ensure information is provided to the Legal and Organizing teams as needed.

  4. Works with program staff to determine how efficiencies can be gained through the leveraging of resources, personnel, and/or message.



  1. Create, implement, and evaluate the annual programmatic operational plans.

  2. Develop and implement a system for tracking and reporting on the progress of the strategic plan implementation.

  3. Establishing policies and practices that foster effective communication for collaboration in an environment of distributed leadership and matrix management.

  4. Lead team efforts to advance an anti-racist and equitable organizational culture and practices.



  • Strong supervisory, project management, process design, and experience.

  • Established analytical, organization, and prioritization skills.

  • High level of initiative and desire to meet specific goals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including project management software (currently using asana), G-Suite, and Office.

  • Superior customer service skills to both internal and external audiences.

  • Ability to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

  • Demonstrated empathetic disposition and positive attitude.

  • Eagerness to work as part of a team, both as a leader and in a supporting capacity, to
    expand the donor base and visibility of the organization.

  • Rewrite possibly - the ability to visualize a north star and chart a path to navigate to it. (Trying to indicate big picture thinking and not getting bogged down in details)

  • X years of experience supervision; demonstrated experience creating and refining systems


Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please thoroughly answer the four (4) questions below and submit as an attachment, along with your resume as a separate document, in an email and send to Type your first name, last name, and the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you.  Application process will be open until the position is filled. 


1.      What about NOWCRJ’s work most excites or interests you?

2.      Have you ever been involved in any of the organization's campaigns, events, or membership before? If so, please share when/how.

3.      What is the biggest strength you bring to a team setting?

4.      What does liberation look like for your community?

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