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About the Organization:

The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice is a multi-racial membership-based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage with strategic legal, policy, and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy. Our members are African American and immigrant workers and families in New Orleans and the Gulf South. The Workers’ Center anchors three grassroots membership organizations:  Congress of Day Laborers, Stand With Dignity, and the Seafood Workers Alliance.  Over the last thirteen years, the Center’s organizing and policy victories have substantially improved the material conditions for poor people in the South.  Together with our allies, we are building a new freedom movement to fight for dignified work, racial justice, liberation that transcends borders, and our full participation in every decision that affects our lives.  For more information, including profiles of our wins in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek, visit www.nowcrj.org.

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About the Policy and Legal Director Position:

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) seeks a highly talented and motivated Policy and Legal Director to lead and build out a growing team in New Orleans with an intersectional legal practice. The Policy and Legal Director 1) Delivers strategic policy and legal tools including litigation, analysis, draft policy etc. to campaigns and programs that advance the NOWCRJ members’ collective goals, 2) provides support and accountability to attorneys 3) represent clients in complex cases that are strategic to the collective goals of NOWCRJ. The Policy and Legal Director will report to the Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice and will work collaboratively with staff and members across the organizations.