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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 Deputy Director Position:

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.