Partners for Dignity & Rights partners with grassroots community organizations to build, implement and spread community-led solutions that dismantle systems of oppression and deepen multiracial democracy. Working in a participatory way and guided by human rights principles, our work is accountable to our grassroots partners and their leadership. Through our collaborations, Partners for Dignity & Rights gives national impact to local actions by developing replicable and scalable models and building power around a vision for cross-systems change that centers people’s lived experiences, bridges issues and communities, and shifts narratives and debates.
Reporting to P4DR’s Co-Executive Director and collaborating closely with other program staff and external partners and allies, the Partnerships Director will strengthen our partners’ campaigns through one-on-one support and facilitating learning communities, and help build alignment across national spaces, including around issues of housing and equitable development, healthcare, worker-powered enforcement, co-governance and others. The Partnership Director will be responsible for building and maintaining grassroots partnerships and facilitating translocal exchange designed to share best practices, sharpen power analysis, support experimentation with bold strategies, and explore collective strategies for generating momentum and support for grassroots solutions.
The position may be based in P4DR’s office located in New York City or remotely. Some travel to events and partner organizations around the country will be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Build and deepen relationships with the staff and key leaders of our grassroots partner organizations, coalition partners, and emerging movement allies
- Support the development of partners’ local and national organizing strategies including strengthening and scaling base-building and leadership development programs.
- Work with those partners and allies in building alignment for a multiracial economic democracy grounded in strengthening public goods, racial and gender equity, and power for marginalized communities
- Co-coordinate learning cohorts consisting of grassroots partners, allies, and other stakeholders, including identifying needs and challenges for cohorts to strategize around, organizing meetings (in-person or virtual), developing and leading trainings, etc.
- Assist in the coordination and execution of local and national events, including but not limited to, trans-local strategy meetings, regional convenings, national convenings, and trainings.
- Support other P4DR staff to develop, evaluate, and adapt research and strategies for advancing P4DR projects.
- Collaborate with co-workers on organizational development, fundraising, communications.
- Strong commitment to and familiarity with the intersection of social and economic justice, with familiarity with housing or workers’ rights policy a plus.
- 5+ years of organizing experience, working on grassroots campaigns on the local and/or statewide level, or comparable.
- Experience developing political education and/or facilitating trainings
- Strong communication skills.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects and priorities.
- Ability and flexibility to travel 6-8 times per year.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google applications
- Comfort working in a relatively flat, non-hierarchical organization, including participating in consensus decision-making
- Ability to fluently communicate in Spanish is a plus
Partners for Dignity & Rights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this position is $79,825 a year. Benefits include: full health insurance, vision and dental insurance for staff (as well as partners and children); annual 2% COLA increase, an additional $4,000 to reimburse any medical costs not covered by insurance; additional needs-based benefits that may be added to salary where applicable (such as dependent and childcare benefits, ranging from $3,750 to $15,000 a year for up to three dependents and not to exceed $30,000 total, and student loan or education expense benefits up to $3,600 a year); a Simple IRA retirement plan; 20 paid vacation days, 14 sick days and 6 personal days annually; half-day Fridays, the last week of December off and federal holidays off.