Center for Popular Democracy Seeks Fair Workweek Campaign Manager (Brooklyn, NY)

Fair Workweek Campaign Manager

Join the next wave in the movement for economic justice in America.

Working people driving America’s service economy struggle with jobs with unpredictable part-time hours, low wages and few benefits that strain their families and cause economic insecurity. The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI) seeks a Campaign Manager to support and coordinate bold new campaigns to win a fair workweek in cities and states across the country.

The Fair Workweek Campaign Manager will work with CPD/CPDA affiliates and allied partners to advance policy and public education campaigns to ensure working people have wages and hours they can count on to care for themselves and their families. We are seeking an experienced strategic campaigner who has driven successful policy and issue-based campaigns while building strong coalitions and deep grassroots leadership. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and energetic professional with strong project management, facilitation, training and problem-solving skills who thrives in a fast paced work environment and is a self-starter.


The Fair Workweek Campaign Manager is responsible for working closely with partner organizations to develop and execute local field campaign plans, and engage allied national partners to integrate local campaigns into a comprehensive national strategy to win a fair workweek. In addition to providing technical assistance and supporting others who are driving local campaigns, the Campaign Manager will work closely with the policy, organizing, communications, research and digital staff at CPD/CPDA. 

The Campaign Manager reports to the Director of the Fair Workweek Initiative and collaborates with the project team and other CPD programs.

About The Fair Workweek Initiative

Anchored by the CPD and CPD Action, the FWI is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they shape the solutions that work for their families – through improved industry practices or workplace protections. Learn more at:

Since 2014, FWI has won groundbreaking campaigns that established new work hour standards in six cities and the state of Oregon, and moved corporate retail chains to deliver more predictable stable hours for hundreds of thousands of working people.

About CPD + CPD Action

The Center for Popular Democracy and the Center for Popular Democracy Action promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 50 partner organizations in more than 35 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We offer an exciting opportunity to drive ambitious campaigns and partner with community-based 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.

Position location: Open to remote locations. CPD has offices in NYC and DC. Current FWI team members are based in NYC, DC, Los Angeles, Oakland and Atlanta.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate will report to CPD’s Fair Workweek Initiative Director and will:

·     Oversee and provide leadership for the development of multiple fair workweek policy campaigns that include innovations in worker engagement and mobilization; diverse coalitions; public education and issue elevation within a women’s economic and racial justice framework; and cutting-edge use of field and digital strategies.

·     Assist partner organizations in the development and implementation of state and local campaigns. Especially seeking candidates with rigorous approaches to campaigning, and the management expertise and relational nuance to work with state and local organizations in building out such campaigns.

·     Work with the Corporate Strategies Director and Lead Organizer to ensure that campaigns directly engage and develop the leadership of working people.

·     Work with the Senior Staff Attorney for Worker Justice to gain strong proficiency in fair workweek policy, represent the organization with policy makers and staff, and develop local policy solutions

·     Develop and oversee strategic communications and public support research projects integrating findings into field tools (e.g. message guides, support models, etc.) Help plan and execute national days of action, rallies, marches, and other high-visibility activities.

·     Build a dynamic learning network with local affiliates, national allies and elected officials to ensure campaigns share strategy and information, deploy the most effective tactics, and generate national momentum and attention to the issue.

·     Produce and manage projects that produce essential tools for the field – both internal campaign supports and public facing document

·     Support national integration and collaboration through all-campaign meetings, regular sub-group calls (communications, field, research, etc.).

·     Build campaigns with an approach that increases the knowledge, expertise, experience and capacity of our state and local partners.

·     Participate in regular meetings of the FWI team and broader CPD/CPDA staff team.

Job Requirements:

·     Minimum 5 years campaigning experience (policy, labor or community, or electoral);

·     Experience leading winning policy campaigns with national significance or impact;

·     Understanding of issues facing communities of color, women and low-and moderate-income families;

·     Experience building and working with broad-based issue coalitions;

·     Advanced experience in training, coaching and developing organizers and campaigners;

·     Comfort, and some areas of expertise, implementing a range of campaign strategies and tactics, including policy, corporate accountability and civic engagement;

·     Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills;

·     Self-motivated and dedicated – proven ability to work independently and overcome obstacles;

·     Ability to work well with diverse organizations and communities.

CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.


We have a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurances; 15 vacation days per year; 10 sick and safe days per year; 7 paid holidays per year; and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.




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