Caring Across Generations
Title: California Care Table Manager
Position: Full Time
Reports To: Director of Organizing and Field
Supervises: California Care Campaign Organizer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Start Date: As soon as filled
Work Location: Remote, but based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Sacramento area
About Caring Across Generations:
The way we work has changed, our families have changed – but care hasn’t. With millennials becoming parents and Baby Boomers getting older, the need for care is surging. Yet many people can’t just rely on family for the support they need, and paid caregivers barely make enough to support their own families.
Caring Across Generations is an intersectional campaign working to make care more affordable and accessible at every stage of life, while making sure caregivers are treated with respect and dignity. Founded in 2011 by workers’ rights activists Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo, we’re focused on creating change in three ways: organizing a powerful movement of the Caring Majority, fighting for groundbreaking policy at the state level and federal level, and changing hearts and minds through storytelling and leveraging pop culture. We were behind the historic win to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers, and in 2018, helped Washington state create the nation’s first universal public program for long-term care. Caring Across is entering an ambitious next phase: launching campaigns for Universal Family Care (UFC), a new holistic, sustainable framework to ensure every family can afford childcare, paid family and medical leave, AND supports for loved ones who are aging or living with a disability.
About the Position:
The California Care Campaign Manager will work to win universal long term support and services, begin building a campaign to win Universal Family Care and establish statewide relationships that power the California arm of our federal Care Agenda. The California Care Campaign Manager will work closely with a range of partners toward a shared long-term purpose of improving and building upon California’s care infrastructure while also balancing short-term campaign goals and key results.
- Work with Caring Across Generations team to lay the groundwork to publicly launch a campaign to create a Universal Family Care city-pilot program in 2022.
- Develop and build a state-wide Care Infrastructure Table that pulls together different leaders in childcare, long-term support and services, paid family and medical leave, and other family-supportive policies.
- Connect the dots for partners and legislators around racial justice, gender equality, disability justice, health and economic policy, workers’ rights and the growing need to reimagine and rebuild a care infrastructure that works for all.
- Lead strategy and execution around policy campaigns.
- Identify and seize political opportunities to advance the Care Agenda in California
- Plan and lead stakeholder meetings and trainings, with the support and inclusion of partner organizations
- Create social media opportunities that will build effective organizing campaigns.
- Supervise the California Care Campaign Organizer to bring together family caregivers, people with disabilities, seniors and other care recipients.
- Quickly learn the landscape of partner organizations (domestic workers, caregivers, and women of color) and support them to expand the campaign. Serve as an organizational spokesperson to the media.
- Represent Caring Across Generations at state and national coalition tables to move shared agendas, including the California Aging and Disability Alliance.
- Coordinate with grassroots organizations in the Caring Across field program from across the country and participate in national organizing actions that drive shared campaign objectives.
- Mobilize California caregivers, disability advocates, care recipients, and other grassroots leaders to support federal care infrastructure agenda campaign moments.
- Five to seven years of relevant organizing and/or campaigning experience with at least two years of experience in experimentation and innovation work in coalition organizing.
- Ability to navigate multiple coalitions, tables, and political spaces while aligning and deepen relationships toward a shared vision.
- Effective meeting facilitation skills remotely and in person.
Experience and established relationships in the California organizing, political, policy or advocacy world.
- Works well with others across race, gender, organizational positionality, and identity differences to move the work forward with a strong social justice lens and an appetite to undo racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression.
- Strong tracking and measuring skills to show impact through monthly progress reports
- The ability to set and meet deadlines, detail oriented and highly organized — all while driving results.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, including excellent writing and editing skills, persuasive communication, public presentation, and able to write compelling emails that move activists to take bold action.
- Thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
Must be willing and able to travel 1-2 times per 2 month for 2-3 days around California once we begin to allow staff to travel again.
How to Apply
Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until it is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by midnight ET on December 1, 2020.
Please send application materials to email@example.com. Applications should include:
- A resume
- Answers to the following questions in lieu of a cover letter:
- What is your motivation for applying to this role? (suggested word limit: 200)
- What is your experience building coalitions and policy tables?
- Describe an experience you had moving a large coalition forward after there was a disagreement among partners. (suggest word limit: 200)
Caring Across Generations is a project of, and fiscally sponsored by, National Domestic Workers Alliance. National Domestic Workers Alliance offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Generous Benefits, including 5+ weeks of paid time off annually, including 3 weeks of office closure, most federal holidays, 12 days of vacation, and 12 sick days (prorated to the start date) and 12 weeks paid parental leave.