Release Date: September 4, 2020
Caring Across Generations is a national campaign leading the effort to transform the way we care in America. Harnessing the power of online and grassroots organizing and culture change work, we are shifting how our nation values caregiving and calling for policy solutions for all of us to live well and age with dignity.
Launched in 2011 by Ai-jen Poo at the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Sarita Gupta at Jobs with Justice (JWJ), Caring Across was founded on the belief that we can address the growing care needs of our families – and the related economic insecurity that comes with it – through building the Caring Majority, policy and culture change that shifts how our society values care — while addressing a number of pressing and interrelated social justice issues (gender equity, immigration, workers rights, healthcare, retirement).
Our primary policy objective, Universal Family Care (UFC), would create a program to holistically integrate and provide caregiving supports across the lifespan – from child care and early-childhood education, to paid family and medical leave, to long-term or end of life care for a family member or oneself – while strengthening the economic security of the 21st century American family.
Caring Across was founded by women of color and our team is multi-racial, being evenly split between people of color and white people. (There are no men currently working at Caring Across, though men have worked here in the past and could be hired in the future.)
We have a core staff of 16, primarily based out of New York with an additional office in DC, as well as staff in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, and New Jersey. During this global pandemic, Caring Across is entirely remote.
Our team believes that Caring Across should center Black and Brown people, particularly women, in our work to change how care is given, valued and received in our country. This is because we know that historically and presently, Black and Brown women have been most impacted by an unjust and inequitable care system. Our theory of change is that by improving the care infrastructure for Black and Brown caregivers first, we will achieve the collective care solutions that will benefit us all.
Caring Across seeks a DEI collaborator to help guide our team as we move our campaign from a white-led campaign towards a multi-racial, multi-generational campaign (staff) centered in active anti-racism practices and structures, with a specific emphasis on addressing anti-Black racism within the systems, structures, and processes.
Our team has collectively identified the following areas of focus for our internal DEI work:
Additionally, we are asking for help to establish a sustainable DEI foundation from which staff can continue the work beyond the scope of the initial contract with a consultant.
A. Interview Committee
Members of the Caring Across team who have volunteered to assist with this process will comprise the interview committee. Interview questions will include the following:
B. Evaluation Criteria
C. Selection Process
If interested, submit a proposal to Samantha Greene at Caring Across Generations via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Monday, September 21, 2020. Interviews for candidates will be scheduled the week of Sept. 21 through September 25 if needed; the committee will consist of Caring Across Generations staff. It is anticipated that a Consultant will be selected and approved by October 9, 2020.