Farmworker Justice (FJ) is a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that works to empower farmworkers – people who labor on farms and ranches — to improve their wages and working conditions, occupational safety, immigration status, health and access to health care, and access to justice. They collaborate with farmworker organizations across the nation.
Farmworker Justice is seeking a new President to lead the organization in the day-to-day pursuit of its mission, appearing on behalf of the organization and the movement it represents, responsible for fundraising, directing its programmatic, policy and legal activities and carrying out strategies and policies set by the Board.
The President is expected to be a collaborative leader and team builder who, with the Farmworker Justice staff, builds and maintains strong partnerships with farmworker organizations, allied groups, policymakers, federal and state agency leaders, funders, the Farmworker Justice Advisory Council members, other volunteers, and progressive voices in the labor, immigrant, environmental public health, food and agricultural worker communities. Specific qualifications include:
- Proven experience in management, communications, fundraising, policy making, advocacy, and litigation.
- A four-year college degree or the equivalent experience; a law degree is helpful but not required.
- Understanding of and sensitivity to the difficult lives that most farmworkers and their families endure.
- An awareness of current law, policies and customs that impact farmworkers.
- Insight into the courts and legal processes to help determine when FJ can play a useful role in challenging or supporting challenges to unjust policies and systemic abuses.
- Knowledge of the key players and forces at work in Congress, the Administration and the food and agricultural industries.
- Knowing how to develop successful advocacy strategies for implementation in Washington, D.C., the states and at the grassroots level.
- Experience in recruiting training, leading and retaining quality staff people who are values-driven.
- Ability to take the lead in fundraising and the pursuit of new funders, engaging the Board, Advisory Council, and other staff when appropriate.
- Ability to use technology and social media to create and execute a public relations and communication strategy.
- Foreign language skills, particularly Spanish.
- Ability to travel frequently, mostly within the U.S.
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Farmworker Justice.
Consultant: Jennifer Dunlap- 703-718-4760 | [email protected]