Senior Project Manager – Immigrant Rights and Racial and Gender Justice

About Community Change and Community Change Action:

 Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.

This position also supports Community Change Action , an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description:

The Community Change seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented team member for the Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice team who will work closely with the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice and key staff to manage and implement projects. The Senior Project Manager will coordinate with internal departments as well as external partner groups to advance Community Change’s racial and gender justice work. The Senior Project Manager will also provide research, writing, and communications support under the direction of the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice. This is a mid-to senior-level position that requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, familiarity with the progressive advocacy sector, and exceptional political judgement.

Principal Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Coordinate special projects and various high-level tasks and deliverables initiated by the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of Community Change’s race and gender justice efforts, including tracking project budgets, facilitating meetings/events, developing communications, and serving as a liaison to outside groups.
  • Facilitate the internal and external advancement of Community Change’s work on the race and gender justice front.

Communications and Liaison

  • Work closely with the internal team at Community Change focused on advancing a race and gender justice agenda
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders across functions, campaigns and issues to facilitate and advance racial justice and immigrant rights work through their structures
  • Organize brown bag discussions about race and gender topics
  • Identify consultants and plan anti-racism trainings
  • Staff Immigration Racial Justice committee

Research and Writing

  • Write memos, position papers, speeches developed from policy and communications research in the area of immigrant rights and racial and gender justice
  • Identify and help craft thought pieces on race and gender
  • Capture and follow up on meeting outcomes


  • Five to seven years of experience in a role focused on racial justice, immigration, project management, or some combination thereof
  • Experience working with community based and grassroots organizations and coalitions
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately under deadlines in a highly dynamic work environment
  • Analytical and critical skills – capacity to extract key points from data and reading
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of racial justice, gender justice, immigration issues
  • Relational skills – capacity to work with a broad range of Community Change staff in different units and levels, and with field partners and national allies
  • Ability to make connections between information, people, and organizations – and relate it to the work of Community Change
  • High level of discretion and judgment
  • Prior experience in the world of organizing and advocacy is highly desired
  • Commitment to economic, race and gender justice essential

This position reports to: Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice

Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

This position is located in Washington DC, and is budgeted for one year from date of hire.

Salary and Benefits: $63,000 – $70,000 annual salary.  Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

Closing Date of Position:  Open Until Filled

How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and a writing sample.

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer