Deputy Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $90,000 – $110,000

Work Schedule: Full Time

Location: Remote


In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low wage work in Black communities, the National Black Worker Center Project (NBWC) – a national network of Black worker centers – launched in 2011. We support and incubate worker centers who empower Black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors. We provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on Black communities and work to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies. Through our network we intervene in the labor market to improve racial and economic employment conditions. Partnering regional Black worker centers are in Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, Il; New Orleans, LA; Baltimore, MD; Raleigh-Rocky Mount, NC; Greenville, MS; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; and Oakland, CA. Our network consists of membership-based and member-driven organizations that utilize a combination of leadership development, organizing, policy advocacy, and strategic communications to build power to address the Black job crisis.



  • Ensure consistent and smooth implementation of daily operational procedures. 
  • Determine daily responsibilities for ongoing projects. 
  • Measure performance and improve quality of service in all organizational programs and operations. Identify and implement best practices. 
  • Set program goals and benchmarks. 
  • Assist in strategic & operational planning and analysis. 
  • Provide programmatic input to the executive director and deputy executive director of strategy in strategic and operational planning. 
  • Evaluate and monitor program activities. 
  • Put strategy in motion by working closely with department heads and supporting the development of work plans. 
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas.
  • Strengthen the political capacity of our network and members to hold power at the national, state and local level, including expanding our base of member leaders, and improving the skills of our staff and members. 
  • Devise creative ideas and projects that will assist NBWC in achieving its goals.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain strategic partnerships in the movement. 
  • Supervise and manage department directors


  • Supervise and coordinate activities of maintaining donor database and records of contributors and grants. 
  • Ensure that queries, reports, exports and any other collection of data takes place. 
  • Maintain security and quality controls. 
  • Lead effort to maintain accurate and secure records pertaining to grants, funders, donors, and prospective donors. 
  • Research RFP’s, assist with writing and reporting. 
  • Support building the list of non-institutional donors. Responsible for finding funding opportunities to help expand NBWC’s budget to the projected 5 million by Jan 2022. 
  • Support with maintaining trust-based funder relationships by providing funder updates highlighting the work that the organization is doing. 
  • Build and maintain strong partner and funder relationships; Be an exceptional relationship-builder. 
  • Implement the “I got 5 on it” small donor campaign to support the org to becoming self- funded. 
  • Explore, evaluate and implement non foundation fundraising options to include overseeing the development of the Law and Organizing Program.


  • Develop and implement a long-range marketing plan with executive director, board and communications staff. 
  • Execute approved timeline and plan. 
  • Oversee and direct all marketing relations, including: social media, print media, and general branding of the organization and all its programs. 
  • Develop strategy to enhance and grow digital and social media channels. 
  • Actively seek out innovative and creative strategies on marketing and fundraising. 
  • Prepare monthly reports and communication data sheets for the Board of Directors. 
  • Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories. 
  • Build and enhance the organization’s public profile at events, speaking engagements, etc.


  • Strengthen and maintain relationships between NBWC, community, allies and other organizations.
  • Develops and drives NBWC’s integrated, organizing, and member engagement strategy.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, manage communication for the organization.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive campaign and program plans that integrate our political, organizing, and member work to win key campaigns, drive the worker justice demand, build a worker leader-rich organization, advance our racial worker justice fights, and build long term organizational power. 
  • Drive the demand for All, racial, and economic justice by mobilizing NBWC members and not-yet-members to challenge corporate power and demand political intervention to provide all workers the ability to work without the hindrance of racism.


  • Partner with the ED in essential internal leadership activities (human resources, administration, and organizational planning).
  • Help to define and build NBWC’s workplace culture.
  • Manage increasing segments of human resources (recruiting, reviews, staff assignments, workload balancing, career progression, staff development) with related internal communications and budgeting/finance duties.
  • Support the enforcement of work policies that promote a healthy work culture and environment that will withstand the future growth of the organization and honor the organization’s mission and strategies.
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities. Mentoring, coaching; visible, being an approachable sounding board/resource.
  • Assessing, managing, and resolving internal problematic developments and situations.
  • Structure and lead teams to deliver outstanding work in their respective departments.
  • Build and define a team infrastructure that allows for healthy collaboration and work life balance.
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications within/across the org.
  • Management, and Member Relations/Management: Supervising, guiding, and delegating directors in their duties
  • Manage the organization in the absence of the executive director.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the executive director.


  • 4+ years of direct staff management experience
  • Prior experience supporting organizational planning and steering
  • Prior experience with budget management and fundraising efforts 
  • Demonstrated commitment to Black workers, workers’ rights, and social justice and racial justice values.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time wisely, and work effectively/efficiently on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, cultivate, and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people with patience and flexibility.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and self-reliant, with the ability to be flexible and take initiative while performing well within a team.

All NEO Philanthropy staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.


The salary for this role is $90- 110k.

Through NEO Philanthropy, this position is offered a full benefits package, including 100% medical coverage for the employee and 90% medical coverage for dependents; 100% coverage for vision, dental, life/AD&D, long-term disability. NEO also offers a 401K retirement savings plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Medical FSA, Dependent Care FSA, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, and other supplemental benefits

NEO is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply