Center for Innovation in Worker Organization

Women's Leadership, Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Senior Program Director

Based in New Jersey

WILL Empower, a joint initiative between Rutgers University's Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) and Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative (KI) for Labor and the Working Poor, expands upon the current Building the Bench program to address the need for a new empowered generation of women leaders working towards genuine and systemic equality for women in workplaces, labor unions and throughout worker justice movements. It will be one of a suite of Berger Marks Legacy leadership development programs to recruit and mentor a group of leaders regarding personal and organizational development through year-long cohorts with specific attention given to gender diversity and racial equity.

The Senior Program Director for the WILL Empower Program is a highly visible position nationally that will be representing Rutgers at meetings with the senior leadership of the national labor movement. The WILL Director will be primarily responsible for the overall series of programs funded by the Berger Marks foundation. These programs are new and innovative in the national labor movement and will have a high impact on the role the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, and the evolvement of the labor movement at this historic time.

Among the key duties are the following:

  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation and assessment of a series of programs funded by the Berger Marks foundation grant award of $1.5M for multiple programs.
  • Performs analysis of client needs, and collaborates with faculty on curriculum design, development and delivery.
  • Ensures that the goals of the program set forth by Berger Marks and the national labor movement are met.
  • Works with key stakeholders to ensure ongoing quality and currency of program design, content materials and delivery.
  • Work with national union leadership to collaborate on assessment of needs of program content.

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