CLG - Graton Day Labor Center / Centro Laboral de Graton

Graton Day Labor Center / Centro Laboral de Graton

Executive Director

For covering Sonoma County, CA


THE ORGANIZATION: Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG) organizes day laborers and domestic workers in Sonoma County, California. Our programming includes direct organizing and advocacy, leadership development, rights education, wage theft recovery, occupational health and safety training, health access and education, and employment development.

OUR MISSION: To advance and protect the human, labor, and civil rights of day laborers, domestic workers, and their families by promoting participatory democratic leadership and worker solidarity to develop greater opportunities for employment, health, education, and civic participation.

OUR VISION: To promote healthy communities that value inclusion and respect, so that day laborers, domestic workers, and their families may live and work with justice and dignity.

THE POSITION: We seek an energetic leader to work in partnership with our dedicated, community-based Board of Directors, capable and committed staff, devoted volunteers, and collaborative partners to implement the organization's compelling vision.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for leading all aspects of a successful nonprofit organization, including strategic planning, staff development and support, service delivery, fundraising, evaluation, operations, and fiscal management, communications, and support for the Board of Directors, as well as public relations and promotion of issues and policies related to domestic workers, day laborers, and other undocumented workers.

The ideal executive director candidate has a strong background in organizing and program and organizational leadership with immigrant workers. The candidate will be able to center the organization’s work around the empowerment, leadership development, and vision of Centro Laboral de Graton’s day laborer and domestic worker members. The candidate will be a team player who thrives in a collaborative work environment and can manage the rigor and challenge of working on the front lines of social, economic, and racial justice movements.


  1. Visionary, strategic leadership, and oversight
    • Frame immigrant domestic and day worker issues with leading analysis and a conscience that compels public attention and engagement.
    • Lead strategic plan development, execution, evaluation, and adjustment in close collaboration with the board of directors, staff, and member leaders
    • Grow the organization’s programs and capacity to effect policy changes that improve its members' living and working conditions.
  2. Relationship and partnership building
    • Together with Centro Laboral de Graton board of directors, represent and advocate for the rights, dignity, safety, and wages of day laborers and domestic workers in solidarity with and as an essential component of the broader labor and immigrant rights movement.
    • Maintain and develop positive relationships with Centro Laboral de Graton day laborer and domestic worker (ALMAS) membership. Embrace, value, and foster the participative and democratic inclusion and input of worker members in shaping Centro Laboral de Graton’s programs and strategy.
    • Cultivate external relationships and support with employers, local and national elected officials, labor unions, community leaders, media, allied organizations, and advocacy groups.
  3. Fundraising and financial leadership
    • With the support and participation of the Board of Directors and Centro Laboral de Graton staff, grow resources to achieve the organization’s mission and strengthen financial sustainability.
    • Develop funder and political relationships to raise funds through individual and corporate donors, foundations, and government grants.
    • Ensure robust financial health and management.
  4. Staff leadership and overall organizational management and development
    • Inspire the staff with visionary leadership, communication, and strategic thinking.
    • Foster and prioritize a healthy internal culture, a strong sense of team, and positive staff morale.
    • Serve as the direct supervisor of the leadership team consisting of the ALMAS Program Director, Associate Director, and Lead Organizer.
    • Guide and collaborate with the leadership team to ensure thoughtful and coordinated development and execution of program and fundraising strategies.
    • Oversee effective internal and external communications utilizing varied strategies, including website, social media, direct mail, email, etc.
    • Oversee the organization’s human resources management with the Associate Director.
  5. Partnership with the board of directors
    • Foster solid relationships and mission alignment among the board, staff, and members. Support ongoing learning regarding Centro Laboral de Graton’s programs, strategy, and impact.
    • Maintain clear ED and board roles and collaboration to help the board be successful in their governance roles.
    • Guide and support thoughtful and strategic board recruitment and development.

QUALIFICATIONS: The preferred candidate will be a proven professional with demonstrated successful experience in leading a team, overseeing fundraising activities, expanding mission-relevant programs, and ensuring organizational effectiveness. The ideal candidate will bring the following experiences, skills, and knowledge:

  • A proven passion for, commitment to, and success in working with the Latinx immigrant community, with a focus on organizing for social and economic justice, immigration reform, or labor rights.
  • Cross-cultural competency working within the Latinx community and building bridges and alliances with other minority communities in the United States.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that have forged productive relationships across broad sector lines (clients, staff, funders, donors, community partners, community leaders, public officials, etc.)
  • Proven experience developing and leading program areas including but not limited to supervising staff, strategic planning for allocating staff resources, recruiting, training, and managing volunteers.
  • Proven ability to manage and build confidence and trust within a growing organization the size and complexity of Centro Laboral de Graton, which currently employs six staff and has a membership base of approximately 200 workers. This includes motivating, developing, and maintaining a talented team.
  • Successful record in direct fundraising, including writing grant proposals to foundations and governmental agencies and leading major donor campaigns or events.
  • Proven success in planning and winning policy and issue campaigns.
  • A clear vision for the future and the ability to plan and execute measurable results.
  • Understanding of nonprofit finance and the ability to oversee the preparation and management of a balanced budget, an annual audit, and appropriate cash reserves.
  • Bilingual/bicultural: Spanish/English.
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an organization.
  • Overall high-level understanding of social media, electronic media, databases, and standard software.
  • Valid California driver’s license, availability of the personal vehicle, and private vehicle insurance coverage
  • Education: minimum a BA/BS degree from an accredited college. Equivalency for approved foreign colleges and universities.

COMPENSATION: The salary range is $90,000-$100,000 based on experience and the candidate’s qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is offered. The provision of relocation assistance will be considered. Candidates from beyond the Northern California area are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Email (Word or PDF document) to: eliot@gratondaylabor.org with “CLG Executive Director” in the subject line. A complete application must include a current résumé, three professional references, and a cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications, relevant experience, and compensation requirements.

Centro Laboral de Graton is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes staff, recruits volunteers, and provides services to individuals regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, or physical ability.

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