High Road Coordinator, Fair Workweek Initiative at Center for Popular Democracy

Position Location: Preferably Brooklyn, NY or Washington, DC. Working from other locations will be considered

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is seeking a High Road Coordinator to:

  1. develop a pilot program that rebuilds career ladders in the service sector, and
  2. collaborate with workforce management software companies to optimize existing technology to improve work-family balance and the employment stability of hourly workers.

The Coordinator will be housed within the Fair Workweek Initiative, working with CPD partner organizations and experts on just-in-time scheduling in hourly sectors.

About CPD: The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.

The Fair Workweek Initiative, anchored by the Center for Popular Democracy and Action for the Common Good, is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they can shape the solutions that work for their families – whether through improved industry practices or new workplace protections. We seek to strengthen the skills of low-wage hourly workers and advance a model of high road employment through fair scheduling metrics and technological solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

The High Road Coordinator will be supervised by the Fair Workweek Initiative Director to:

Build CPD Partners’ Direct Services Capacity

  • Conduct an industry-wide analysis of service sector employment opportunities
  • Provide technical assistance to CPD partners in two states to enable them to establish a job coaching and placement services operation for the first time
  • Develop a customer service training curriculum in collaboration with community colleges and employers; and work with partners to map out and monitor its implementation
  • Assist CPD partners to conduct mass outreach and mass application processing
  • Establish case management systems and the metrics, database tools and oversight to track the impact of the trainings and job services

Leverage Technology for a Fair Workweek

  • Engage workforce management software companies around the optimization of scheduling technology according to fair workweek guidelines and metrics
  • Establish partnerships and public education programs to promote a high road business model aligned with fair workweek principles
  • Prepare and submit reports to funders and partners as needed


  • Raise resources from private and public sources and help CPD partner develop their own fundraising plans
  • Manage sub-grants and oversee deliverables of local programs

Job Qualifications

  • A commitment to social, gender and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing low-wage hourly workers;
  • At least five years’ experience and two years of senior level experience in workforce development, direct services, base-building, civic engagement, union or community organizing;
  • Experience developing and managing multiple projects
  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and building healthy coalitions;
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented;
  • Outcome-driven and organized;
  • Experience leading projects with technology components a plus.
  • Background in CSR, business and social entrepreneurship a plus.

Generous salary and benefits package, depending on experience.

How to apply

https://cpd.hiringthing.com/job/22650/high-road-coordinator-fair- workweek-initiative

CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community