| June 10, 2024

Fuertes Economic Justice Manager, Economic Justice and Community Development

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Website SOMOS Mayfair

SOMOS Mayfair is seeking a creative, dedicated, and experienced individual to help build and sustain our Fuertes economic justice work in Mayfair, East San Jose and beyond. The Fuertes Economic Justice Manager reports directly to SOMOS Mayfair’s Director of Learning & Leadership Development (LLD).

With the support of the LLD Director and LLD Manager, the Fuertes Manager will help guide the LLD Department and Fuertes Program and support and execute strategies by consistently sharing our collective vision, evaluating impact, analyzing and adapting to conditions, and creating new opportunities and practices. Economic justice is an emerging area of focus for our organization. This position will build off of the strengths of existing projects within the Fuertes Program and develop innovative new areas of work with direction from our SOMOS Collective and wider community. The Fuertes Manager will work collaboratively to steward an economic justice ecosystem in East San Jose that radically expands access to just, dignified, healthy, democratic, and cooperative work for excluded workers.

The Fuertes Manager is a member of the organization’s Management Team. The ideal candidate will be skilled at thinking strategically at the macro and organizational levels, operationalizing those ideas, leading teams to implementation, being detail oriented and communicating with internal and external stakeholders. The Fuertes Manager will uplift organizational standards of impact and wellbeing by coaching, training, supporting, and providing concrete and timely feedback. They will build deeper connections within the LLD team and alignment between different departments.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications and Qualities

  • Deep passion and commitment to advancing racial, economic and social justice in immigrant, working class and multi-generational communities
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience with community organizing, popular education, or movement organizations.
  • Experience leading community-based advocacy work. Familiarity with the local policy and organizing landscape preferred.
  • Commitment to economic justice and excluded workers. Familiarity with the Just Transition framework and worker-owned cooperatives preferred.
  • Passion for building grassroots, alternative systems in the community for collective learning and wellbeing.
  • Desire and commitment to experiment and develop new, innovative approaches, while implementing and executing quality work. Comfort with community-led strategy and delegating responsibilities to others.
  • Experience building partnerships and working in coalition.
  • Experience with program development and execution.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions, manage ambiguity, and be solution-oriented. Desire to engage in ongoing learning.
  • Experience in applying popular education methodology preferred.
  • Experience or willingness to learn about promotor models.
  • Experience supervising unified and effective teams for a minimum of two years.
  • Commitment to nurturing healthy relationships and communication and openness to working within a restorative organization.
  • Consistently high-quality analysis, decision-making and judgment.

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bilingual/biliterate Spanish-English required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse groups.
  • Ability to self-direct and take initiative in the area of work. Strong time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace programs.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • Valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Fingerprint and background check may be required.


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