Organizational Background

Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) is a newly merged organization bringing strategic capacity to cross-sectoral work on global value chains and labor migration corridors. GLJ-ILRF holds global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; advances policies and laws that protect decent work and just migration; and strengthens freedom of association, new forms of bargaining, and worker organizations.

Key Responsibilities

Lead and Manage Key Lines of GLJ-ILRF’s Programmatic work directing key strategy and expanding and strengthening relationships with partners and allies.

Lead and manage key campaign and strategic departments.

  • Lead Manage key campaign and strategic departments.
  • Play the lead role in high-priority campaigns and legal and policy strategies
  • Supervise (directly and indirectly) the execution of plans to ensure high standards
  • Provide strategic support in developing goals and integrated work plans among other staff that result in concrete gains for workers and worker organizations.
  • Review goals and plans within and across teams to adjust priorities and strategies.
  • Work with the Finance Director to develop and oversee internal budget monitoring process within campaigns and departments.

Develop and manage internal organizational systems and structures that enable strategy building high-quality outcomes.

  • Ensure that the strategy is well-coordinated across teams and with key partners.
  • Develop and lead internal processes to create strategy across areas including legal, policy, campaigns, strategic communications, and coalition building.
  • Ensure that cross-team projects have clearly defined roles, goals, and systems for managing the work effectively.
  • Engage in ongoing conversations with partners and allies to develop coordinated strategies and plans that recognize partners’ respective strengths and amplify core messages.
  • Build new relationships and strategies in line with the strategic framework and opportunities.


The ideal candidate has a passion for social justice and workers’ rights and enjoys leading high-performing teams in a fast-paced, impact-oriented, and dynamic environment.

The candidate must excel in three areas:

  1. Issue expertise: Experience in leading campaigns on supply chain, capital markets, and migration issues including building worker power, innovative leverage, and bargaining and policy solutions.
  2. Superb management skills: Demonstrated ability to lead teams to achieve ambitious results, ideally in areas with a focus on social justice and/or workers’ rights broadly defined. Sound judgment and willingness to make tough and strategic decisions when confronted with difficult choices.
  3. Extraordinary interpersonal skills: Able to quickly build trust, credibility, and goodwill with a wide range of diverse audiences, including staff, partners, funders, elected officials, Board members, and the media.

Strong candidates will have:

• Ten to fifteen years of experience managing teams, building staff capacity, and delivering on external strategic goals in mission-based organizations committed to labor, immigrants’ rights, racial justice, or related social justice fields.
• A strong and complex political and social analysis and experience putting analysis into strategic action.
• A strong ability to think and act strategically including an ability to pivot in changing conditions while maintaining discipline in our campaigns and programs.
• Deep understanding and commitment to worker organization and an understanding of the U.S. labor movement and the labor movement in other regions coupled with understanding the needs of unorganized workers.
• A track record of increasing organizational success, building effective cross-team initiatives, operationalizing a vision across an organization, and using evaluation tools and metrics to support accountability.
• Demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning, development and implementation of new programs and systems, and efforts to build long-term program sustainability.
• Demonstrated skills in strategizing with team members, with a focus on organizational improvements and the implementation of systems.
• Experience and creativity in communicating with and managing remote teams effectively.
• Sense of humor in order to maintain perspective and balance
• Tools to develop inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustain culture and
support staff during organizational growth.
• Bilingual, bicultural experience.
• Able to travel in the U.S. and globally to build the program and organization.

Job Status: Full-time, exempt, position outside the Bargaining Unit.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Location: Washington, D.C.; Remote work also considered.

GLJ- ILRF is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities. This description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise.