Deputy Director

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/20/2023 2:45 PM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Worker's Justice Project


Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) ( was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that low-wage immigrant workers face in New York City by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP, a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England (, runs two long-standing worker’s centers in Brooklyn. We promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections, which include labor and occupational health and safety standards while advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions. WJP also offers skills-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas, and we educate immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights.


The Deputy Director will serve as the Executive Director’s top advisor and a key member of the executive leadership team. As the efficient and multi-talented "right hand" to the ED, the Deputy Director will supervise and work closely with a multitude of stakeholders to keep initiatives moving forward and stay aligned with the mission.

As the organization grows and evolves, the Deputy Director will support the Executive Director in transitioning WJP into a new phase of organizational development, visibility, and power. In this role, the Deputy Director will oversee a large-scale strategic planning process and will maintain day-to-day coordination between staff, senior leadership, the Advisory Board, and TSNE. By directly supporting the ED, this person will have an immediate impact on internal management effectiveness, communications, and administrative deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have proven success in management role, with a special focus on executive-level advising, interdepartmental collaboration and change management. The position reports to the Executive Director and it’s mostly in-person.



  • Directly supervise and oversee Finance and Operations Director and Program/Division Directors;
  • Lead and coordinate staff, senior leaders, TSNE, and the Advisory Board regarding company climate, employee relations and well-being, project updates, proposals, and planning;
  • Supervise program/division directors and other directors and staff that manage mostly internal aspects of WJP. ED will supervise staff with external facing roles;
  • Directly support ED by managing their calendar, providing daily briefings of current priorities, acting as first point of contact for access to the ED, to ensure involvement in projects and decision-making processes take place at key times;
  • Providing operational supervision to the ED’s direct reports;
  • Act as trusted advisor and thought partner to the ED while exercising the highest level of discretion. As trusted advisor to the ED, the Deputy Director will set and identify priorities and where to focus and identify metrics for success;
  • In partnership with TSNE’s Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP) provide ongoing support and coaching for all supervisors by proactively assisting and supporting supervisors through the performance management process;
  • Serve as the primary communicator between the ED and other staff, members, key partners and stakeholders while assessing and improving internal communications;
  • Strategically manage the ED’s time: working with an Executive team, looking at a long-term travel calendar, evaluating opportunities and determining fit with priorities;
  • Act as an extension of the ED and information funnel, filter, and facilitator, ensuring the ED’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment.
  • Approve all hires and support on-boarding of new employees;
  • Manage the staff and leadership team meetings, ensuring materials are sent in advance, time is well spent, and objectives are achieved;
  • Plan and coordinate organization retreats, stepbacks, and other special events.
  • Lead hiring processes: drafting & posting job descriptions, outlining an interview process, and screening candidates for positions, complying with TSNE’s HR policies and procedures as well as all other HR requirements, laws, statutes, policies and procedures.
  • Keep the ED abreast of the Office’s real-time organizational culture dynamics, including employee wellbeing, project statuses, new proposals, and planning.

Finance and Operations

  • In collaboration with Finance and Operations Director, assess current processes and improve internal document of standardized processes.
  • Working with Grants and Finance Manager (GFM) and HRBP, assess current capacity, and identify knowledge gaps. Refine and implement TSNE stabilization plan, including a proposed staffing structure.
  • Champion consistency of processes and operational effectiveness, and any changes implemented to achieve these objectives;
  • Work with the ED to set strategic priorities and identify areas requiring planning and attention while focusing on the metrics to ensure success;
  • Oversee daily operations and administrative tasks in collaboration with senior managers and department leaders.

Business Planning

  • Manage and implement short- and mid-term priorities and capacity and recommend adjustments or alternatives as necessary;
  • Review and assess future funding opportunities through a sustainability and capacity lens.
  • Diversify revenue sources by proactively planning and researching for future desired awards;
  • Organize and gather information from various areas within the organization (comms, leg/budget, constituent, requests, etc.), and report the information, along with recommendations, to the Executive Director.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Seven or more years of relevant experience in managerial
  • Spanish fluency; speak, read, and write, required

  • Proven knowledge and experience in a social, racial, worker, economic, environmental or gender justice
  • Track record of developing, documenting and implementing internal processes and procedures
  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Experience successfully organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that is both highly independent and collaborative at the same time, and juggle multiple ongoing projects, responsibilities and relationships
  • Experience successfully planning and leading strategic initiatives
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain excellent judgement and discretion
  • Experience in data analysis and budget management
  • Proven success in a project coordination role
  • Member of a community or communities WJP serves, highly preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment.
  • Reach; traverse; sit or stand (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position.
  • Able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
  • Able to work in an open office space.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed at the Williamsburg Worker Center/Hub Sunset Park Worker Center/Hub and will travel periodically.

Schedule: This role requires the ability to work occasional mornings, nights and weekends

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $105,000 - $125,000/yr.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/WJP strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/WJP prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/WJP celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/WJP's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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