Job Opening: Director of Administration

Updated November 17, 2020

Director of Administration

 Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

Organization Summary

Over the past thirteen years, CTUL has forged a new path for worker leadership development in the Twin Cities, opening new spaces where low-wage workers of color have a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. CTUL seeks to strengthen its work building a multi-racial organization.

CTUL has a vision of organizing the most marginalized workers in our economy to directly confront the elite corporations and 1% that control our economy, make demands, and win concrete and structural changes for communities across the metro area. Through worker-led campaigns with CTUL, workers have:

  • Worked in coalition to win increased wages and benefits for hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers through the $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis, and Earned Sick & Safe Time in Minneapolis and St. Paul;
  • Transformed the retail janitorial industry, making the Twin Cities the first metro area where the industry is unionized;
  • Recovered over $2 million in unpaid wages and damages in cases of wage theft; and
  • Won long-term changes in their workplace that bring over $7 million in additional income per year into the poorest communities in the metro area.

Position Summary:

The Director of Administration will lead CTUL’s organizational processes and decision-making as a collaborative leader of the Finance and Administrations infrastructure.  

This Director-level position will play a critical role on the leadership team in decision-making and operations as CTUL continues to grow and increase its impact. This position is a tremendous opportunity for an administrative leader to live out their core values by strengthening the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact, base-building organization

This position will be responsible for leading and coordinating the infrastructure staff team and educating a staff of 20 on organizational practices and compliance as we grow. The Director of Administration will supervise the development, finance, administration and operations, teams, and directly oversee human resources and facilities.

Position Description (Essential duties & responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following)

  • Improve CTUL’s infrastructure capacity and policies and procedures.
  • Manage staff development processes, including leading the Advancement Opportunities Project at CTUL to assess job skills needed for different positions and staff pay.
  • Manage Board Evaluation and Policy Committee.
  • Serve on the leads team, acting as a key advisor to the Co-Directors and the Board of Directors helping inform important strategy, planning, and budget decisions.
  • Supervise the fundraising team of grant writer and donor organizer.
  • Supervise the finance and operations team, and bottom line the financial health of the organization.
  • Develop annual priorities and goals for physical operations and IT.
  • Risk management, including identifying and monitoring areas of exposure.
  • Monitor trends in the organization’s development and needs to forecast needed changes in future years.
  • Oversee CTUL’s human resource functions
  • Participate in cross-organizational processes and working groups.
  • Complete and coordinate special projects as needed.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant finance and operations experience is required.
  • At least 1 year of primarily HR experience.
  • An understanding of nonprofit finances–you don’t need to be a financial wizard but you should be able to explain a Profit and Loss statement or a Balance Sheet in a way that is meaningful to our staff and Board.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervising staff.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks Desktop and advanced Microsoft Excel skills. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with grant management.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not required.

Other Expectations:

  • Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice work as an integral part of a multi-racial team.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to use diplomacy and negotiation.
  • Commit to a culture of vulnerability and loving challenge for both personal growth and the growth of the organization.
  • Capable of working both independently and cooperatively.
  • Flexibility to attend events outside normal business hours that from time to time may include evenings and weekends as well as extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, cope with change, and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Salary & Benefit

CTUL has a tiered salary range set by the Staff and Board based on the principles of economic justice and inclusion.  This is a salaried position currently compensated at $56,000 per year for 2020 with an annual cost of living raise of 3%.  This full-time salaried position will work on average 45 hours per week.

Benefits include: 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 5 floating health days, medical and dental insurance for you and your immediate family at 10% cost, annual end of year payment of 5% of yearly salary towards retirement fund, and others. 

Reports to: Co-Director

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to operations@ctul.net using the subject: “CTUL Director of Administration”

Application will begin to be reviewed on Tuesday, September 8: Position Open until Filled 

Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and people from other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply