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California Program Manager (Part-Time)

Central Valley, CA
Remote Working
Remote Working
$35.00 to $40.00 Per Hour
Job Type
7 Feb 2024
Reports To: National Director of Leadership Programs

Position Location: Remote, located in Central Valley, California

Position Type: Part-time (17-18 hours per week expected), union

Duration: 2.5 years (dependent upon additional grant funding, the position may be extended)

Compensation: $35-$40/hour

This role may have access to additional benefits including participation in a 401(k) (with match), short-term disability, and sick time. Benefits listed my vary based on nature of employment and work location.

Position Description:

New American Leaders (NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation immigrants and refugees to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the only organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies. 

NAL is seeking a Part-Time California Program Manager to support our regional and national initiatives. The Part-Time California Program Manager is responsible for assisting in planning local and national trainings, conducting region-specific political and electoral background research, recruiting community leaders to run for office, and supporting NAL in candidate and alumni development. The position will also help support regional programming with a focus on existing partnerships and future initiatives. 

The Part-Time California Program Manager will report to the National Director of Leadership Programs and support the National Governance Director and the National Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs to meet organizational goals. 


Regional Program Management 

  • Seed the program, building authentic, long-lasting relationships and partnerships in California

  • Develop and execute a 2.5 year work plan for local region that includes a timeline of workshops, trainings, events and opportunities for alumni engagement; provide regular reports, work plans and strategic plans to the NAL Team 

  • Support the programmatic priorities and events managed by the National Director of Leadership Programs, National Governance Director, and the National Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs in the region through recruitment and relationship management

  • Identify and develop new partnerships, and be the main point of contact for recruits, alumni, elected officials, and partners in the region for all of NAL’s programs; speak at or represent NAL at civic engagement events or tables

  • In collaboration with the Program Evaluation and Operations team, maintain and manage comprehensive database of current and potential community partners (ie coalition partners, labor unions, allied organizations)

  • Represent NAL at local, regional, and national events to aid recruitment and raise NAL’s profile

  • Manage planning logistics for local and regional trainings, including onsite management 

  • Communicate news, resources and opportunities to training alum through social media, keeping staff informed through internal channels

  • Track alumni participation in local, regional, or national campaigns

  • Track data on alumni and other candidates in our network, making recommendations for endorsements

  • Maintain data on policy proposals or passed legislation of New American elected officials in the region

  • Work with the Program Evaluation and Operations team to carry out logistical planning for trainings, workshops, and alumni events

Candidate and State Development 

  • Identify, recruit, and coach community leaders regionally to run for public office

  • Conduct political and electoral background research for the local region 

  • Coordinate and deliver online and in-person sessions for candidate and campaign development; some of this work will intersect with New American Leaders Action Fund 

  • Provide guidance, training and consultation to NAL alumni and NAL endorsed candidates with their plans to run for office 

  • Host alumni networking events 

Elected Official Engagement

  • Help track New Americans in the region running for office

  • Connect with New American electeds in the region and build relationships with electeds

  • Help maintain organizational relationship with elected alum and endorsees

  • Create dynamic local ecosystems with elected officials and NAL alum that encourage alum to run and elected officials to work with communities to govern.

Additional duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to serving immigrant communities and building an inclusive democracy; possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of undocumented and under-documented communities.

  • Minimum 3 years of campaign or organizing experience with or in progressive politics

  • Working knowledge of political landscape and campaign finance laws in your state of operation

  • Excellent relationship cultivation skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations. Expert interpersonal skills in dealing with principals, lawmakers, potential donors, and colleagues. Must demonstrate comfort in socializing and representing NAL professionally in both intimate settings and at larger social events

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to set and complete ambitious goals

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, protocol, and a commitment to high quality work

  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and priorities

  • Strong event and project and budget management expertise with experience running events from ideation through execution, which includes program evaluation, training experience, event planning, budgeting, reporting

  • Work with a "no task too big, no task too small” attitude

  • High fluency with online communication and collaboration systems like Google Suite and Slack and project management software like Asana

  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

  • Willingness and availability to travel and work on weekends for occasional trainings and convenings

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications in the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

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

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70. 

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  • Job Reference: 00000008-1
  • Date Posted: 7 February 2024
  • Recruiter: New American Leaders
    New American Leaders
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  • Location: Central Valley, CA
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: $35.00 to $40.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Administration, Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: 2.5 years (may be extended dependent on grant funding)