The Manager of Latino Affairs Manager is an integral contributor to the CRL team and is responsible for engaging, collaborating, communicating, and sharing information with the Latino community to advance policy and legislative goals at the federal and state levels to eliminate abusive financial products and practices and protect family assets.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to CRL’s culture of collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and its mission to eliminate the racial wealth gap through opportunities for wealth building and economic security for underserved communities.
**This position is available in the Washington D.C. and Durham, NC**
- Address a broad range of predatory lending practices and wealth-building solutions through strategic management of public-private partnerships, expertise on policy, community relations, civic engagement, and community-based grants.
- Continue the Center for Responsible Lending’s work as a trusted nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization and partner within the Latino community dedicated to ending abusive lending practices by promoting legislative reforms.
- Conduct grassroots and community education around abusive lending practices and their negative impact on American families—particularly communities of color—and help create campaigns designed to end abusive lending.
- Participate in a national team of outreach and policy professionals in building support for state and federal legislative and regulatory policy change.
- Cultivate and support transformational relationships within the Latino community and work with Latino community leaders and advocates to promote responsible lending practices.
- Provide technical assistance to Latino community leaders, advocacy organizations and o coalitions working on responsible lending issues.
- Create cross-religious coalitions within the Latino community with an aim of eliminating abusive financial practices.
- Contribute to general CRL policy work analysis.
- Contribute to the preparation of research projects that support CRL’s policy priorities and initiatives.
- Develop, disseminate, and present educational materials that effectively communicate complex legal and financial information and build support from the Latino community.
- Public speaking and media interviews to promote CRL’s policy priorities.
- Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.
Credentials, Experience and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in issue education and campaigns, external relations, governmental affairs or communication or equivalent related experience required. Additional experience a plus.
- Graduate degree in law, policy, business or related field and expertise in CRL’s issue areas preferred.
- Experience in policy issue campaigns. Preference for candidates with existing relationships within the Latino community.
- Direct experience in government or in nongovernmental organizations working to influence government policy is required.
- Cross-cultural competence that enables effective interaction and collaboration with people of different backgrounds.
- Skilled in analyzing the effectiveness of policies and legislation and the ability to develop creative approaches to communicate the goals of CRL and obtain necessary information.
- English/Spanish fluency required.
- Strong commitment to CRL’s mission; interest and commitment to social justice work
- Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork, collaboration, and inclusivity
- Experience and skill at building and maintaining relationships with external partners and cultivating collaboration.
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest law, low-income families, communities of color; past experience in racial justice analysis and understanding of how federal/state/local policies contributed to and sustained racial wealth disparities.
- Ability to communicate clearly, quickly and persuasively and be able to translate complex legal and financial language into formats understandable to people with limited knowledge of financial issues.
- Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
- Self-starter, adaptable; able to multi-task and work in a faced paced environment while maintaining strong attention to detail and ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work.
- Ability to form and maintain trusting relationships and exercise discretion with internal/external partners and social constituents.
- Capacity to develop innovative, multi-faceted strategies including the ability to identify and analyze trends and opportunities at the state level.
- Experience working with media a plus.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media required.
- Ability to travel to external events when national health conditions permit.
- Ability and willingness to work outside normal work hours, as needed.
Competitive nonprofit compensation, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.
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