Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

Legal Director

Based in California
Primary office location is negotiable

(regular travel required)


The Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund (MCTF) is a California statewide watchdog organization that works to abolish illegal and unfair business practices in the janitorial industry. Working with enforcement agencies, the MCTF drives the process of enforcing the law to expose the unfair advantage law breakers gain over their law-abiding competitors. Over the years, the MCTF has been effective in exposing systemic unfair business practices and rampant labor exploitation.

The MCTF is currently searching for a strong organizational leader who will serve as statewide Legal Director. The Legal Director provides critical leadership throughout the organization, primary office location is negotiable, regular travel required.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Legal Director will oversee the organization’s impact employment law investigations and individual cases; train and support staff on employment laws; facilitate and support communication of legal processes with workers; and maintain organizational compliance.


  • Active membership in the CA State Bar is required;
  • At least 3 years of legal services experience is required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment or labor law;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement;
  • Relevant advocacy, policy, project management, and coalition-building experience;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Relevant experience developing and implementing strategies in investigations or cases to create systemic change in industry or workplace;
  • Ability to think strategically, and to lead and work collaboratively with others:
  • Ability to communicate effectively regarding industry and organization:


  • Identify and assist the development of the legal strategy of the organization;
  • Work with Executive Director and Field Director to implement legal strategy of the organization;
  • Support Field Director, Field Coordinators, and Investigators with identifying and developing evidence for strategic cases;
  • Working with Executive Director and Field Director to identify appropriate legal processes for investigations and strategic cases;
  • Support, train, and monitor integrity of information developed in investigations;
  • Work closely with Field Director to develop, implement, and maintain investigative systems;
  • Train staff on wage and hour laws, retaliation, discrimination, legal processes, and other related laws;
  • Supervise and coordinate individual wage claim cases and process;
  • Develop, train and supervise wage claim advocates;
  • Design and oversee peer to peer self-help clinics;
  • Train, support, and supervise legal coordinators;
  • Support supervision of team members and direct supervision of team members as necessary;
  • Support, design and review legal content of worker education, training, and materials;
  • Monitor public policies and legislation;
  • Analyze and recommend support or opposition of legislation or policies to the Executive Director;
  • Testify in support of legislation or policies that are strategic to the organization’s goals;
  • Draft letters in support of legislation;
  • Assist in the preparation of worker testimony in support of legislation or policies that are strategic to the organization's goals;
  • Train and support staff on legislative visits;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the organization’s communication goals;
  • Maintain and train staff on key developments in legislation, policies, case law that impact the industry or goals of the organization
  • Represent organization with external coalitions, allied organizations, and contributing employers; and
  • Participate in internal Coordination Team


  • Life experience with the janitorial industry or other low wage industry and five or more years of work experience in investigation, advocacy, or organizing;
  • Fluent in Spanish and English;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both languages;
  • Commitment to transformational change, worker rights, civil rights and social justice;
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc);
  • Experience working in diverse environments;
  • Prior experience with database use and maintenance preferred;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours and travel throughout the Country;
  • California Driver’s License, Car insurance and reliable car required.


  • Competitive salary for a nonprofit organization, $85,000-90,000 depending on experience
  • Excellent medical benefits package, including full family health care;
  • Generous paid time off benefits, including paid vacation, paid holidays, monthly accrual of paid sick time, bereavement leave;
  • Phone stipend $85.00/month ; and
  • IRS mileage reimbursement and $150/week car allowance in addition to salary.

Submit a cover letter explaining qualification and resume via email to nflores@mctf.info (Attn: Yardenna Aaron. Email subject: Legal Director Résumé).

* The MCTF is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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