Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

Associate Director

Based in Califorina
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 Associate Director. The Associate Director provides hands-on management of the organization and provides critical leadership throughout the organization. They act as a proxy for the Executive Director as needed and collaborate with the Executive Director to sustain, promote, and grow departmental programs and services. Manages budgets for regular and special programs and expenses. Participates in strategic planning and presides over meetings as needed.

The primary office (one of our six area offices; Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Alameda, Sacramento and San Jose). Location is negotiable. Regular travel required.

Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Statewide Field Director, the Associate Director plays a pivotal role in providing high-level support to the Executive Director and assisting in the overall management and leadership of the organization. This position requires a proactive and organized individual with strong communication and strategic thinking skills. The Assistant Executive Director collaborates with various departments, oversees projects, and ensures the efficient functioning of the organization. The Assistant Executive Director will:

  • Executive Support: Prepare and edit documents, presentations, and reports for stakeholders.
  • Administrative Oversight: Supervise administrative staff and ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the office.
  • Project Management: Oversee and coordinate key projects and initiatives, ensuring that they align with the organization's goals and objectives. Work collaboratively with various departments to facilitate project execution and monitor progress.
  • Financial Management: Assist in budget preparation and financial planning, working closely with the finance department. Monitor budgetary adherence and provide recommendations for cost optimization.
  • Board and Stakeholder Relations: Coordinate and attend board meetings, preparing meeting materials and minutes. Foster positive relationships with stakeholders, partners, and external organizations.
  • Policy Development and Implementation: Contribute to the development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures. Stay informed about relevant industry trends and regulatory changes.
  • Strategic Planning: Assist in the development and execution of the organization's strategic plan.
  • Lead quarterly meetings and bargaining with the staff union;
  • Conduct research and analysis to support strategic decision-making.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to Identify and assist the development of the strategy of regional enforcement, legal and staff management strategies
  • Support the identification and development of strategic cases with field team and Legal Director/Legal Coordinator;
  • Support and monitor integrity of information developed in investigations;
  • Work closely with Field Director to develop and implement investigative systems and comprehensive field investigations across the region;
  • Supervise and coordinate individual wage claim process;
  • Conducts staff management and discipline when necessary;
  • Support supervision of team members and supervise team when necessary;
  • Monitor public policies and legislation;
  • Represent organization with external coalitions, allied organizations and contributing employers; and
  • Participate in Internal Coordination Team
  • Be highly motivated
  • Be well organized
  • Be effective at managing several statewide and local projects concurrently
  • Implements personnel policies
  • Supervises Coordinators work on regional initiatives and strategic projects
  • Develops an effective structure to support Coordinators in executing strategic initiatives
  • Identifies, develops and coordinates staff training needs relevant to strategic initiatives
  • Effective in identifying concise messages and developing narratives that advance organization’s mission and vision
  • Provides reports as requested by Executive Director to Board of Trustees and other audiences
  • Has an understanding of transformational work and its role in strengthening the organization's goals
  • Holds self and others accountable to meet plan goals and benchmark
  • Has a deep understanding of the janitorial and building services industry
  • Identifies opportunities to advance MCTF’s mission
  • Supports Human Resources 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;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours;
  • California Driver’s License, Car insurance and reliable car required.


  • Competitive salary for a nonprofit organization, $105,000.00 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;
  • IRS mileage reimbursement and $150/week car allowance in addition to salary.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter explaining qualification and résumé via email to guadalupe.palma2020@gmail.com (Attn: Yardenna Aaron. Email subject: Associate 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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