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Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Strategic Researcher & Policy Analyst, ALIGN

ALIGN is a longstanding alliance of labor and community organizations united for a just and sustainable New York. Our unique model combines coalition building, strategic communications, and policy creation. ALIGN works at the intersection of economy, environment, and equity to make change and build movement. For more information about our work and campaigns, visit www.alignny.org.

We seek a talented and motivated Strategic Researcher & Policy Analyst to join our team. This is an exciting time to join ALIGN and work within an ambitious organization at the forefront of innovative movement-building in New York.

Position Description

The Strategic Researcher and Policy Analyst will report to the Deputy Director and is responsible for the following:

  • Utilize a range of research strategies to collect quantitative and qualitative information, including internet and database searches, public records requests, interviews, surveys, etc.
  • Conduct industry and political power analysis for strategic targeting and to advance campaign goals.
  • Conduct policy analysis and contribute to policy development to support campaigns.
  • Communicate research results through reports, briefing papers, and other research products appropriate for media persuasion, member education, and presentations to public bodies, on behalf of ALIGN and its partners.
  • Develop and lead participatory action research (PAR) projects that engage and honor the skills and expertise of the grassroots to inform policy solutions, and coordinate related PAR activities across multiple grassroots organizations.
  • Monitor, capture, filter, organize, and update information and data into databases to ensure strategic and valuable information is available organization-wide for campaigning purposes.
  • Build effective working relationships with researchers and policy analysts working at ALIGN’s partner organizations.

Qualifications: A commitment to social, economic and racial justice and the labor movement; Minimum 5 years of experience in a strategic research capacity within a community organization and/or labor union; Strong relationships with and ability to influence the leadership of economic justice, environmental justice and labor organizations; Knows the New York political landscape and communities; Highly developed racial justice analysis; Ability to independently manage projects from conception to completion, and work as part of a team; Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills; Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment.

Terms of Employment: Full-time position with health, retirement, vacation, and other benefits. These terms, and others relevant to your employment, are spelled out in the ALIGN Personnel Policy that is available upon request.

Application Process: This position is available immediately until filled. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs(at)alignny.org, with “Strategic Researcher and Policy Analyst” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.

ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lead Organizer, North Bay Jobs With Justice

North Bay Jobs With Justice is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Organizer. Position open until filled. North Bay Jobs With Justice is a long-term, strategic alliance of labor, faith, immigrant rights, civil rights, and community-based organizations working together to build a progressive movement for economic and social justice. North Bay Jobs With Justice is based upon a direct action model of solidarity and reciprocity and we organize strategic campaigns in the common interests of our broad-based membership. Campaigns include: the right to organize, living and minimum wage, immigrant rights, racial and gender justice, community benefits, health care for all, food and environmental justice, affordable housing, addressing wage theft, and specific to this job integrating an individual membership pilot into our work. State and local policy initiatives are an important component of the work of North Bay Jobs With Justice. The organization is affiliated with the national Jobs With Justice network and based in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties with an office in Santa Rosa.

General Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Executive Director to perform duties as needed in conjunction with the priority issues and campaigns set by the Executive Committee and Steering Committee;
  • Build consensus on common goals and priorities among diverse community members impacted by our campaigns and community organizations that represent them;
  • Under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director, develop strategic direct-action campaigns for economic and social justice; coordinate campaign implementation, mobilization, and evaluation;
  • Build Jobs with Justice internal committees that are the foundation of the chapter by providing logistical support, facilitating communication and coordination between committees, and developing agendas and campaign materials;
  • Encourage, foster, and develop the skills of interested members of coalition affiliates to play leading roles in strategic campaigns, committees, and in developing the organization;
  • Maintain and develop a bilingual social media presence for the organization;
  • Represent the organization and serve as the liaison of North Bay Jobs With Justice at community meetings, student meetings/events, or any meetings/events where we are asked to speak, when called to do so;
  • Help to design opportunities to build sustainable individual membership out of our work and in service to our work to develop and strengthen North Bay Jobs with Justice.

Administration, Fundraising, & Volunteer Management:

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Co-Chairs, build and maintain relationships with foundations and major donors as needed;
  • Support the grant writing and fundraising of the organization;
  • Collaborate with the fundraising committee to initiate and plan fundraising events throughout the year and grow a monthly donor program;
  • Develop and sustain a new individual membership program by helping to recruit and retain volunteers most impacted by our campaigns who reside in low-income and working class communities;
  • Support, train and mentor volunteers and interns.

Key Qualities and Competencies:

  • Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish required;
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement, gender and racial justice, immigrant justice, and the importance of an intersectional social justice movement;
  • 2-3 years experience in labor, student or community organizing including: base building, leadership development, volunteer management and event/action planning; this may include volunteer experience or
    participation in campaigns as a rank and file organizer or member of another organization;
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse organization; § Ability to work effectively within immigrant communities, LGBQ and Trans communities, and communities of color;
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in developing and leading effective campaign strategy;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and experience or the ability to learn GoogleDrive, ActionNetwork and other applications;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed; effective time management skills a plus;
  • Willingness to travel throughout the North Bay; Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance by job start date.

Additional qualifications and skills desired:

  • Basic experience and skills in canvassing and phone banking;
  • Experience leading a team of staff, interns or volunteers;
  • Experience with coalition based organizing;
  • Teaching or training experience;
  • Knowledge and participation with Jobs With Justice;
  • Fundraising experience.

Compensation
Starting annual salary of $48,000-$50,000 depending on experience; fully paid health and dental benefits; paid leave and sick time (vacation accrual after passage of probation); 13 paid holidays; option to join OPEIU. Moving and relocation assistance provided if needed.

Submit cover letter, writing sample and resume with 3 references (at least 1 work reference minimum) to: North Bay Jobs with Justice, P.O. Box 427, Santa Rosa 95402 or email northbayjwj(at)gmail.com with the subject line “Lead Organizer Application” North Bay Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage youth, people of color, women, LBGTQ, and differently-abled people to apply.

Legal Research Intern, Jobs With Justice

Jobs With Justice is a national network of local coalitions comprised of labor unions, worker centers, community, faith-based, and student organizations.  We work locally and nationally to reduce inequality by expanding opportunities for workers to organize and to bargain collectively. The national staff provides strategic support to nearly 40 autonomous local coalitions, builds networks on common issues, shapes public discourse and leads strategic campaigns to strengthen power for working people. Jobs With Justice is committed to winning real change for workers by leading campaigns that combine innovative communications strategies, solid research and policy advocacy, grassroots action, and coalition building.

The Research and Policy Department of Jobs With Justice produces research that supports campaigns to raise standards for workers and informs the public discourse on workers’ rights, and advocates for policies that seek to expand bargaining.

Position overview: 

The Research Intern contributes support to the Research and Policy Department of Jobs With Justice, and plays an important role in the production of new resources on wage and hour violations that JWJ is preparing jointly with the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First. The resources will include an expansion of Good Jobs First’s Violation Tracker database. The Research Intern is supervised by the Senior Policy Analyst, who is an attorney.

Primary Responsibilities:

      • Work with the Senior Policy Analyst and partner organization, Good Jobs First, in helping research wage and hour litigation and helping prepare materials that will summarize the results of that research;
      • Provide other support to research and policy initiatives of the department;
      • Support the planning of the June 2018 Labor Research & Action Network conference;
      • Is a supportive and flexible member of the JWJ national team.

Qualifications:

      • A current law student or law school graduate who has taken a course in employment law
      • Ability to use legal databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Courtlink, Bloomberg Law and PACER
      • Ability to build and maintain relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, including historically underrepresented communities
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to work in a collective environment
      • Self-motivated and strong work-planning, including good personal time management skills
      • Must have a demonstrated commitment to building a social justice movement in a labor, community or student setting
      • Experience with Jobs With Justice or Labor movement/worker organizing experience is a plus

Salary: $15/hour.

Position term: This is a 400 hour position, ideally working part time from February through May 2018

To apply for this position, email your resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to research(at)jwj.org

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Western Massachusetts Organizer, Massachusetts Jobs With Justice

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (www.massjwj.net) is seeking a dedicated, hardworking individual to coordinate and carry out the overall work of the organization as well as helping with campaigns, communications and administration of our growing community labor coalition in Western Massachusetts.

The Senior Organizer/Coordinator will work with other Jobs with Justice staff, partners, and activists to carry out the work of the organization and participate fully in the planning and implementation of our workplan as outlined by our Steering and Executive Committees. The Organizer will work under the supervision of the Executive Director based in our headquarters in Boston.

The Organizer’s work will include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

      • Coordinate and drive local area campaigns.
      • Outreach to and ongoing conversations with community organizations, faith-based groups, other unions, etc to build coalitions and collaborations on JWJ campaigns.
      • Facilitate local unions & allies developing goals & strategy of campaigns.
      • Facilitate regular coalition meetings, Executive Committee, and Regional Council meetings.
      • Plan and implement campaign events.
      • Ensure outreach to elected officials happens as needed by campaigns.
      • Ensure proactive outreach to relevant news media happens to get earned media coverage of our campaigns and issues.
      • Perform public speaking and writing to explain campaign goals.
      • Administrate the Western Massachusetts branch of the coalition, develop a regular media presence, and maintain online communications, including email and social media.
      • Do direct outreach to workers.
      • Work with other labor and community campaigns to integrate work into overall building of workers’ movement including connecting work of our campaigns to
      • Other organizing, bargaining and community struggles as appropriate.
      • Serve as point person for participation in national JWJ campaigns as appropriate.
      • Execute fundraising plan in region.
      • Collaborate with other JwJ staff and board to develop work plans, campaign plans, and fundraising plans.

Desired qualifications for applicants:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
  • Ability to relate to the diverse membership of our coalition, from organizational decision-makers to workers an individual activists
  • Ability to travel to meetings throughout Western Massachusetts
  • 2 or more years of labor or community organizing experience
  • The ability to speak a language other than English is an asset, but not required

Compensation:

This is a union-represented position. Salary is based on experience and set within parameters of our collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for this position is between $40 and $47, and will be based on applicable years of related experience. Jobs with Justice provides a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits.

Accepting rolling applications until position is filled. Please send in a resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to search(at)massjwj.net.

Lead Organizer, DC Jobs With Justice

DC Jobs With Justice (DC JWJ) is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, faith institutions, and student organizations dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people in the DC metropolitan area. DC JWJ has helped win a precedent-setting minimum wage increase in DC, as well as led various campaigns to hold large corporations accountable to DC communities. In the past we have worked on a range of issues, from labor law to health care; from union organizing campaigns to immigrant rights. Please see www.dcjwj.org for more information.

DC JWJ is seeking a Lead Organizer to lead the organization’s campaigns and programmatic work. The ideal candidate will excel at developing and implementing strategic campaigns, building and maintaining relationships, and building consensus among diverse stakeholders with different priorities to enable effective work together on a common goal. This person will be a team player, excited about the role of unions and coalitions in social change, and committed to justice in Washington, DC.

This position will report directly to the Executive Director of DC Jobs With Justice. This position is part of the IFPTE Local 70 bargaining unit and subject to the provisions of the union contract.

Job Responsibilities:

Campaigns:
Lead strategic coalition campaigns to promote economic, racial, and social justice in Washington, DC. Coordinate and facilitate coalition campaigns by working with members and allies to develop campaign strategy and plans.

      • Convene coalition meetings on a regular basis to develop campaign strategy
      • Oversee strategy implementation among coalition members
      • Mobilize and develop infrastructure to support ongoing activities
      • Assess and develop campaigns targeting bad corporate actors with the coalition
      • Represent the coalition’s positions and demands to government officials including DC Council and District agencies
      • Develop internal and external written materials
      • Meet with coalition members to vet and assess new campaigns

Internal Organizing:
Strengthen participation of member groups in coalition campaigns and activities. Build mobilization capacity of the organization and grow the activist base.

      • Maintain relationships with coalition member organizations through 1-on-1 meetings, ongoing communications, and quarterly Steering Committee meetings
      • Identify and recruit organizations to join DC JWJ
      • Recruit and lead engagement of activists involved in the work of DC JWJ
      • Coordinate standing and one-time events for our supporters
      • Maintain communications infrastructure to deepen engagement of the activist base
      • Develop original training material for coalition members and conduct workshops to build the JWJ activist base

Communications:
Ensure regular communication of DC JWJ activities to member groups, activists, and the general public. Build the organization’s presence in the media and in social media.

      • Maintain regular communication with various segments of the JWJ activist base via Action Network emails, events, fundraisers
      • Maintain social media accounts and the DC JWJ website
      • Manage relationships with press and make public statements for the organization
      • Compile stories from our base to be shared via our communications platforms
      • Support as needed with annual fundraising efforts
      • Develop written materials for the organization

Required Qualifications:

      • Outstanding leadership skills and the ability to connect with and build effective teams of diverse partners across the community.
      • A strong commitment to and understanding of social justice and/or the labor movement.
      • Demonstrated skill and experience in developing campaign strategy, managing campaigns, and/or coalition building.
      • The ability to develop and implement an organizational vision.
      • A willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
      • Enthusiasm for building relationships across DC’s communities.
      • Motivated self-starter able to learn and solve problems without heavy supervision.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, database management systems, and WordPress

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bilingual in Spanish.
      • Graphic design experience.
      • Familiarity with DC Government, agencies, and legislative process.

 Term of employment: This is a full-time, exempt position.

 Compensation: $43,000 – 48,000 fully paid health and dental benefit, generous leave policy

Applications will be accepted until October 30 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to jobs(at)dcjwj.org

DC Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply.