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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.

Executive Director, Massachusetts Jobs With Justice

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice (JWJ) is a coalition of labor, religious, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting workers’ rights and fighting for economic, social and racial justice. Jobs With Justice addresses the root causes of poverty while working for an economic base that benefits the entire community.  We believe that the fate of labor unions and the communities in which their members live are tightly bound together. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice for all people, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all. Massachusetts Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.

The Position: Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) will work closely with the Statewide Executive Board and Regional Councils across Massachusetts to develop and lead the capacity building and campaign priorities of Massachusetts Jobs with Justice. The Executive Director leads a staff team that supports seven permanent staff and campaign teams that grow at peak times for key organizing work. This position is based in Boston but will require regular travel around the state.

Responsibilities: 

Campaigns: The heart of Jobs With Justice is taking action as part of campaigns for social and economic justice.  The Executive Director will coordinate campaign development, mobilization and evaluation in collaboration with the rest of the staff, Statewide Executive Committee, regional councils.  This will include legislative campaigns, ballot initiatives and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.

Staff Management: The Executive Director is responsible for the day to day supervision of the rest of the staff.  The ED leads bargaining with the collective bargaining agent for the Massachusetts Jobs With Justice staff. The ED works under the direction of the Statewide Executive Committee and reports to its officers.

This board hires and evaluates the Executive Director.

Fundraising and Financial Administration: The Executive Director has primary responsibility for ensuring the financial stability and sound fiscal management of the organization.  They develop an annual fundraising plan, with fundraising team solicit funding for special projects and key campaigns in partnership with member organizations and foundations.  Like all staff and leaders, they are also responsible for growing the base of individual donors.  They work closely with the EC Treasurer to propose the organization’s annual budget to the Statewide Executive Committee and ensure accurate monthly reporting.  They work with a professional accounting firm to ensure an annual financial review and all appropriate tax filings and ethics reporting are properly completed.

Organizational Development and Support: The Executive Director is responsible, with other staff, for the recruitment to, and the development and support of, the statewide structures of Massachusetts Jobs with Justice.  The Executive Director does not primarily staff, but oversees and participates in as needed meetings of the Regional Councils to ensure the alignment of the organization statewide along overseeing the building of volunteer driven Solidarity Committees.

Communications: Working with communications team the ED will oversee the communications strategy of the organization as well as represent the organization in the press and on social media platforms.

Coalitions/alliances:  A key responsibility of the Executive Director is developing and representing JWJ within key alliances both in Massachusetts and nationally and/or supporting other staff assigned to these roles.

Qualifications:

  • Solid commitment to the principles of social, economic and racial justice.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts political and organizing climate preferred.
  • Minimum of four years grassroots organizing experience and minimum two years managing organizers preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to work independently toward agreed upon goals.
  • A strong ability to motivate people, develop staff and leaders and delegate responsibility.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of organizations and individuals.
  • An understanding of the labor movement, community organizing, faith-based groups and other social movements.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing.
  • Bookkeeping and financial management skills.
  • Own vehicle available for work (mileage is reimbursed).

Also Desired: Knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs With Justice in Massachusetts or elsewhere in the country.

Salary: $57,000-$65,000 depending on experience

Benefits: Full health coverage, paid vacation, retirement and other benefits

Please send a resume and at least two references by August 15, 2017 via email to Transition Team, Massachusetts Jobs With Justice, search(at)massjwj.net

For more information on Massachusetts Jobs with Justice please visit the websites for Massachusetts JWJ at www.massjwj.net

 

Climate Organizer, Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN)

ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York unites labor and community for a more just and sustainable New York. Formed by the merger of New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda, ALIGN builds upon 20 years of creating good jobs, healthy communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Successes include the “Trades and Residents for Apprenticeship Development and Economic Success” (TRADES) project, which has created over 300 careers in construction for local public housing residents through New York City Public Housing Authority capital repairs; securing one of the nation’s first municipal green buildings policies, which has eliminated over 200,000 metric tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions; and anchoring the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding and achieving a the Build it Back local hiring program in Sandy-impacted communities. For more information about our work, visit www.alignny.org.

We seek a talented, motivated, and dedicated Climate Organizer to join our team. This is an exciting time to join our team and be engaged in building an ambitious organization at the forefront of innovative movement building efforts in New York.

Position Description & Responsibilities

The Climate Organizer will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for:

  • Campaign Development: Leading the development of local organizing efforts which will involve visioning, planning and strategy development done in conjunction with allies.The primary focus will be on continuing to grow our campaigns in the “Climate Works for All” coalition which brings together economic justice, environmental justice and labor partners towards unified political power necessary to compel NYC elected officials to pass bold climate justice policy.
  • Campaign Coordination: Leading a team of organizational partners to effectively implement campaign plans through setting and consistently achieving yearly, quarterly, and weekly goals as well as responding to campaign flow, stakeholders’ and internal priorities to adapt plans effectively; managing public education, advocacy, tactic and action/event coordination.
  • Alliance-Building: Strengthening and growing our NYC “Climate Works for All” coalition and our longstanding alliance through broad-based institutional and individual relationship-building and maintenance; building leadership and mobilization capacity of community and labor allies; deepening our involvement in the NY climate movement network
  • Policy Advocacy: Driving political organizing strategy to achieve policy demands, coordinating research and other needs among staff and allies, and directing external strategies such as actions and mobilizations.

Qualifications: A commitment to social, economic and racial justice and the labor movement; Minimum 3 years of professional organizing experience working in a community organization and/or labor union; Strong coalition building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents; Knows the New York political landscape and communities; Ability to independently manage projects from conception to completion, supervise junior staff, and work as part of a team; Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills; Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment; Ability to work independently and manage projects from conception to completion.

Terms of Employment: The Climate Organizer is a 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. Please send applications by June 19 with “Climate Organizer“in the subject line of the email. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs(at)alignny.org. 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.

Campaign Coordinator, Jobs With Justice San Francisco

Launched in 2010, Jobs with Justice San Francisco is a long-term strategic alliance of community and labor groups working together to build the movement for workers rights and economic justice in the Bay Area and nationally.

JwJSF seeks an experienced and talented campaign organizer to play a central role in the development and implementation of strategic coalition campaigns to advance workers rights and economic justice in the Bay Area, statewide and nationally. Reporting to the JwJSF Executive Director, this new, full-time position will be an integral part of a collaborative staff team and add new capacity to priority campaigns and projects including Good Jobs 4 All which creates pathways to good union jobs for disadvantaged residents who face multiple barriers to employment including immigrants, formerly homeless, and formerly incarcerated community members. The Campaign Coordinator will also support a planning process to explore expanding JwJ’s impact regionally and statewide.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Good Jobs 4 All Campaign – 50%
  • Build and convene campaign coalition of community and labor groups
  • Coordinate campaign planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Support campaign-related activities including strategic research, policy development, action planning, communications and leadership development
  • Coordinate documentation of campaign activities
  1. Regional/Statewide Expansion Planning – 50%
  • Support planning process to identify needs and opportunities to expand JwJ’s impact regionally and statewide
  • Provide strategic support to one or more pilot projects that add capacity to priority campaigns outside of San Francisco
  • Coordinate documentation of planning process and pilot project(s)

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in labor and/or community organizing
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Willingness to travel, work long and sometimes irregular hours
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, and take initiative
  • Bachelors or advanced degree preferred, or relevant research and/or organizing experience
  • Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish desired

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience. JwJSF offers a fully paid benefits package including family medical, dental, vision and generous paid leave. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process:  Submit cover letter and resume to employment(at)jwjsf.org. Priority will be given to applications received by April 15th. For more information, contact Gordon Mar at gordon(at)jwjsf.org

Jobs with Justice San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LBGT, formerly incarcerated and differently-abled people to apply.