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Campaign Organizer, Portland Jobs With Justice
Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is seeking a full-time Campaign Organizer to help our organization build and manage active and emerging campaigns and partnerships with unions, faith leaders, community organizations, and volunteer activists. The Campaign Organizer works to bringing together multiple member organizations and key partners of Portland Jobs with Justice to leverage collective power for working people and working families in the Portland Metro area, and beyond.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to create and lead campaigns and efforts with multiple stakeholders, and a track record of helping foster cooperation between organizations with differing interests and priorities. A significant part of their work will include building and managing relationships with a wide range of union organizations. They will be committed to building strong and accountable relationships, and working with leaders and activists from many communities, racial and ethnic communities, class backgrounds, ages, abilities, gender identities and gender presentations. This position is an opportunity to work with key members and leaders of the coalition, senior leadership and staff of allied unions and workers rights organizations, committed activists that are a part of our base, and other partners to generate strategic campaigns or initiatives that advance the mission and priorities of the coalition. Experience and dedication to Faith-Labor connections, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant and refugee rights a strong plus.
About Portland Jobs with Justice
Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a 25 year-old coalition of 100 labor, community, and faith organizations – as well as thousands of activists – dedicated to building a powerful movement for social justice for ALL working people in Portland and in the state. We do this by actively building the number of member organizations that join the coalition, identifying activists and leaders from our member organizations who pledge to “be there” for each other’s actions, and bringing together members of the coalition from multiple sectors – labor, community, faith, student/youth, and others- into shared struggles and strategic campaigns.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Campaign coordination Lead strategic coalition campaigns to promote economic justice in Portland, OR
- Under supervision of Executive Director, develop campaign strategy and plan.
- Build ad hoc coalitions, committees or working groups as needed to lead campaigns.
- Implement strategic campaign work engaging coalition member groups, activists, and allies.
- Build Portland JwJ’s long-term capacity by bringing in new activists and member organizations through campaigns.
- Workers Rights trainings and education program: Coordinate workers rights training program and other political and popular education opportunities
- Develop a calendar of trainings; Secure locations for trainings as needed, all related coordination and logistics
- Work with other staff to identify and recruit guest trainers from within coalition and partners and/or develop and deliver training content
- Promote trainings, including flyers, facebook, and email listserves. Outreach to workers, recruit participants, etc.
- Collect sign-in sheets and enter in database.
- Identify leaders and expand JwJ’s membership, base and leaders from worker participants
- Communications: Ensure regular communication about Portland JwJ activities to member groups, activists, and general public
- Develop campaign materials as needed.
- Contribute content for website, newsletter, twitter and other publications as needed.
- Support Executive Director in building media relationships and maintaining media list.
- Support other coalition activities as needed:
- Support grassroots fundraising efforts as asked.
- Represent coalition as needed at member organization or community events.
- Table, make presentations, give trainings as needed.
- Contribute to maintenance of online database lists (experience with Action Network and Salesforce desirable)
- Act as liaison to endorsed campaigns.
- Support or supervise interns working on priority campaigns.
- Participate in actions and mobilizations as needed
- Demonstrated, solid, passionate commitment to a deeply intersectional analysis and practice of justice, including social, racial, and economic justice, LGBTQ and immigrant rights
- An understanding of the labor movement, religious organizations and other social movements
- Minimum of three years grassroots organizing and/or labor and worker organizing experience.
- Previous experience working on or leading strategic campaigns.
- Ability to be a self-starter, and to work independently toward agreed upon goals.
- A strong ability to motivate people, coordinate volunteer activity and delegate responsibility.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Proven ability to work well as a team member, build relationships, and coordinate diverse groups.
- Excellent personal accountability, problem-solving, self-motivation and follow through skills.
- Demonstrated capacity to think logically, manage details, set and manage deadlines, and multitask.
- Demonstrated ability to raise funds.
- Willingness to work long hours, including 1-2 nights/week and weekends regularly.
- Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing.
- Own vehicle available for work (mileage is reimbursed).
Additional desirable qualities (plusses but not requirements):
- Familiarity with organizing, bargaining, or contract campaigns
- Familiarity with corporate and local and/or statewide policy campaigns
- Familiarity with direct action organizing and coordination and/or arts and cultural organizing
- Organizing in immigrant communities
- The ability to speak a second language;
- Knowledge and/or experience with Jobs with Justice!
Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time position, with a salary range of $38,000-$40,000 DOE. We offer health and dental insurance, three weeks’ vacation, paid holidays, and a 401k with employer contributions. This position is covered by a staff union.
Lead Organizer, North Bay Jobs With Justice
North Bay Jobs with Justice seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Organizer. Applications accepted until the position is filled and the position will start as soon as possible.
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, anti-big box, immigrant rights, racial and gender justice, community benefits, health care for all, opposing cuts to the social safety net, corporate accountability and tax fairness. The organization is affiliated with the national Jobs with Justice network and is based in Sonoma and Marin counties with an office in Santa Rosa, California.
- Collaborate with Executive Committee, that acts as the Board of Directors, and the Steering Committee, that has representatives from each member organization, to develop annual strategic plan and campaign priorities, and to develop agendas for the monthly and quarterly meetings.
- Build consensus on common goals and priorities among the diverse member organizations and other community stakeholders.
- Develop strategic direct action campaigns for economic and social justice and coordinate campaign implementation, mobilization, and evaluation.
- Support Jobs with Justice 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 rank and file members to play leading roles in strategic campaigns, committees, and building the organization.
- Maintain and develop a bilingual print, social media, and web based communication infrastructure for the organization; and maintain a wide range of contacts with local and regional media.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization to the media, elected officials, the general public, and at a variety of labor and community coalition tables.
Administration, fundraising, & nonprofit management responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the Executive Committee to develop the annual budget; and participate in the fundraising committee to raise funds through a combination of member dues, grassroots fundraising, and foundation grants.
- Write grants and maintain relationships with foundations and major donors.
- Recruit and supervise new staff, volunteers, and interns.
- Co-ordinate all reporting. Manage the administration of the organization in collaboration with the officers, book keeper, and consultants including: maintain the financial records and minutes of meetings, meet annual federal and state reporting requirements, and maintain the organizational database.
Key Qualities and Competencies:
- Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement.
- 3 years experience labor, community, student, faith-based, immigrant rights, or gender/ racial justice organizing including base building, leadership development, campaign research, and communications. This may include volunteer experience and participation in campaigns as a rank and file organizer.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse organization.
- Knowledge, skill, and experience in developing and leading effective campaign strategy and commitment to developing rank and file leadership.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to provide oversight for finances and record keeping.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and experience or the ability to learn social media, Access quickbooks, Salsa labs and other applications;
- Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
- Own a vehicle that can be used for work; possess a valid driver’s license and car insurance.
Additional qualifications and skills desired:
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish
- Teaching or training experience
- Knowledge of and participation in Jobs With Justice campaigns
- Experience with coalition based organizing
Anticipated starting annual salary $42,000 – $47,000 depending on experience; fully paid comprehensive health and dental benefits; two weeks paid vacation after one year and 13 paid holidays; moving and relocation assistance provided.
Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two relevant recommendation letters and contact information to: North Bay Jobs with Justice, PO Box 427, Santa Rosa, CA. 95402 or email to: mbennett(at)vom.com.
Executive Director, Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN)
The Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN) seeks an Executive Director to lead a dynamic and effective economic justice organization. ALIGN seeks an exceptional candidate with the capacity to take the work of a healthy organization to the next level of effectiveness.
ALIGN is a longstanding alliance of labor and community organizations united for a just and sustainable New York. ALIGN works at the intersection of economy, environment, and equity to make change and build movement. Our model addresses the root causes of economic injustice by forging strategic alliances among community and labor, shaping the public debate through strategic communications, and developing policy solutions that make impact.
The Executive Director will take leadership of a strong organization with a $1.3 million annual budget and a skilled staff team of 8 people working in a collaborative environment that values work/life balance. ALIGN has a track record of success, an excellent reputation in its field, solid Board leadership, and roots that stretch back to over two decades. ALIGN formed through the merger of NY Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda in 2011. The incoming Executive Director will receive support from the board Leadership Transition Committee and resources for the transition. For more information, visit our website at www.alignny.org.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of ALIGN, working with management-level staff. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the ED has principal responsibility for overseeing, interpreting and implementing organizational policy, and ensuring the overall success and effectiveness of the organization in advancing its mission.
- Leadership: Ensures ALIGN staff and board have a long-range strategy synced with its mission and a unifying vision, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress;creates space to identify and explore new ideas and opportunities. Ensures programs, fundraising and operations are aligned with the mission and long-range strategy. Leads annual and strategic planning.
- Board of Directors & Longstanding Alliance: Recruits, retains and supports a diverse and skilled Board of Directors; and involves the Board in governance and support of the organization. In ALIGN’s unique model, the Board is also ALIGN’s longstanding alliance of community and labor organizational members. ED builds bridges and fosters solidarity across the alliance and other key allies.
- Administration: Ensures the organizational, operational, legal and financial health and effectiveness of the organization. Works closely with infrastructure team on administration.
- Organizational Relationships: Serves as ambassador, spokesperson, and face of ALIGN with other institutions and the general public; proactively positions ALIGN and advances its reputation in the fields in which it works. Develops and maintains relationships with key allies, elected officials and decision makers.
- Fundraising: Ensures that ALIGN maintains a diverse and sustainable funding base;establishes and maintains relationships with funders and donors; cultivates new funding sources including grassroots funding; ensures that grant commitments are met, and effectively collaborates with partner organizations in joint fundraising. Works closely with Development Manager and Communications Director on fundraising strategies.
- Staff Development: Builds and partners closely with a leadership team. Attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people with a commitment to racial justice; ensures that staff members receive the evaluation, training, support, supervision and leadership development that they need to succeed; and divides and assigns work effectively. Maintains and advances an organizational culture that supports work/life balance and fosters positive staff relations.
ALIGN seeks an exceptional candidate with the track record and capacity to successfully lead a complex organization that is advancing multiple campaigns and programs towards a clear vision of making the economy work for everyone.
- Understands ALIGN’s mission and model for building power with community and labor. Has effectively worked in community and labor spaces.
- Bold, big-picture thinker who is energetic, inspiring and possibility-oriented.
- Leadership skills to keep ALIGN’s various programs coordinated under a unified vision.
- Minimum 10 years experience in social justice movements and at least 5 years in leadership positions. Significant experience with campaign leadership, fundraising, and staff development.
- Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice.
- Persuasive public spokesperson and networker.
- Fundraising ability, including success with foundations and experience with grassroots fundraising.
- Significant knowledge of and experience with base building including labor unions,membership-based community organizations, and environmental justice organizations.
- Effective leadership development, supervision, and management skills.
- A respect for and willing to learn from differing perspectives, voices, and backgrounds.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent personal organization and time management skills; capacity to manage multiple priorities; and accountability to goals. A team worker who will roll up their sleeves with staff.
Terms of Employment: Full-time position with generous benefits and a family-friendly work environment. Terms and others relevant to the position are available upon request.
Application Process: E-mail cover letter and resume to employment(at)alignny.org. Application deadline is August 31, 2016. Please put “Executive Director” in the subject line of the email. 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.