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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.

Communications Director, Alliance for a Greater New York

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communications strategy: Direct, innovate, and implement the organization’s comprehensive communication strategy, including organizational visibility, outreach strategies, and crafting institutional language.
  • Campaign messaging: Develop message and communications plans to advance priority campaigns; identify and manage strategic research needs; coach, train and develop grassroots leaders and senior staffers as spokespeople in collaboration with organizational partners and allies; produce detailed public reports; create rapid response public statements to press.
  • Digital mass engagement: Oversee the identification, growth, engagement, and mobilization of online activist base alongside ALIGN’s Communications Associate; add value to parners through creation of engaging, shareable digitial content; develop new mass engagement communications strategies to reach the “New American Majority” through online, phone, text, and direct mail communications; oversee management of mass-base lists in Voter Action Network and Powerbase CiviCRM.
  • Strategic planning & movement building: Serve as key partner to full staff in planning overall strategy for the organization across program areas and member organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the movement for social, economic and racial justice
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience leading communications at community, labor, or other social justice organizations.
  • Superior writing skills and demonstrated ability to write should be sharp, personable, and memorable content
  • Excellent verbal, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills, in multiple settings and among people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Understands and effectively navigates New York political landscape and social justice movement
  • Ability to think strategically and resourcefully and to learn while doing, always with an eye towards details and creative problem solving
  • Strong work ethic and ability to remain flexible and focused in a fast-paced environment, and effectively prioritize deadlines
  • Energetic, steadfast & collaborative spirit, with the ability to work independently and take initiative as well as work collectively with others
  • Superior administrative & time management skills

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. E-mail cover letter and resume to employment(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.

Executive Director, Texas New ERA Center / Jobs With Justice

Texas New ERA Center/Jobs with Justice (TX New ERA) is a newly-formed organization with the mission to unite a dynamic coalition of working families, people of faith, labor organizations, student groups and community allies through education, research, and action to further economic and social justice and enhance mutual support and democracy for all.

We are looking for a first Executive Director to build a team and shape the work of the center. The Center is currently involved with several projects which demand an experienced organizer and facilitator:

  • Improving access to good, healthy foods and good jobs in the food deserts of the southern parts of Dallas.
  • Staffing and overseeing Project Phoenix, a collaboration of local labor unions, district judges and the county probation office, along with Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas to give young first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance by offering union apprenticeships leading to good family-sustaining jobs.
  • Conducting research projects, such as surveying the public on worker and community issues, publishing reports on the findings of hearings, and analyzing research.
  • Educating members and the public about worker rights issues and mobilizing in solidarity with labor actions and campaigns.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for directing daily operations as well as implementing the goals of the Center with the following responsibilities:

I. Organizational Development and Leadership
> Assist in development and implementation of organizational strategy under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
> Deepen and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including Board members, coalition leaders, and allies.
> Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization to the media, coalition members, allied organizations, and the general public.

II. Campaign and Project Development
> Provide overall program guidance and strategic support to campaigns, including developing strategy, overseeing programs, and doing on-going evaluation.

III. Fundraising and Financial Management
> Develop and oversee fundraising plan.
> Write grants and cultivate relationships with donors.
> Develop and manage a yearly budget under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
> Ensure compliance with state and federal laws.

The ideal candidate is energetic, creative, and visionary. This new Center needs an Executive Director with bold ideas and courage to lead projects, raise funds, and expand the organization with the support of the Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of union or community organizing experience;
  • 3+ years’ experience working in coalition with a broad array of organizations on issues of social and economic justice at the local level;
  • Self-directed and willing to work on multiple projects;
  • Budget preparation, management, and reporting skills;
  • Knowledge of fund-raising strategies;
  • Ability to motivate potential donors, volunteers, members, and coalition partners;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with and direct staff and partners;
  • Computer proficiency (database/spreadsheet, email, internet, word processing, social networking skills);
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel locally;
  • Demonstrated experience building unity among diverse groups and in recruiting and mobilizing others to take action;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and drive effective and creative programs and strategic campaigns, convene and facilitate meetings, and balance the interests of various stakeholders;
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Degree in relevant field a plus;
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly desired.

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Position requires evening and weekend work and frequent local travel.

Salary: Salary depends on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant skills and experience and include salary requirements, resume, and three work-related references electronically to Rosemarie Rieger at jobswithjusticetexas(at)gmail.com, by 2/7/16.

Texas New ERA Center/Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer – women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Strategic Researcher, Alliance for a Greater New York

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.

Position Description

The Strategic Researcher will report to the Campaign 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.
  • Find and cultivate new sources of information that advance local campaigns, including research on companies, industries, laws and policies, government agencies.
  • Communicate research results through reports, briefing papers, and other research products appropriate for media persuasion, member education, and presentations before public board and commissions on behalf of the organization 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.
  • Conduct research trainings and presentation for partner organizations and their members.
  • Monitor, capture, filter, organize, and update information and data into databases to ensure strategic and valuable information is available for campaigning purpose.

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; Has 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, 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 produce significant impacts; Ability to work independently.

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. E-mail cover letter and resume to employment (at) alignny.org. Please put “Strategic Researcher” 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.

Operations Coordinator, Missouri Jobs With Justice

The Organization

Missouri Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a coalition of labor, religious, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of men and women.  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.   Missouri 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 LGBT community, immigrants, and people of all ages.

The Position: Statewide Operations Coordinator

The Operations Coordinator, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, will work closely with the statewide staff, statewide leadership teams, and must be a very detail-oriented individual, able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage responsibilities for multiple projects with minimal supervision.  JwJ’s projects often have short, and shifting deadlines so all staff must work hard and be flexible.  The Operations Coordinator will be supporting a host of diverse staff and leaders so s/he must be able to balance the needs of many personalities and projects.

Responsibilities: 

Database Management:  The Operations Coordinator will need to implement standard JwJ practices for the database, handle large batches of data entry with speed and accuracy, as well as create reports and queries that analyze this data.  Familiarity with databases generally is required, with the system Powerbase specifically is preferred.

Volunteer Coordination: JwJ is fortunate to have volunteers willing to assist in much of this work.  The Operations Coordinator supervises volunteers, ensuring they are equipped with everything they need and carrying out the work accurately.

Fundraising: A significant part of the Operations Coordinator’s responsibilities will be to monitor and track an annual fundraising plan including mailings and phone banking for organizational and individual contributions. There will be significant work to track and manage donor files under the supervision and direction of the Deputy Director.  Follow up phone banking will include some evening hours.

Leadership Development Training: JwJ hosts 1-2 yearly trainings of our base. The Operations Coordinator would be responsible for tracking, and logistics for the training once or twice a year.  This will require two weekends at a training site, away from home.

Administration. The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for the administrative functions of JwJ work, internal staff support around systems, equipment, and technology, grant administration, correspondence and record-keeping.

Qualifications

  • Ability to balance responsibilities on multiple projects and prioritize effectively to meet shifting deadlines
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Able to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment
  • Ability to be a self-starter, and to work independently toward agreed upon goals.
  • Solid, commitment to the principles of social and economic justice.
  • Operations Coordinator must be willing to make a minimum one-year commitment.
  • Some limited in-state travel is expected to attend statewide staff meetings or pitch in on campaigns at key moments.
  • Minimum of two years administrative experience.
  • A strong ability to motivate people, coordinate volunteer activity and delegate responsibility.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing.
  • Own vehicle available for work (some mileage is reimbursed).

Also Desired: Ability to speak Spanish.  Knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs with Justice in Missouri or elsewhere in the country.

Please send a resume, writing sample and at least two references by January 15, 2016 to:

Personnel Committee, Missouri Jobs with Justice, via Email:  caitlyn(at)mojwj.org

For more information on Missouri Jobs with Justice please visit the websites for Missouri JwJ at www.mojwj.org and St. Louis JwJ at www.stl-jwj.org, or call the office at 314-644-0466.