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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.

Development Associate, Jobs With Justice

Jobs With Justice is seeking a positive, highly skilled, articulate and motivated Development Associate to be based in our national office in Washington, DC. The Development Associate coordinates our internal fundraising processes including database management, donor acknowledgment, and list building. The Development Associate also plays a role in all fundraising events, donor relations, and direct mail appeals. The ideal candidate for this position is highly organized, proactive person who can help us advance our work plan, stay on track and also play a variety of other important roles on our three-person Development team. The Development Associate is supervised by the Director of Development.

Primary Responsibilities

Development

  • Leads our donation processing and acknowledgment system.
  • Processes donations and prepares acknowledgement letters and other funder/donor correspondence
  • Coordinates production and mailing of appeal letters and other external online and offline correspondence to donors.
  • Supports foundation and individual prospect research.
  • Coordinates our annual Legacy Award Program nomination process with internal and external partners.

Database Management

  • Manages all donor data and data entry functions.
  • Maintains complete and accurate foundation, institutional and individual donor records. Creates quarterly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.

Partnerships and Network Support

  • Supports relationship building and cultivation activities with new and existing universe of organizational partners.
  • Represents the organization at conferences, events and webinars.
  • Coordinates our Jobs With Justice network Facebook community page.
  • Assists in executing our fundraising webinar series with the network.
  • Supports ongoing technical support to our Jobs With Justice network of affiliates.
  • Initiates and executes new ways to support of our network of local coalitions.

Administrative

  • Provides administrative and logistical support to fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Manages joint fundraising calendar for team.
  • Schedules funder and donor meetings.
  • Leads annual state registration process for the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related field
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a development, marketing or communications role
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
  • Experience with Salesforce or other donor databases preferred
  • Self-starter with the ability to work efficiently independently and within a team setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent ability to manage many projects at once with clear attention to detail
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Strong knowledge of and a firm commitment to social and economic justice work
  • Experience with working with nonprofits
  • Experience managing social media platforms a plus

How to apply:
Submit resume, relevant writing and work samples, and cover letter to info(at)jwj.org.   Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email.

Salary and Benefits:

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 $51,600 and $54,000, 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.

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.

Important notice for applicants:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to personally acknowledge the receipt and status of each one. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please follow the job application instructions specific to the position you are applying for. Incomplete applications, or applications delivered by fax, mail, or in person will not be considered. No phone calls or direct solicitations please.

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.

Construction Careers Coordinator, Central Florida jobs With Justice

Central Florida Jobs with Justice is seeking to hire the position of Construction Careers Coordinator who will work with construction industry stakeholders to promote the recruitment and retention of women and people of color into apprenticeship programs and onto job sites. This work is part of a larger effort by Central Florida Jobs With Justice to fight for good, family-sustaining careers, particularly for low income communities and communities of color. To learn more about CF-JwJ and our mission, go to www.cfjwj.org

Joint labor-management apprenticeship programs in construction offer the opportunity for working people to “earn while they learn” as they advance into a lifelong opportunity working in the trades, with access to a family-sustaining career. Yet women and racial minorities are underrepresented in high wage building trades careers. Despite greater efforts to attach workforce goals to construction projects in order to increase the number of women and people of color entering careers in the trades, reaching those goals and then retaining women and people of color into these careers requires the committed efforts of a range of stakeholders, including contractors, unions, apprenticeship programs, community advocates and project owners.

Responsibilities: 

The Construction Careers Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Creating and coordinating an ongoing committee of key regional construction industry stakeholders to focus on the goal of expanding access to careers for women and people of color;
  • Providing strategic campaign support around efforts to win targeted hire language on large         construction projects;
  • Identifying and conducting outreach to appropriate community and service organizations, and pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs;
  • Engaging workforce development agencies and other potential funding sources for pipeline programs;
  • Creating and sustaining affinity committees of women and people of color tradespeople, housed within Central Florida Jobs With Justice;
  • Providing technical assistance to apprenticeship programs and other industry stakeholders to improve the outreach, training/placement, and retention of women in apprenticeship.
  • Tracking and reporting on outcomes;
  • Coordinating, communicating and/or attending events such as career and community fairs, information sessions and workshops, trainings and other convenings;
  • Coordinating and implementing media strategy, including social media;
  • Compiling and disseminating resource and technical assistance materials;

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of labor unions preferred
  • Experience leading or executing campaigns
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking
  • Ability to maintain a high level of flexibility and follow-through, and accept direction on given assignments
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and effectively as a member of a team
  • Self-starter with ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to JWJ’s mission of achieving social and economic justice for workers in the workplace and in their communities.

This is a grant funded, full-time salaried position with good benefits. The position is based in the Orlando area. Continued employment is two years, with additional time subject to availability of funds.

How to apply:   Please email cover letter, resume and work-related writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to denise(at)cfjwj.org. Please mention Construction Coordinator Position in the email subject line. Application deadline: Friday July 28th 2017 

CF-JWJ is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Organizer, Colorado Jobs With Justice

Colorado Jobs With Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student and faith groups that come together to build working class power and stand up for workers’ rights. We work in partnership with our member 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.

We organize and base our work on a model of solidarity and reciprocity. Colorado Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity 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 and abilities.

Position Overview
Colorado Jobs With Justice is seeking to hire the position of “Organizer” who will work with construction industry stakeholders to promote the recruitment and retention of women and people of color into apprenticeship programs and onto job sites. This work is part of a larger, national partnership between Jobs With Justice and allied unions to fight for good, family-sustaining careers, particularly for low income communities and communities of color. This is a temporary, two-year, grant funded position, with the potential for the position to become permanent by the end of two years. The position is based in Denver, Colorado.

Responsibilities
Base-Building & Mobilization: JWJ puts people directly affected by issues into confrontation with decision-makers to win concrete changes in the lives of working people. The Organizer will work to grow our base by activating the members of our union partners and engaging members of the community, faith institutions, campuses, and youth groups. The Organizer will create and sustain affinity committees of women and people of color tradespeople, housed within Colorado Jobs With Justice. The Organizer will provide technical assistance to apprenticeship programs and other industry stakeholders to improve the outreach, training/placement, and retention of women in apprenticeship.

Campaigns: The Organizer will act as the lead for our construction campaign with support from the Organizer Director. The Organizer will focus on the goal of expanding access to careers for women and people of color by providing strategic campaign support around efforts to win targeted hire language on large construction projects, identifying and conducting outreach to appropriate community and service organizations, and pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and engaging workforce development agencies and other potential funding sources for pipeline programs. The Organizer will be responsible for tracking and reporting on outcomes, coordinating and implementing media strategy (including social media), and compiling and disseminating resource and technical assistance materials.

Steering and Mobilization Committee Support: JWJ operates through our leadership-driven Steering and Mobilization Committees. The Steering Committee meets monthly to coordinate on movement strategy and process Solidarity Requests. The Mobilization committee meets as needed to support the work of mobilizing our base. The Organizer will support the Steering and Mobilization Committees as needed for their campaign.

Fundraising, Communications and Data Management: The Organizer will help implement an annual
fundraising plan, which is determined by our Board of Directors.

Leadership Development: The Organizer will encourage, foster, and develop the abilities of JWJ
members, particularly rank and file members and activists from our campaigns to play leading roles in developing and building the organization. This will include participation in our three-day Leadership Development and Organizing Training.

Workshop Facilitation and Training: The Organizer will help to foster and grow our Popular Education programs through scheduling workshops, leading workshops, and training individuals to facilitate workshops. The Organizer will coordinate, communicate, and/or attend events such as career and community fairs, information sessions and workshops, trainings and other convenings.

Qualifications

  • Solid commitment to the principles of social, racial, and economic justice as well as a strong anti-oppression framework.
  • Self-motivated and strong work planning, including time management skills.
  • A strong ability to motivate people, coordinate volunteer activity, and delegate responsibility.
  • Bilingual is required, Spanish preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people.
  • An understanding of the labor movement, coalition building, and social movements.
  • An understanding of building and construction trade unions and apprenticeships
  • Strong interpersonal skills including public speaking and presentations to small and large groups of diverse people
  • Ability to work long hours at times, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and online databases
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Colorado Jobs With Justice and our partners is also preferred
  • Three years of organizing experience, with a particular emphasis on worker related campaigns and projects a plus.
  • Experience with creative direct action.
  • Excellent and authentic communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to develop and lead trainings.
  • Must have the ability to travel across the Denver Metro Area to attend campaign related actions and/or meetings.

Compensation
Annual salary: $40,000
Benefits include full healthcare coverage, generous vacation and personal leave, and union
representation.

To be considered for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to Ben Bull at
ben(at)cojwj.org with the subject line: “Organizer Position”. The position is open until filled, but interviews
will begin, at the latest, two weeks from posting.

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