Job Openings

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Transit Riders Union Organizer, Coalition for Economic Justice

The Coalition for Economic Justice in Buffalo, NY is seeking a full-time Transit Riders Union Organizer

Background: The Coalition for Economic Justice’s (CEJ) mission is to unite our member labor, faith, and community organizations and activist with allies and resources to win campaigns that promote economic justice for all through building strong, diverse, sustainable communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign support: Under supervision of Executive Director, develop and implement campaign strategy and coordinate coalition campaign work;
    • Work alongside the Crossroads Collective to implement environmental justice initiatives
    • Organize Transit Riders to ensure a strong NFTA for all where no one lives further than 2 minutes away from a transit stop.
  • Internal organizing: Strengthen participation of member groups in coalition campaigns and activities;
  • Mobilization: Maintain and grow mobilization structure and coordinate coalition leaders, staff, and volunteers in mobilizing member groups and activist base for coalition actions and events.
  • Coalition building: Work with Executive Director and coalition leadership to reach out to allies and recruit new organizations and individual activists to Coalition for Economic Justice through one-on-ones, presentations, tabling, and other outreach activities.
    • Create labor community partnerships that can move a progressive climate agenda forward
  • Fundraising: Work with coalition leadership, staff and volunteers to develop and implement grassroots fundraising activities, including maintenance of fundraising lists, direct mail, and fundraising events.
  • Support and Supervision for Interns: With Executive Director, support and supervise interns.

Qualifications:

  • Organizing experience, including experience developing and implementing campaigns;
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement;
  • Ability to mobilize grassroots support and build diverse partnerships;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain a database and use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn other needed computer programs.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
  • Current NFTA riders are highly encouraged to apply
  • Experience with popular education and/or media work a plus.

Term of employment: We are seeking someone to start as soon as possible. Position will be permanent, pending a 90 day probation period.

Hours: Monday through Friday, may include Saturdays and some Sundays, some weekends, and evening hours
Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
Compensation:   $32,000 – $38,000 a year, depending on experience; fully paid health and dental benefits.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Rev. Kirk Laubenstein at Kirk(at)CEJBuffalo.org with CEJ Organizer in the subject line.

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.

Organizing responsibilities:

  • 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

Compensation:

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.

To Apply:

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.