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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.

Donor Relations Manager, Jobs With Justice

Position overview:

The Donor Relations Manager will be instrumental in launching, leading, developing and executing a major donor program for the organization. In this role, the Donor Relations Manager will manage a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors, assuring that as many as possible are retained and upgraded in their giving capacities. The Donor Relations Manager will also work collaboratively with staff members on the Jobs With Justice’s Sustainability Team to assure and increase engagement of major donors to support our capacities and campaigns. In addition, the Donor Relations Manager will work with our network to raise funds from major donors as part of a collaborative fundraising structure. This position will be supervised by the Development Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Launch and manage Jobs With Justice Education Fund’s major donor program;
  • Build and develop systems and structures for tracking, engaging, evaluating and retaining individual and major donors;
  • Work collaboratively with development, communications, and program staff, along with local coalition partners, to generate compelling materials and talking points to maximize fundraising results.
  • Develop and support cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for JWJ’s Executive Director, Development Director and other key staff and board members.
  • Advance collaborative fundraising and institutional advancement opportunities with the JWJ network.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Solicit donations from a diverse universe of major donors.
  • Manage effective systems for tracking, reporting and cultivating donors and prospects.
  • Identify, research and qualify prospective donors.
  • Develop portfolios of prospects for cultivation and solicitation by the Executive Director, Development Director and other staff and providing on-going support, appropriate accountability, and strategic counsel to each to ensure success
  • Provide direct support staffing to the Executive Director for major donor related responsibilities (E.g. scheduling meetings with donors, writing donor communications, etc.)
  • Manage a portfolio of major gifts contributors that includes current and prospect major donors
  • Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects, and engage staff, and network leaders, Board members, or other organizational supporters as appropriate.
  • Project a strong understanding of JWJ’s work, strategies, affiliates and campaigns to inform strategic engagement of potential and current donors;
  • Produce materials and tools to communicate regularly with donors, supporters and potential allies.
  • Identify opportunities to cultivate and network with donors and prospects, and engage staff, network leaders, and Board members as appropriate.
  • Active engagement in visioning, planning, and evaluating fundraising-related network capacity-building activities within the Sustainability division.
  • Collaborate broadly with JWJ staff to strengthen the fundraising capacity of local coalitions.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of four years of increasing responsibility in resource development/fundraising and major gifts campaigns in an association or non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet financial goals for major gift giving, think strategically and creatively, and to persuade others
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Strong organizational skills, incredible attention to detail, deadline-oriented, results focused and a strong commitment to the mission and goals of the organization
  • Proven project management skills and ability to effectively take on multiple assignments
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to make effective presentations to diverse universes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with organization’s leadership, staff, prospects and donors.
  • Excellent organizational skills and successful experience managing events and other complex activities in support of development initiatives.
  • Some working knowledge of Planned Giving a plus, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Proven knowledge and commitment to social and economic justice

 

Salary: Low – mid 60s

Benefits: Generous benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

 

This is a union-represented position.

 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.

 

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to info@jwj.org Please be sure to put “Donor Relations” in the subject line in the email.

 

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. No phone calls or direct solicitations please. Incomplete applications, or applications delivered by fax, mail, or in person will not be considered.

 

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:

The Organizer takes lead in developing and executing innovative campaigns. In this role, the organizer mobilizes and supports community members, local coalitions, national partners, and allies. This 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 stronger and more engaged our base, the better we can do this. 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.

Examples of past and current Campaigns: The heart of Jobs With Justice is taking action as part of campaigns for social, racial and economic justice. The Organizer will support campaign development, mobilization, and evaluation. Examples Include campaigns such as (Caring Across Generations) making sure in-home care workers are compensated fairly, ending discrimination against those with felony records (Fair Chance), Raising the minimum wage as well as other legislative campaigns and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.

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 Solidarity Organizer will support the Steering and Mobilization Committees by providing committee coordination and communication, running meetings, working with delegates and members to develop agendas and materials, commitment accountability, and driving turnout through solidarity actions.

Fundraising, Communications and Data Management: The Solidarity Organizer will help implement an annual fundraising plan, which is determined by our Board of Directors and under the direction of the Lead Organizer, by supporting all grassroots fundraising efforts and fundraising events, including organizational contributions, individual contributions, earned income strategies, and more.

Leadership Development: The Organizer will encourage, foster, and develop the abilities of JWJ members, particularly rank and file members and leaders 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 be responsible for scheduling workshops, leading workshops, and training individuals to facilitate workshops. We currently have two workshops; Labor Liberation and Unpopular Economics. The Organizer may also be asked to, develop future curriculum.

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 good personal time management skills.
  • 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.
  • An understanding of the labor movement, coalition building, and social movements.
  • Ability to work long hours at times, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and online databases
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Colorado Jobs With Justice and our partners is also preferred
  • Three years of organizing experience, with a particular with a emphasis on worker related campaigns and projects is a plus.
  • Experience with creative direct action
  • Excellent and authentic communication skills, both oral and written.
  • The ability to hold others accountable and receive feedback.
  • 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:

Anticipated annual salary 40,000

Benefits include healthcare coverage, generous vacation and personal leave, and union representation.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references to board(at)cojwj.org by April 15, 2016.

Public Education Organizer, Massachusetts Jobs With Justice

Reports to: Field Director

The Ballot Measure Committee seeks dynamic candidates to manage volunteer voter contact efforts, coalition building, grassroots recruitment and the engagement of the members of endorsing organizations. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Works at direction of field director to secure and capitalize upon endorsements.
  • Manage local coalitions.
  • Organize outreach events in targeted areas.
  • Recruit and train volunteers for overall campaign efforts, working with allied groups and organizations.
  • Work with communications team to identify local spokespeople and media opportunities.

Voter Contact:

  • Works under the direction of the Field Director to execute the voter contact plan to:
    • Build and train structure in the targeted areas
    • Implement the field portion of the voter contact program and activities
    • Provide training and direction to volunteers

Functions:

  • Execute field plan as required by the overall voter contact plan.
  • Organize table of allies in field area to run field program.
  • Contact local elected officials regarding endorsements.
  • One “drill down” political and field meeting per week.
  • Identify supporters, undecided voters, and opponents using campaign organizing tactics.
  • Manage field office(s) in region/area.
  • Execute GOTV program.
  • Assist with earned media and tracking in the field

Key Qualities and Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to and understanding of community organizing, social justice and the labor movement.
  • 1-2 years experience labor or community 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.
  • This is a fast-paced work environment; expect to work on weekends. Must be able to multi-task and hold multi-deadlines as well as possess strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Creole a plus.

Please send inquiries, resumes and cover letters to Lynda.tocci(at)deweysquare.com. Deadline to apply – April 15, 2016.

Western Massachusetts Organizer, Massachusetts Jobs With Justice

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice (www.massjwj.net) is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to carry out the overall work of the organization and to help with campaigns, communications and coordination of our growing community-labor coalition in Western Massachusetts.

The Organizer will work with other Jobs With Justice staff to carry out the work of the organization and participate fully in the planning and implementation of our work-plan as outlined by our Steering and Executive Committees. The Organizer will work under the supervision of the Organizing Director and Mass Executive Director. The Organizer will help JWJ projects and will carry out, and help to organize others to carry out, the work of the coalition. This work will include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

1. Coordinate and drive local area campaigns including the items listed below. (This person won’t necessarily do all this work her/himself, but will be responsible for coordinating and following up with everyone else to ensure the plan is on track and work is getting done.)

  • Outreach to and ongoing conversations with community organizations, faith-based groups, other unions, etc to build coalitions and collaborations on JWJ campaigns.
  • Facilitate local unions & allies developing goals & strategy of campaigns.
  • Facilitate regular coalition meetings, Executive Committee, and Steering Committee meetings.
  • Planning and implementing campaign events.
  • Ensure outreach to elected officials happens as needed by campaigns.
  • Ensure proactive outreach to relevant news media happens to get earned media coverage of our campaigns and issues.
  • Public speaking and writing to explain campaign goals.
  • Work with other staff for ongoing administration of the coalition, develop a regular media presence, maintain online communications, including social media.
  • Do direct outreach to workers.

2. Work with other labor and community campaigns to integrate work into overall building of workers’ movement including connecting work of our campaigns to other organizing, bargaining and community struggles as appropriate.

3. Serve as point person for participation in national JWJ campaigns as appropriate.

Person applying should have strong interpersonal and communications skills and a minimum of two years organizing experience. This position is funded for one year but may become permanent. Position is covered by Jobs With Justice Personnel Policy and includes medical, dental and other benefits. Salary is $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience.

Please send inquiries, resumes and cover letters to russdavis(at)comcast.net. The deadline to apply is April 29, 2016.

Organizer, Jobs With Justice Education Fund

Jobs With Justice is a national network of local coalitions comprised of labor unions, worker centers, community, faith-based, and student organizations.  We work locally and nationally to reduce inequality by expanding opportunities for workers to organize and to bargain collectively. The national staff provides strategic support to nearly 40 autonomous local coalitions, builds networks on common issues, shapes public discourse and leads strategic campaigns to build power for working people. Jobs With Justice is committed to winning real change for workers by leading campaigns that combine innovative communications strategies, solid research and policy advocacy, grassroots action, and coalition building.

Position overview: 

The Organizer leads, develops and executes innovative and generative campaigns.  In this role, the organizer mobilizes and supports other JWJ staff members, internal inter-disciplinary teams, local coalitions, national partners, and allies to expand worker organizing and bargaining and successfully advance the goals of Jobs With Justice.  The Organizer is accountable to and supervised by the Organizing Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads in innovating, analyzing and testing emerging strategies to sharpen JWJ approaches to campaigns;
  • Executes campaign plans to win significant campaign victories that concretely improve workers’ lives;
  • Supports JWJ coalitions and partners to grow and develop more strategic approaches for local campaign work;
  • Develops the skills & leadership of local organizers in the JWJ network;
  • Is a supportive and flexible member of the JWJ national team;
  • Supports the cultivation of resources/funding for campaign and program work.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Active engagement in visioning, planning, and evaluating practices, both within the JWJ Organizing Department, and with coalitions and partners.
  • Coordination of a table of key stakeholders to carry out campaign plans.
  • Coordination of the network into strategic solidarity opportunities.
  • Providing targeted technical assistance to local coalitions and partners moving organizing and bargaining strategies.
  • Documenting relevant communications, activities and outcomes.
  • Training and developing local organizers.
  • Supporting opportunities to build new JWJ coalitions based on campaign work and related partners.
  • Collaborating broadly with JWJ staff to strengthen and win campaigns and strengthen local coalitions.
  • Identifying potential financial and in kind support for current and potential campaigns.

Qualifications:

  • Three plus years of organizing experience, with a particular emphasis on worker-related campaigns and projects.
  • Experience with creative direct action.
  • Experience with Jobs With Justice, JWJ local coalition affiliates, or JWJ partners.
  • Ability to coach local leaders on sustaining long-term relationships through campaign work and strategy development.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, including historically underrepresented communities
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collective environment.
  • Ability to develop and lead trainings
  • Self-motivated and strong work-planning, including good personal time management skills.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a broader working class perspective.
  • Must be able to travel a minimum of 5-10 days per month, both for campaign related actions/meetings and to support local coalitions and partners.
  • Labor movement/worker organizing experience is a plus

Salary:  50s to 60s, depending upon experience

Benefits: Generous benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

This is a union-represented position

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.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to smiley (at) jwj.org. Please be sure to put “Organizer” in the subject line in the email.

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. No phone calls or direct solicitations please. Incomplete applications, or applications delivered by fax, mail, or in person will not be considered.

 

Development Manager, 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.

Key Responsibilities

This position will report to the Executive Director and play a key role in ensuring the financial sustainability of ALIGN. This position is responsible for by communicating the impact and relevance of ALIGN’s work, donor prospecting, grant writing and reporting, individual and institutional donor development, and organizing fundraising events and other appeals. Specifically, responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Foundation and large donor fundraising: Includes researching and prospecting new public, foundation, corporate and major donors; grant writing and reporting; managing fundraising systems, files, and database; tracking deadlines and grant requirements; and ensuring strong relationships with grant funders by tracking and prompting communications from the Executive Director and other members of ALIGN lead team.
  • Institutional donor fundraising: Includes outreach to organizational allies across New York; coordinating annual contribution drives; executing donor communications including appeals and thank you letters; tracking and prompting communications from the Executive Director and other members of ALIGN lead team.
  • Individual donor program: Includes sustaining and cultivating new individual donors; creating and implementing online fundraising plans, creating and implementing a comprehensive staff-to-sustainer outreach plan across the organization.
  • Event coordination: Includes planning annual fundraising event and other major donor events; managing logistics and serving as point of contact with vendors, coordinating staff responsibilities and donor outreach; and developing new event fundraising strategies.
  • Communications: Includes making consistent updates to ensure ALIGN website communicates work accurately and appropriately, drafting print and online fundraising materials such as annual reports, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations), and drafting other email content for funders and stakeholders in labor, government, business, environmental and community organizations.
  • Data and Administration: Includes administering the database (CivicCRM) to keep consistent data on donors and stakeholders; assisting staff in using the database effectively; creating and organizes mass mailings from conception to completion; tracking re-grants and coordinating with re-grantee organizations.

Qualifications

  • Experience in job areas similar to those outlined above;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven office;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills;
  • Be self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities;
  • Commitment to our organizations’ mission, broader social and economic justice movement, and understanding of how race, class, gender, and other equity issues are part of the work;
  • Experience working with low income communities, communities of color, and/or the labor movement helpful;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience using database systems for fundraising. Experience using CiviCRM a plus.
  • Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player with Executive Director, staff, board of directors, volunteers, donors and the general community;
  • Translate broad goals into achievable steps while setting and managing appropriate expectations;
  • Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues;
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the dynamic demands of fundraising;
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development;
  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector;
  • Provide effective leadership for staff and take full responsibility for achieving departmental and organizational goals.

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. Email cover letter and resume to employment(at)alignny.org with “Development Manager” in the email subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Applicants will be contacted for interviews after March 31, 2016.

ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Job Description

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.
  • 3-5 years experience labor or community 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, Quick books, 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 of $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience; fully paid comprehensive health and dental benefits; two weeks paid vacation after one year and paid holidays.

 

Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three 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.

Candidates may email or call (707) 346-1187 for further information or to confirm receipt of an application. For more information about the new North Bay Jobs with Justice chapter please go to http://www.northbayjobswithjustice.org

 

North Bay Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage youth, people of color, women, LBGT, and differently-abled people 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.