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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.


Foundation Relations Manager, Jobs With Justice

Position overview: 

Jobs With Justice Education Fund (JWJEF) is hiring a Foundations Relation Manager to join our dynamic fundraising and development team and make a difference in the lives of working people. The Foundation Relations Manager is part of the JWJEF team that leads efforts to strategically develop relationships with and strengthen financial support from foundations to advance the organization and our network’s goals and objectives. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate key relationships with foundations interested in underwriting the work of the organization. The primary responsibility for this role is overall foundation proposal management with primary writing responsibilities for narrative reports and proposals. The candidate should also be able to identify and research potential funders, track relationships with foundations, and oversee the process of developing introductory engagements, concept notes, letters of inquiry, all in collaboration with JWJEF’s management team and program staff. This position is remote with the option of being in our office in Washington DC. This position will be supervised by the Development Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Secure financial support from foundations and other institutional sources.
  • Support the development and maintenance of ongoing relationships with foundation funders.
  • Develop and track grant proposal and report deadlines for all foundations.
  • Coordinate the proposal writing and proposal submission process; ensures all proposals meet JWJEF standards and policies.
  • In coordination with Development team, maintain strong communication with funders via newsletters or other publications to demonstrate financial need and show the fiscal responsibility of the organization.
  • Support organization-wide collaboration on foundation relations, including working closely with programs, Communications, Finance, Executive, and the Development staff.
  • Manages a portfolio of the organization’s supporting foundations, and assists in cultivation and stewardship activities for funders.
  • Assists with efforts to engage JWJEF programs on a regular basis to keep Development team abreast of campaigns, projects, and events, as well as opportunities to engage funders and prospects.
  • Research prospective foundations to build relationships with, supporting the Development Team’s overall cultivation goals.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Manages grant reporting process; ensuring compliance with all grant reporting and other grant obligations.
  • Oversees the processing and acknowledgement of all grant agreements, as needed, and other recognition and stewardship activities.
  • Oversees processing of letters of acknowledgement pertaining to foundation grants.
  • Conducts prospect research and writing efforts; provides feedback and guidance as appropriate.
  • Oversees the maintenance of grant records, including paper files, moves management tracking, and primary and secondary contacts and relationships in database; monitors and updates the proposal/project pipeline; keeps proposal and reporting deadline calendars.
  • In coordination with the Development Associate ensures that all foundation related information in Salesforce are kept up to date with necessary documentation, report deadlines, payment schedule, and other data.
  • Proactively identifies and researches prospective foundations in order to develop new funding relationships for the organization and our network; develops engagement strategies, drafts prospect profiles, and engages relevant programs to pursue follow-up.
  • Ensures that supporting foundations are actively involved in the organization and our network’s programs and events, by maintaining ongoing contact and effective working relationships with grantor program officers.
  • Attends appropriate conferences and meetings, and tracks wider philanthropic sector news and trends (including funding awarded to peer think tanks and research institutions) to proactively identify new engagement opportunities.
  • Provides regular updates to the Development Director and executive leadership on the organization’s foundation engagement, including new solicitation opportunities, new proposals and grants, and upcoming deadlines General/Events.
  • Assists in the recognition and prioritization of organizational funding needs, keeping abreast of institutional, network, and departmental priorities and programs.
  • Collaborates with the Development Director to develop strategies for cultivation and stewardship events, as well as other events for foundation supporters.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in grant writing and fundraising (or similar writing experience), preferably in a social economic justice related nonprofit, or similar work in the public or private sectors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Writing, Political Science, Public Affairs, or any other relevant field. Equivalent work experience also accepted.
  • Familiarity with major national, state and local foundations, as well as prospect research resources such as Foundation Directory Online, Chronicle of Philanthropy, GuideStar, Foundation Search, Grant Station, and IRS 990s.
  • Salesforce or similar CRM database experience is preferable.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; very high attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong research skills, and knowledge of and experience in using research resources for foundation prospects and funding opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, program staff, program officers and grants managers, and the general public; good judgment and discretion are emphasized, as is the ability to constructively give and receive feedback.
  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects; also, must be flexible and able to be a cooperative team player.
  • Event planning experience a plus.
  • Successfully sell ideas within the organization and work cooperatively with people from other organizations and cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Must possess appreciation and enthusiasm for social and economic justice movement work. Background in labor a plus.
  • Ability to work with people from a diverse background of experiences.

Salary: Low $60s to Low $70s range, depending on experience and in accordance with collective bargaining agreement.

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

This is a union-represented position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA. This position does not conduct managerial nor supervision duties as defined in the NLRA

How to apply:

Submit resume, relevant writing samples, references, and cover letter/letter of interest to info@jwj.org.

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is committed to inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Frequently cited statistics show that people of color, women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. JWJ encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications.

Important notice for applicants: 

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 will not be considered. No phone calls or direct solicitations please.


Organizer, Jobs With Justice

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. This position can be based anywhere in the United States. An Organizer based outside the D.C. area may need to travel more to attend in-person staff gatherings at our D.C. office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads in innovating, analyzing and testing emerging strategies 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 JWJ Training Team in conducting nationwide trainings for JWJ coalitions and partners;
  • 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.
  • Supporting training and development of 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.

Signs we are on track: A successful organizer

  • Contributes to the collective knowledge and disciplined practice of proven and emerging campaign strategies;
  • Develops and executes a variety of work to implement national and local campaigns, resulting in some victories, continuous learning and some experimentation and setbacks;
  • Develops and strengthens relationships with local coalitions, partners and others that could impact the success of a campaign;
  • Communicates about and documents work, outcomes, updates and developments in a timely and strategic way;
  • Successfully transfers knowledge and skill in order to builds the capacity of local coalitions and allies and win campaigns;
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates within the organizing department, throughout JWJ staff teams, and with local affiliates and partners;
  • Is accountable for and follows through on agreed upon work plans and actions;
  • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate inter-disciplinary teams and colleagues in a complex environment.

Qualifications:

  • Three plus years of organizing experience, with a particular emphasis on worker-related campaigns and projects.
  • Experience with creative direct action.
  • Ability to coach local leaders on sustaining long-term relationships through campaign work and strategy development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice.
  • Ability to work collectively, handle and resolve conflict, and facilitate groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong work-planning, including good personal time management skills.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a broader working-class perspective.
  • Ability to travel as needed, average of 5 days per month with more travel required during peak campaign activity.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with Jobs With Justice, JWJ local coalition affiliates, or JWJ partners.
  • Labor movement/worker organizing experience
  • Multi-lingual fluency.
  • Experience using issue campaigns (policy fights, wage theft, etc.) to drive mobilizations
  • Ability to develop and lead trainings

Salary:  Low $60s to low $70s depending on experience.

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

This is a union-represented position represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA

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 submit a resume and cover letter to info@jwj.org


Worker Justice Field Organizer, Philadelphia Jobs With Justice

Philadelphia Jobs With Justice is a grassroots coalition organization with a 20+ year history of fighting for justice for working people in Philadelphia, both on the job and in our communities. We believe in long-term multi-issue coalition building, grassroots base building, organizing, and strategic action as the foundation for building a workers’ movement. We believe that by engaging a broad community of allies, we can win bigger victories.

In 2022, Philly Jobs With Justice launched a campaign to build power and fight for safe and healthy workplaces for warehouse and delivery workers in Philadelphia. The Workplace Justice organizer will play a critical role in this campaign by recruiting and developing worker leaders in the warehouse and logistics sector to take action to win new workplace health and safety legislation. This is a base building position, and applicants should be prepared to spend a majority of their time recruiting, maintaining, and developing worker leaders.

Philadelphia Jobs With Justice is currently operating under a hybrid office policy. Candidates must be located in the greater Philadelphia area with the ability to travel throughout the city, including to our office in Callowhill. Salary range for this position is $59,400 – $63,800 with generous paid time off and medical and dental benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Director to develop and execute a plan to recruit low-wage warehouse and logistics workers using a variety of tactics and strategies;
  • Tracking worker leads and member engagement;
  • Developing the skills of emerging worker leaders;
  • Working with members to identify key workplace health and safety issues;
  • Prepping member leaders to speak with press, elected officials, and partner organizations;
  • Leading members to take direct action to win health & safety protections.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a base building organizer, worker organizing experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with developing, launching, and executing new campaigns;
  • Experience with social media platforms, primarily Facebook and Instagram;
  • Access to a computer and competency with video communication platforms;
  • Demonstrated experience in member leadership development;
  • Understanding of issues facing low wage workers;
  • Strong facilitation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once and set priorities based on long-term strategy and short-term goals;
  • Willingness to experiment with a variety of recruitment strategies;
  • Ability to frame issues and fights as well as articulate organizational values, strategy, and priorities to diverse audiences;
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work some nights and weekends as necessary;
  • Ability to drive and access to a car preferred.

Community Organizer, Food AND Medicine (Maine)

Job Description:

Founded in 2002, Food AND Medicine is a progressive grassroots community organization working for food justice, worker rights, affordable public transportation, civic engagement and political education, especially around issues affecting worker rights and the root causes of poverty. Our work and name is based on the belief that no one should have to choose between food, medicine and other basic necessities. We work closely with local labor unions, including the Eastern Maine Labor Council, as well as partner organizations, agencies and faith-based entities.

We are seeking an experienced and versatile full-time Community Organizer to work on our programs, build relationships with and develop leaders among our members, volunteers and allies. The ideal candidate will be based in, or willing to relocate to, Brewer, Maine. The Community Organizer is an integral part of our small staff team, and reports to the Executive Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement meetings, one-on-one outreach, surveys, events and the like to involve FAM’s constituency of workers, unions, farmers and low-income people as volunteers and leaders in programs and as active FAM members generally.
  • Organize and empower members to attend events, share their story, reach out to allies, speak to the media, attend committee meetings, volunteer, and otherwise become more involved in the organization.
  • Identify and empower leaders among members and volunteers.
  • Facilitate members’ consciousness of and foster analysis of obstacles to low-income communities’ access to basic necessities in relation to broader social issues and systemic inequality.
  • Contribute to fundraising activities including grant research and writing, phone banking, database updating, membership fundraising and the like.
  • Contribute to organization-wide annual events such as Legislative Breakfast, Labor Day and Solidarity Harvest.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum two years grassroots organizing experience preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, delegating, and overseeing tasks and keeping to deadlines.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-sufficient, and self-directed, yet comfortable taking direction and working as part of a team. The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to complete assigned projects under deadlines is critical.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through. Ability and commitment to do long-haul, sometimes gritty, organizing.
  • A commitment to FAM’s mission, values and approach, which focuses on grassroots organizing, leadership development, and social and economic justice in Maine. The capacity to work with diverse communities and to develop and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to follow directions, and anticipate or suggest appropriate and creative next steps.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations mid-stream, and to comfortably interact with all types of people.
  • Proficiency with current social media platforms, online fundraising/marketing tools and strategies for nonprofit organizations.
  • Three years’ relevant experience in staff supervision and/or volunteer management preferred. Demonstrated leadership and organizing skills at work, on campus, or in the community, with experience as a union or community organizer preferred.
  • Strong writing skills, and the ability to represent FAMs goals, objectives and outcomes for programs and projects, both verbally and in writing.
  • Preferred experience in non-profit fundraising and development including grant-writing, solicitation and event planning.
  • Strong computer, problem-solving and analytical skills. Comfortable working with a variety of office software, internet and email environments, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive and others.
  • Physical requirements include ability to spend hours listening and talking; working via computer and telephone; driving frequently to meetings and events; light lifting of equipment and materials; occasional night and weekend work, long days and overnight travel.
  • A collaborative working spirit and desire to explore ideas, test assumptions, and find solutions as a team.

Application Process:

Timeline: Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications will start to be reviewed immediately and the position will be hired as soon as an appropriate candidate is selected.

How To Apply: Interested applicants should send all of the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) at least three references, and (4) a writing sample to fam@foodandmedicine.org. Inquiries can be directed to fam@foodandmedicine.org or (207) 949-0708. FAM is an equal opportunity employer. Women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, low-income, people of color and working class people are particularly encouraged to apply.

Compensation/Benefits:  Salary range is competitive for the region and depending on experience, with a range of $37-45K/year. Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision benefits all paid at 100%, a retirement plan, and generous paid time off covered under a union collective bargaining agreement.