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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.

Creative Content Producer, Jobs With Justice

Position overview: 

Jobs With Justice is hiring a creative content producer to join our team and make a difference in the lives of working people. This person is responsible for implementing our multimedia storytelling strategy and works closely with other members of the communications team and staff to create compelling content that educates, inspires, engages and informs a broad range of audiences about our programs and campaigns. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social justice and is excited to use storytelling to simplify complex ideas and drive narrative change.

This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office and will be supervised by the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Produce a range of video content for our website and social media channels as well as projects for our advocacy and campaign teams. This includes pitching, writing, and producing documentaries, scripted call-to-action videos, motion graphic explainers, and other forms of media.
  • Schedule and manage pre-production for shoots, story outlining, drafting questions, and conducting on-camera interviews and standups.
  • Edit video and audio projects that were filmed in the field from staff and partners.
  • Create digital collateral for social media, including static images, illustrations, and infographics
  • Shoot and edit photography content
  • Produce and/or edit audio stories for our upcoming podcast

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in professional journalism or documentary work.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative products (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop,); working knowledge of entire suite a plus.
  • Photographic and video proficiency (Experience with Canon C100 and DSLRs a plus).
  • A proven track record of managing productions and creating interesting video content.
  • Experience with audio production (set up for radio, podcasts, etc.).
  • Excellent communicator who has ability to research and produce content under short deadlines on a range of topics and adjusting to a range of styles and voices.
  • Good research and fact checking abilities.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects at a time and working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with social media platforms and effective uses of Twitter and Facebook for campaigns and organizations.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate and establish rapport with staff, colleagues and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Comfort in a team environment, and experience working in both a lead and support role.
  • Interest or experience in and knowledge of workplace and economic issues, labor, social justice, organizing, and/or progressive policy and advocacy issues.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed in performance of duties.

How to apply:
Submit resume, relevant video/digital samples, references, and cover letter/letter of interest to info@jwj.org.

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.

Salary and benefits: The Creative Content Producer is a union-represented position, and, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, starting salary is between $ $53,600 to $60,800, depending on experience. Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Jobs With Justice provides a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits.

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.


Organizing Director, Colorado Jobs With Justice

About 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 a variety of ways to advance 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.

About the Position
Organizing Director is a management position that will work closely with the Executive Director to set and implement a strategic plan and direction for the organization. They will work with the Board and Staff to plan and implement our campaigns, oversee all programs, raise and track the organization’s budget and finances, supervise the team of organizers, and manage other organizational and administrative duties. The ideal candidate is someone with a strong dedication to protecting and strengthening workers’ rights and the labor movement in Colorado, and who has demonstrated success with grassroots organizing, campaign strategy, fundraising, staff management, and nonprofit administration. This position reports directly to the Executive Director

Qualifications

  • At least 3+ years of experience with grassroots organizing, membership recruitment, and leadership development with community organizations and/or labor unions
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated success with fundraising, particularly with grassroots fundraising and grants
  • At least 2 years of supervision experience
  • Proven experience with local and state political processes and issue campaigns, including strategies and tactics of multi-year campaigns
  • An understanding of the labor movement, coalition building, and social movements; a commitment to the principles of social, racial, and economic justice; and a strong anti-oppression framework
  • Excellent and authentic communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to work independently toward agreed upon goals
  • 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, hold others accountable, and receive feedback
  • Ability to work long hours at times, including nights and weekends
  • Proficient in computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, Google Docs,  and online databases

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs With Justice in Colorado or elsewhere in the country
  • Experience supervising employees working under a collective bargaining agreement.

While this job posting is for an Organizer Director, the hiring committee will consider strong applicants who are missing some of the skills for the OD position for the role of Lead/Organizer. If a lead/organizer is hired instead of an OD, the position will  be a part of the bargaining unit with similar job duties, but with more support and oversight from the ED. The Lead/Organizer position would ideally be an opportunity for someone to gain skills and experience to eventually be promoted to Organizer Director. Applicants with the majority of these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Candidates without some of the required qualifications may be considered for the Lead/Organizer position during the hiring process.

Compensation & Benefits: The Organizer Director position is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $48-52,000. A generous benefits package would mirror those included in the organization’s union contract, including health, dental, and vision coverage; 401(k) plan; vacation, family leave, and paid sick days. This position will be a part of the Management Team and would not be a part of the staff bargaining unit. The Executive Director has a preferred start date of Sept 21, 2020 for this position.  Candidates unable to make this start date are still encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send a resume, a cover letter, a one-page writing sample (including but not limited to: grant proposal/report language, earned media piece, email blast, blog post), and at least three references to pamela@cojwj.org with the subject line Organizer Director. Posting will remain open until position is filled.

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 LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.


Executive Director, North Bay Jobs With Justice

North Bay Jobs with Justice (NBJWJ) seeks an Executive Director to lead us in the next phase of our work to build power for workers in Sonoma County. We believe that all workers should have collective bargaining rights, employment and housing security, and a decent standard of living that provides equitable access to education, living wages, healthcare, retirement, and safe neighborhoods. We are a grassroots coalition of labor, community, and student voices at the national and local levels to win improvements in people’s lives and shape the public discourse on workers’ rights and the economy. We believe that communities of color, low income workers, immigrant families, LGBTQ and youth are among the most impacted by corporate greed and as such should be centered in leading our efforts to build movements for social, political and economic change. We can and will build a society and economy that works for ALL.

Born out of Sonoma County’s Living Wage Coalition, NBJWJ has grown into a broad coalition of individuals, community groups, labor unions and organizations that bring together organized and unorganized workers in common struggle. This last year our coalition has been instrumental in raising the Minimum Wage in 4 target cities, with continued organizing in the County.

In addition to our campaigns, we play a key role in responding when our communities are in crisis. We led the establishment of the UndocuFund to support low wage and immigrant workers affected by wildfires. In partnership with the North Bay Organizing Project, NBJWJ formed Sonoma County United In Crisis to develop a 13-point policy agenda for the County of Sonoma that will ensure an equitable response to the COVID-19 crisis that puts the collective needs of our community first.

The Opportunity
Our Executive Director (ED) will be key to our continued growth and success. Grounded in a class analysis and a passion for workers’ rights the ED will be pivotal in harnessing the energy of our members, our leaders and our community allies to win campaigns for both organized and
unorganized workers. NB has the benefit of active Steering and Executive Committees that work closely with our ED and lead organizer, the result is a coalition that is member led and growing. Our ED knows how to coalesce the voices of our members into winning campaign strategies.

Our ideal ED will be energetic, focused, people oriented and skillful in working with people of all backgrounds and experience. Our ED will continue our proven commitment to the leadership of people of color, immigrants, low wage and unionized workers and those living on the margins in our community.

Major Areas of Responsibility
The Executive Director manages all aspects of North Bay Jobs with Justice operations and administration. The Executive Director leads in the development and implementations of the organization’s vision, mission, strategies and campaigns.

Leadership & Management

Deeply explore and absorb the landscape of need and opportunity; create, sew and cultivate a vision for the organization’s future; inspire others to join NBJWJ in realizing this vision

  • Actively engage and energize NBJWJ Executive Board, Steering Committee, volunteers, community leaders and partners in support of the organization’s mission, campaigns and programs. Our ED leads with an organizer’s mindset, seeing our members and community as our source of power and not recipients of our good deeds.
    • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Executive Board; seek and build board involvement with strategic priorities.
    • Develop, mentor, and work effectively with staff, volunteers and community leaders to grow their involvement in the organization.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with external partners including community groups, organizations, policymakers, and other key strategic allies.
    • Ensure that internal relationships are strong and effective, support relationship building among the coalition community partners, Steering and Executive Committee member and staff.
  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves North Bay Jobs With Justice’s mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress; ensure that plans and priorities are aligned with the vision.
    • Define success and ensure progress towards goals; oversee timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals and priorities.
    • Ensure ongoing program excellence; develop evaluation methods that are realistic and support ongoing learning and planning.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff, volunteers and coalition members to succeed together.
  • Represent NBJWJ in national, state and regional meetings and campaigns. Ensure strong working relationship with National JWJ and other JWJ affiliates.

Finance and Administration

Understand the needs and requirements for ensuring sound organizational management – build and maintain infrastructure as we grow.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of North Bay Jobs with Justice, including:
    • Partnering with the Executive Board to ensure the annual budget is developed and approved.
    • Ensure timely financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization are provided to the Executive Board.
    • Financial management to ensure operating within the approved budget, maximize resource utilization, and maintain a positive financial position.
    • Maintain fiscal practices that comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintain legal and accounting compliance according to 501(c)3 requirements, maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

Fundraising & Communications

Lead the development and implementation of fundraising and communications plans that are compelling and motivate others to be active and support North Bay Jobs with Justice programs and campaigns.

  • Develop the fundraising strategy and plan that is realistic and achievable.
    • Lead all fundraising efforts and expand the capacity of the Executive Board and Steering Committee to participate in fundraising.
    • Ensures that our annual fundraiser is well-planned, leading to financial and strategic success.
  • Explore and build partnerships and relationships with the funders, policymakers, organizations, donors and community leaders to expand involvement and support.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, media and the general public; serve as the primary spokesperson for NBJWJ. Communicate effectively orally and in writing with the skills to motivate participation and convey ideas clearly.

Qualifications and Attributes

Our ED will be a welcoming and open-minded leader who is comfortable leading from behind or stepping to the front, depending on the circumstances. Our ED thrives when working in partnerships where we are learning, growing and creating together – they know that how they
show up is as important as what they do.

Our ED flourishes working in a small and growing organization, is able to focus on the details without losing sight of the big picture. Our ED has the experience and knowledge needed to manage our organization well; ensuring that we meet our regulatory obligations, have the resources we need to succeed and we are a safe and healthy workplace.

Our ED has the skills and qualities needed to:

  • Think and act strategically; ability to pivot in changing conditions while maintaining discipline in our campaigns and programs.
  • Strong and complex political and social analysis, experience putting analysis into strategic action
    • Grounded in a class analysis, ability to navigate the complex intersections of class, race and other dynamics of power.
    • Demonstrated success engaging and including non-English speakers with meaningful participation and authentic influence in campaigns and our Coalition.
    • Ability to connect workers’ rights to a wide variety of issues and needs, while maintaining focus on our mission.
    • Understanding of unions and how union organizing improves lives of workers coupled with understanding the needs of unorganized workers.
  • Political and interpersonal savvy; skilled at working in systems and with people.
    • Political expertise, ability to navigate politics within the government and in our community.
    • Good communicator with a variety of audiences; ability to effectively communicate information and ideas to elected officials, community and coalition members. Able to produce narrative in short time frame to support us in moving
      forward in alignment.
  • Confident and compassionate manager; experienced bringing out the best in others through supervision and mentoring.
  • Knows the Fundamentals of Fundraising; has overcome the fear of asking individuals and institutions to give. Experience writing successful grant proposals.
  • Strong planner; experience leading and planning in a Coalition, able to manage multiple moving parts in a long term or campaign plan.
  • Administration and Management; experienced developing and managing budgets, supervising staff. Ensuring alignment of our practices with our values. Commitment to ongoing growth and development for themselves and others, including identifying learning opportunities. Experience creating and working with Governance structures, including strong facilitation skills.

Highly Desirable 

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English. Rooted knowledge of the needs and experiences of Latinx communities and immigrants.
  • Experience organizing and winning in Sonoma County, is a known leader in our community.
  • Knowledge of Roberts Rules.
  • Experience using and improving guiding documents like personnel manuals, by-laws etc.

Compensation 

NBJWJ offers a generous benefits package including full health coverage with vision and dental, flexible personal, vacation and sick time, and a matching retirement fund. The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $75,000. Relocation funds are available if needed.

How to apply

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We are flexible with start dates. Please send a resume and cover letter to employment@northbayjwj.com.

North Bay Jobs With Justice 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.


Director of Finance and Operations, Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN)

ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York is an alliance of community and labor organizations working together to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. ALIGN is the coming together of two long-standing New York community-labor coalitions, New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda. Over the last two decades, we have been at the forefront of championing fair economic development policies, winning quality jobs with career ladders for low-income public housing residents, and creating green jobs through municipal building retrofits. For more information about our work, visit www.alignny.org​.

We are seeking an experience​d leader who is committed to using their excellent skills in managing people and making organizational systems thrive in order to advance the mission of ALIGN.

You will be responsible for strengthening and supporting administrative and financial systems including finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, and internal communications. As a member of our senior management team, you will be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives. ​The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to social, racial, economic, and environmental justice and a track record of successfully managing nonprofit organizations.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Operations ensures the overall financial health and successful functioning of the organization. Responsibilities include:

Administration:

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the organization, including ensuring appropriate systems and documentation.
  • Partner with the Executive Director to support the operations of the Board of Directors including meeting preparation, minutes and follow up.

Fundraising:

  • Track all foundation income and proposal/report deadlines, maintaining lists, files and tracking systems.
  • Conduct foundation prospecting research.
  • Production of grant proposals and reports, working with Executive Director, program staff and submit proposals and reports.

Financial Management, in partnership with finance staff and consultants:

  • Oversee all aspects of the organization’s finances, including annual budget, annual audit, bookkeeping, funds management, financial reports, and financial controls.
  • Coordinate annual budgeting process and mid-year budget review.
  • Oversee and continually improve financial controls and systems.

Operations Management, in partnership with operations and  staff:

  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and nonprofit best practices.
  • Oversee IT, security, and document retention policies and practices.
  • Seek counsel from attorneys, as needed, on employment issues, 501(c)(3) compliance, etc.
  • Implement collective bargaining agreements and participate in regular labor/management meetings.

Human Resources Support:

  • Support the recruitment and orientation of new employees (as well as the exit process).
  • Implementing and monitoring the personnel policies as listed in the ALIGN Handbook and Collective Bargaining agreement, obtaining and managing health, flex, and retirement benefits programs.

Qualifications

  • At least five years of applicable professional experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, economic and environmental justice.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to keep long- and short-term projects moving at the same time.
  • Extremely detail-oriented self-starter.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of accounting programs and accounting principles.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Administrative experience in a fast-paced environment preferred.
  • Degree in administration, finance, or related field or equivalent experience preferred.

Terms of Employment​: The Director of Finance and Operations is a 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 which accompanies this Job Description.

Application Process:​ This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@alignny.org. Please put “Director of Finance and Operations” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the first round of reviews beginning October 10. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.

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