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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.


Senior Manager of Foundation Relations, Jobs With Justice

Position overview:

Jobs With Justice Education Fund (JWJEF) is hiring a Senior Manager of Foundation Relations to advance our dynamic fundraising and development team and make a difference in the lives of working people. The Senior Manager of Foundation Relations is part of the JWJEF team that creatively leads efforts to organize progressive institutional philanthropy to strategically develop relationships with and strengthen partnerships between philanthropy and JWJEF to advance our organization, our network, and workers rights overall. The primary purpose of this position is to take ownership in developing and executing strategies for and managing key relationships with funders in order to cultivate their interest in underwriting the work of the organization. In this role, the Senior Manager must be able to innovatively design and lead funder engagement strategy, identify and lead prospective funder engagement, track relationships with philanthropic institutions, oversee the process of developing introductory engagements, concept notes, letters of inquiry, proposals, and budgets, as well as narrative and financial reporting, and advance JWJEF’s all-in funder collaboration with JWJEF’s management team and program staff. This position will be supervised by the Development Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Secure financial support from and develop meaningful partnerships with philanthropic institutions, foundations, and other similar institutional philanthropic sources.
  • Lead JWJEF’s relationship management with philanthropic institutions.
  • Develop and track grant proposal and report deadlines for all funders.
  • Coordinate the proposal writing and proposal submission process; ensures all proposals meet JWJEF standards and policies.
  • Actively research new strategies and methods for philanthropic organizing and fundraising, in order to creatively drive JWJEF’s philanthropic organizing strategies.
  • In coordination with the Development team, maintain strong communication with funders via updates and other materials to demonstrate financial need and show the fiscal responsibility of the organization.
  • Lead the rest of JWJEF staff to collaborate on funder relations, contributing to a culture of philanthropy, by actively working closely with Organizing, Research, Policy, Communications, Finance, Executive, and the Development teams.
  • Manages a portfolio of the organization’s funders and leads cultivation and stewardship efforts with funders.
  • Regularly meet with and cultivate direct relationships with philanthropic representatives, including program officers/directors and grants managers.
  • Leads regular engagement with JWJEF programs to stay up to date on campaigns, projects, and events, as well as opportunities to engage funders and prospects.
  • Lead research and engagement strategies with prospective funders, supporting the Development Team’s overall cultivation goals.
  • Regularly audit old and develop new internal funder relations data systems.

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.
  • Conducts prospect research and writing efforts; suggests fundraising strategy for all new prospects.
  • Oversees the maintenance of grant records, 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.
  • Ensures that all funder-related information in Salesforce is kept up to date with necessary documentation, report deadlines, payment schedules, and other data.
  • Proactively identifies and researches prospective funders in order to develop new philanthropic relationships for the organization and our network; develops engagement strategies, drafts prospect profiles, and engages relevant programs to pursue follow-up.
  • Ensures that supporting philanthropic institutions 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 organizations) to proactively identify new engagement opportunities.
  • Provides regular updates to the Development Director and executive leadership on the organization’s funder engagement, including new solicitation opportunities, new proposals and grants, and upcoming deadlines General/Events.
  • Leading in the recognition and prioritization of organizational funding strategies and needs, keeping up-to-date on institutional, network, and departmental priorities and programs.
  • Advises and strategizes with JWJ local coalitions around their foundation fundraising strategy, and opportunities to jointly raise funds with JWJEF.
  • Collaborates with the Development Director to develop strategies for cultivation and stewardship events, as well as other events for funders.
  • As appropriate, represent our organization in philanthropic sector events, speaking engagements, op-eds, etc..
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in grant-writing and nonprofit fundraising; Master’s degree a plus.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising, foundation relations, and/or relationship management, preferably in a social economic justice related nonprofit, or similar work in the public or private sectors.
  • Strong intersectional social justice lens with an ability to thoughtfully link and speak on interlocking issue areas.
  • 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
  • Strong Salesforce or similar CRM database experience is preferable
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; very high attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Exceptional research skills, and knowledge of and experience in using research resources for foundation prospects and funding opportunities
  • Strong communication and confidence 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
  • Event planning experience a plus.
  • Successfully sell ideas within the organization and work cooperatively with people from other organizations and
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, with the dynamic personality of a fundraiser.
  • 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 experience.

Position may be based anywhere, with expected travel to Washington, D.C. and other funder-related geographic locations once COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted.

Salary:  Upper $60’s to Upper $70’s depending on experience.

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

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

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.


Digital Communications Strategist, Jobs With Justice

Position overview: 

Jobs With Justice is hiring a Digital Communications Strategist to join our team and make a difference in the lives of working people. This person is responsible for providing for and maintaining Jobs With Justice’s digital footprint, utilizing CRMs, social media, and the JWJ website to communicate the organization’s theory of change and engage and grow JWJ’s digital presence. The strategist 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. This position is supervised by the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes short- and long-term digital communications strategies to advance our campaigns and issues.
  • Develops and maintains an annual digital content calendar to help track and facilitate online actions.
  • Drafts and launches digital campaign content, including petitions, letter-to-the-editor campaigns, and other digital actions.
  • Maintains, tracks, and facilitates the growth of Jobs With Justice online activist list.
  • Assists with the maintenance and updating of the Jobs With Justice website.
  • Assists with the management of Jobs With Justice’s social media content for various digital platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
  • Assists with the drafting of content for our campaigns, research publications, website, staff speaking engagements, events and other projects.
  • Works collaboratively with staff, allies and local coalitions to generate or partner on compelling digital content.
  • Enhances and executes departmental priorities and supports interdepartmental and organizational strategies.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Drafts, launches, and maintains Jobs With Justice created digital actions regularly or collaborates with movement partners to share externally generated digital actions.
  • Develops and executes digital content strategy and growth plans to foster and grow Jobs With Justice’s online activist base.
  • Provides digital communications strategy and tactics, writing, messaging, coordination and other support for our campaigns and projects as needed.
  • Drafts and contributes content for our campaigns, website, and other communications channels.
  • Coordinates with the staff of ally, network and stakeholder organizations to support communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Assists with the management of Jobs With Justice’s daily social media content and develops long term social media campaigns to increase engagement and amplify the organization’s campaigns. Collaborates with the Media Strategist and Creative Content Producer on social media content.
  • Contributes to coordinating and planning work through use of editorial calendars, project timelines and other deadlines.
  • Regularly assesses digital metrics, shares key information and tracks updates with teams.
  • Posts or preps content for websites or other communications channels.

Signs we are on track: A successful digital communications strategist

  • Achieves growth in JWJ online activist engagement.
  • Initiates, implements and bottom lines digital communications campaign strategy plans and ideas that are relevant and achievable.
  • Initiates or supports and implements content ideas that connect with current organizational priorities and external news opportunities.
  • Consistently meets deadlines for writing, editing, and contributing clear and effective content for Jobs With Justice projects, campaigns and spokespeople.
  • Follows through on agreed upon work plans and agreements and meets and sets deadlines appropriate to assigned work.
  • Works well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Adapts their work to a dynamically changing environment.
  • Contributes to inter-disciplinary teams in a complex environment.

Qualifications:

  • 5 years minimum of relevant job/externship/fellowship experiences.
  • Digital communications experience in local, state or federal legislative, regulatory, ballot or workplace organizing campaigns.
  • Knowledge of digital engagement tools like Action Network.
  • Experience creating or executing long- and short-term communications plans,
  • Excellent writer who has ability to write under short deadlines on a range of topics and adjusting to a range of styles and voices.
  • Strong editing skills and comfort giving and receiving edits.
  • Good research and fact checking abilities.
  • Strong work planning skills.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects at a time and working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Expertise with social media platforms and effective uses of Twitter and Facebook for campaigns and organizations.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Internet-based research, word processing, database and e-mail programs.
  • Training experience a plus.
  • Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and WordPress experience desired, but not required.
  • 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 occasionally if needed in performance of duties.

Preference for this position be based in Washington, DC but we are willing to consider remote work arrangements.

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

Salary: Low 60’s to low 70’s, 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.

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.

About Jobs With Justice:

Jobs With Justice is a national network expanding people’s ability to come together to improve their workplaces, their communities and their lives. We create solutions to the problems working people face by leading campaigns, changing the conversation and moving labor, community, student and faith voices to action. We win real change at the national and local levels by challenging corporate greed and demanding an economy that works for all. Learn more at www.jwj.org

Important notice for applicants:

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


Media Strategist, Jobs With Justice

Position overview: 

Jobs With Justice is hiring a media strategist to join our team and make a difference in the lives of working people. This person is responsible for monitoring news, developing and executing earned media campaigns. As well as managing Jobs With Justice’s outward communications, the Media Strategist manages and develops and assists with the management of the organization’s social media and manages the organization’s digital advertising. The Media Strategist 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. This position is supervised by the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Monitors the news and tracks editorial coverage of core labor issues within the media while looking for opportunities to include Jobs With Justice’s work within the headlines.
  • Builds and maintains the media relations database, identifies relevant reporters for campaigns, creates press lists, pitches stories and op-eds to media outlets, and coordinates media requests.
  • Develops news releases, news materials, online content and organizational updates for external audiences
  • Creates and executes short- and long-term media engagement campaigns to advance our issues and our experts.
  • Creates and executes earned media strategies to amplify Jobs With Justice’s work in the press.
  • Assists with the management of Jobs With Justice’s social media content for various digital platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Team, helps create external communications content for our campaigns, research publications, website, staff speaking engagements, and events.
  • Manages external media outreach.
  • Enhances and executes departmental priorities and supports interdepartmental and organizational strategies.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Produces and distributes regular roundup of major news and editorial coverage of key labor, economic and workplace issues.
  • Manages responses to media inquiries while building relationships and advancing our issues.
  • Preps the Executive Director, as well as other staff, for news interviews.
  • Drafts and pitches op-eds for the Executive Director and staffers.
  • Proactively seeks media opportunities for staff and our issues through active pitching to reporters and multi-media producers.
  • Manages rapid response efforts, drafts and releases statements in response to major news events.
  • Prepares staff for media interviews and develops talking points.
  • Writes and disseminates statements, press releases, fact sheets, and advisories.
  • Conducts background communications research to support narrative change focus of the organization.
  • Assists with the management of Jobs With Justice’s daily social media content and develops long term social media campaigns to increase engagement and amplify the organization’s campaigns. Collaborates with the Digital Communications Strategist and Creative Content Producer on social media content.

Qualifications:

  • 5 years minimum of relevant job/ fellowship experiences.
  • Communications and/or media relations experience in local, state or federal legislative, regulatory, or workplace organizing campaigns.
  • Experience using media tracking software such as Meltwater, Cision, or Critical Mention.
  • Experience creating or executing long and short-term media outreach plans.
  • Experience tracking media impact metrics.
  • 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. Experience using research to inform strategy.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects at a time and working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with social media platforms and effective uses of social media platforms for campaigns and organizations.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • 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 occasionally if needed in performance of duties.

Preference for this position be based in Washington, DC but we are willing to consider remote work arrangements.

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

Salary: Low 60s to low 70’s, 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.

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.

About Jobs With Justice:

Jobs With Justice is a national network expanding people’s ability to come together to improve their workplaces, their communities and their lives. We create solutions to the problems working people face by leading campaigns, changing the conversation and moving labor, community, student and faith voices to action. We win real change at the national and local levels by challenging corporate greed and demanding an economy that works for all. Learn more at www.JWJ.org.

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.


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.


Executive Director, Jobs With Justice San Francisco 

Jobs with Justice San Francisco (JWJSF) is a long-term, multi-racial coalition of labor unions and community groups supporting workers’ rights and fighting for economic, racial and climate justice. In San Francisco, we won the country’s first $15 minimum wage, tuition-free higher education program and fair scheduling law for retail workers. JWJSF has been working on climate and equitable transition issues since 2018.  With a history of precedent-setting innovation, JWJSF’s victories make real differences in the lives of working people, and spark movements nationwide.

Job Purpose

JWJSF seeks a passionate Executive Director to lead a multi-racial and member-driven coalition of community organizations and labor unions that supports workers’ rights and fights for economic, racial and climate justice. The ideal candidate will have a drive to push for systemic change, with a combination of strategic vision and hands-on experience leading a coalition and organization, working with/within unions and community organizations, managing a board and staff, fundraising, developing relationships and organizing for racial and economic justice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Coalition Leadership (20%) 

  • Managing relationships with coalition members (i.e. the Steering Committee and E-board)
  • Manage relationships with external partners/allies
  • Building shared agenda and purpose across the coalition and navigating conflict between partners
  • Collaborate with senior staff to plan the agenda and facilitate the yearly Steering Committee retreat, including member turnout
  • Ensure yearly campaign evaluations in collaboration with staff and external partners
  • Ensure the preparation and presentation of annual campaign proposals

Executive Board (E-Board) and Governance (15%)

  • Lead monthly E-board meetings by drafting agendas, ensuring turnout of E-board members, delegating roles and ensuring language-appropriate access to all relevant materials and information before, during and after E-board meetings
  • Engaging the E-board on financial oversight
  • Manage relationships with E-board members through regular check ins and 1:1s
  • Collaborate with E-board officers on E-board development
  • Ensure effective engagement of the Steering Committee through quarterly meetings
  • Ensure compliance – bylaws, legal, regulatory
  • Manage E-board endorsement and input on legislation, ballot measures and other policy
  • Engage E-board in campaign planning and strategy

Organizational and Staff Management (20%)

  • Supervises 3-5 mostly senior staff
  • Collaborates with leadership team on organizational development and administration and to ensure the overall effective functions of the organization including:
    • internal policy and processes
    • staffing and human resources
    • capacity building for staff
    • team/staff relationships and cohesion
    • performance planning (organization, team and individual)
  • Ensures the financial sustainability of the organization through fiscal management, in coordination with E-board Treasurer and staff leadership team:
    • developing and monitoring budgets
    • facilitating decisions on resource allocations
    • ensuring proper financial planning
    • ensuring proper internal controls are implemented

Fund Development (25%)

  • Foundation fundraising through prospecting new opportunities and grant writing
  • Manage relationships with funders
  • Serve as advisor and thought partner with funders
  • Represent JWJSF’s programs at funder events, convenings
  • Short and long-term funder education on workers rights, racial justice and climate justice
  • Ensuring membership dues are paid
  • Support grassroots fundraising, including JWJSF’s annual fundraiser
  • Co-leading with staff leadership team on fund development strategy

Strategy Development  (10%)

  • With staff leadership team, coordinate both long term and short term strategy including
    • Long term strategic planning
    • Shorter term strategic formation and  decision-making
  • Ensure engagement of coalition in organizational strategy and tactics
  • Lead the staff in strategic campaign development and broader coalition strategy

External Communications (5%)

  • Representing JWJSF in the media and in movement spaces

Campaign Work (5%) 

  • Support  campaign work in collaboration with campaign staff as needed

What we are looking for in a candidate

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to working class communities and economic and racial justice.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, combining strategic vision with a roll-up-your-sleeves, highly collaborative approach to getting the work done.
  • Strong experience leading multi-racial coalitions and cultivating the leadership of BIPOC, gender oppressed and queer communities.
  • Deep and nuanced understanding of power, with an ability to understand complex political dynamics.
  • Experience with governance of an organization/coalition, including E-board management and organizational development processes.
  • Experience working with and/or within labor unions and familiarity with the landscape of the labor movement.
  • Experience working with and/or within community based organizations.
  • Deep lived experience of working class and BIPOC communities.
  • Demonstrated successful fundraising experience, including foundation and grassroots fundraising.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills, comfortable having hard conversations with allies and others.
  • Ability to relate to and bridge diverse individuals and communities to strengthen. relationships and connections toward common goals.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with coworkers, allies, funders, decision-makers and opposition.
  • Familiarity with the San Francisco and Bay Areas political landscape.  Familiarity with statewide policy changes a bonus.
  • Sense of humor & flexibility always appreciated.

Working conditions

Occasional travel and sometimes long and irregular hours. While some periods are busier than others, JWJSF’s culture strongly supports and encourages work/life balance.

Salary range: $90-$110k salary range DOE. Excellent benefits package with three weeks starting vacation, family healthcare and 401k. This is a union represented position with Teamsters Local 856.

JWJSF’s office is located in San Francisco and the candidate must be (or willing to be) based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are currently working remotely but will transition to in-person when safe and possible. We currently have staff meetings outdoors and masked when conditions permit and individual staff may choose to have in person meetings with coalition members or allies or not. When we work in-person, there is still  flexibility to balance time working in the office and time working at home.

Apply at https://bit.ly/jwjedapply. Open until filled, but we will begin our screening in April of 2022.

People of color, gender-oppressed and queer people strongly encouraged to apply.


Deputy Director, Missouri Jobs With Justice

Salary range: $60,000-70,000

Benefits: Full health coverage for individual and family, paid vacation and sick days, 4% retirement match, employer funded FSA, phone reimbursement.

The Organization

Missouri Jobs with Justice (MO JwJ) is a coalition of labor, faith, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of all people.  MO JwJ attacks the root causes of poverty while working for an economic system that benefits the entire community.  We believe that the fate of all working people and the communities in which they live are tightly bound together. We strive to build a multi-racial movement and are dedicated to leadership development and base building. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all.   MO JwJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, and people of all ages.

The Position: Deputy Director

The Deputy Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will work closely with the Organizing Staff to support the local development and implementation of MO JwJ campaigns and programs. This position must be based in Missouri and will include significant travel around the state as part of campaign mobilizations and meetings with the broader MO JwJ leadership and staff.

Responsibilities: 

Supervision:  The MO JwJ coalition is committed to growing and developing organizers and leaders.  The Deputy Director will support and coach organizing staff to execute work plans related to campaigns, projects, voter engagement and leadership development.

Campaigns:  The heart of MO JwJ is taking action through grassroots campaigns for social and economic justice.  The Deputy Director will manage and co-create campaign development, mobilization, and evaluation with organizers, member organizations, leadership teams and activists.  This will include legislative campaigns, voter engagement work, and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.

Committee Support and Development:  MO JwJ operates through leadership-driven committees like the Leadership Team, Organizing Committee, Mobilization Committee and other campaign or project specific committees.  The Deputy Director will support organizers in their management of these committees by providing guidance and feedback around agendas, materials, project accountability, and more.

Fundraising, Communications and Data Management:  The Deputy Director will help organizers implement their annual fundraising plan, including organizational contributions, individual contributions, grants, and grassroots activities and events as well as develop new sources of funding for the organization. All MO JWJ Staff have a fundraising goal and bring grassroots funds into the organization.

Leadership Development:  The Deputy Director will encourage, foster and develop the abilities of MO JwJ staff. They will also support organizers to identify and develop rank and file members, to play leading roles in developing and building the organization.  This will include participation in three-day Building JwJ Leadership Development trainings throughout the year.

Administration:  The Deputy Director will be responsible for the administrative functions of the work, specifically internal campaign and project tracking and organizing work plans

Must Have Qualifications

  • Solid commitment to the principles of social, racial, and economic justice
  • Commitment to dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy
  • Minimum of five years grassroots organizing experience and some management experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to be a self-starter, and to work independently toward agreed upon goals
  • A strong ability to motivate and listen to people, coordinate across differences and delegate responsibility
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people
  • An understanding of the labor movement, religious organizations and other social movements
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends; while also being able to prioritize work and seek input and feedback from the team about how to maintain a healthy work life balance
  • Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing
  • Own vehicle available for work (mileage outside of office commute is reimbursed)

Ideal Applicants would also have knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs with Justice in Missouri, and experience on ballot initiatives and voter engagement.

Please send a resume, cover letter and at least three references by January 31, 2022. First round interviews will begin in February 2022.

To Apply:

Send materials to jobs@mojwj.org, with “Deputy Director” in the subject line.  Please send documents as PDF or MS Word email attachments.

**Any candidate who makes it past the 1st interview will be asked to put together some proposals and do on the ground organizing work with MO JWJ. They will be compensated for their time at the hourly rate of a base salary. We believe the process of applying, interviewing and organizing work will take between 4-6 weeks.

For more information on Missouri Jobs with Justice please visit www.mojwj.org or call the office at 877-644-0466.



Community Organizer (Tampa), Central Florida Jobs With Justice

The Organizer plays a key role in executing CFJwJ’s approach to leadership
development; supporting worker organizing and advocacy; coalition building; and direct action campaigns that integrate strategic research and communications. The Community Organizer will work collaboratively with JwJ staff, partners, organizers, and worker leaders to mobilize and support worker organizing. The Community Organizer reports to and is supervised by one of the Co-Directors and the Membership/ Lead Organizer.

About Central Florida Jobs with Justice

Central Florida Jobs With Justice is a coalition of labor unions, community, faith-based, worker centers, and student organizations. We fight inequality by driving strategies that expand the theater in which workers are able to bargain for improved standards. The organization provides strategic support to nearly 30 member groups through training,
worker advocacy, issue-based campaign planning, and mobilizing activists to increase the impact of local organizing. By bringing together labor, community, student, and faith voices at a statewide and local level, we are creating innovative solutions to the problems workers face today. We win real change for workers by combining innovative organizing strategies, leadership development, and policy advocacy with grassroots action and mobilization.

Primary Role and Job Responsibilities
Membership Recruitment and Engagement

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with current
    member leaders and steering committee reps through mostly one-to-one
    conversations, and steering committee meetings. Maintain day-to-day
    contact with membership leaders; work independently to integrate
    strategies.
  • Identification and recruiting new organizations and individuals as members of the organization. Strategies include having affiliation meetings and membership asks at events, in-person one on one or by phone.
  • Recruitment and Retention of existing members into the leadership ladder
    through building durable and strong relationships with members, activists, and leaders; planning and organizing membership activities;

Coalition and Partner Engagement

  • Participate or lead work with partner organizations and coalitions toward shared goals.
  • Builds intentional relationships with partners and explores how CF-JwJ
    capacities meet organizational needs and construct strategies for advancing the organization.
  • Communicate with the rest of the organization teams to provide capacity to JWJ’s role in meeting deliverables with partner organizations.
  • Share responsibilities on engaging grassroots leaders in CF-JwJ collective
    campaign work, including strategic goal setting, preparing leaders for visits to advocate with elected officials, gathering signatures, and turning out their friends and family for actions, press conferences, voter work, etc.

JwJ Campaign and Program Execution

  • Plan and execute membership solidarity requests and project needs including mobilizations, training, convening meetings, and playing a role with leaders.
  • Working closely with the senior leadership to execute organizing goals and ID and recruits targeted members to provide ongoing support for external advocacy to reach its strategic campaign goals and vision.
  • Coordinates member outreach to retain and activate new members;
    consistently involving workers and supporters in the organization and
    increasing their commitment; activating members to lead work on various campaign committees.

Leadership Development and Training

  • Conduct and facilitate training/workshops with and for membership groups and partners on effective community organizing: research meetings, team building, mobilization, power analysis, voter engagement, coalitions, structural racism, storytelling, one-to-ones, etc. Develop others’ ability to teach these skills.
  • Identify and cultivate grassroots leaders to increase skills and effectiveness in building the organization, taking on leadership roles and taking action; implement leadership ladder to provide opportunities for growth and development; support the political education/skills of leaders through 1 on 1s.

Additional Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in organizational strategy, planning, tracking and reporting, and staff meetings.
  • Work with CF-JwJ staff to provide timely reporting on program activities and leverage strategic relationships for the organization when needed.
  • Actively participate in CF-JWJ wide events and efforts such as Fundraising
    events, JwJ annual training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Co-Directors.

Job Qualifications
Required Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of grassroots organizing and/or Labor and worker organizing experience.
  • Prior work experience working in high-risk/ pressure situations.
  • Prior experience in outreach and engagement of working people, including mobilizing people to action and building up their leadership.
  • Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to work effectively with organizations and members in complex, political situations.
  • Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action.
  • Self-starter who can work independently toward goals in a multi-step
    project. Ability to manage time efficiently and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Having reliable transportation and driving for regional work-related travel is a must.
  • Willingness and ability to work irregular hours including occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Strong commitment to racial justice, workers’ rights, and working-class community empowerment.

Additional desirable qualities but not required

  • Knowledge of issues affecting unemployed and underemployed workers, poor and working class communities in the south.
  • Fluency in a second language
  • Familiarity with the intersections of a just transition/climate justice and working people
  • Experience with Action Network and Digital Texting programs.
  • Knowledge and/or experience taking action with Jobs with Justice!

Required Skills

  • Ability to understand and articulate the CF-JwJ vision, mission, and theory of social change and organize others to align self-interest with the interest of Florida workers.
  • Quick learner with a willingness to work hard and develop as an organizer, especially through 1:1s.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Basic computer skills: (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.)
  • Ability to cultivate and nurture internal and external public relationships that are accountable, reciprocal, and transparent
  • Positive, energetic approach. Ability to motivate, move, and inspire people.
  • Willingness to take initiative and use creativity to achieve our shared objectives.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise.
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation of meetings, training, events.

Salary/Benefits/Additional Information
The salary range for this position falls within our salary employee level pay scale. The salary range is between $45k to $51k per year depending on experience. Includes a generous benefits package that includes full employer-funded medical, vision, dental insurance and Life/A+D insurance. Paid Vacation, Personal, Holiday, and Sick days. Travel mileage allowance/reimbursement, phone stipend, and other expense
reimbursements as required to support the work of advancing the organization’s growth.