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Coalition Manager, Florida Climate Equity Table

Job Summary 

The Florida Climate Equity Table is seeking a coalition manager to help deepen and grow a coalition of six grassroots and base building organizations to build power across the state working on issues that intersect with race, gender, climate, energy, and the economy. 

While the coalition manager will work independently, they are responsible for partnering with key staff from all six member organizations, creating a culture that moves shared priorities forward in a collective and aligned manner. The coalition manager will be responsible for implementing and ensuring the table’s shared outcomes are met and managing logistics, funding, and capacities associated with the program. 

The coalition manager will have access and guidance/mentorship support in this first year effort from the one of CF-JwJ Co-Directors and Climate Justice Program Manager. This position is full-time for one year, with the anticipation of extending, dependent upon funding. 

About the Florida Climate Equity Table 

The Florida Climate Equity Table seeks to unite urban, rural, and coastal voices for racial, economic, and climate justice by building: community; electoral power; shared racial and environmental justice analysis; and policy change. We seek a just and equitable transition from our extractive economy to an economy that is regenerative, renewable, and just. We envision a thriving state that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of all its people, works for ecological justice, protects the sacredness of our air, water, and land, champions workers’ rights and status, and advances racial and economic justice in communities. We serve as a coordinated and aligned effort, of local-based organizations working together to achieve common goals that will benefit all across the state. The table strives to: 

  1. Build power in Black, Brown, and impacted communities on environmental and climate justice issues that intersect with economy and other sectors; 2. Move community-driven policy solutions on a radical yet possible vision for a more equitable, just, climate-resilient Florida economy; 
  2. Be a voice for racial equity and justice on climate issues that is an alternative to environmental and decarbonization efforts that are not rooted in community solutions. 

As of 2020, current members of the Florida Climate Equity Table include:

  • Catalyst Miami 
  • Central Florida Jobs with Justice (CF-JwJ) 
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) 
  • Florida Rising 
  • Family Action Network Movement (FANM) 
  • Miami Climate Alliance (MCA) 

Primary Role and Responsibilities 

Building Alignment of FL Climate Equity Table 

  • Develop and operationalize practices of shared governance, decision-making, and power-building. 
  • Design, facilitate, and document monthly meetings. 
  • Provide regular one on one check-ins with each table organization member. Co-design, co-facilitate, execute logistical planning, and document quarterly to semi-annual convenings among table partners and their community members. Creating a purposeful space of alignment,strategic visioning and execution among the partners. 
  • Fostering a culture of accountability, trust, open communication, deep relationship and equity among the partners. 

Communication and Creating Reports/Materials 

  • Draft public communication materials for review and approval among table participants. 
  • Co-write grant reports for any Table-wide grants. 
  • Develop visual presentations, materials and reports as needed for meetings/retreats. 
  • Facilitate communication and provide checks on progress among different FL Climate Equity table work. 

Supporting Coalition Partnerships and Statewide Opportunities ● Cultivate coalitional and statewide partnership relationships at leadership and staff level with organizations and political stakeholders that center frontline communities while overseeing the coordination of coalitional activities in a way that deepens the leadership of FLCET partners and presents opportunities for FLCET members to build relationship and knowledge across issue areas reflected in our shared alignment. 

  • Effectively seeks opportunities to align political and community allies in support of partners’ strategic campaigns and civic engagement activities related to table’s shared priorities. 
  • Provide policy support and capacity to the table on relevant statewide issues when needed. 

Job Qualifications 

Qualifications Required 

  • Extensive lived-experience in frontline communities, communities of color, and/or low-income communities;
  • Background in working on issues related to climate justice, environmental justice, housing justice, or economic justice; 
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience working in nonprofit sector (Social Justice or Environmental Justice organizations strongly preferred) and Minimum of 2 year in Program Management 
  • Demonstration of effective problem solving and coordination skills, self-motivated. 
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills especially with facilitating meetings/presentations. 
  • Relationship builder qualities and relational approach to working with others. Demonstrated skills in areas of organizational, managerial, and time management. 

Additional desirable qualities but not required 

  • Knowledge of issues affecting frontline communities and movement ecosystems in Florida. 
  • Fluency in a second language. 
  • Familiar with online presentation platforms and tools. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with Jobs with Justice chapters and organizing model. 
  • Based in Florida. 

Skills 

Skills Required 

  • Demonstrates ability to oversee and execute process to facilitate calls, zoom meetings, (and if/when possible in-person gatherings) 
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities 
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn how to manage different perspectives and ideas to foster collective decision-making efforts; Excellent written skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely as well as edit copy for clarity and grammatical accuracy. 
  • Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with various types of audiences. Also, able to articulate plans and clear communication for support needed. 
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to manage their own priorities and workflow. Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work independently, self motivated and can still work with other members of various teams and committees. 

Salary/ Benefits/Additional Information 

Salary range for this position falls between $55k to $65k 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 building out the coalition across the state. 

PLEASE NOTE: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, CF-JwJ work remains remote and virtual at the moment. Location of town, county, or city is flexible. 

How to Apply 

How to Apply: Please email a résumé,writing sample and three references to Carlos Torrealba (carlos@cfjwj.org). Make sure to send the email with “FL Coalition Manager” and your name in the Subject line. Please include your location, salary requirements, and where you saw the posting. You will not be contacted unless you are chosen for an interview. Position open until filled. 

Central Florida Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Central Florida Jobs with Justice is also an affirmative action employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.


Orlando Organizer and Tampa Organizer, Central Florida Jobs With Justice*

Employment Type: Full-Time Salary/Non Exempt (set schedule of at least 40 hours a week) Reports to: Co-Director 

Location: Within Central Florida counties of Orange, Seminole or Osceola, Hillsborough 

The Community Organizer is a permanent full- time position dedicated to advancing CF-JwJ programs through base building and activating our membership.This position is key in executing CFJwJ’s approach of: 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 other staff organizers on our 2021 program areas including Expanding health care, Safety Net, Education and Climate Justice.The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to organize people, who has helped foster cooperation between organizations with who sometimes have different priorities. The Community Organizer reports to one of the Co-Directors and Membership and Lead Organizer who would serve as a thought partner in how to prioritize and carry out the work. 

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 

Member Recruitment and Engagement 

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with member leaders and steering committee reps through mostly one to one conversations, action

network emails and steering committee meetings. Maintain day-to-day contact with membership leaders; work independently to integrate strategies. 

  • Recruitment and Retention of existing members into the leadership ladder through building durable and strong relationship with members, activists and leaders; planning and organizing membership activities; 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.

Coalition and Partner Engagement 

  • Participate or lead work with partner organizations and coalitions toward shared goals.
  • Builds intentional relationships with community and worker leaders and exploring how CF-JwJ capacities meet organizational needs and constructing strategies for advancing the organizing work.
  • Train and support 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.

Organizing and Campaign Execution 

  • Plan and execute membership solidarity requests and projects 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 on-going support for external advocacy to reach its strategic campaign goals and vision.
  • Engages grassroots leaders in collective action for social change through identifying issues, training leaders and getting them into direct action with policy-makers and decision- makers at a local, county-wide and state levels.

Organizing and Campaign Execution 

  • Conduct and facilitate training/workshops with and for membership groups and partnerson 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; and 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 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 

  • At least 1 year of grassroots organizing and/or Labor and worker organizing experience.
  • A strong ability to motivate people and delegate responsibility. Coordinate, engage with longstanding members,include and orient new members, 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. Willingness and ability to work irregular hours including occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Self-starter who can work independently toward organizational goals. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently. 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. ● Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision; ● Commuting for work-related travel is a must. 

Salary/Benefits/Additional Information 

Salary range for this position falls within our salary employee level pay scale. 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.

How to apply 

How to Apply: Please email a résumé,writing sample and three references to Chris Furino (Chris@cfjwj.org). Make sure to send the email with “Community Organizer with location either Tampa or Orlando.” and your name in the Subject line. Please include your location, salary requirements, and where you saw the posting. You will not be contacted unless you are chosen for an interview. Position open until filled. 

*Please note, Central Florida Jobs With Justice is hiring two organizers: one in the Orlando area and one in the Tampa area. The job description for the two positions is identical.

Central Florida Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Central Florida Jobs with Justice is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, people with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.


Community Organizer, Food AND Medicine

Food AND Medicine (FAM) is seeking to fill a community organizer position to build collective action for FAM programs, particularly those relating to food justice, and to coordinate development and fundraising activities for the organization in conjunction with the rest of the FAM team. 

Background:  Founded in 2002, Food AND Medicine is a grassroots, volunteer-led, community organization working for food justice, worker rights, affordable public transportation as well as other basic needs.  We work closely with local labor unions, including the Eastern Maine Labor Council, as well as partner agencies and faith based entities such as Faith Linking in Action (FLIA), a FAM based interfaith group seeking the root causes and sustainable solutions for problems of people in our community who are underserved and suffering. Our offices are located at the Eastern Maine Labor Council’s Solidarity Center in Brewer, Maine. Food AND Medicine believes that no one should have to choose between food, medicine, and other basic necessities.

Key Responsibilities:

   Food Justice Organizing

    • Gardens Committees:  Organize and support development of FAM’s collective gardens program, including its directing committee, the Food Access Committee. This includes overseeing leadership development, turnout, meeting facilitation, and communications. A key part of this work is developing member-led, democratic, participatory committees to oversee each garden.  Program work of the garden committees includes trainings and programs related to gardening, cooking, and preserving food.
    • Food Justice/public policy:  FAM engages with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels and actively organizes around food justice issues, particularly support for and expansion of SNAP.  We do this through policy forums and educational events for constituents, members, elected officials, and the public.  This includes organizing people to engage with Maine’s Congressional Delegation through FAM’s Civic Engagement group at least monthly. This position is responsible for organizing and supporting members to speak out on food justice issues to elected officials and the general public.  
  • FAM’s Greenhouse:  Oversee member-run greenhouse at FAM, which provides seedlings for FAM’s gardens.  
  • Farmers:  Through our Solidarity Harvest program, FAM has developed deep relationships with farmers who are key allies in both the garden committees and food justice.  This position is responsible for involving farmers in such programs.
  • Other food justice organizing:  Over the years, FAM has developed a number of varied programs related to food justice.  This position will work with current initiatives, including the Bangor Area Food Council, as well as a number of allies including local restaurants, faith based organizations and progressive allies.
  • Perform other duties in support of FAM’s mission as assigned.  This may include worker justice, faith organizing, civic engagement according to the needs of the organization.

   Member Leadership Development

  • 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 members to attend events, reach out to allies, meet with funders, speak to the media, attend committee meetings, volunteer at the office, and otherwise become more involved in the organization.
  • Facilitate members’ consciousness of and foster analysis of obstacles to low-income communities’ access to local food in relation to broader social issues and systemic inequality.

   Organizational Development

  • Lead fundraising efforts for the community gardens as well as farmer involvement in fundraising, particularly for Solidarity Harvest.
  • Contribute to fundraising activities including grant research and writing, database updating, membership fundraising and the like.
  • Contribute to membership fundraising and organization-wide events including the Legislative Breakfast and Labor Day.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, delegating, and overseeing tasks and keeping to deadlines.  Highly self-motivated, self-sufficient, and self-directed.  The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to complete assigned projects under deadlines. Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.  Ability and commitment to do long-haul, sometimes gritty, organizing.
  • A commitment to FAM’s 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.  
  • 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 e-mail environments, specifically Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • 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.
  • While this position manages our network of collective/community gardens, as well as farmer relationships, direct experience in gardening or farming is not required, but helpful. 

Reporting and Authority: The Organizer reports directly to the Director.

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 (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) at least three references (4) a writing sample to fam@foodandmedicine.org or by mail to Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St. Brewer, ME. 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 particularly encouraged to apply.

Compensation/Benefits:  Competitive salary and benefits. This is a full-time position. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off covered under a union contract.