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.
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.
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 experienced 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.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Operations ensures the overall financial health and successful functioning of the organization. Responsibilities include:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com. 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