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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.


Foundation Relations Manager

Position overview:

Jobs With Justice Education Fund (JWJEF) is hiring a Foundations Relation Manager to join our dynamic fundraising and development team and make a difference in the lives of working people. The Foundation Relations Manager is part of the JWJEF team that leads efforts to strategically develop relationships with and strengthen financial support from foundations to advance the organization and our network’s goals and objectives. The primary purpose of this position is to develop strategies for and coordinate key relationships with foundations interested in underwriting the work of the organization. In this role, the Manager must be able to identify and research potential funders, track relationships with foundations, and oversee the process of developing introductory engagements, concept notes, letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets, responses to peer reviewers, as well as narrative and financial reporting, all in collaboration with JWJEF’s management team and program staff. Preferred location is our Washington D.C. office, but remote work is a possibility. This position will be supervised by the Development Director.

Primary responsibilities:

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

Detailed areas of work currently include:

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

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in grant writing and fundraising, preferably in a social economic justice related nonprofit, or similar work in the public or private sectors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Writing, Political Science, Public Affairs, or any other relevant field. Equivalent work experience also accepted.
  • Familiarity with major national, state and local foundations, as well as prospect research resources such as Foundation Directory Online, Chronicle of Philanthropy, GuideStar, Foundation Search, Grant Station, and IRS 990s.
  • Salesforce or similar CRM database experience is preferable.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; very high attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong research skills, and knowledge of and experience in using research resources for foundation prospects and funding opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, program staff, program officers and grants managers, and the general public; good judgment and discretion are emphasized, as is the ability to constructively give and receive feedback.
  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects; also, must be flexible and able to be a cooperative team player.
  • Event planning experience a plus.
  • Successfully sell ideas within the organization and work cooperatively with people from other organizations and cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Must possess appreciation and enthusiasm for social and economic justice movement work. Background in labor a plus.
  • Ability to work with people from a diverse background of experiences.

Salary: Mid $50k to mid $60k range, depending on experience and in accordance with collective bargaining agreement.

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

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

How to apply:

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

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is 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.

Important notice for applicants: 

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please follow the job application instructions specific to the position you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or direct solicitations please.


Organizer, Jobs With Justice

Jobs With Justice is a national network of local coalitions comprised of labor unions, worker centers, community, faith-based, and student organizations. We work locally and nationally to reduce inequality by expanding opportunities for workers to organize and to bargain collectively. The national staff provides strategic support to nearly 40 autonomous local coalitions, builds networks on common issues, shapes public discourse and leads strategic campaigns to build power for working people. Jobs With Justice is committed to winning real change for workers by leading campaigns that combine innovative communications strategies, solid research and policy advocacy, grassroots action, and coalition building.

Position overview:

The Organizer leads, develops and executes innovative and generative campaigns. In this role, the organizer mobilizes and supports other JWJ staff members, internal inter-disciplinary teams, local coalitions, national partners, and allies to expand worker organizing and bargaining and successfully advance the goals of Jobs With Justice. The Organizer is accountable to and supervised by the Organizing Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads in innovating, analyzing and testing emerging strategies to campaigns;
  • Executes campaign plans to win significant campaign victories that concretely improve workers’ lives;
  • Supports JWJ coalitions and partners to grow and develop more strategic approaches for local campaign work;
  • Develops the skills & leadership of local organizers in the JWJ network;
  • Is a supportive and flexible member of the JWJ national team;
  • Supports the JWJ Training Team in conducting nationwide trainings for JWJ coalitions and partners;
  • Supports the cultivation of resources/funding for campaign and program work.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Active engagement in visioning, planning, and evaluating practices, both within the JWJ Organizing Department, and with coalitions and partners.
  • Coordination of a table of key stakeholders to carry out campaign plans.
  • Coordination of the network into strategic solidarity opportunities.
  • Providing targeted technical assistance to local coalitions and partners moving organizing and bargaining strategies.
  • Documenting relevant communications, activities and outcomes.
  • Training and developing local organizers.
  • Supporting opportunities to build new JWJ coalitions based on campaign work and related partners.
  • Collaborating broadly with JWJ staff to strengthen and win campaigns and strengthen local coalitions.
  • Identifying potential financial and in kind support for current and potential campaigns.

Signs we are on track: A successful organizer

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

Qualifications:

  • Three plus years of organizing experience, with a particular emphasis on worker-related campaigns and projects.
  • Experience with creative direct action.
  • Experience with Jobs With Justice, JWJ local coalition affiliates, or JWJ partners.
  • Ability to coach local leaders on sustaining long-term relationships through campaign work and strategy development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice.
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collective environment.
  • Ability to develop and lead trainings
  • Self-motivated and strong work-planning, including good personal time management skills.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a broader working class perspective.
  • Travel required. Average of 5 days per month with more travel required during peak campaign activity.
  • Labor movement/worker organizing experience is a plus
  • Multi-lingual fluency preferred.
  • Experience using issue campaigns (policy fights, wage theft, etc.) to drive mobilizations a plus.

Salary: $53,300 – $58,100 pending experience (Step range from 3 to 7 according to the 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.