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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.


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.


Finance Assistant, Jobs With Justice

Position overview:
The Finance Assistant plays a key role in assuring smooth and timely operations, documentation, planning and analysis within the organization’s Finance and Administration functions. In this role, the Finance Assistant supports the Finance and Administrations Director in an array of critical functions including maintenance of financial records and reporting. This position will be supervised by the Finance and Administrations Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads administrative support, record keeping, reporting and documentation for core organizational Finance functions.
  • Executes a variety of work to support the finance director and strengthen back of the office systems for both the national office and the JWJ network;
  • Supports all financial planning
  • Communicates and collaborates regularly and effectively with staff, network leaders, vendors and other JWJ stakeholders;
  • Collaborates broadly with JWJ staff to strengthen the work of the Finance department and the capacities of local coalitions.

Detailed areas of work currently include: 

Finance

  • Organizing and maintaining up to date financial records.
  • Organizing and managing retention files for a required period of time.
  • Preparing a variety of financial or administrative reports.
  • Providing financial data to aid in organizational proposals and development activities.
  • Supporting the Finance Director in scheduling, research, writing, editing, and other projects as needed, using Microsoft Office software.
  • Leads the Accounts Payable process, including semi-monthly check run and annual issuance of 1099’s to contractors.
  • Assisting with preparation of monthly and quarterly financial summaries using QuickBooks
  • Assists with annual audit, including preparation of various schedules, supporting all audit requests, and retrieval of cash disbursement records, timesheets, and other financial records
  • Identifying and correcting errors and discrepancies; advising the Finance and Operations Director of matters that require his/her attention.
  • Track and reconcile bank statements
  • Support monthly payroll reconciliations and keep organized records
  • Provide administrative support during budget preparation
  • Assisting in developing policies and procedures related to financial management and internal controls.
  • Preparing and maintaining finance and contract files.

Human Resources

  • Supporting new employee orientations.

Signs we are on track: A successful Finance Assistant:

  • Makes consistent progress in developing, experimenting, evaluating and adjusting Jobs With Justice’s finance and administrative capacities;
  • Develops and executes a variety of work to create and strengthen back of the office systems for the national office and the JWJ network;
  • Successfully equips and supports the Finance Director and Senior management with the tools to make organizational decisions;
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with staff, stakeholders and vendors;
  • Communicates about and documents work, outcomes, updates and developments in a timely and strategic way;
  • Successfully transfers knowledge and skill in order to build the capacity of local coalitions and national staff;
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates within the Sustainability Department, JWJ staff teams, and local affiliates and partners;
  • Is accountable for and follows through on agreed upon work plans and actions;
  • Demonstrates the ability to contribute to inter-disciplinary teams and colleagues in a complex environment.

Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in the administration field in the nonprofit sector with progressive responsibilities.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles and terminology
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions)
  • Competence with technology and willingness to become an expert in specific programs
  • Highly organized and possesses solid administrative skills
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Strong research, problem solving, and analytic skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable with ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Capability to work in fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.

Salary: Low-to-mid 50’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.