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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.


Executive Director, North Bay Jobs With Justice

North Bay Jobs with Justice (NBJWJ) seeks an Executive Director to lead us in the next phase of our work to build power for workers in Sonoma County. We believe that all workers should have collective bargaining rights, employment and housing security, and a decent standard of living that provides equitable access to education, living wages, healthcare, retirement, and safe neighborhoods. We are a grassroots coalition of labor, community, and student voices at the national and local levels to win improvements in people’s lives and shape the public discourse on workers’ rights and the economy. We believe that communities of color, low income workers, immigrant families, LGBTQ and youth are among the most impacted by corporate greed and as such should be centered in leading our efforts to build movements for social, political and economic change. We can and will build a society and economy that works for ALL.

Born out of Sonoma County’s Living Wage Coalition, NBJWJ has grown into a broad coalition of individuals, community groups, labor unions and organizations that bring together organized and unorganized workers in common struggle. This last year our coalition has been instrumental in raising the Minimum Wage in 4 target cities, with continued organizing in the County.

In addition to our campaigns, we play a key role in responding when our communities are in crisis. We led the establishment of the UndocuFund to support low wage and immigrant workers affected by wildfires. In partnership with the North Bay Organizing Project, NBJWJ formed Sonoma County United In Crisis to develop a 13-point policy agenda for the County of Sonoma that will ensure an equitable response to the COVID-19 crisis that puts the collective needs of our community first.

The Opportunity
Our Executive Director (ED) will be key to our continued growth and success. Grounded in a class analysis and a passion for workers’ rights the ED will be pivotal in harnessing the energy of our members, our leaders and our community allies to win campaigns for both organized and
unorganized workers. NB has the benefit of active Steering and Executive Committees that work closely with our ED and lead organizer, the result is a coalition that is member led and growing. Our ED knows how to coalesce the voices of our members into winning campaign strategies.

Our ideal ED will be energetic, focused, people oriented and skillful in working with people of all backgrounds and experience. Our ED will continue our proven commitment to the leadership of people of color, immigrants, low wage and unionized workers and those living on the margins in our community.

Major Areas of Responsibility
The Executive Director manages all aspects of North Bay Jobs with Justice operations and administration. The Executive Director leads in the development and implementations of the organization’s vision, mission, strategies and campaigns.

Leadership & Management

Deeply explore and absorb the landscape of need and opportunity; create, sew and cultivate a vision for the organization’s future; inspire others to join NBJWJ in realizing this vision

  • Actively engage and energize NBJWJ Executive Board, Steering Committee, volunteers, community leaders and partners in support of the organization’s mission, campaigns and programs. Our ED leads with an organizer’s mindset, seeing our members and community as our source of power and not recipients of our good deeds.
    • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Executive Board; seek and build board involvement with strategic priorities.
    • Develop, mentor, and work effectively with staff, volunteers and community leaders to grow their involvement in the organization.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with external partners including community groups, organizations, policymakers, and other key strategic allies.
    • Ensure that internal relationships are strong and effective, support relationship building among the coalition community partners, Steering and Executive Committee member and staff.
  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves North Bay Jobs With Justice’s mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress; ensure that plans and priorities are aligned with the vision.
    • Define success and ensure progress towards goals; oversee timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals and priorities.
    • Ensure ongoing program excellence; develop evaluation methods that are realistic and support ongoing learning and planning.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff, volunteers and coalition members to succeed together.
  • Represent NBJWJ in national, state and regional meetings and campaigns. Ensure strong working relationship with National JWJ and other JWJ affiliates.

Finance and Administration

Understand the needs and requirements for ensuring sound organizational management – build and maintain infrastructure as we grow.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of North Bay Jobs with Justice, including:
    • Partnering with the Executive Board to ensure the annual budget is developed and approved.
    • Ensure timely financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization are provided to the Executive Board.
    • Financial management to ensure operating within the approved budget, maximize resource utilization, and maintain a positive financial position.
    • Maintain fiscal practices that comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintain legal and accounting compliance according to 501(c)3 requirements, maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

Fundraising & Communications

Lead the development and implementation of fundraising and communications plans that are compelling and motivate others to be active and support North Bay Jobs with Justice programs and campaigns.

  • Develop the fundraising strategy and plan that is realistic and achievable.
    • Lead all fundraising efforts and expand the capacity of the Executive Board and Steering Committee to participate in fundraising.
    • Ensures that our annual fundraiser is well-planned, leading to financial and strategic success.
  • Explore and build partnerships and relationships with the funders, policymakers, organizations, donors and community leaders to expand involvement and support.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, media and the general public; serve as the primary spokesperson for NBJWJ. Communicate effectively orally and in writing with the skills to motivate participation and convey ideas clearly.

Qualifications and Attributes

Our ED will be a welcoming and open-minded leader who is comfortable leading from behind or stepping to the front, depending on the circumstances. Our ED thrives when working in partnerships where we are learning, growing and creating together – they know that how they
show up is as important as what they do.

Our ED flourishes working in a small and growing organization, is able to focus on the details without losing sight of the big picture. Our ED has the experience and knowledge needed to manage our organization well; ensuring that we meet our regulatory obligations, have the resources we need to succeed and we are a safe and healthy workplace.

Our ED has the skills and qualities needed to:

  • Think and act strategically; ability to pivot in changing conditions while maintaining discipline in our campaigns and programs.
  • Strong and complex political and social analysis, experience putting analysis into strategic action
    • Grounded in a class analysis, ability to navigate the complex intersections of class, race and other dynamics of power.
    • Demonstrated success engaging and including non-English speakers with meaningful participation and authentic influence in campaigns and our Coalition.
    • Ability to connect workers’ rights to a wide variety of issues and needs, while maintaining focus on our mission.
    • Understanding of unions and how union organizing improves lives of workers coupled with understanding the needs of unorganized workers.
  • Political and interpersonal savvy; skilled at working in systems and with people.
    • Political expertise, ability to navigate politics within the government and in our community.
    • Good communicator with a variety of audiences; ability to effectively communicate information and ideas to elected officials, community and coalition members. Able to produce narrative in short time frame to support us in moving
      forward in alignment.
  • Confident and compassionate manager; experienced bringing out the best in others through supervision and mentoring.
  • Knows the Fundamentals of Fundraising; has overcome the fear of asking individuals and institutions to give. Experience writing successful grant proposals.
  • Strong planner; experience leading and planning in a Coalition, able to manage multiple moving parts in a long term or campaign plan.
  • Administration and Management; experienced developing and managing budgets, supervising staff. Ensuring alignment of our practices with our values. Commitment to ongoing growth and development for themselves and others, including identifying learning opportunities. Experience creating and working with Governance structures, including strong facilitation skills.

Highly Desirable 

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English. Rooted knowledge of the needs and experiences of Latinx communities and immigrants.
  • Experience organizing and winning in Sonoma County, is a known leader in our community.
  • Knowledge of Roberts Rules.
  • Experience using and improving guiding documents like personnel manuals, by-laws etc.

Compensation 

NBJWJ offers a generous benefits package including full health coverage with vision and dental, flexible personal, vacation and sick time, and a matching retirement fund. The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $75,000. Relocation funds are available if needed.

How to apply

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We are flexible with start dates. Please send a resume and cover letter to employment@northbayjwj.com.

North Bay Jobs With Justice 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.