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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.

Policy Analyst, Jobs With Justice

Job Description

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: 

Policy Analysts are responsible for planning and implementation of JWJ legislative, enforcement and judicial strategies that support and expand the ability of working people to organize and collectively bargain. At JWJ, policy analysts are encouraged to be creative, working closely with the Policy Director and organizing/program staff, to support in national campaign development, engage partners related to campaign assignments and support the involvement of local coalitions, affiliates and partners in strategy development and enforcement. The position will report to the Policy Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and lead emerging work innovating, analyzing and testing new strategies to insert the JWJ Way into policy.
  • Implement strategies and plans to move JWJ strategies through policy.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships among strategic policy stakeholders.
  • Support staff and leaders of JWJ coalitions, affiliates and partners in developing campaign related policy at the state and local levels.
  • Provide training and support for local coalitions in the areas of policy development and nurturing strategic policy relationships.
  • Incorporate staff and leaders of JWJ coalitions, affiliates and partners in decision-making and implementation of field strategies related to national legislation/administrative campaigns.
  • Support policy-related solidarity requests from unions and partners, coordinating with relevant departments to implement solidarity actions.
  • Brief relevant staff directors and campaign leads on policy developments that might impact decision-making and/or messaging.
  • Represent the organization at events relevant to policy and JWJ strategies.
  • Support and sometimes lead cross functional teams to plan, coordinate, and deliver on strategic
  • Track and document progress within assigned policy campaigns, projects, and

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working on policy campaigns. Basic understanding of the legal frameworks that govern worker issues.
  • Excellent communications and written
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong work-planning, including good personal time management skills.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a broader working-class perspective.
  • Proven knowledge and commitment to workers’ rights, social, and economic
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender justice and ability to operate at the intersections of economic justice.
  • Some travel required once the DC health emergency is lifted.
  • Flexibility during nights, weekends if the work requires it (with comp time).
  • Organizing experience or experience coordinating policy and organizing campaigns a plus.

This position is based in Washington, DC. We are open to candidates currently living outside the DC area who are willing to relocate when feasible after the DC COVID-19 Health Emergency is lifted.

Salary range: Mid $50k to mid $60k range, pending experience and in accordance with 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.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample to info@jwj.org.

Jobs with Justice is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.


St. Louis Organizer, Missouri Jobs With Justice

Salary: Base salary at MO JwJ is $40,000 and position is commensurate with experience and the median organizer salary is $45,000. New contract negotiations will be at the end of 2021.

Benefits: Full health coverage for individual and family, 2 weeks vacation and 10 sick days, 4% retirement match, employer funded FSA, phone reimbursement, and union representation

The Organization
Missouri Jobs with Justice (MO JwJ) is a coalition of labor, faith, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of all people. MO JwJ attacks the root causes of poverty while working for an economic system that benefits the entire community. We believe that the fate of all working people and the communities in which they live are tightly bound together. We strive to build a multi-racial movement and are dedicated to leadership development and base building. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all. MO JwJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 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 LGBTQIA community, immigrants, and people of all ages.

The Position: St. Louis JwJ Organizer
The St. Louis Organizer, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will work closely with the St. Louis Leadership Team, St. Louis Organizing Committee, and with member organizations, funders, and national JwJ staff to provide organizing and administrative support to the local development and implementation of MO JwJ campaigns and programs. This position will be based in St. Louis, but will include some travel around the state as part of campaign mobilizations and meetings with the broader MO JwJ leadership and staff.

Responsibilities:
Base-Building: The St. Louis JwJ coalition is in a phase of deepening investment. Its Organizer will work closely with local leadership to implement MO JwJ’s outreach to new member organizations and build the base of individuals committed to taking action on behalf of MO JwJ campaigns.

Campaigns: The heart of MO JwJ is taking action through grassroots campaigns for social and economic justice. The Organizer will coordinate campaign development, mobilization, and evaluation with St. Louis leaders and members. This will include both legislative campaigns and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.

Committee Support and Development: MO JwJ operates through leadership-driven committees like the St. Louis Leadership Team, Organizing Committee, Mobilization Committee and other campaign or project specific committees. The Organizer will support these committees by providing logistical coordination, working with leaders to develop agendas and materials, assisting with committee communication, project accountability and more.

Fundraising, Communications and Data Management: The Organizer will help implement an annual fundraising plan, including organizational contributions, individual contributions, merchandise sales, grants, and grassroots activities and events as well as develop new sources of funding for the organization. The Organizer will also be responsible for maintaining parts of internal data and driving our online communications message around local campaigns.

Leadership Development: The Organizer will encourage, foster and develop the abilities of MO JwJ members, particularly rank and file members, to play leading roles in developing and building the organization. This will include participation in three-day Building JwJ Leadership Development trainings throughout the year.

Administration: The Organizer will be responsible for the administrative functions of the St. Louis work, specifically database management, grant administration, correspondence and record-keeping.

Must Have Qualifications
● Solid commitment to the principles of social and economic justice
● Commitment to dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy
● Minimum of two years grassroots organizing experience
● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
● Ability to be a self-starter, and to work independently toward agreed upon goals
● A 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.
● An understanding of the labor movement, religious organizations and other social movements.
● Demonstrated ability to raise funds
● Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends; while also being able to prioritize work and seek input and feedback from the team about how to maintain a healthy work life balance.
● Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing.
● Own vehicle available for work (mileage outside of office commute is reimbursed).

Ideal Applicants would also have the ability to speak Spanish, knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs with Justice in Missouri, and experience on ballot initiatives and voter engagement.

Please send a resume, cover letter and at least three references by April 9, 2021

To Apply:

Send materials to jobs@mojwj.org, with “St. Louis Organizer” in the subject line. Please send documents as PDF or MS Word email attachments.

**Any candidate who makes it past the 1st interview will be asked to put together some proposals and do on the ground organizing work with JWJ. They will be compensated for their time at the hourly rate of a base salary. We believe the process of applying, interviewing and organizing work will take between 4-6 weeks.

For more information on Missouri Jobs with Justice please visit www.mojwj.org or call the office at 314-644-0466.


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.