JEWS UNITED FOR JUSTICE SEEKS BALTIMORE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
ABOUT JEWS UNITED FOR JUSTICE
Jews United for Justice advances economic, racial, and social justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing our local Jewish communities to action. We move our region closer to equity and justice by advancing issue-based campaigns that make real, immediate, and concrete improvements in people’s lives and help build the power of working-class and poor communities of color. Through these campaigns we develop leaders, build our Jewish grassroots community, shift the consciousness of our community, and build the collective power needed to undo systemic racism and inequality.
JUFJ is seeking a full-time, temporary Community Organizer to continue building and mobilizing our constituency to win issue campaigns in the Baltimore region. The ideal candidate will excel at building relationships and working with a team to make an impact. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position reports to JUFJ’s Baltimore Director.
- Partner with volunteer leaders to plan and lead our Baltimore campaign work including developing campaign strategy, planning campaign actions, events, and meetings, and working with community allies and organizations.
- Continue to recruit and expand JUFJ’s base of volunteer leaders and supporters.
- Plan and execute JUFJ’s educational and community building programs, facilitating and presenting as needed.
- Work with dedicated communications staff to create weekly newsletters, maintain JUFJ’s social media and web presence, and input necessary data into our CRM.
- Support and train active leaders and community members to successfully take on increasing leadership roles, own their pieces of work, and deepen their relationships with JUFJ more broadly.
- Build and maintain relationships with allies, organizational partners, synagogues, and elected leaders.
- Represent JUFJ in coalitions and play a leadership role in them when called upon.
- Other duties, as assigned.
Jews United for Justice seeks candidates who are results-oriented, excel at building relationships, and have demonstrated success with making thoughtful strategic decisions and managing complicated projects while remaining attentive to both details and process.
The Community Organizer will have:
- At least 2 years of professional experience in community organizing or progressive political advocacy.
- Experience planning community-building programs and facilitating large and small meetings.
- Outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and connect with Jewish social justice activists and community leaders.
- A demonstrated commitment to meeting high standards and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
- Proven success developing relationships and building a base to support a cause.
- The ability to master a complicated political landscape quickly and thoroughly.
- Demonstrated ability to break down large projects into smaller discrete tasks that can be distributed to multiple volunteer leaders who then feel ownership over their piece of work.
- The ability and willingness to work nights and weekends (schedule varies week-to-week).
- A sense of humor, a passion for social justice and making positive change in the world, and a genuine commitment to working in a collaborative team setting.
Also Highly Desired:
- Familiarity with Jewish cultural norms and navigating Jewish institutions.
- Familiarity with Baltimore City, Baltimore County and/or Maryland state-level politics.
- Familiarity with the concepts and methods of broad-based organizing (through IAF, PICO, Gamaliel, or DART) or with the methodology of other community organizing groups such as Midwest Academy.
- Familiarity or experience with online organizing tools and techniques.
- Experience overseeing and managing volunteers.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but for priority consideration, submit by Monday, January 25 , 2021.
Annual salary of $40,000 – 45,000 based on experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package included. This position will run through June 30, 2021, with the potential for continued employment should resources be available.
JUFJ is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants are particularly encouraged to apply. You do not need to be Jewish.
This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the NPEU.