JOB POSTING: Community Organizer (DC)

 In Job Posting, Washington, DC

Job Description

 

Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) mobilizes the Jewish communities of the Washington DC and Baltimore region to win campaigns for economic, racial, and social justice, standing as allies to marginalized communities. We have grown dramatically in the last few years and won precedent-setting victories on paid family leave, raising the minimum wage, police reform, making taxes more progressive, guaranteeing paid sick days for all workers, and more. JUFJ is committed to excellence in all of our work, and also to fostering a collaborative, collegial work environment that values work-life balance.

We are seeking a talented Community Organizer to continue building and mobilizing our constituency to win local issue campaigns in the District of Columbia.

 

Our new DC Community Organizer will have the opportunity to build a new team on an exciting campaign to win universal access to quality childcare and health and support services for all DC children ages 0-3, plus higher wages for low-paid childcare workers. They will also support and help lead JUFJ’s other organizing work.

 

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.

 

Responsibilities

The DC Community Organizer will:

  • Partner with volunteer leaders to plan and lead our community organizing campaigns. This includes developing campaign strategy, planning actions, events, lobby days, and meetings, and working with community allies and organizations.
  • Support and train leaders and community members to successfully develop their leadership, take on roles of increasing responsibility, and own their pieces of work within JUFJ
  • Continue to expand JUFJ’s base of volunteer leaders and supporters 
  • Build and maintain relationships with allies, organizational partners, and elected leaders
  • Represent JUFJ in coalitions and play a leadership role in them when called on
  • Plan and execute educational and community building programs and other organizing efforts, facilitating and presenting as needed

 

Required Qualifications:

JUFJ seeks candidates who are results-oriented and excel at building relationships, and who have demonstrated success making strategic decisions and managing complicated projects.  The DC Community Organizer will have:

  • Outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to inspire, connect with, and mobilize to action Jewish leaders, community members, and institutions
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to break down large projects into smaller discrete tasks that can be distributed to multiple volunteer leaders who the feel ownership over their piece of work
  • The ability to master a complicated political landscape quickly and thoroughly
  • The ability and willingness to work some nights and weekends (schedule varies from week to week)
  • 2+ years of experience in community organizing or progressive political advocacy
  • Experience planning programs and facilitating meetings, large and small
  • Strong writing skills
  • A sense of humor, low ego, genuine commitment to working in a collaborative team setting, and a passion for social justice and making positive change in the world.

 

Also highly desired:

  • Familiarity with the DC political landscape and change-making groups
  • Exposure to multiple types and methods of organizing, including broad-based organizing (through IAF, PICO/Faith in Action, Gamaliel, or DART) or groups like the Midwest Academy
  • Familiarity or experience with online organizing tools and techniques

Benefits

This is a full-time position offering excellent benefits. Salary range is $45,000-55,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references with email and phone contact info to jobs@jufj.org with the subject line “DC Organizer”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

JUFJ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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