job: organizer, west
colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
Sat Jan 20 08:24:06 CST 2007
[ed: this job post includes salary info.]
From: Fran Tobin <fxtobin at earthlink.net>
Jobs with Justice
Western Regional Field Organizer
Jobs with Justice is a national network of local coalitions of labor,
community, faith-based, and student organizations that work together and
mobilize on campaigns to win justice in workplaces and in communities
where working families live. The national office provides strategic
support to 40+ locally autonomous coalitions around the country,
networks coalitions on common issues, and develops national programs
that increase the impact of local organizing. National programs include
workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively, health care for
all, global justice, and immigrant rights. The national staff is
dedicated to helping local coalitions thrive and to lifting up the
leadership of workers, community members, students, and others who are
most affected by economic injustices. We are looking to hire a Western
Regional Field Organizer to work with local JwJ coalitions in the West
and help build the national network.
Reports to: National Field Director
* Work with Jobs with Justice coalitions and organizing committees in
the Western region.
* Serve as a liaison between local JwJ coalitions and the national
network, which involves regular communication with local staff and
leaders in the region, report on their activities, and help keep them
connected to the national network of JwJ coalitions.
* Provide technical assistance to local coalitions as needed – this
includes; strategic planning, developing fundraising plans, assisting
with fundraisers, financial management support, developing plans for
strategic campaigns and program priorities, Workers’ Rights Board and
SLAP and other project development, database support, identifying
training needs and opportunities, organizational structures and
decision-making, or helping with large mobilizations or actions.
* Travel to different local coalitions as needed - (travel 4 -12 days a
* Help people who are interested in starting new JwJ coalitions develop
into working organizations by meeting charter criteria.
* Help coordinate local coalition relationships with various
foundations, allied networks, and union bodies for fundraising and
* Encourage and develop the leadership and skills of local staff and
* Track annual program and organizational development goals for each
* Lead on regional campaigns – networking coalitions involved,
developing regional plans, and overseeing regionally coordinated activities.
* Build and maintain relationships with key regional contacts for unions
and allied organizations.
* Write monthly work reports and work plans and a summary of major
events in the region.
* Help coordinate and train at national trainings and gatherings.
* Other activities as needed.
* At least 3 years of experience working with the labor movement or in
community/labor coalitions or as a field organizer.
* Knowledge of unions and union organizing campaigns.
* Knowledge and experience working on social justice issues and with
social change organizations.
* Working knowledge of what it takes to run a small non-profit,
including but not limited to financial management.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Attention to detail and the ability to maintain a variety of projects
and activities simultaneously.
* Knowledge of common computer applications such as MS Word and Excel,
as well as familiarity with the internet and e-mail programs.
* Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
Benefits: Generous benefits package that includes paid vacation,
medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and two professional references to
fojob at jwj.org.
Please contact Sarita Gupta with any questions at 202-393-1044 x227.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 9, 2007.
Jobs with Justice is an affirmative action employer and strongly
encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t individuals, and those with
working class backgrounds to apply.
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