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Colorado Jobs with Justice

Colorado Jobs with Justice


Organizer

Based in Denver, CO

 

About the Organization
Colorado Jobs With Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student and faith groups that come together to build working class power and stand up for workers’ rights. We work in partnership with our member organizations in a variety of ways to advance racial and economic justice for all people, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all. We organize and base our work on a model of solidarity and reciprocity. Colorado Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity 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 LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.

About the Position
The Organizer takes lead in developing and executing innovative campaigns. In this role, the organizer mobilizes and supports community members, local coalitions, national partners, and allies. This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

Responsibilities

  • Base-Building & Mobilization: JWJ puts people directly affected by issues into confrontation with decision-makers to win concrete changes in the lives of working people. The stronger and more engaged our base, the better we can do this. The Organizer will work to grow our base by activating the members of our union partners and engaging members of the community, faith institutions, campuses, and youth groups.
  • Examples of past and current Campaigns: The heart of Jobs With Justice is taking action as part of campaigns for social, racial and economic justice. The Organizer will support campaign development, mobilization, and evaluation. Examples Include campaigns such raising the minimum wage as well as other legislative campaigns and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.
  • Steering and Mobilization Committee Support: JWJ operates through our leadership-driven Steering and Mobilization Committees. The Steering Committee meets monthly to coordinate on movement strategy and process Solidarity Requests. The Organizer will support the Steering and Mobilization Committees by providing committee coordination and communication, running meetings, working with delegates and members to develop agendas and materials, commitment accountability, and driving turnout through solidarity actions.
  • Fundraising, Communications and Data Management: The Organizer will help implement an annual fundraising plan, which is determined by our Board of Directors and under the direction of the management by supporting all grassroots fundraising efforts and fundraising events, including organizational contributions, individual contributions, earned income strategies, and more.
  • Leadership Development: The Organizer will encourage, foster, and develop the abilities of JWJ members, particularly rank and file members and leaders from our campaigns to play leading roles in developing and building the organization. This will include participation in our three-day Leadership Development and Organizing Training.
  • Workshop Facilitation and Training: The Organizer will be responsible for scheduling workshops, leading workshops, and training individuals to facilitate workshops. We currently have a main workshop, Labor Liberation. The Organizer may also be asked to, develop future curriculum.

Qualifications

  • Solid commitment to the principles of social, racial, and economic justice as well as a strong anti-oppression framework.
  • Self-motivated and strong work planning, including good personal time management skills.
  • 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, coalition building, and social movements.
  • Ability to work long hours at times, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and online databases
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Colorado Jobs With Justice and our partners is also preferred
  • Two years of organizing experience, with an emphasis on worker related campaigns and projects is a plus.
  • Experience with creative direct action
  • Excellent and authentic communication skills, both oral and written.
  • The ability to hold others accountable and receive feedback.
  • Ability to develop and lead trainings.
  • Must have the ability to travel across the Denver Metro Area to attend campaign related actions and or meetings.

Compensation

  • Anticipated annual salary $42, 864
  • Benefits include full healthcare coverage, generous vacation and personal leave, and union representation.

To Apply
Please send a résumé, a cover letter, a one-page writing sample (including but not limited to: grant proposal/report language, earned media piece, email blast, blog post), and at least three references to pamela@cojwj.org with the subject line Organizer. Posting will remain open until position is filled.

Colorado Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity 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 LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.

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