Community Organizer

Website Jews United for Justice

Think Jewishly. Act Locally.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Campaigns and Education

  • Support the development and implementation of issue-based legislative campaigns and electoral work that are central to JUFJ and the JUFJ Campaign Fund’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Partner with volunteer leaders to plan and lead our DC work, including developing campaign strategy, planning campaign actions, events, and meetings, and, in election years, running a candidate endorsement process and mobilizing our base to elect endorsed candidates.
  • Plan and execute educational and community building programs, facilitating and presenting as needed.

Base Building

  • Recruit, expand, and maintain JUFJ’s base of community members.

Leadership Development

  • Identify and recruit volunteer leaders to participate in and lead JUFJ working groups.
  • Support and train active leaders and community members to successfully take on increasing leadership roles, own their pieces of work, and feel connected to JUFJ as a whole.

Coalition Building

  • Build new and maintain existing relationships with allies, organizational partners, synagogues and other Jewish institutions, and elected leaders.
  • Represent JUFJ and our sister 501(c)4 organization the JUFJ Campaign Fund in issue campaign and electoral organizing work with a range of allied organizational partners and institutions, playing a leadership role in them as appropriate.

Communications

Collaborate with communications staff to create bi-weekly newsletters, maintain JUFJ’s social media and web presence, and input necessary data into our data management platform, EveryAction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Jews United for Justice seeks candidates with the following qualifications:

Community Organizing Experience: At least 3 years of professional experience in community organizing or field organizing for a political campaign, including developing and managing strategic campaigns.

Coalition Experience: Experience working with and navigating the complexities of multiracial, cross-class coalitions.

Volunteer Management: Experience overseeing and managing volunteers while supporting them to take ownership of their piece of the work.

Building Relationships: Proven success developing relationships with community members and partners, and building a base to support a cause.

Communication Skills: Strong writing skills and experience writing to explain and advocate for an issue, especially in a community organizing context. Strong listening, verbal communication, and conflict management skills.

Political Experience: The ability to master a complicated political landscape quickly and thoroughly and use that information to make strategic decisions to advance a campaign. The ideal candidate will also have a familiarity with the DC political landscape and change-making groups.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Leadership Skills: Outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to inspire, develop, and connect with Jewish social justice activists and community leaders.

Attention to Detail: Demonstrated commitment to meeting high standards in a fast-paced environment. A history of managing a high volume of work and getting things done without sacrificing quality, even in the face of obstacles.

Team Player: Views own work as supporting the whole, and integral to the team’s effectiveness. Candidates should have a sense of humor, low ego, and a genuine commitment to working in a collaborative team setting.

Technology: Enjoys (or doesn’t mind) working with technology and has an appetite and aptitude to learn more about Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Asana, and our database, EveryAction (NGP VAN).
Aligned Values: Demonstrated commitment to integrity, honesty, and positivity. Familiarity with Jewish cultural norms and navigating Jewish institutions.

LOGISTICS

Compensation: $48,000 – $58,000 per year commensurate with experience

Benefits: JUFJ offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical & dental insurance premiums, 25% of premiums for employee dependents, employer retirement contributions (SIMPLE IRA), short-term disability income protection insurance, pre-tax public transportation benefits, and generous paid time off, including paid family and medical leave

Location: This is a full-time position based out of JUFJ’s Washington, DC office. Must be available and willing to regularly work some nights and some Sundays (schedule varies week-to-week). Due to COVID-19 regulations, all staff are working remotely at this time.

JUFJ is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants are particularly encouraged to apply. You do not need to be Jewish. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 professional references to jobs@jufj.org and indicate Community Organizer, DC in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@jufj.org