National Social Justice Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Repairers of the Breach, Inc

Reports To: National Director Social Justice Organizing

Background:
Repairers of the Breach, Inc is a nonprofit organization based in Goldsboro, North Carolina, that seeks to build a moral agenda that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country. We organize, train, and work with a diverse group of poor and low wage people, activists, and faith leaders from every US state and the District of Columbia who are rebuilding, raising, and repairing the moral infrastructure of our county. Today, our movement is expanding nationally through our work on the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC). Repairers of the Breach, along with the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, are the anchoring organizations of the PPC: A National Call for Moral Revival.
The PPC:A National Call for Moral Revival is a movement building organism uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. The PPC was launched with 40 days of action in Spring 2018, with a historic 6 weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action in over 35 states across the country. Since then, the PPC has grown to include 43 state campaigns and continues to organize to shift the narrative and build power among poor and impacted communities by broadening and deepening our base and registering people for a movement that votes.

Job Summary:

National Social Justice Organizer’s primary role is as members of the PPC National Field Team. Each Field Team member works state campaigns by supporting the state Coordinating Committee’s statewide organizing drive to build our movement base, develop new leaders, and support state participation in nationally coordinated PPC activities. They act as the primary point of contact between the state campaigns and the PPC national teams.

Essential Job Functions:
• Organize national trainings, hearings, and mass meetings.
• Assist State PPCs as they engage community organizations, unions, faith centers and others and nationalize state-based organizing efforts and struggles.
• Assist State PPCs as they build their base and engage in organizing drives and canvasses to register people for a movement that votes.
• Assist State PPCs as they participate in nationally coordinated activities including but not limited to nonviolent moral fusion direct action.
• Train state leaders in basic organizing skills and leadership development.
• Assist with the creation and distribution of materials and communications on PPC and ROTB activities and issues.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Organizers can expect to work irregular hours and weekends due to the requirements of this position. All work, related travel has been temporarily halted. However, as the COVID-19 crisis abates, Organizers can expect extensive travel into the states they are assigned. Travel may include attendance at staff meetings in North Carolina.

Qualifications:
• Have at least five years of experience with community organizing including experience related to base-building, training, leadership development, event planning, and coalition building.
• Align with the Fundamental Principles of the campaign, including a passion for fighting systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, and ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism.
• Be comfortable organizing across difference including with poor folks, people of color, rural and urban communities, clergy and people of different faiths, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and with people of various abilities, including deaf and hard of hearing folks.
• Have strong communication skills.
• Be computer literate and familiar with Google Drive and Microsoft products.
• Have a B.A. degree or equivalent work experience.
• Have organized with or participated in Poor People’s Campaign activities in their state or nationally is a plus.
• Spanish-speaking is a plus.

The position is a full-time salaried position with health benefits. Anticipated date for filling this position is no later than May 1, 2021. Candidates are encouraged to include their desired salary range in their cover letter.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to tlytle@breachrepairers.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 1, 2021.

To apply for this job email your details to tlytle@breachrepairers.org