Senior Manager, Outreach and Membership

Website Alliance for Justice

National Nonprofit Organization

Job purpose

The Senior Manager of Outreach and Membership manages AFJ/AFJ Action Campaign’s relationships and implementation of initiatives to deepen and expand engagement of AFJ’s/AFJ Action’s core constituencies of progressive organizations, AFJ member organizations, national and state advocates, and legal communities across the country.

Duties and Responsibilities

·       Implement strategies to engage AFJ/AFJ Action’s networks of national and state progressive organizations, member organizations, legal communities, and advocates to increase awareness of the courts and mobilize around nominations and policy priorities;

·       Work with Deputy Director of Outreach and Membership and VP of Strategy on a comprehensive strategy to expand and engage national and state networks in AFJ/AFJ Action’s courts and advocacy work, including identifying new partners, and assisting in devising tailored state plans to move decision-makers;

·       Manage AFJ’s relationships with sets of national progressive organizations and AFJ’s network of legal communities and grasstops to drive advocacy initiatives;

·       Identify new opportunities to engage member organizations into AFJ programs with a focus on Justice, Outreach, and Communications initiatives and events;

·       Help develop strategy and lead the organizing of public education and advocacy events to advance AFJ/AFJ Action priorities, working across the Outreach, Communications, Justice, and Bolder Advocacy teams;

·       Increase reach of Justice and Bolder Advocacy research, publications, and resources by strengthening partnerships in the national progressive movement and with advocacy communities across the country;

·       Facilitate planning and advocacy initiatives with internal department teams and external coalition and movement partners;

·       Assist in representing and expanding AFJ/AFJ Action’s presence and reach of resources with coalitions engaged on judicial nominations, democracy, and social justice issues;

·       Represent AFJ/AFJ Action at coalition meetings, events, conferences, and speaking engagements as needed;

·       Assist in managing the work of Outreach Associates and summer/semester interns;

·       Participate in work to increase AFJ’s racial equity capacities internally and as embodied in AFJ’s member organization program and partnerships;

·       Work across departments to assist with outreach for additional organization priorities as necessary; and

·       Perform other duties and assist other departments as required.


·       5+ years’ experience with increasing responsibilities in advocacy/legislative campaign, community, or electoral outreach;

·       Experience leading outreach, advocacy, and/or membership initiatives or campaigns, including those that prioritize organizational partner and coalition engagement;

·       Demonstrated experience managing relationships and communicating with a variety of stakeholder organizations and individuals to engage and motivate to joint action in short- and long-term partnerships, including underrepresented constituencies and organizations;

·       Experience working within partnerships between state and national organizations preferred;

·       Innovative with a proven ability to drive new initiatives from idea to implementation;

·       Strong writing and communications skills with experience crafting compelling pitches such as organizing/recruitment or development materials;

·       Ability to develop systems and manage large amounts of data, with familiarity with CRMs such as Every Action, Salsa, VAN or similar preferred;

·       Experience working on issues related to social justice and familiarity with progressive causes;

·       Demonstrated commitment to centering underrepresented and diverse constituencies, such as communities of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ communities, and others;

·       Experience in a variety of nonprofit structures preferred, including an understanding of both 501(c)(3) and (c)(4)/political programs;

·       Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Direct Reports


This position has no direct reports.


Salary and benefits


This is a union position covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, which includes salary minimums based on job position category. This position is in Group 5 with a salary minimum of $85,000.  AFJ also offers a comprehensive and generous benefits program:


Health – We offer medical, dental, vision benefits, as well an employee assistance program for physical and mental well-being.


Savings – Save for retirement with our 401K plan with employer matching. Health savings account and flexible spending account.  Other insurances include life and disability.


Time – We have a generous paid time off policy.


Family -We provide up to 12 weeks paid leave.


Racial Equity

Our employees share our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.


Job Location

Washington, D.C.


Work Environment


General office working conditions, the noise level in the office is usually quiet.  This is a full-time position. Some evening/weekend hours and travel may be required when needed.


How to Apply

Qualified applicants visit our website to apply at:




AFJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AFJ prohibits discrimination against its employees and applicants for employment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, sero-status and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or income.



This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all-inclusive.  The incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as required.  Responsibilities may change over time.  This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.


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