DC Community Organizer with Jews United for Justice

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Jews United for Justice and our sister 501(c)4 organization, the JUFJ Campaign Fund is seeking a full-time mid or senior level Community Organizer to continue building and mobilizing our constituency to win local issue campaigns in DC. This is a full-time, exempt position that falls within a bargaining unit represented by a labor organization (NPEU/Local 70, IFPTE).


Campaigns and Education
- Support the development and implementation of issue-based legislative campaigns and electoral work.
-Partner with volunteer leaders to develop campaign strategy; plan campaign actions, events, and meetings; and, in election years, help run a candidate endorsement process and mobilize our base to elect endorsed candidates.
-Plan and execute educational and community building programs, facilitating and presenting as needed.

Leadership Development and Base Building
- Recruit, expand, and maintain JUFJ’s broader base of community members.
- Identify and recruit volunteer leaders to participate in and lead JUFJ working groups.
- Support and train active leaders and community members to take on increasing leadership, own their pieces of work, and feel connected to JUFJ.

Coalition Building
- Build new and maintain existing relationships with allies, organizational partners, synagogues and other Jewish institutions, and elected leaders.
- Represent JUFJ and the JUFJ Campaign Fund in issue campaign and electoral organizing work with a range of organizational partners and institutions, playing a leadership role in them as appropriate.

Communications and Data Management
- Collaborate with communications staff on bi-weekly newsletters and mass emails, help maintain JUFJ’s social media and web presence, and input necessary data into our data management platform, EveryAction.

Racial Equity
- JUFJ is engaged in an organization-wide racial equity process, to engage in the ongoing growth of being antiracist. All staff are participating in this racial equity process, with specific responsibilities depending on the staff member’s position and responsibilities.


Community Organizing Experience:
Mid-level: At least 3 years of experience in community or labor organizing, field organizing for a political campaign, or other directly related and/or demonstrated similar and relevant expertise.

Senior-level: At least 5 years of experience in the above.

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. Strong listening, verbal communication, and conflict management skills.

Political Experience: Ability to master a complicated political landscape quickly and thoroughly and use that information to make strategic campaign decisions. Familiarity with the DC political landscape and change-making groups.

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

Attention to Detail: Commitment to meeting high standards in a fast-paced environment. 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. A sense of humor, low ego, and genuine commitment to working in a collaborative team.

Technology: Enjoys (or doesn’t mind) working with technology. Has an appetite to learn more about Google Suite, Slack, Asana, and oEveryAction (NGP VAN).

Aligned Values: Integrity and commitment to JUFJ's mission and vision. Familiarity with Jewish cultural norms and navigating Jewish institutions.

Compensation: $53,000 – $72,000 per year

Benefits: Competitive package covering 100% of employee medical & dental insurance premiums, 25% of dependent premiums, 3% employer retirement contributions, short-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, including 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, and a sabbatical every 7 years on staff.

Location: Washington, DC. Available and willing to regularly work some nights and Sundays (varies week-to-week).

DC staff currently work in the office 2 days and remotely 3 days/week. In person meetings with legislators, leaders and partners may be required throughout the week.

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

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