Jews United for Justice (JUFJ), along with our sister 501(c)4 organization, the JUFJ Campaign Fund (JUFJCF), is seeking an experienced full-time Community Organizer to continue building and mobilizing our constituency to win Maryland issue campaigns. JUFJ is hiring for an entry, mid or senior-level Community Organizer. 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 and plan campaign actions, events, and meetings in Maryland.
- In election cycles, at the JUFJ Campaign Fund, run a candidate endorsement process and mobilize supporters to elect endorsed candidates.
- Support organizing work in Baltimore.
- In coordination with other organizers and volunteer leaders, plan and execute educational and community building programs, facilitating and presenting as needed.
- Participate in legislative advocacy such as meetings with legislators, coordinate with community members to testify at hearings, lobby days, and other activities.
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 teams.
- Support and train leaders and community members to take on increasing leadership, own their work, and feel connected to JUFJ.
- 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 allied organizational partners and institutions, playing a leadership role as appropriate.
Communications and Data Management
- Collaborate with communications staff to create regular email communications and support JUFJ’s social media and web presence. Collect and maintain accurate data using our CRM, EveryAction.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Community Organizing Experience: Experience in community or labor organizing, field organizing for a political campaign, or other directly related and/or demonstrated similar and relevant expertise.
Aligned Values: Integrity, commitment to racial justice, and alignment with JUFJ's mission. Familiarity with Jewish cultural norms and navigating Jewish institutions is a plus.
Building Relationships: Success developing relationships with community members and partners, and building a base to support a cause.
Political Experience: Ability to master a complicated political landscape quickly and thoroughly and use that information to make strategic campaign decisions. Familiarity with the Maryland political landscape and change-making groups.
Volunteer Management: Experience overseeing and managing volunteers while supporting them to take ownership over their piece of work.
Communication Skills: Strong formal writing skills and experience producing expository and persuasive content. Strong listening, verbal communication, and conflict management skills.
Leadership Skills: Leadership qualities. Ability to inspire, develop, and connect with Jewish social justice activists and community leaders.
Team Player: Views own work as supporting the whole, and integral to the team’s effectiveness. Sense of humor, low ego, and genuine commitment to working in a collaborative team.
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.
Technology: Experience working with technology and an appetite to learn more about Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Asana, and EveryAction (NGP VAN).
Compensation: $48,000 – $72,000 per year
Benefits: JUFJ offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical & dental insurance premiums, 25% of dependent premiums, 3% employer retirement contributions, short-term disability insurance, and generous paid time off, including 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, and a sabbatical every 7 years on staff.
Location: Washington, DC or Baltimore. Staff may work remotely unless attending an event or action. Must be available and willing to regularly work some nights and Sundays (varies week-to-week).
During the Maryland General Assembly session, the chosen candidate will be expected to work part of each week out of a seasonal office in Annapolis.
JUFJ is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of various identities. People of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. You don't need to be Jewish. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with "Maryland Community Organizer in the subject.