Montgomery County Community Organizer


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Jews United for Justice and our sister 501(c)4 organization, the JUFJ Campaign Fund, is seeking a full-time Community Organizer to keep building and mobilizing our constituency to win local issue campaigns in Montgomery County.

This is a full-time, exempt position that falls within a bargaining unit represented for collective bargaining purposes by a labor organization (NPEU/Local 70, IFPTE).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Campaigns and Education
-Support development and implementation of issue-based legislative campaigns and electoral work.
-Partner with volunteer leaders to plan and lead Montgomery County work, including developing campaign strategy, planning campaign actions, events, and meetings and, in election years, helping to run a candidate endorsement process and mobilizing our base to elect endorsed candidates.
-Coordinate with other organizers and volunteer leaders to plan and execute educational and community building programs, facilitating and presenting as needed.
-Participate in legislative advocacy, which might include meetings with legislators, coordinating community members to testify at hearings, lobby days, and other advocacy.

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 teams.
-Support and train active leaders and community members to take on increasing leadership roles, own their pieces of work, and feel connected to JUFJ.

Coalition Building
-Build and maintain 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 work with a range of allied organizational partners and institutions, leading as appropriate.

Communications and Data Management
-Collaborate with communications staff to create regular emails and support the maintenance of JUFJ’s social media and web presence. Collect and maintain accurate program-specific 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 professional experience and/or demonstrated similar and relevant expertise.

Aligned Values: Demonstrates 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 then make strategic decisions to advance a campaign. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with the Montgomery County political landscape and change-making groups.

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

Communication Skills: Strong formal writing skills and experience producing expository and persuasive content, especially in a community organizing context. Strong listening, verbal communication, and conflict management skills.

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

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

Attention to Detail: Demonstrated commitment to meeting high standards in a fast-paced environment. History of managing a significant workload, even in the face of obstacles.

Technology: Experience working with technology, has an appetite to learn more about Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Asana, and our CRM, EveryAction (NGP VAN).

LOGISTICS

Compensation: $54,000 – $66,000 per year commensurate with experience

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

Location: Washington, DC office. Montgomery County staff work in the DC office 2 days/week; may work remotely aside from in-person meetings with legislators, leaders, and partners. Must be available and willing to regularly work some nights and Sundays (schedule varies)

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 encouraged to apply. You don't need to be Jewish. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@jufj.org with Community Organizer, Montgomery County in the subject.

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