Field Organizer

Based in Newark, NJ

New Jersey Communities United is a progressive, grassroots, community-based organization engaged in and committed to building power throughout communities in New Jersey. At NJCU we work to ensure that everyone has access to the American Dream by amplifying the voices of low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant Americans though collective action.

We develop the capacities essential to hold government and corporations accountable, improve the health of our families, economy and environment, and reform our public schools, workplaces and financial institutions.

NJCU has openings for multiple Field Organizers to be based in our Newark office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • A commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing;
  • Build relationships with workers one-on-one;
  • Make accurate assessments;
  • Find and manage campaign information;
  • Build strong organizing committees;
  • Communicate campaign messages clearly both verbally and in writing;
  • Use strategic judgment and problem solving skills;
  • Organize and run community meetings and actions;
  • Organize self and materials in order to meet commitments;
  • Work with a diverse team;
  • Work independently within a plan;
  • Work hard and learn new skills;

Primary Qualifications:

  • A commitment to social and economic justice and grassroots organizing;
  • 3 years of labor and/or community organizing experience
  • Leadership experience;
  • An ability to empathize and move others to action;
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment;
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work evenings and weekends when projects demand it;
  • Ability to work with a large and diverse cross-section of members 
and allies;
  • An understanding of unions and the labor movement
  • A valid driver's license.

Please include “Field Organizer” in the subject heading of your email, resume, cover letter & salary requirements to: njcurecruit@gmail.com.

Women, People of Color and GLBQT strongly urged to apply.

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