Community Organizer
NY Campaigns

Based in New York City, NY

Community Organizer – NY Campaigns
Applicants must be based in New York City

Jobs to Move America is currently seeking an experienced campaigner to join the NY Campaigns team to work a campaign to increase transparency and accountability at the NYS MTA. The applicant must be able to hit the ground running by the end of April 2018.

About Jobs to Move America
Jobs to Move America (JMA) is a national organization working to ensure that public investment in transportation in cleaner, more efficient transit systems supports quality American manufacturing jobs, and generates career opportunities for historically underrepresented workers in the industry, as well as those facing barriers to employment.

Campaign Responsibilities

  • Maintain site presence at monthly MTA Board & Committee meetings and other relevant events to build/ develop relationships with partners and to develop visibility campaign around issues.
  • Move campaign messages effectively across social media.
  • Maintain a user-friendly database consisting of a growing list of relevant contacts and campaign supporters/adversaries to advance monthly goals for each group.
  • Monitor procurements relevant to JMA's mission using a variety of publicly available databases and staff activity overseen by the MTA Board.
  • Working with coalition partners to advance JMA's mission including filing FOIL requests, developing reports, fact sheets, white papers and other campaign materials and research products.


  • Demonstrated success reaching and maintaining majority support over a period of time while working on labor/community organizing and/or electoral campaigns
  • Experience developing and implementing a comprehensive campaign plan.
  • Experience charting work-sites and/or mapping/cutting turf from an online database (such as VAN)
  • Demonstrated success using social media platforms in a campaign setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the interests of people of color, women, veteran, and formerly incarcerated people at America's workplaces
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide array of constituencies including elected officials, agency staff, and members of the public.
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities, collaborate as part of a team, and work in a deadline driven environment.

EXTRA CONSIDERATION will be given for candidates who:

  • Identify as persons of color, women, veterans, or formerly incarcerated persons and/or have had experience working with more than one of those groups.
  • Have experience working in the labor movement.
  • Have experience working as a community organizer.
  • Are fluent speaking a language other than English.
  • Have experience with a workforce-reentry and/or pre-apprenticeship program.

Terms of Employment
The salary range for the position is $52,000 - $56,000 and is dependent upon experience. JMA offers full family health benefits, retirement, and generous time off.

Application Process
This position is available starting May 15th. Please email your cover letter and résumé to okhwaja@jobstomoveamerica.org with “Organizer” in the subject line. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response. No phone calls, please.

JMA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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