Jobs to Move America

Jobs to Move America

New York Community Organizer

Based in New York City, NY

Jobs to Move America is seeking a full-time New York Community Organizer to lead our work with a diverse coalition of labor, community and environmental organizations to inform and drive comprehensive strategic campaigns. Our overall goal is to transform how global companies receiving public support create good jobs and community benefits in the U.S.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse, even competing, groups. They will be committed to advancing our campaigns amongst stakeholders, able to handle multiple responsibilities at the same time, and work independently. This position is an excellent opportunity for organizers interested in new models of organizing at the intersection of racial, economic, and environmental justice to transform how the city and state invest in infrastructure.

About Jobs to Move America
Jobs to Move America (JMA) is a national organization working to ensure that public investment 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. Jobs to Move America also negotiates Community Benefits Agreements with high road manufacturing employers in the U.S. to ensure equity and opportunity for all workers.

The Community Organizer, who is based in New York and reports to the Campaign Director, is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and maintaining diverse coalitions of labor unions, community groups and environmental groups
  • Conduct regular 1:1s and coalition meetings
  • Understand and articulate JMA and coalition organizations missions and values
  • Identify and recruit new members of the coalition
  • Develop leadership and deepen commitment among coalition members including planning and executing direct actions on corporate and government targets
  • Maintain database of coalition members

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are highly motivated, and have strong organizing fundamentals. You should have:

  • Experience with comprehensive campaigns that include integrating organizing, political, research, and communications strategy
  • Demonstrated commitment to organizing for racial, economic and social justice
  • Familiarity with nuances of community-labor coalitions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential
  • Proficiency with Google drive, Excel, email, and smartphones
  • Experience with organizing conversation fundamentals and planning/executing direct actions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with wide array of constituencies including elected officials, government agency staff, and people from various economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to think on your feet, be flexible, and adapt as necessary
  • Must be able to contribute to a positive, healthy team environment
  • Experience organizing in New York and understanding of nuances of New York politics a plus

Extra consideration will be given for candidates who:
Identify as persons of color, women, or formerly incarcerated persons and/or have had experience working with more than one of those groups

Compensation: Salary is $53,000 to $58,000 depending upon experience. Salaries are based on an established range and are not negotiable. JMA offers full family health and dental benefits at no premium cost to the employee, 401k plan, generous time off, cell-phone reimbursement, and work-related mileage reimbursement or transit pass reimbursement. JMA aims to provide a supportive and energizing work environment that encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality achievement. Some out-of-town travel required. Occasional weekend and evening is work required.

Application Process
The job is available immediately. Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and a résumé to Miranda Nelson, New York Director, at: mnelson@jobstomoveamerica.org. Please include Community Organizer in the email subject line. Only applicants who are chosen to move forward in the selection process will 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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