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Colorado Jobs with Justice

Colorado Jobs with Justice


Organizing Director

Based in Denver, CO

 

About Colorado Jobs With Justice
Colorado Jobs With Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student and faith groups that come together to build working class power and stand up for workers’ rights. We work in partnership with our member organizations in a variety of ways to advance racial and economic justice for all people, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all. We organize and base our work on a model of solidarity and reciprocity. Colorado Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization– in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.

About the Position
Organizing Director is a management position that will work closely with the Executive Director to set and implement a strategic plan and direction for the organization. They will work with the Board and Staff to plan and implement our campaigns, oversee all programs, raise and track the organization’s budget and finances, supervise the team of organizers, and manage other organizational and administrative duties. The ideal candidate is someone with a strong dedication to protecting and strengthening workers’ rights and the labor movement in Colorado, and who has demonstrated success with grassroots organizing, campaign strategy, fundraising, staff management, and nonprofit administration. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • At least 3+ years of experience with grassroots organizing, membership recruitment, and leadership development with community organizations and/or labor unions
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated success with fundraising, particularly with grassroots fundraising and grants
  • At least 2 years of supervision experience
  • Proven experience with local and state political processes and issue campaigns, including strategies and tactics of multi-year campaigns
  • An understanding of the labor movement, coalition building, and social movements; a commitment to the principles of social, racial, and economic justice; and a strong anti-oppression framework
  • Excellent and authentic communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to work independently toward agreed upon goals
  • Strong ability to motivate people, coordinate volunteer activity, and delegate responsibility
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people, hold others accountable, and receive feedback
  • Ability to work long hours at times, including nights and weekends
  • Proficient in computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and online databases

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs With Justice in Colorado or elsewhere in the country
  • Experience supervising employees working under a collective bargaining agreement.

While this job posting is for an Organizer Director, the hiring committee will consider strong applicants who are missing some of the skills for the OD position for the role of Lead/Organizer. If a lead/organizer is hired instead of an OD, the position will be a part of the bargaining unit with similar job duties, but with more support and oversight from the ED. The Lead/Organizer position would ideally be an opportunity for someone to gain skills and experience to eventually be promoted to Organizer Director. Applicants with the majority of these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Candidates without some of the required qualifications may be considered for the Lead/Organizer position during the hiring process.

Compensation & Benefits
The Organizer Director position is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $48-52,000. A generous benefits package would mirror those included in the organization’s union contract, including health, dental, and vision coverage; 401(k) plan; vacation, family leave, and paid sick days. This position will be a part of the Management Team and would not be a part of the staff bargaining unit. The Executive Director has a preferred start date of Sept 21, 2020 for this position. Candidates unable to make this start date are still encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Please send a résumé, a cover letter, a one-page writing sample (including but not limited to: grant proposal/report language, earned media piece, email blast, blog post), and at least three references to pamela@cojwj.org with the subject line Organizer Director. Posting will remain open until position is filled.

Colorado Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.

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