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Carolina Jews for Justice Seeks Full-Time Community Organizer

Carolina Jews for Justice (www.carolinajewsforjustice.org) is a statewide progressive Jewish  advocacy organization in North Carolina, the only such social justice organization in the southeastern United States. Now in our sixth year, our organization is well-positioned to deepen and expand our statewide network.

We are seeking an experienced and passionate full-time community organizer to support  Carolina Jews for Justice to be a powerful force for social justice in North Carolina. The organizer will engage and grow our volunteer base, support local chapters in effective and strategic organizing, build principled relationships with allies and policymakers, help to develop and execute short- and long-term campaigns, and play a critical role in amplifying a Jewish voice in the work of building a more just and compassionate North Carolina. The organizer will work closely with our two existing staff members, our Board of Directors, and local chapter leaders.

The role will also include some administrative support of CJJ operations and communications, supporting meeting and event planning, fundraising, and digital organizing.This position will involve regular travel to meet with chapters around the state, organize new chapters, and engage our members to be leaders in the organization. 

Organizer Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen and grow our membership base across the state through relationship building, coordinating campaign teams, supporting governance of local chapters, connecting volunteers to opportunities, and training volunteers to become leaders;

  • Work with CJJ board leadership and local steering committees to develop strategic campaigns and programs, set goals, facilitate political education, and support members to lead locally and at the state level;

  • Serve as a liaison with our existing campaign partners, as well as explore new partnerships across the state for powerful campaigns;

  • Support ongoing CJJ advocacy in coordination with CJJ volunteers and leadership through mobilizing members for events, operating the member database, attending coalition meetings on behalf of CJJ, supporting CJJ communications, etc.;

  • Liaison with similar Jewish social justice organizations around the country and collaborate on national efforts on behalf of CJJ;

  • Help with digital communications strategy in partnership with CJJ volunteers and other staff (includes newsletters, event promotion, website, social media, and fundraising campaigns);

  • Help with administrative support for CJJ, including database entry and assisting with logistics for events.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission and principles of CJJ; dedication to social, racial, and economic justice;

  • Knowledge and familiarity with a Jewish inspiration for social justice;

  • Two or more years experience in community organizing, including demonstrated skill in building a base, developing leaders, inspiring others to take action, developing and implementing organizing campaigns, and working in coalition;

  • Familiarity with online database platforms for organizing both fundraising and membership/activity tracking (CJJ uses NationBuilder);

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and use independent judgment within the context of an overall plan and structure;

  • Ability to organize and/or facilitate political education trainings on issues of racial, economic, and social justice;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking;

  • Good organizational and administrative skills, including basic computer skills and use of social media;

  • Willingness to travel and work some evenings and occasional weekends;

  • Have a car and valid driver’s license.

Salary: $40,000 plus benefits (benefits to be determined in consultation with staff).

Location: Flexible, but ideally near one of our pre-existing chapters (Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, or Asheville).

To Apply: contact debbie@carolinajewsforjustice.org. Please submit cover letter and resume. Applications must be received by August 30, 2019 to ensure consideration. Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool. The position will remain posted until filled.