Overview

SENIOR SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZER

The Senior Social Justice Organizer serves as an assistant to the Social Justice Director. The Senior Social Justice Organizer organizes activists nationwide. They have primary responsibility for growing the Democracy Circles program including public presentations, convener on-boarding and support, managing organizational partners, and resource development. They track organizing goals nationwide, and foster communication and collaboration among the organizers toward that end.

The Social Justice Organizer will build relationships with ally organizations and coalitions to advance our work on democracy and voting rights in order to advance worker rights, economic justice, immigrant rights and racial justice. They oversee Workers Circle’s phonebanking, textbanking, and postcarding including promotion, recruitment, execution, and managing of partner relationships and material resources. They will support Workers Circle’s Demand Democracy/Fight Fascism campaign, including organizing for in-person and online actions. Further, the Social Justice Organizer will assist in developing and executing a variety of virtual and in-person events that revolve around social justice.

The Social Justice Organizer will assist the Workers Circle grant writer with preparing grants for funds to power the College Network. Further, they will work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to craft posts and engage on social media with a focus on social justice and the Workers Circle’s history of activism.

Beginning in July 2024, the Social Justice Organizer will have primary responsibility for overseeing and growing the College Network and young adult social justice and cultural programming and activism, supervising the interns serving as College Organizers, and fostering young adult presence at the annual Trip to Yiddishland in August.

The Social Justice Organizer will advance the progressive values and vision of the Workers Circle.  They must be able to assist in translating our approach to Jewish social justice using excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as tailored, outreach approaches to build communities of activists.

This position reports to the Social Justice Director. Additional duties may be required at the employer’s discretion. The position requires attendance at all Workers Circle events and actions which may take place at any time of the day.  This is an exempt, full-time, union position, based in New York. Compensation $70,000-80,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits package.

List of Benefits

·       Health Insurance (100% employer paid for employee only)

·       Dental Insurance (Optional: 100% employee paid)

·       Life and Dismemberment Insurance (100% employer paid)

·       Long Term Disability (optional: 100% employee paid should you choose it)

·       Vision up to $100 per year

·       401k Plan (100% employer match up to 4% of salary)

·       Short-Term Disability

·       Supplemental Short-Term Disability (Optional: 100% employee paid)

·       12-14 paid holidays per year (will vary dependent on year)

·       Vacation: Each employee who shall have been employed for six (6) months but less than one (1) year by July 1st shall receive one (1) weeks’ vacation with pay. Each employee who has been employed between one year and two years shall receive two (2) weeks’ vacation with pay. Each employee who shall have been employed for three (3) years but less than 10 years, shall receive three (3) weeks’ vacation with pay per year. Each employee who shall have been employed for ten (10) years or more shall receive four (4) weeks’ vacation with pay per year. Employees may carry over unused vacation days to the following year to be used by no later than August 30

·       Union employees receive 5 personal days per year

·       Sick Days: 12 sick days per year. Employees may carry over 5 unused sick days and bank up to no more than 20 unused sick days in any given year

·       An annual 4% increase through September 1, 2025, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Union employees

·       Health Care Flexible Spending Account

·       Qualified Mass Transit Plan

·       Summer Hours (will vary at employer’s discretion)

 

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director of Social Justice the senior social justice organizer will

·       Supervise interns and grow the College Network and young adult membership in Workers Circle in size and depth of involvement

·       Grow the Democracy Circles program, increasing organizational partners and grassroots circles

·       Oversee phonebanking, postcarding, and textbanking

·       Help initiate and develop campaigns and actions externally

·       Assist in the planning and execution of campaigns and actions, including being lead coordinator for on-the-ground actions taken or participated in by the Workers Circle

·       Ongoing cultivation of Workers Circle members’ involvement in social justice activism

·       Develop social justice-related events

·       Create materials as needed

·       Develop social media content as related to social justice

·       Database and track involvement and impact

·       Be the principal engagement person for the social justice team on social media

·       Attend relevant programs of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and key meetings of partners in our social justice work.

The ideal candidate will possess:

5-10 years of experience in start-up or grassroots, base-building organizing
Fluent navigator of Jewish cultures and identities
Proven track-record of multi-cultural work
Self-starter and accomplished project manager
Excellent public speaking and writing skills
Comfort working with and relating to remote colleagues (& ability to work in office on Wednesdays)
Experience working with college students a plus
Agility in Mobilize, Action Network, Bonterra, Google suite, and MS Office suite

 

 

To Apply

Please send your resume along with the following:

·      Original cover letter expressing what interests you about the work that The Workers Circle does and your experience with such work and purpose,

·      Contact info for at least 3 professional references (references are not contacted until/unless you are a finalist and notified first)

·      Job site or list where you first saw the job announcement, please

 

Send all materials to:

 

Jobs@DemocracyPartners.com

 

Please apply ASAP – thank you!

 

The Workers Circle is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA community.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@democracypartners.com

About The Workers Circle

We believe we must build a truly multi-racial, multi-cultural democracy that works for every one of us. That’s why we’re not just defending democracy, we’re demanding it. And we’re fighting back against the rise of right-wing fascist politics that is threatening people and undermining American democracy.
Workers Circle activists across the nation are actively demanding democracy by fighting for comprehensive federal voting rights legislation, an end to the racist filibuster, for democratic rights in the workplace and fundamental human equality under the law. We engage in direct actions, work in coalition, and gather locally in democracy circles to build power and community to face this moment.

Right now the US is experiencing a surge in fascist political tactics as former President Trump and the right-wing extremists and lawmakers in his thrall try to consolidate power.

But we the people will not stand idly by. This is a hundreds-of-years long struggle for the soul of our nation and we will push our country forward. Are you ready to help build the America we must become?