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Currently Hiring for 1 position

Job Posting (as of July 14th, 2020)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those 

received before August 26th, 2020.

 

Position: Community Organizer (full-time)

Salary: 45k – 55k annually plus benefits (medical, dental, retirement)

Location: New York City

Start Date: ASAP

 

 

About the Justice Committee:  

The Justice Committee (JC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City and empowering low-income Latino/as and other people of color to address these issues. Recognizing that true power can only be exercised by unified communities we prioritize developing the leadership of both youth and elders and strive to make our organizing a multi-generational effort. By building solidarity with other anti-racist, immigrant and people of color-led organizations, we seek to contribute to a broad-based movement for social justice.

Job Summary: 

The Community Organizer will be responsible for coordinating and building the Justice Committee’s Community Defense Program Area by working with relevant staff and members to create experiments that hold law enforcement accountable and decrease police violence and reliance on law enforcement, while creating people-led community safety and eradicating policing as we know it today.  We believe this to be possible through a variety of tools including campaigns, trainings, political education, CopWatch, and safety mechanisms and projects that we have yet to try.

 

The Community Organizer will report to one of the JC’s Co-Directors.

 

Responsibilities:  

 

Alternatives to Policing – Work with relevant members and staff to:

  • Research, develop, and implement projects and campaigns that decrease reliance on police, and reduce the NYPD’s size, scope and power.

  • Develop and test experiments to increase community safety without reliance on law enforcement. 

  • Strengthen current alliances and build new alliances that build our power and advance our organizing goals.

  • Conduct research for and develop relevant materials.

  • Coordinate turn-out for meetings, actions and other activities.

 

CopWatch Project – Work with relevant staff and members to:

  • Coordinate all COVID CopWatch-related activates for the duration of the pandemic.

  • Mobilize our internal CopWatch crew and our broader CopWatch alliance as needed.

  • Coordinate requests for CopWatch in neighborhoods, events, and actions.

  • Coordinate CopWatch and Know Your Rights trainings.

  • Develop and implement additional creative strategies to expand the practice of CopWatch in NYC.

 

Base-building, Leadership Development & Communications

  • Develop and implement member recruitment and retention strategies for relevant program areas. 

  • Work with relevant members to identify political education and leadership skills needed to advance organizing goals and campaigns.

  • Conduct 1 on 1s, trainings and other leadership development activities.

  • Work with members and relevant staff to coordinate communications strategies to advance campaigns. This includes materials development, research, online communications (e.g. website, social media, etc.) and drafting external statements. 

 

Supervision

  • Supervise interns, volunteers and consultants, as needed. 

 

Other

  • Help promote JC events, activities and campaigns over our social media platforms.

  • Participate in organizational meetings and events, as required, including staff meetings.

  • Represent the organization publicly, as approved or requested by your supervisor. This can include in the media, at meetings and events.

 

 

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Justice Committee, including building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City and prioritizing the leadership of those most impacted by police violence and systemic racism.

  • At least 3-5 years of community organizing experience, particularly organizing low-income Black and Latinx communities. Campaign development experience preferred.

  • 3-5 years of experience base-building and developing leadership of members in organizing campaigns.

  • Organized, detail oriented, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, with strong ability to prioritize areas of work.

  • Experience developing and conducting political education.

  • Ability to write and communicate clearly.

  • Collaborative person who is also capable of working independently.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

  • Strong facilitation experience and skills preferred.

  • Knowledge of the history, landscape and impact of police violence on Black, Latinx and other communities of color in NYC, and NYC’s anti-police violence movement preferred..

 

 

Compensation and Schedule: This is a full-time salaried position with generous benefits package. Current annual salary range for this position is $45K-$55K based on experience and qualifications. Most work will be during business hours, but schedule varies based on activities of the project/campaign, and will require working evenings and weekends, as needed. 

 

To Apply:

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and your analysis of police violence and its impact on low-income communities of color.  Please state in your cover letter how you heard about this opportunity.  Please send applications to apply@justicecommittee.org using the following conventions:

 

Subject line:  Application: Community Organizer (Community Defense)

Cover Letter:  yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc

Resume:  yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

 

The Justice Committee is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, formerly incarcerated, women, LGBTGNC, and low-income people to apply.

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before August 26th, 2020. Application deadline is open until filled.  No phone calls please.  We appreciate all applicants, but please be advised that we can only respond to those we intend to interview.  For more information about JC, please visit our website at justicecommittee.org  

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