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DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & CAMPAIGNS

Applications Deadline: June 30th, 2022 – Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, preference will be given to applications received by June 13th, 2022.

Salary: 65k – 80k 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 NYC for over 40 years. We organize New Yorkers of color who are directly impacted by racist and abusive policing to lead campaigns that decrease police violence, increase police accountability and reduce the size, scope, and power of the NYPD.

 

One of our current priorities is to work with communities directly impacted to develop and implement non-police safety solutions that help to decrease reliance. The JC has been supporting and organizing families who have lost loved ones to the NYPD for almost 40 years and to this day these families are at the core of our work and leaders in the JC and the movement. Our organizational history is rooted in organizing low-income Latinx New Yorkers. In the early 2000s, when there was less than a handful of groups in the movement to end police violence in NYC, JC expanded to meet the needs of Black and other non-Latinx communities of color being abused and murdered by the NYPD. 

 

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & CAMPAIGNS Position Summary: This new senior-level position will oversee the Justice Committee’s Program Areas and will help build and lead campaigns, programs and projects to advance JC’s goals and priorities –including strengthening our impact through base-building, leadership development, strategic communications, and organizing and policy campaigns.

 

The ideal candidate is a big picture visionary with the ability to move detailed plans and multiple tactics based on accurate assessments of external conditions and organizational capacity; an experienced and skilled organizer, strategist and manager, with deep roots in racial and other justice movements who will be highly accountable to JC’s members and constituents; and passionate about JC’s mission and goals and developing the leadership and power of those most impacted by abusive policing in New York.  

 

The Director of Programs and Campaigns will report to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities include:  

 

Campaigns & Programs Oversight– Oversee development, implementation, coordination, monitoring and adjustment of JC’s programs, projects and grassroots organizing and policy campaigns and tactics; 

  • Help survivors and victims families navigate the legal system and administrative processes 

  • Help design and refine JC’s programs, projects, campaigns, strategies and tactics to build power, win change, educate, and change the public narrative on policing and safety. 


  • Work closely with relevant staff and leaders to build collective skills to identify, execute and reflect on strategic action in moments of opportunity in order to advance JC’s long and short-term goals; and identify and trouble-shoot obstacles and shifting conditions. 


  • Lead relevant staff to effectively develop, evaluate progress on, and adjust annual work plans, campaign plans and event/action plans with members and ensure all programs, projects and campaigns are driving towards JC’s long and short-terms goals.

  • Lead staff to build strategic alliances and public/political education efforts that expand the base of support for JC’s goals and priorities.

  • Coordinate integration of various tactics in JC’s overall campaigns, as strategic, including: community organizing, direct action, public education, training, art and cultural work, policy advocacy, litigation and legal defense, and strategic communications.

 

Program Infrastructure, Planning & Management 


  • In collaboration with the Director, staff, leaders and members, develop, implement and monitor comprehensive annual and multi-year program plans and budgets to advance JC’s priorities.

  • Strengthen and implement systems to engage members, supporters and allies in campaigns and program work to advance JC’s priorities.

  • Strengthen and oversee systems and strategies for member recruitment, retention and development.

  • In conjunction with relevant leaders and staff, identify core needs and implement training, technical assistance, and JC-wide political education and skill-building to advance core priorities. 


  • Work closely with relevant staff to ensure timely and effective internal and public communications to advance JC priorities. 


 

Supervision and staff development: Supervise JC’s growing organizing and program staff and ensure individual staff members have the support they need to excel in their positions.

 

Other

  • Build support for JC’s programmatic priorities through digital communications. 

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

  • Represent the organization to the media, in coalition spaces, and with allies, elected officials and targets.

  • Share infrastructure/administrative responsibilities with other staff, as needed. 


 

 

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, goals and work of the Justice Committee;

  • At least 7-10 years community organizing and campaign development experience, particularly organizing low-income Black and Latinx communities 

  • 6 years experience base-building and developing leadership of members in organizing campaigns

  • 4 years of supervisory experience

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

  • 6 years experience developing and conducting political education and skill building trainings

  • Ability to write and communicate clearly

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful but not necessary

  • Strong facilitation experience and skills

  • Collaborative person who is also capable of working independently

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary; and

  • Knowledge of the landscape of the New York City anti-police violence movement helpful

  • Knowledge of the history and impact of police violence on Black, Latinx and other communities of color in NYC helpful

Compensation and Schedule: This is a full-time salaried position with generous benefits package that include health, dental and retirement. Current annual salary range for this position is $65K-$80K 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. 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: Director of Programs and Campaigns

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, LGBT, and low-income people to apply.

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before June 13th, 2022. Application deadline 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