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Director of Organizing

Job posting as of September 19, 2023

Applications Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before October 30, 2023.

Salary: 75k – 90k 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. 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 budget of the NYPD. For almost 40 years the JC has been supporting and organizing families who have lost loved ones to the NYPD. 


Job Summary: 

This new senior-level position will oversee the Justice Committee’s Program Areas - Community Defense, Families Organizing and Case Support, and Policy - and will help build and lead campaigns, programs, and projects to advance JC’s goals and priorities. This includes strengthening our impact through base-building, leadership development, strategic communications, and organizing campaigns.


The Director of Organizing reports to the Executive Director and leads a team of 3+ Organizers.


Campaigns & Programs Oversight (65%)

Oversee development, implementation, coordination, monitoring and adjustment of JC’s programs, projects and grassroots organizing and policy campaigns and tactics:

  • Help design, refine, and integrate JC’s programs, projects, campaigns, strategies and tactics (including community organizing, direct action, public education, training, art and cultural work, policy advocacy, and strategic communications) to build power, win change, educate, and shift the public narrative on policing and safety. 

  • Work closely with relevant staff and leaders to build collective skills to identify, execute and evaluate strategic action in moments of opportunity to advance JC’s long and short-term goals in the context of shifting conditions. 

  • Lead and support relevant staff to effectively develop, evaluate progress on, and adjust annual work plans, campaign plans and event/action plans with members/

  • Lead and support relevant staff to advance JC’s organizing and programmatic priorities through digital communications.

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


Program Infrastructure, Planning & Management (30%)

  • In collaboration with the Director, staff, leaders and members, develop, implement and monitor comprehensive annual and multi-year program plans and budgets.

  • Strengthen and implement systems to engage members, supporters and allies in campaigns and program work.

  • Strengthen and oversee systems and strategies for members recruitment and retention

  • In conjunction with relevant leaders and staff, identify core needs and implement 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. 

  • Work closely with relevant staff to support fundraising for campaign and programmatic needs, including drafting reports and materials for fundraising proposals and appeals.


Supervision and staff development (% incorporated into sections above): Supervise JC’s growing organizing and program staff and ensure individual staff members have the support they need to excel in their positions.


Other (5%)

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

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



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. 


Skills and Experience Needed to be Successful:

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

  • At least 5 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;

  • Strong facilitation experience and skills;

  • Collaborative person who is also capable of working independently; and

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary


Desired Skills and Experience:

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

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

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.


Compensation and Schedule: This is a full-time salaried position with a generous benefits package that includes health, dental and retirement. Current annual salary range for this position is $75-90k based on experience and qualifications. Most work will be during business hours, but schedule varies based on activities of the project/campaign and will sometimes require working evenings and weekends.


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 using the following conventions:


Subject line:  Application: Director of Organizing

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 Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before Oct. 30, 2023. 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


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