Now Hiring! Community Organizer

We are seeking a full-time community organizer to grow our base and increase active participation among our members in our campaigns and programs.

Type: Full-time, benefits

Salary: $60,000

Reports to: Director of Organizing

Position Description

JFREJ is seeking a full-time community organizer to grow our base and increase active participation among our members in our campaigns and programs. This organizer would play a unique role in the organizing team, focusing not on a single campaign, but on supporting members with a variety of interests to move into roles across the organization. The organizer would also support the newly forming Role Network to launch in late 2021, a home base in the organization that will enable members to train in and play skill-based roles across JFREJ.

Job Responsibilities

The Community Organizer will be responsible for the following:

  • Holding regular phone banks and text banks to reach thousands of members and invite them to upcoming events and organizing opportunities.

  • Training members to hold phone and text banks for particular campaigns and projects.

  • Supporting and developing role network coordinators, and troubleshoot opportunities and challenges that arise.

  • Regular 1:1 meetings with members

  • Training members to hold 1:1s.

  • Experimenting with new and creative forms of outreach to identify and recruit new members and leaders.

Qualifications

Jews For Racial & Economic Justice seeks candidates who are results-oriented, excel at building relationships, and have demonstrated success managing complicated projects. The Community Organizer will have:

  • Alignment with JFREJ’s mission and values;

  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting (and exceeding) high standards and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles;

  • Proven success in relationship-building, base-building, & developing leaders as a professional or volunteer community organizer;

  • Experience with training or teaching, or a strong interest in developing that experience;

  • Experience with using or a strong willingness to learn how to use EveryAction and Slack, or a similar database/CRM or platform;

  • A sense of humor and ability to roll with the punches in an ever-shifting political and movement landscape;

  • Commitment to, and experience with, collaborative team structures and work environments.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position is $60,000 with an extremely competitive benefit package and generous personnel policies including: 100% employee sponsored premiums for healthcare and additional healthcare reimbursement account, employer 401(k) match, flexible work schedule, 15 holidays a year, 15 vacation days in first year with 12 sick days, family leave benefits that far exceed NYS requirements, and sabbatical leave. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. This person would need to be able to be in NYC in 2022.

To apply: Please fill out this form.

We will begin reviewing the first round of applications on October 3. If you are reading this after that date, please still apply! We will continue reviewing until the position is filled, with the aim of starting the position by late November/early December. We will be in touch with all applicants to inform them if their application is moving forward. If you haven’t heard from us, it means we are still reviewing your application.

JFREJ is an equal opportunity employer; for all employment opportunities, people of color, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, women and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and people who live or have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.