Please Note: We are no longer accepting new applications for this position

Type: Full-Time

Salary: $65,000-$70,000 annually, with generous benefits

Reports to: Director of Organizing

To apply: Please fill out this form to apply by October 7th. We will begin reviewing applications on September 23rd and we strongly recommend submitting your application by that time to be considered early on.

Position Description

JFREJ is seeking a full-time lead organizer to develop our Freedom to Thrive Campaign. The lead organizer will hold the big picture of building power to win a city where we’re empowered to define safety for ourselves, right-wing police unions don’t set the agenda and starve the city for resources, and we all have what we need to thrive. They will build campaign leadership teams and work closely with movement allies to set short and long-term goals, develop strategy, and lead implementation of campaigns.

This is a mid-level role for someone with demonstrated experience in organizing, with an appetite for building hard-hitting and strategic campaigns. The ideal candidates will have a proven ability to get things done and coordinate among interdependent and complex teams and programs. The person in this role will be interested in eventually managing and supporting a community organizer.

Job Responsibilities

The Lead Organizer will be responsible for the following:

  • Designing and implementing robust annual campaigns to reduce the size and scope of the NYPD and shift resources to the agencies and services that keep New Yorkers safe

  • Collaborating closely with allied organizations to build shared campaign strategy; representing JFREJ at major coalition and campaign meetings

  • Working with JFREJ’s field organizer to design and implement our deep canvassing program

  • Building and supporting a team of members who will help design and carry out that plan

  • Supporting member leaders in the Freedom to Thrive Campaign to articulate and achieve their goals


Jews For Racial & Economic Justice seeks candidates who are results-oriented, excel at building relationships, and have demonstrated success managing complicated projects. The ideal candidate for Lead 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;

  • 5-7 years of experience in organizing and campaigning as a professional or volunteer community organizer;

  • Experience with power-mapping, SWOT analysis, and strategic assessment;

  • Strong facilitation skills;

  • Experience with using or a strong willingness to learn how to use EveryAction (CRM) and Slack;

  • 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 will be in the range of $65,000 to $70,000, with an extremely competitive benefits package and generous personnel policies including: 100% employer sponsored premiums for healthcare, employer 401(k) contribution, flexible work schedule, 18 paid holidays per year, 15 vacation days in first year and 20 in following years, 12 sick and safety leave days, family leave benefits that exceed NYS requirements, and sabbatical leave every 5 years. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. This person would need to be residing in NYC by January of 2023.

We will begin reviewing applications on September 23rd and we strongly recommend submitting your application by that time to be considered early on. We will continue reviewing until the position is filled, with the aim of starting the position by December. We will be in touch with all applicants we are choosing to interview.

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.