Applications for this position are now closed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Carolina Jews for Justice seeks an experienced community organizer to join our dynamic team as we work together to grow grassroots political power in North Carolina and amplify a progressive Jewish voice in the South. This is a full-time position for someone excited to apply their energy and vision toward the ongoing expansion and development of an organization rooted in the values of relationship, long-haul sustainability, and collective liberation.
The new statewide organizer will partner with our established statewide organizer, working together under the supervision and guidance of our executive director, and in close collaboration with members and community partners across the state.
Who We Are
Carolina Jews for Justice is a grassroots network committed to creating a more just, fair, and compassionate North Carolina. We build relationships where people help each other because individuals have a profound responsibility for the well-being of the whole. Founded in March 2013, CJJ combines advocacy and education to organize a non-partisan Jewish voice for justice in North Carolina. We work to influence policy at the local and state levels and encourage individuals and Jewish institutions to take a stand on important issues in our community.
To learn more about our work, visit www.carolinajewsforjustice.org — or find us at @NCJews4Justice on Twitter and @CarolinaJewsforJustice on Facebook and Instagram.
What You’ll Do
The statewide organizer will have these responsibilities, often in collaboration with the other statewide organizer and member leaders:
- Contribute to the development of CJJ’s strategic direction, both at the local and statewide level
- Support local chapters in their campaigns and programs
- Provide coaching and leadership development to CJJ member leaders
- Lead 2-3 of our statewide issue-based working groups as well as statewide and local programming and campaigns for one or more of our issue areas (e.g. immigrant justice, economic justice, voting rights)
- Build cohesion across chapters through statewide working groups
- Coordinate programs and teach about CJJ’s work on antisemitism (for CJJ members and non-Jewish partners)
- Represent CJJ in statewide and local coalitions (e.g., People’s Budget, Raising Wages, NC Medicare For All)
- Connect CJJ’s local and regional work to relevant national efforts that are aligned with our mission (e.g., Bend the Arc, Never Again Action, Tzedek Lab)
Who You Are
You are committed to social justice and are enthusiastic about growing a progressive Jewish movement in North Carolina. Specifically, you will be or have most or all of the following:
- Commitment to CJJ’s core values and the ability to represent our positions effectively in public and private
- Knowledge of and experience with grassroots community organizing
- Strategic mindset, with an ability to seize opportunities and to forge partnerships
- Collaborative and inclusive working style
- Deep interpersonal and relationship-building skills, particularly in an intergenerational context
- Experience managing committees or working groups of volunteer leaders
- An ability to set goals and to hold yourself accountable to these goals
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
What Else You Should Know
This position is full-time and is currently remote, but the statewide organizer must eventually be based in North Carolina, and preferably in Western NC (e.g., Asheville). The position will require some travel within the state.
The starting salary for this role is $40,000-$45,000, depending on experience. Benefits include:
- 100% coverage of health insurance premium
- Phone & internet benefit (while working from home)
- Three weeks paid time off, in addition to all Jewish holidays (including the entire week of Passover) and most federal holidays
- Four-day week week (Monday-Thursday), with occasional programs on Sunday and weekday evenings
CJJ is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), political commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; and genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.
How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please write “Statewide Organizer” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. In the cover letter, please indicate where you heard about the position. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with initial interviews to begin the week of July 5.
Frequently cited statistics show that women, trans, and non-binary people as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet all of the qualifications. CJJ encourages you to break that statistic and to apply: No one ever meets 100% of the criteria. We look forward to your application!