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Alabama Faith Based Organizer

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Position: Alabama Faith Based Organizer
Department: Southern Program
Position Type: Full-Time ─ Exempt
Location: Central Alabama
Reports to: Southern Director
Start Date: February 1, 2022
Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis

(early submissions are encouraged)

At this critical time for lower-income, frontline communities and people of color, Jobs to Move America ─ JMA is uniquely positioned to advance a powerful agenda for equitable job creation and expanded access to training for historically underrepresented groups. Here is information about the Southern Program.

Who we are  ─ About Jobs to Move America:

Jobs to Move America is a national and multi-regional strategic policy center that works to transform public spending and corporate behavior using a comprehensive approach that is rooted in racial and economic justice and community organizing. We seek to advance a fair and prosperous economy with good jobs and healthier communities for all. To learn more, visit our website: www.jobstomoveamerica.org.

What You’ll Do ─  Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Faith-based Organizer is responsible for growing the network of clergy leaders that are engaged in our campaigns to win equity-based good jobs, climate justice & accountability policies.  The Faith-based Organizer pays special attention to organizing key clergy leaders in various faith communities within Central Alabama that can contribute to advancing our vision of public goods for the most public good.  

  • Develop substantial 1:1 relationships through regular meetings and consistent follow-up with key stakeholders in the faith based community
  • Develop plans that clergy, community members, union/organizational partners and/or other key stakeholders are supported to contribute to JMA campaigns and projects in meaningful ways 
  • Act as an effective spokesperson for JMA’s vision, work and campaigns  
  • Recruit new partners to join or support our faith and labor table, coalitions and advocacy efforts
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures, including timely attention to administrative responsibilities
  • Contribute to JMA’s organizational development, for example assisting with fundraising, providing peer evaluations, and participating in JMA staff committees (not to exceed 15% of time)
  • Contribute to the development of campaign strategy through regular power mapping, analysis of the faith community landscape and identification of opportunities to build the power we need in order to win

About you ─ Required Qualifications: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate JMA’s work to the public 
  • Demonstrated commitment to faith-rooted advocacy, economic and racial justice, and the labor movement in BIPOC communities.
  • Must have familiarity with and cultural competence to work with southern faith-based communities.
  • Self-starter that can take initiative with limited guidance and sometimes with short notice. 
  • Ability to continually assess and deepen the commitment of key stakeholders, through regular 1:1s, thoughtful asks, and securing of commitments
  • Maintain a high level of timely follow-up to follow through on commitments – both personal commitments made as well as commitments made by partners  
  • Maintain flexibility: be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and adapt quickly to change 
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, empathy, and social skills in work and interpersonal interactions
  • At least 3 years organizing experience in either advocacy spaces, faith-based spaces, labor, or political spaces
  • Familiarity with Google Suite 

Other Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be located in Central Alabama
  • Must have a vehicle, valid driver’s license and insurance. This role requires a lot of commuting
  • A willingness to work non-traditional hours for special events and networking opportunities (could be up to 25% of your time)  

What Else You Should KnowCompensation/Benefits: 

  • Salary Range $52,000 ─  $69,000
  • JMA pays 100 percent of medical, dental, and vision premium
  • Generous PTO: 12 days paid vacation, 12 sick days, 9 federal holidays, 12 personal days per year, 2 floating holidays
  • Annual increases
  • JMA contributes 5% of the employee salary towards their 401k plan after 6 months of employment
  • Training and professional development opportunities are available upon completion of the probationary period
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices
  • JMA is a unionized workplace. 
  • Covid-19 Work from home monthly $75 stipend 
  • Cell phone Reimbursement 
  • Qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer 
  • Work from home office set up provided if needed

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings
  • Due to COVID-19, all JMA employees are temporarily working remotely through 2022.  

How to Apply:  

Complete the form at the following link https://airtable.com/shrTrZrkZG864QNhX  and upload a cover letter & resume, and three work references. Only applications submitted via this process will be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please. Due to COVID-19, interviews will be conducted virtually. As part of the candidate screening process for this role, applicants will be asked to complete a writing assignment and technical skills assessment.

JMA Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement 

We are an EEO/affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero-tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.  Those who identify as persons of color, women, LGBTQ, veterans, or formerly incarcerated persons, and/or have had experience working with one or more of those groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

JMA Diversity and Inclusion Statement

JMA believes that diverse, engaged, and motivated employees are essential to achieving our goals of economic, racial, and social justice. JMA believes that each employee’s voice is valuable and that when all employees contribute ideas to the organization’s operation, it enhances the success of the organization overall.