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California Senior Organizer

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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 in growing infrastructure and clean technology careers.

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 Senior Organizer will be responsible for building a powerful coalition of organizations, partners, workers and grassroots community members engaged in campaigns to win equity-based policies for good jobs, climate justice & accountability as well as community benefits agreements to strengthen the decision-making ability of workers and community members in how public-subsidized projects are developed. The Senior Organizer builds trust and consensus with key stakeholders that can include workers at a specific worksite, grassroots community members in key geographic areas, and/or organizational and union partners that can contribute to advancing our vision of public goods for the most public good. 

  • Contribute to the development of campaign strategy through regular power mapping, analysis of the political landscape and identification of opportunities to build the power we need in order to win
  • Help strengthen JMA’s organizing program, strategies and toolkit by producing organizing and campaign materials, contributing to strategic planning and/or facilitating trainings for other organizers and JMA staff
  • Initiate the development of new worker and community alliances that help us build grassroots power and infrastructure to win campaigns
  • Develop substantial 1:1 relationships through regular meetings and consistent follow-up with key stakeholders
  • Develop plans that ensure workers, community members, union and organizational partners 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 coalitions and advocacy efforts
  • Effectively use tools, data, tracking and work planning to demonstrate engagement and interaction with coalition partners
  • Contribute to JMA’s organizational development, for example assisting with fundraising, providing peer evaluations, and participating in JMA staff committees

About you ─ Required Qualifications:

  • A demonstrable commitment to racial, gender, social and economic justice and experience centering such issues within an organizing context
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in labor, community and/or political campaigns, preferably in California with working knowledge of regional political dynamics and coalitions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate JMA’s work to the public and to a wide variety of stakeholders which may include coalition and union partners, elected officials and government employees, among others.
  • Ability to build and sustain authentic and productive working relationships with colleagues across race and other group identities, including JMA employees as well as external partners
  • 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
  • Facilitation skills and ability to move coalition members to shared agreement and action
  • Ability to participate in a culture of honest and direct feedback
  • Ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion and meet deadlines
  • Experience in labor and comprehensive campaigns and in conducting power mapping
  • Familiarity with GoogleSuite and openness to learning new administrative programs such as BambooHR and other web-based platforms

Other Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. 
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone with reasonable accommodations 

What Else You Should Know ─ Benefits:

  • Employers pay 100% 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 holiday
  • Annual Salary 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. This position is a member of the bargaining unit.
  • 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

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, 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.