Justice Reinvestment Coalition Coordinator/Campaigner Position
- Job posted by Urban Strategies Council
Details: Based On Experience
ABOUT THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT COALITION
The Justice Reinvestment Coalition (JRC) of Alameda County is composed of community-based and advocacy organizations committed to creating a fair and just public safety system based on effective practices that invest in our communities, our families, and our people. We are working to create a fair and sustainable system that eliminates criminalization and acknowledges that detention and incarceration impoverish our communities and harm public safety.
This will be a full-time (37.5 hours per week) salaried (exempt) position at The Justice Reinvestment Coalition with Urban Strategies Council serving as the employer of record.
The Coordinator/Campaigner will engage in strategic one-on-ones with core members and support the Steering Committee that is comprised of organizational representatives from Bay Area Black Worker Center, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Oakland Community Organizations, Oakland Rising, Urban Strategies Council and Urban Peace Movement. The JRC Steering Committee will be responsible for supervision of the Coordinator/Campaigner.
The JRC Coordinator/Campaigner will support a three-pronged mission:
Expand support and opportunities for productive employment and stable lives for formerly incarcerated and low-income people of color in Alameda County who have been impacted by criminalization and mass incarceration.
Reduce the disproportionate criminalization and incarceration of people of color in Oakland and Alameda County, especially low-income young people of color, by pushing for changes in public policies and systems such that public dollars are divested away from mass-incarceration, youth incarceration, and policing and reinvested instead into community-based, community-driven alternatives that create real safety.
Strengthen the overall capacity of the JRC to move and shape public policy and systems change and continued alignment among member organizations that comprise the coalition.
· Coordinate long-term strategic planning for the coalition and strategy implementation among JRC steering committee members, general membership, and allies.
· Convene general member meetings on a regular basis to develop and implement campaign strategy.
· Mobilize and develop infrastructure to support ongoing activities including project work plans, timelines and division of labor
· Support membership development with strategic recruiting of new members and engagement with members who are not participating on a regular basis
· Maintain and update JRC foundational documents (Statement of Purpose and Goals, Accomplishments List, application materials) email distribution lists, JRC websites, social media, action alerts etc.
· Coordinate and help represent JRC positions and demands to essential stakeholders, including government officials.
· Develop internal and external written materials.
· Coordinate relevant outreach efforts and support campaigns.
· Maintain relationships with Steering Committee member organizations through ongoing communications and participating in Steering Committee meetings
· Maintain communications infrastructure to deepen engagement of JRC supporters.
· Compile stories from Justice Reinvestment Coalition to be shared over various communications platforms.
· Shepherd the JRC Steering Committee to set and meet fundraising goals and deadlines
· Other duties assigned by the JRC Steering Committee.
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
· Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and the ability to connect with and build effective teams of diverse partners across the community.
· Experience with issues related to juvenile and adult incarceration, reentry and justice systems reform work.
· Minimum three years work experience in one or more of the following: community organizing, reentry services, justice reform advocacy, labor organizing and coalition communications.
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
· Working knowledge of local organizing, advocacy, and political landscape including criminal justice system actors.
· Demonstrated skill and experience in developing campaign strategy, managing campaigns, and/or coalition building.
· Strong facilitation expertise.
· Great attention to detail, administrative tasks and proven ability to manage multiple projects.
· Motivated self-starter able to learn and solve problems without heavy supervision.
· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent lived and work experience together with demonstrated communication and facilitation skills.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
*No emails or telephone inquiries, please.
Please submit a cover letter, describing your interest and qualifications for the position and salary requirements, and your resume ONLINE only, via https://urbanstrategies.org/about/careers/.
Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.
Urban Strategies Council Is An Equal Opportunity Employer