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Make the Road New Jersey

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing, the provision of high quality legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation. MRNJ is a project of Make the Road States. Founded in 2014, MRNJ operates centers and organizing hubs in Elizabeth, Passaic, Perth Amboy and Newark, NJ that reach thousands of immigrant and working class people of color each year. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above-- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. In the past four years, MRNJ has won more than 10 pro-immigrant and pro-worker policies, including the nation’s first guaranteed severance law, landmark anti-wage theft legislation, occupational and drivers’ license for undocumented immigrants and a $15 minimum wage. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services including ESOL, legal services in the areas of immigration and workplace rights, workplace safety training and college access.

Position Opening

Make the Road New Jersey seeks a community organizer to build a committee of immigrant and working class community members to fight for immigrant rights, economic justice and housing security, among other issues. The position involves in person work conducted in our offices and in outreach. It will also involve some travel to events across New Jersey and in Washington, DC and other locations. This position may be part or full time.

Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Spanish fluency
  • Experience in volunteer or paid capacity in community organizing
  • Commitment to social justice and be able to clearly articulate the mission and political context for Make the Road NJ’s work.
  • Comfort in communicating with and supporting low-income Latinx and BIPOC community members.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Must be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to first day
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to travel to different areas of New Jersey, Washington DC and other locations
  • At least two years experience in community organizing or outreach
  • Willingness to conduct street outreach and door-knocking

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Conduct one on one organizing through home visits, street outreach and one on one calls to low income and immigrant community members

- Host weekly meetings of community members, create agenda and prepare members for meetings

- Host leadership team meeting

- Facilitate trainings, presentations and workshops centered on immigrant justice

- Build strong relationships with allied organizations and individuals.

- Develop messaging for effective worker outreach

- Representing and training members to speak publicly of campaign, including to press

- Mobilize community members for rallies, press conferences and other events

- Represent Make the Road New Jersey in coalitions

- May perform other duties as assigned


MRStates is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly  encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color,  national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.


Make the Road New Jersey

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing, the provision of high quality legal and support services…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2022
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Salary
USD $51,859 - USD $52,000
/ year

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish/English fluency

Spanish/English fluency

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Newark, NJ
Associated Location
Newark, NJ, USA

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