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Community Organizer with CAJM, a multi-faith coalition for racial justice

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Published 12 days ago

August 9, 2021
January 18, 2021
$40,000 - $48,000

About the Organization:

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) is a multi-faith coalition of 30 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Charleston, SC.

Since its founding in 2012, CAJM has won the expansion of pre-kindergarten programming in the Charleston County School District, establishment of a wage recovery program to assist victims of wage theft, school district reforms to reduce suspension rates and keep kids in school, enhanced access to public transit, and criminal justice reforms to reduce youth incarceration and racial discrimination in policing.

CAJM is part of the DART network, one of the largest faith-based community organizing networks in the country.

About the Community Organizer position:

We're hiring a full-time Community Organizer who will train people of faith to hold political and economic systems accountable for acting fairly. This includes coaching clergy and lay leaders to uncover community problems, research solutions, and organize direct actions to call for change.

The start date for this position is August 9, 2021. During your first five months, you will receive intensive on-the-job training through the DART Organizers Institute. You will learn basic Community Organizing principles and develop key organizing skills including: finding and developing leaders, issue research and strategy, power analysis, and one-to-one meetings. Ongoing education and professional development will continue through individualized coaching and mentoring, as well as local, regional, and national staff trainings and retreats.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Train grassroots faith leaders in building strong teams
  • Help leaders conduct research and develop action plans for winning campaigns
  • Recruit new leaders and congregations into the organization
  • Organize annual fundraising drive
  • Conduct an average of 10 one-to-one meetings with clergy and lay leaders per week

Qualifications:

  • Core passion for justice and equality
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Willingness to be trained to work with religious institutions
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a car

CAJM is a diverse coalition including many low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as DACA recipients and fluent speakers of Spanish, to apply.

CAJM is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization:

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) is a multi-faith coalition of 30 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Charleston, SC.

Since its founding in 2012, CAJM has won the expansion of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

Benefits

Starting salary is $40,000 annually plus health benefits, paid vacation, parental leave, mileage reimbursement. Employer retirement contributions begin after one year of employment.

Starting salary is $40,000 annually plus health benefits, paid vacation, parental leave, mileage reimbursement. Employer retirement contributions begin after one year of…

Location

2105 Cosgrove Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

How to Apply

To apply, follow instructions listed here: www.thedartcenter.org/apply

We also encourage candidates to attend an online info session on January 13 at 6 pm eastern: www.thedartcenter.org/info

To apply, follow instructions listed here: www.thedartcenter.org/apply

We also encourage candidates to attend an online info session on January 13 at 6 pm eastern: www…

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