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Organizer

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Common Justice
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Brooklyn, NY

Common Justice


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Published 11 days ago

$62,500 - $68,500

About the Opportunity:

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transforms the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first alternative-to-incarceration and victim-service programs in the United States to focus on violent felonies in adult courts. Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing, and justice for survivors and their communities.

Common Justice knows that communities impacted by crime and violence—and survivors of violence in particular—have essential expertise about what produces safety, what constitutes accountability, and what facilitates healing. We believe that any social change platform— including a policy agenda, budgetary priorities, local social service needs, and community mobilizations—must be deeply rooted in the wisdom, power, and engagement of the people whose lives are at stake in these changes.

There are a wide range of extraordinary advocacy groups in New York State, most of which are intently focused on winning critical, shorter term victories in the various movement for criminal justice reforms. Common Justice’s organizing and policy work does not compete with these efforts, but rather builds a longer term organizing and policy vision that transforms current ineffective responses to violence ranging from criminal justice and sentencing reform to increasing access to healing services to housing. The work aims to lay the foundation for the long haul, building the relationships and resources necessary to shift power and secure transformative change.

Common Justice is seeking a community organizer who can help the organization win transformative racial justice campaigns that are grounded in the needs of currently and formerly incarcerated people and others impacted by violence. The ideal candidate can create effective campaign strategies designed to build a large base, develop leaders, and center the voices and wisdom of those most impacted by interpersonal, community and state violence. This person should be committed to Common Justice’s mission and able to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving work environment, and have a great sense of humor.

The Organizer will report to the Senior Organizer. The salary for this position will be $62.5 -68.5k.


Primary Responsibilities

·       Work with Senior Organizer and Common Justice’s United for Healing Equity team to develop, recruit and retain a member base made up of crime and violence survivors, and formerly incarcerated people;

·       Work with members to identify local and state issues that impact survivors of violence and the formerly incarcerated;

·       Facilitate regular organizing committee meetings that are informed by members’ insights, and experiences;

·       Maintain regular communication with members and work to identify and develop leadership amongst member base;

·       Work closely with members to develop innovative and creative ways to advance campaign goals and objectives;

·       Track progress and outcomes of organizing work;

·       Coordinate the participation of members on panels and during speaking engagements and press interviews;

·       Support the work of grassroots organizations that are advancing the issues that Common Justice’s members’ care about;

·       Coordinate local actions with members and partners;

·       Represent Common Justice at coalition meetings, when appropriate.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years organizing experience with a grassroots community organization;
  • A familiarity with and commitment to the issues that are central to Common Justice’s work, including criminal justice reform, ending mass incarceration, and the rights and needs of crime survivors;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, and build a strong base of members;
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot issues as they arise, make contingency plans, and shift plans as needed;
  • Willingness to work with local partners;
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to think creatively and innovatively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to community and/or labor organizing;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a racial equity lens both internally and externally;
  • Willingness to travel as needed (when pandemic ends);
  • A good sense of humor.

About the Opportunity:

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transforms the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Location

Brooklyn, NY

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter to: jobs@commonjustice.org.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

Please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter to: jobs@commonjustice.org.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified…

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