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Community Organizer with JUST

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Direct Action & Research Training Center


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August 9, 2021
January 18, 2021
$40,000 - $50,000

About the Organization:

Justice Unites Savannah Together (JUST) is a multi-faith coalition of 35 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Savannah, GA.

We are a newly formed organization entering our inaugural cycle of listening to surface community problems, researching systemic solutions, and taking direct action to hold decision makers accountable for change. We are currently forming Justice Ministry Teams within our member congregations, and holding house meetings to uncover problems in our community.

JUST 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 organizing principles and develop key organizing skills including: finding and developing leaders, issue research and strategy, power analysis, and one-to-one meetings. Ongoing 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 justice ministry teams within their congregations
  • Help leaders conduct research and develop action plans for winnable issue campaigns
  • Recruit new leaders and congregations into the organization
  • Organize annual 6-8 week 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

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

JUST is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization:

Justice Unites Savannah Together (JUST) is a multi-faith coalition of 35 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Savannah, GA.

We are a newly formed organization entering our inaugural cycle of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

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

Savannah, GA

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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