GGJ and ITR are HIRING!!

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) and IT TAKES ROOTS ARE HIRING!!

GGJ and ITR are excited to announce we are looking for National Organizers to join the team! 

                                 Download GGJ National Organizer Job Description                                                                   Download ITR Organizer Job Description (scroll for full ITR job description)

                Grassroots Global Justice Alliance National Organizer Job Announcement
                                         
Start date projected for August 12, 2019

Accepting Applications through June 28, 2019.

You will only be contacted if we are requesting an interview.
Flexible Location. This job will include travel nationally and internationally.
Compensation: $58,000-$65,000. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is fulltime with benefits beginning after 3 month probationary period, including health, dental and vision coverage and generous vacation.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) is an alliance of over 65 member organizations.
GGJ is organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor people and communities of color. We understand that there are important connections between the local issues we work on and the global context, and we see ourselves as part of an international movement for global justice. GGJ focuses on bringing grassroots organizations (GRO) into a long-term process of relationship building, political alignment and the development of transformational leadership, particularly for working and poor women and gender-oppressed people of color.
We weave and bridge together US-based GRO groups and global social movements working for climate justice, gender justice, an end to war, and a just transition to a new economy that isbetter for people and the planet. 

Position Summary: This position will join the GGJ Organizing Team to lead, develop, and
implement programs, with a focus on developing GGJ’s War at Home/War Abroad Antimilitarism work. Travel is required on average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally.
Applicants must have a strong ability to build relationships with integrity and humility, work independently, forecast and plan multiple projects several months in advance, attention to detail as well as big picture political analysis, and consistent communication while working remotely.

Job Responsibilities

1. Develop and lead strategy development and organizing of members and allies for GGJ’s overall program (50% time)

  •  Lead exploration of the expansion and integration of GGJ’s War at Home/War Abroad Anti-Militarism work into the broader organizational strategy, in connection with our Global Wellbeing/Climate Justice work and our Grassroots Feminist Gender Justice work.                                   
  • Consult with member organizations, international social movement leaders, and national allies to assess the landscape for GGJ’s War at Home/War Abroad AntiMilitarism work.                                     
  •  Support and mobilize GGJ members to participate in programs.  
  • Coordinate and lead convenings, national and international delegations, political education trainings, and creative direct actions, as necessary.   
  • Bring GGJ strategy to broader movement work with It Takes Roots, an alliance of grassroots alliances.

 

2. Membership recruitment, engagement, and retention (20%)
      a. Recruit at least 5-10 new organizations annually through programmatic work.
      b. Orient programmatic opportunities to engage the broadest set of GGJ members
as possible.
      c. Develop plan to engage members at different levels regularly.
      d. Organize membership-wide calls as needed.
      e. Update member engagement tracking document.
      f. Work with other staff to ensure the collection of membership dues.

3. Communications & Development (20%)
     a. Monitor social media for members and allies’ posts and connect to GGJ’s social
media pages.
    b. Collect stories, quotes, and take photos and videos that can be used in broader
communication strategy and plan.
    c. Work with communications and development staff to frame our work to
different audiences, as needed.
   d. Write program reports with content that is useful for communications and
development staff after every major event.
   e. Develop papers, articles, publications on GGJ’s work and thinking around War at
Home/War Abroad Anti-Militarism.

4. Participate in GGJ team (10%)
    a. Active and timely response on all communications (email, phone, texts,
messaging apps, etc.).
    b. Attend weekly virtual meetings with staff, members and allies.
    c. Participate in and support preparation for quarterly in-person staff meetings,
annual Coordinating Committee meetings, and other events and convenings as
necessary.
    d. Compliance with GGJ remote working policies and procedures (calendaring,
availability online, response time to communications, receipts, etc.)

Required Qualifications and Experience
• At least 7 years of experience with base-building and organizing direct action and/or
policy campaigns.
• Experience organizing in Black & Brown led organizations.
• Knowledge of national landscape of Black-led organizing, and/or international anti-war
movements.
• Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication with remote
team.
• Friendly, outgoing, personable approach to communication.
• Ability to write and speak English as well as a second language, preferably Spanish.
• Experience in multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-cultural settings.
• Knowledge of common computer applications: MS Office, Google docs, Dropbox, and
Zoom video tele-conferencing systems.
• Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends), including communicating with
allies in other parts of the world in different time zones.
• Willingness to travel: average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year
internationally.
• Driver’s license and liability insurance.
Preferred Experience
● Familiarity with CRM systems and Database management (Powerbase).
● Experience using social media & web development tools: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
Wordpress.
● Strong peer-counseling, conflict-management, and crisis management skills.
Please submit Resume, cover letter, a sample of an organizing or campaign plan that you have created from previous work, and 3 references (please include someone who has supervised you and someone you have supervised or mentored) to ggjalliance@gmail.com.

Only candidates that are being considered will be contacted.

                                      It Takes Roots Organizer—Job Description
             This position will be housed under Grassroots Global Justice Alliance. 

                       

Accepting Applications through June 28, 2019.

You will only be contacted if we are requesting an interview.
Flexible Location. This job will include travel.

Compensation: $58,000-$65,000. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is fulltime with benefits beginning after 3 month probationary period, including health, dental and
vision coverage and generous vacation. It Takes Roots (ITR) to Grow the Resistance centers the leadership and power of urban and rural communities on the frontlines of racial, gender, housing, environmental, energy and climate justice in the United States to advance regenerative economies and healthy communities. ITR is a multiracial, multicultural, multi-generational alliance of networks and alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces, territories and Native lands in the U.S. and Canada, and is led by women, gender nonconforming people, Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latina/o, API, Arab and working class white communities. It is an outcome of years of organizing and relationship building across the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and Right to the City Alliance (RTC). Learn more at http://ittakesroots.org
This position will be housed with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) and will report to the National Coordinator of GGJ. 
Position Summary: This position will join the ITR Organizing Team to lead, develop, and
implement programs across the four alliances. Travel is required on average 5-10 days per month in the US, and occasional international travel. Applicants must have a strong ability to build relationships with integrity and humility, work independently, forecast and plan multiple projects several months in advance, attention to detail as well as big picture political analysis, and consistent communication while working remotely.

Job Responsibilities
1. Coordination of staff from the four alliances and movement support organizations (40%)

● Hold the overall coordination of the Organizing Team, Political Education Team and
Communications Team of It Takes Roots.
● Keep ITR Director team updated on progress of overall teams.
● Work with all the alliances to identify the division of labor, and to create collaborative
work-plans.
● Schedule, prepare agendas, and facilitate regular team meetings (primarily via online
video conferencing and also in person on a roughly quarterly basis), identifying shared
facilitation with other ITR staff.
● Set up preparation and orientation of members and delegates, working with ITR
organizers to create agendas, trainings, and prepare speakers.
● Work with It Takes Roots Organizing Team on member engagement and preparation.
● Coordinate with ITR staff and contractors.
● Coordinate between ITR team and movement support organizations to clarify work-plan
and implementation plan.
● Coordinate and oversee logistics for ITR in person meetings or activities.

2. Coordinate collective program (30%)
● Work with ITR Organizing Team and Political Education Team to coordinate upcoming
programs, i.e. Regional & National Gatherings, delegations, actions.
● Coordinate the “Road to the National Convening” through 2019 into spring 2020.
● Streamline consultation for organizations who are members of multiple ITR alliances.
● Ensure documentation process for member feedback from programs.
● Work with logistics staff across alliances to integrate logistics and programs.
● Set up evaluation and reimbursement mechanisms for programs.
● Manage contractors that are brought onto the team on a temporary basis.

3. Relationship building with key external partners (15%)
● Represent ITR in ally meetings and maintain relationships with key partners, in
particular The Majority and People’s Climate Movement.
● Bring information back to ITR teams, with recommendations on how to engage.
● Ensure that allies and external partners are also lifting up It Takes Roots in their
messaging and communications strategies.
● Identify opportunities for It Takes Roots members to speak and/or play visible and
leading roles in mobilizations, conference or meetings.
4. Communications & Development (15%)
● Work with ITR Communications team to finalize language and storyline for internal and
external communications.
● Work with ITR Development Coordinator to clarify and update budget.
● Help reconcile budgets post ITR events: collect all paperwork needed for ensuring timely
reimbursements and payments to vendors, members, organizations.
● Support writing for grant reports and proposals, and for social media and website.
Required Qualifications and Experience
● At least 7 years of experience with base-building, organizing policy or issue-based
campaigns or coordination of coalition or alliances/networks.
● Knowledge and experience on at least some of the topics our members work on, such as
gender justice, just transition, environmental justice, anti-militarism, indigenous
sovereignty, housing and anti-eviction work, etc.
● Experience in multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-cultural settings.
● Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends), including communicating with
people in different time zones.
● Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication with remote
team.
● Friendly, outgoing, personable approach to communication.
● Ability to represent ITR in a variety of settings and to establish/maintain broad
organizational relationships.
● Ability to write and speak English as well as a second language, preferably Spanish.
● Experience with agenda creation and facilitation.
● Knowledge of common computer applications: MS Office, Google docs, Dropbox, and
Zoom video tele-conferencing systems.
● Willingness to travel: average 5-10 days per month in the US, and occasional
international travel.
● Driver’s license and liability insurance.

Preferred Experience
● Familiarity with CRM systems and Database management (Powerbase).
● Experience using social media & web development tools: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
Wordpress.
● Strong peer-counseling, conflict-management, and crisis management skills.

How To Apply
Please submit Resume, cover letter, a sample of an organizing or campaign plan that you have created from previous work, and 3 references (please include someone who has supervised you and someone you have supervised or mentored) to ggjalliance@gmail.com.

Only candidates that are being considered will be contacted.