GGJ is Hiring!
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: FEMINISMS AND GENDER JUSTICE ORGANIZER
Start date projected for March 15, 2017
Accepting applications thru February 2017 until filled.
You will only be contacted if we are requesting an interview.
Preferred location: Miami, FL; Bay Area; Philadelphia, PA. This job will include travel.
Salary Negotiable: This position is full-time with compensation of $50,000-52,000 a year. Benefits include health, dental and vision coverage and generous vacation. Women, gender nonconforming and LGBTQIA, and people of color encouraged to apply.
Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) is a national alliance of US-based grassroots organizing (GRO) groups 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 GRO organizations 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. The membership of GGJ adopted a framework in 2011 that calls for a holistic approach to building grassroots global justice: No War, No Warming, Build an Economy for the People and the Planet. In 2014, GGJ launched a U.S. chapter of a global feminist movement called World March of Women, which is coordianted by a committee within our membership. 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 is better for people and the planet.
Position Summary: This position will lead, develop, and implement GGJ’s feminisms and gender justice work. Bilingual fluency in English–Spanish is required. French and/or Portuguese a plus. Travel is required on average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally.
GGJ has a remote staff of 5 full time positions in multiple locations; runs multiple convenings, national campaigns, and coordinates international delegations each year. This is a fast paced work environment, interacting with a diversity of members and dealing with a multiplicity of tasks and deadlines. During delegations and convening, work days are long and often over the weekend.
Context: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance’s current strategy framework integrates three strands of work with intersectional politics and complementary goals that are the focus for the strategic communications work.
- Just Transition to a New Economy for People and the Planet
- Feminism & Gender Justice - World March of Women
- Climate Justice - No War, No Warming
GGJ organizes about 10+ events and delegations per year, which the Feminisms and Gender Justice Organizer will support:
- Programmatic Events, Actions and Convenings: Just Transition Assemblies, World March of Women actions, National speaking tours, etc.
- International Delegations: World Social Forum, UNFCCC climate conventions, World March of Women international gatherings, etc.
- National Convenings such as GGJ Member Assembly and our member participation in the Climate Justice Alliance national gathering.
1) Develop and Lead organizing strategy, campaign strategy and political education training for GGJ's Feminisms and Gender Justice program (50% of the time)
- Position GGJ’s feminisms and gender justice work within national reproductive justice and gender justice landscape.
- Support and mobilize GGJ members towards national and global days of action (not limited to and including actions, events, twitter storms, petitions, social media, etc.).
- Implement campaign plan (currently Justice for Berta Cáceres) that includes bringing together members, international solidarity allies and builds a broader base of supporters for GGJ.
- Connect feminisms and gender justice work to GGJ’s other areas of work-- Global Well-Being, Just Transition, Next Economy, Racial Justice, Immigrant Rights, etc.
- Support the development of local feminisms and gender justice branches led by member organizations.
- Coordinate and lead national and international delegations as necessary.
- Develop out a national decentralized action structure and infrastructure.
- Work with communications staff to develop communications plan to members and allies.
- Lead and develop trainings for GGJ’s Feminist Organizing Schools.
2) Communications (20%)
- Monitor social media for members and allies’ posts and connect to GGJ’s social media pages.
- Collect stories, quotes, and take photos and videos that can be used in broader communication strategy and plan.
- Work with communications staff to frame our work to different audiences, as needed.
- Write program reports with content that is useful for communications and development staff after every major event.
- Develop papers, articles, publications on GGJ’s work and thinking around feminisms and gender justice organizing.
3) Membership Recruitment, Engagement, Retention (20%)
- Recruit at least 5-10 new organizations annually through programmatic work.
- Orient programmatic opportunities to engage the broadest set of GGJ members as possible.
- Update member engagement tracking document.
- Develop plan to engage members at different levels regularly.
- Organize membership-wide calls as needed.
- Work with other staff to ensure the collection of membership dues.
4) Participate in GGJ team (10%)
- Active and timely response on all communications (email, phone, texts, messaging apps, etc.).
- Attend weekly phone staff meeting or other meetings as appropriate.
- Regular check-ins with National Coordinator and Global Well Bring Organizer on a weekly basis.
- Participate in three staff retreats and 1-2 Coordinating Committee meetings, per year. Travel required.
- Lead GGJ events and international delegations. US and international travel required.
- Support and preparation for meetings with Coordinating Committee.
- Compliance with GGJ remote working policies and procedures (calendaring, availability online, response time to communications, checks/ receipts/ reimbursements, etc.)
Qualifications and Experience
- At least 5 years of experience with base-building and organizing direct action and/or policy campaigns.
- Knowledge of national landscape of reproductive justice, feminist economy, and/or gender justice organizing.
- Attention to detail and the ability to maintain a variety of projects and activities simultaneously.
- Excellent writing and public speaking skills for diverse audiences
- Experience in multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-cultural settings.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including communicating with allies in other parts of the world in different time zones.
- Ability to represent GGJ in a variety of settings and to establish/maintain broad organizational relationships.
- Support the mission, vision and goals of GGJ.
- Familiarity with one or more of GGJ’s program areas: climate/environmental justice, racial and gender justice, just transition.
- Supervision experience a plus.
- Knowledge of common computer applications: MS Office, Google docs, Dropbox, and video tele-conferencing systems.
- Understanding of operations and functions of small non-profits.
- Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication with remote staff team.
- Willingness to travel: average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally.
- Ability to lead, design, and facilitate trainings with grassroots organizing sector.
- Responsive to emails and messages.
- Driver’s license and liability insurance.
- Familiarity with CRM systems and Database management (Powerbase) preferred.
- Strong peer-counseling, conflict-management, and crisis management skills preferred.
- Experience using social media & web development tools: Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, Drupal-based website preferred.
Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 references (please include someone who has supervised you and someone you have supervised or mentored) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates that are being considered will be contacted.