National Organizer

IWJ seeks a dynamic and experienced organizer to lead IWJ’s national campaign work, provide support and technical assistance to local Interfaith affiliates, design and implement new strategies for organizing and mobilizing people of faith and develop and maintain relationships with organized labor. This position will have extensive national travel.

ACCOUNTABILITY:   
The position is directly accountable to the appropriate Program Director or the Executive Director. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Provide support and technical assistance to IWJ affiliates. The organizer will:

  • Provide support and technical assistance to existing local Interfaith Committees including assistance with goals and objectives, fundraising plans, and campaign strategies.
  • Develop new affiliate organizations in priority cities.
  • Serve as primary liaison to assigned local Interfaith Committees.
  • Lead organization-building workshops as part of IWJ’s training program.
  • Write or solicit articles about local group accomplishments.
  • Organize and coordinate calls, video conferences, and meetings among affiliates.
  • Contribute to the vision and direction of the Faith and labor network as a whole.
  • Assist Worker Centers in building faith community support.

 Low-Wage Issue Campaign Leadership. The organizer will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of local and national campaign strategies. (in partnership with unions, IWJ’s board, other staff and affiliates) 
  • Oversee the implementation of appropriate strategies and tactics.
  • Represent the organization in public, religious communities and the media.
  • Recruit religious community members to support worker campaigns.
  • Coordinate board members’ involvement in campaigns.
  • Prepare reports on various campaigns for board meetings.
  • Assist in writing theological and faith-based organizing materials.

Other:  In addition to the specific job responsibilities, the staff member will:

  • Represent the organization in meetings.
  • Support fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and events.
  • Attend board meetings as requested.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

EVALUATION
The work will be evaluated based upon this job description, the specific goals and objectives established, and the person’s contributions in meeting the overall goals and objectives of the organization. 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • At least three years of experience in community and/or labor organizing.
  • Commitment to economic social justice.
  • A faith background and strong experience working within the religious community.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong time management and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to travel. This position requires considerable domestic travel in busy periods.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Public speaking experience preferred.
  • Theological education a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: 
Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@iwj.org. Put “National Organizer” in the subject line. No calls please. Interfaith Worker Justice is a union shop.  Interfaith Worker Justice is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.  People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Salary Information: Salary range for this position is $45,000-$50,000 depending upon experience. Interfaith Worker Justice is dedicated to ensuring workers’ rights and offers full and comprehensive benefits to its employees including: medical, dental and disability insurance, 401K retirement plan with organizational contribution, and pre-tax transportation plan.