Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is seeking a full-time Membership Organizer to help our organization grow and develop our membership with a focus on building solidarity with historically marginalized communities and low-wage workers. The Membership Organizer works to bring together key partners of Portland Jobs with Justice to mobilize and leverage collective power for working-class people in the Portland Metro area, to show up powerfully as part of a larger global movement for justice..
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to organize people, who has helped foster cooperation between organizations with who sometimes have different priorities. They will be committed to building strong and accountable relationships, and working with community leaders and activists representative of the working class communities that make up Portland, BIPOC communities, intergenerational, neurodivergent and differently abled, and those with diverse gender identities and expressions to name a few. Ideal candidates will also have experience and dedication to ending police violence that disproportionately affects Black and brown lives, and a commitment to change the criminal in-justice system.
About Portland Jobs with Justice
Portland JwJ is a growing 30 year-old coalition of over 100 labor, community, faith, and student organizations – as well as thousands of activists who have pledged to take action 5 times a year – dedicated to building an intersectional social justice movement that includes all working people in the Portland metro area. We have three staff currently and strive to maintain a positive, trusting, and open workplace.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Support Coalition Activities:
Additional desirable qualities (plusses but not requirements):
Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time position, with a posted starting salary of $44,200. JwJ offers health and dental insurance, three weeks’ vacation, paid holidays, and a 401k. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and is part of a bargaining unit represented by CWA Local 7901.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, with priority going to applications received by January 22, 2021. Please send an email with “Membership Organizer” and your name in the Subject line. You will not be contacted unless you are chosen for an interview. Position open until filled.
People of color, women, and LBGTQ people strongly encouraged to apply