Community Organizer

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Community Organizing | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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New Voices for Reproductive Justice (NVRJ) is a social change organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women, femmes, girls, and folx. New Voices was founded in March 2004 and currently operates across Pennsylvania and Ohio with offices in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. The New Voices vision is to expand the Reproductive Justice movement, which is rooted in the fundamental Human Right of us all to control our bodies, across the Rust Belt and Mid-Atlantic regions.  As part of this expansion, we are recruiting for the positions of:

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Cleveland, Ohio

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

The Community Organizer is a member of the Community Organizing Team and is responsible for connecting Black women, femmes, girls and folx to New Voices in Pennsylvania and Ohio and to the national Reproductive Justice movement. This position requires an outgoing, goal-focused and passionate leader to expand our base of supporters to take action on our priority Reproductive Justice issues including Black maternal health, abortion access and gender-based mass incarceration in addition to healthcare access, environmental justice and LGBTQ+ rights. The Community Organizer mobilizes Black people of all genders and backgrounds, builds organizational visibility, and is dedicated to the health and well-being of those we serve in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as the primary organizing contact in designated region and promotes key Reproductive Justice issues.
  • Implements Community Organizing Plan at the direction of the Community Organizing Director.
  • Advances community organizing strategies based on goals and objectives defined by the Community Organizing Director to create and promote community organizing campaigns, digital organizing, leadership programs, policy advocacy, culture change campaigns, special events, and other activities.
  • Builds base of supporters for Reproductive Justice with community outreach, education and engagement and relationships with partners, allies and collaborators.
  • Recruits participants for our leadership programs – Reproductive Justice Leadership Network™, Voice Your Vote! Project™ Team Members, SistahSpeak! Youth Project™, Environmental Justice Leadership Network™, Environmental Justice Exchange™, Patients to Advocates™ and the Lorde-Baldwin Institute™.
  • Coordinates local, state or national organizing campaigns within dedicated region and identifies opportunities to build the Reproductive Justice movement across region and state.
  • Represents New Voices in external coalitions and campaigns and at community events and meetings.
  • Recruits, coordinates and engages membership base to take action for Reproductive Justice.
  • Leads organizing training, workshops and activities and provides political education, information and access to community resources for our members, supporters and constituents.
  • Contributes to building a statewide network of Reproductive Justice activists, organizers and leaders.
  • Speaks on behalf of the organization and our work at the direction of the Community Organizing Director and Communications Manager and provides content for communications, social media and digital organizing.
  • Works with the Community Organizing Team and collaborates with Community Organizers across both states for multi-state organizing initiatives such as the Voice Your Vote! Project, Reproductive Justice Week of Action and Women of Color HERStory Month.
  • Supports COVID-19 Community Relief Initiative in designated region working with local Team Members.
  • Works with New Voices for Reproductive Justice and New Voices Action, our 501c4 to co-organize lobbying efforts, rapid response mobilization and integrated voter engagement.
  • Maintains community organizing data & information for grant reporting and tracking our organizational impact.

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of experience and education is
  • 2-3 years' experience in community organizing, campaign coordination and coalition-building required.
  • Three (3) years' minimum experience working with Black women, femmes, girls & folx.
  • Two (2) years' minimum experience working in non-profit, community-based, and/or advocacy organizations.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in any of the following areas: Social Justice, Reproductive Justice, Human Rights, Black Women's Health, Leadership Development, Community Organizing, Policy Advocacy, Culture Change, and/or Voter Engagement.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances and valid driver's license with clean driving record required.

 

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strategic, creative, resourceful, flexible, and innovative thinker.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and speaking to the media as needed; basic oral, written and presentation skills coupled with experience in relationship-building and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to effectively discuss Reproductive Justice and the health and well-being of Black women, femmes girls & folx with diverse audiences.
  • Entrepreneurial, results-driven, enthusiastic, and able to maintain grace under fire.
  • Demonstrates discipline and motivation in completing designated projects.
  • Exhibits the ability to work independently and excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates passion, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, integrity, humor, optimism, positivity, and the ability to inspire others to engage with New Voices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with database programs such as EveryAction.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:  

New Voices for Reproductive Justice is an equal opportunity employer. Transgender people, gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits package

 

TO APPLY:

To apply please upload your cover letter and resume ahttps://newvoices.recruiterbox.com. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to apply early. This application will remain open until a candidate is hired.  For questions about this position, email allison@newvoicesrj.org.