Full-time position available:
New York City
EJUSA is a national leader in the movement to end the death penalty in the United States. We have played a key role in some of the nation's most exciting campaigns, including our recent successes ending the death penalty in New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Illinois. See www.ejusa.org for details.
We seek a personable and savvy National Organizer to engage two communities in our work to end the death penalty: people of color who have either lost a loved one to murder or who are current and former members of law enforcement. The National Organizer will both work with these constituencies nationally as well as assist state-based death penalty repeal organizations around the country to do so in their local areas.
The position will be based in EJUSA's cheerful loft office in DUMBO, Brooklyn. (one subway stop from Manhattan). An exception may be made for remote locations in rare circumstances. The position will involve travel.
The EJUSA staff is a terrific and fun-loving team – we work hard, love what we do, and love doing it together! This is a wonderful opportunity for an energetic self-starter to help diversify our movement and sensitively build bridges to some of the people most impacted by the death penalty.
• Collaborate with national organizations serving the two target constituencies, such as national black and latino law enforcement associations, to develop relationships, expand understanding of the death penalty's flaws, and recruit support for repeal efforts.
• Provide training, coaching, and hands-on assistance in outreach to the target constituencies to state organizers working to end the death penalty. In some cases this may include participating in such outreach locally and transferring relationships to state organizers once they are more firmly established.
• Assist organizations serving people who have lost loved ones to murder in communities of color to connect with available victims' services in their states.
• Lead workshops or attend/present at national conferences that serve the target constituencies.
• Develop materials to assist with or highlight EJUSA's organizing efforts in this area.
• Participate in the national movement to end the death penalty, including serving on a working group to increase the engagement of communities of color in repeal campaigns.
• Work with others on the Organizing Team to connect organizing efforts to broader EJUSA activities and campaign goals.
• Work on additional EJUSA projects as appropriate.
• Minimum 3-5 years experience working with one of the target constituencies
• Minimum 3-5 years experience organizing on issue-based advocacy campaigns and at least some direct experience and comfort working with one of the two target constituencies.
• Excellent interpersonal communication, networking, and social skills; ability to connect authentically with diverse groups of people, including those who have been impacted by violence; comfort and excitement about reaching out to and building relationships with new people.
• Strong organizational ability, including ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, work hard, keep things moving, and maintain a high attention to detail.
• Experience with facilitation, training/leading workshops, and developing strategy a strong plus.
• Strong writing skills a plus.
• Familiarity with office and web-based computer applications. Comfort working with a Mac or willingness to learn.
• Ability to manage confidential information.
• A positive attitude and friendly personality; ability to get along with many types of people.
• Commitment to repealing the death penalty and to the broader mission and values of EJUSA.
People of color, especially those who are former law enforcement officers or who have lost loved ones to murder are strongly encouraged to apply.
Target start date: asap
Direct supervisor: Director of Organizing
Compensation: Competitive, with excellent benefits including 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, retirement plan, vacation/sick days/paid holidays, and professional development allowance.
Commitment: One year.
How to apply: Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history to [email protected].