Statewide Parent Organizer
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (www.massjwj.net) is seeking an organizer to coordinate and carry out our public education parent organizing work, including direct parent organizing and leadership development, coalition building with Mass Education Justice Alliance, and campaign planning and execution of the “Fund our Future” campaign.
The Organizer will work with MA Jobs with Justice staff, MEJA coalition members, educators and community members to carry out the work of our coalition and participate fully in the planning and implementation of our work-plan as outlined by our Steering and Executive Committee. The Organizer will work under the supervision of our Co-Directors based in our headquarters in Boston.
The Organizer’s work will include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:
Build and develop leadership of a parent leader cohort across the state and outreach to and build relationships with parents
Support parents to attend local MEJA coalition tables and to support local campaign plan and timeline, strategy, tactics and goals
Cover one regional area (for example, Central Mass, Greater Merrimack Valley, Southeastern Mass) for Massachusetts for Jobs with Justice coalition work
Represent Jobs with Justice and parent organizing at public education tables
Do outreach to and build relationships with community organizations, student groups, faith-based groups, and unions, etc to build coalitions and collaborations to support parent organizing, MEJA coalition, and “Fund our Future campaign” as well as support on their events and campaigns.
Work with labor and community organizations to integrate public education and parent organizing work into overall building of workers' movement including connecting work of our campaigns to their respective organizing, bargaining and community struggles as appropriate
Plan and implement campaign events and actions
Ensure outreach to elected officials as needed
Ensure outreach to relevant news media to obtain earned media coverage of our campaigns and issues.
Perform public speaking and writing to explain campaign goals
Maintain online communications, including email and social media
Execute fundraising plan in region
Collaborate with JwJ staff and Executive Board to develop organizational work plans, campaign plans, and fundraising plans
Serve as point person to National Jobs with Justice campaigns as appropriate
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole and/or Cape Verdean Creole fluency preferred.
Education and skills
Parent of a Public School student required.
Training in community organizing preferred.
2 or more years of labor or community organizing experience.
This is a temporary position with funding dedicated for one year.
This is a union-represented position. Salary is based on experience and set within parameters of our collective bargaining agreement. The salary for this position is $42,000 per year. Jobs with Justice provides a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits.
How to Apply
Accepting rolling applications until January 18, 2019. Please send in a resume, a cover letter, and two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your cover letter, you must address your familiarity with Massachusetts organizing landscape and your experience in community and labor organizing, particularly your experience with education justice and parent organizing.
Massachusetts Jobs With Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people of all ages and abilities.