Provide training and technical assistance to IWJ affiliates, and facilitate collaboration betweenaffiliates.
The organizer will:
Provide training and technical assistance to affiliates, including assistance with planning outreach to faith allies, fundraising plans, administration and operations, and development of local program plans.
The organizer will be required to make regular site visits to their assigned affiliates in order to carry out the above mentioned technical assistance to affiliates.
Identify and develop new affiliate organizations in priority regions.
Lead workshops as part of IWJ’s training program.
Organize and coordinate calls, video conferences, and meetings among affiliates to plan campaigns, share strategy and resources, and encourage peer-learning.
Lead the development of written and digital faith-based resources, including toolkits, theological reflections, prayers, and popular education curricula.
In collaboration with the Communications Department, track progress and victories on local and national campaigns, and generate creative ways to showcase the impact of IWJ and its affiliates.
Contribute to the vision and direction of the IWJ network as a whole.
Build, coordinate, and manage IWJ’s student programs.
The organizer will:
Lead the redevelopment and implementation of IWJ’s programs for seminaries, graduate theological schools, and undergraduate schools.
Visit graduate theological institutions across the country to develop and deepen relationships with students, faculty, and administration.
Recruit and place student interns with IWJ affiliates, and oversee their training, mentorship, and theological reflection.
Foster partnerships between graduate theological institutions and local IWJ affiliates.
Grow, coordinate, and manage involvement of congregations, denominations, and religiousinstitutions.
The organizer will:
Lead the organization and management of the national plan for Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar each fall.
Assist IWJ affiliates in building local Labor in the Pulpits programs that establish continuing relationships with faith communities.
Assist IWJ affiliates in creating and implementing plans to build local networks of religious allies.
Organize clergy and other religious leaders to support worker campaigns.
At least 3-5 years of experience in community and/or labor organizing.
Commitment to economic social justice.
A faith background and strong experience working with the religious community, labor community, and/or worker centers.
Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to travel. This position requires considerable domestic travel in busy periods.
Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.
Public speaking experience is a plus.
Theological education a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits: 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.
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) advances the rights of workers by engaging diverse faith communities into action, from grassroots organizing to shaping policy at the local, state and national levels. We envision a nation where all workers enjoy the rights to:
- Wages, health care, and pensions that allow workers to raise families and retire with dignity
- Safe working conditions
- Organiz...e and bargain collectively to improve wages, benefits, and conditions without harassment, intimidation, or retaliation
- Equal protection under labor law - regardless of immigration status - and an end to the practice of pitting immigrant and U.S.-born workers against one another
- Fair and just participation in a global economy that promotes the welfare of both domestic and foreign workers