JOB ANNOUNCEMENT- Full Time Organizer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Full Time Field Organizer for the Communities Over Cages Campaign

Women on the Rise is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Full Time Field Organizer for our campaign to divest from jails and prisons and invest in our community!

WHO WE ARE

Women on the Rise is a policy advocacy organization led by women targeted and/or impacted by the criminal “justice” system. Women on the Rise is a project of the Racial Justice Action Center and works to educate, heal, and empower our communities to demand justice, dignity, and liberation for all.

Communities Over Cages is local campaign dedicated to divesting from Atlanta’s criminal justice system and investing in community safety by reallocating the $32.6 million spent to operate systems that criminalize our communities.

THE POSITION

The Field Organizer will be in charge of community based outreach and engagement, working with and gathering input from formerly incarcerated people, families who live in neighborhoods most impacted by crime and the criminal justice system (such as Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, the Bluff, the West End, etc), youth, Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU’s), and local businesses as part of the multi- faceted, fast paced, high stakes campaign. The Field Organizer will be in charge of collecting surveys as well as planning and facilitating neighborhood-based and formerly incarcerated people led Town Hall Meetings and workshops. The Field Organizer will report to Women on the Rise’s Director and work closely with all WoR Staff, Harriet’s Daughters (our formerly incarcerated women leadership body) and all stakeholders.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A passion for outreach and love of talking to new people every day!
  • Significant community outreach and facilitation experience
  • Experience working with those most impacted by the criminal legal system
  • Team oriented and highly accountable to the campaign and the community
  • A passion for divesting from jails and the criminal legal system and shifting resources to

    community-based supports and services

  • Formerly Incarcerated/Impacted by criminal legal systems
  • Knowledge of Atlanta’s neighborhoods and communities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings, trainings, and develop partnerships across a wide and

    diverse array of stakeholders
    Salary: $40,000 to $45,000 based on experience – Benefit package included

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: marilynn@rjactioncenter.org.

    Applications accepted until April 20, 2018

    NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS PLEASE.

    THE RACIAL JUSTICE ACTION CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ACTIVELY RECRUITS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, TRANS AND QUEER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED PEOPLE

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