Position Opening: Communications & Outreach Officer
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: JOIN’s national office in Boston, MA (preferred)
Posted: August 2020
JOIN for Justice is building a powerful field of Jewish leaders capable of effectively organizing for justice, both inside and outside Jewish communities in the US. We organize because, in the words of Emma Lazarus, “Until we are all free, we are none of us free”—our destinies are bound up as one. We train and mentor rabbis, community leaders, and community organizers through a variety of intensive organizing training programs, in person and online.
In the coming year, for example, we’ll be running our 18-month Clergy Fellowship, wherein we will train and support teams of rabbis in Miami and St. Louis to engage their congregations in new ways and get involved in local multi-faith, multi-racial organizing. We will also be running a new 6-month long national organizing training program for disabled Jewish organizers in their 20s and 30s -- where participants will get intensive training and individualized coaching as they learn about disability organizing history, nuts and bolts of running campaigns and how to organize to fight ableism, racism, and other forms of exclusion.
We believe that our Jewish religious, historical, and cultural traditions compel us to organize our communities and take powerful action together in support of the pressing social justice issues of our time and that those unique traditions can be an indispensable resource in harnessing the power of faith for justice. Thousands of people we have trained over the past two decades are now tapping these traditions and skills as they work in cities across the country forging relationships, building power, and winning change for all of our communities.
JOIN is seeking a dynamic and talented Communications and Outreach Officer to play a critical role building up JOIN’s reach and reputation, increasing engagement with our content online and attracting excellent people for our training programs. This will mean producing powerful email blasts, compelling social media posts, well-designed materials and short video products, as well as managing relationship-based outreach and recruitment efforts for specific programs, including the Jewish Organizing Fellowship and our online course, Don’t Kvetch, Organize! Overall, a successful candidate will bring strong skills to both the technical and interpersonal aspects of this role, as well as an orientation towards building systems and cultivating diverse networks as JOIN develops a more robust pipeline of engagement with participants, alumni, supporters, and organizational partners across the board.
Outreach and Recruitment:
Skills and Qualifications
At JOIN for Justice, we believe social justice fights require the voices of those most directly impacted by injustice. JOIN is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff team -- via internal training, structured reflection exercises and an ongoing investment in the leadership development of staff. JOIN strongly encourages people of color, indigenous people, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants to apply. You do not need to be Jewish.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, Boston-based, exempt position, with occasional evening and weekend work. Note: All staff are currently working remotely amidst the pandemic. We do not typically work on Shabbat, except for occasional retreats, and are prepared to accommodate Shabbat observance and other religious practice.
The annual salary range is $47,000 - $55,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including:
Please send a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and 2-3 professional references with phone numbers in a single email to email@example.com. Please include the job title in the subject line.
JOIN for Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.