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Bellow is a listing of job opening in organizations that are fighting for social and racial justice. Please contact the organitaion for additional information.
Arts for Action: Communications and Fundraising Coordinator
Location: West Ventura County, CA
Located in West Ventura County, Arts for Action is a non-profit youth program that proactively engages youth and community members in the creation of new artistic work(s) with goals of neighborhood beautification and community empowerment. This is accomplished through a full prism of studio and street arts, murals, graphic design, video production, dance, music and community organizing. A4A does not wish to create “arts for arts sake," but rather continue legacy of community based arts and social change.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Communications and Fundraising Coordinator will help run a strong fundraising and marketing program, managing income and expenditures, and implement strategies for seeking donations, and receiving grants from people, foundations and businesses in the greater Ventura County.
The ideal candidate for this position has some experience with other non-profit organizations and/or businesses, understands the goals and mission of Arts for Action, has knowledge of fundraising, is computer literate, has strong communication skills, and is able to implement one-on-one and group meetings. Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, e-mail blasts, electronic sales strategies, and social marketing required. The Communications and Fundraising Coordinator will contribute inter-personal skills, a passion for fundraising, organizing and planning, and engaging the next generation of leaders, artists, and stakeholders.
Special consideration will be given to candidates who are bilingual.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• Works with staff to fundraise including writing, communication with funders and potential funders, timely materials, creating fundraising materials, and holds meetings, etc.
• Provides support, planning, strategy for fundraising and marketing projects. • Monitors e-mail, and paypal regularly. • Consistent updates website, electronic sales, Facebook, Twitter, etc. • Monitors and implements emailing program
• Enhances and expands online capacity of the organization including bringing in programming revenue online.
• Writes, edits and designs regular newsletters and other communiqués on important worksite issues and product development.
• Keeping income and expenditure records consistent and up to date while reporting with accountant. • Research and apply to grants. • Attends events with funders, and sets meeting with donors • Submitting reports to funders
• Organizing Special Events • Developing and maintaining a database of individual donors • Distributing thank you letters to supporters • Soliciting in-kind donations from individuals, organizations, agencies or small businesses.
• Flexibility to handle some website, publicist, e-mail blasts, administrative, and programming duties.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and confidence in writing and design abilities; • Demonstrated design, verbal, visual/graphic, interviewing and analytical communications skills • Confidence in communications, public affairs, community organizing, journalism or other related
experience. • Familiarity with fundraising and business • Ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a team under limited direction and balance
conflicting demands and to lead, teach and train other colleagues including other volunteers • Ability to work under pressure; must be well-organized and self-motivated. • Ability to exercise good judgment and discern priorities. • Ability to make effective use of resources available to the organization. • Dedication to improving the position and lives of youth, artists and the community through arts,
community relations, and community organizing. • Flexibility, as some work may be outside of basic job description Ability to work effectively with members
and staff from diverse ethnic, social, and economic groups.
--You must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use. --A Bachelors of Masters degree in a related field is highly desirable. Coursework in fund raising, marketing, public relations, or communications field.
--Minimum of two years of donor and special event fundraising experience. --Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quick books, and donor data base software. --Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
• Varies Depending upon Experience
• Arts for Action is open Monday to Thursday 10 AM to 6 PM with some weekend obligations. Staff works a 30 hour work week.
Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 19th at 5 PM
To Apply : Send a Resume and Cover Letter explaining why you are interested in working with Arts for Action and the skills
you bring to the table to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
CONTACT Arts for Action at (805)486-2787 or email@example.com for questions. Arts for Action works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United)
Jobs & Locations:
1. ROC-LA Lead Coordinator
2. ROC-Miami Lead Coordinator ***
3. ROC-DC Policy Organizer
4. ROC-Philly High Road Organizer (P-T)
5. ROC-United National Policy Coordinator (DC-based)
6. ROC-United National High Road Coordinator (NY-based) ***
Founded initially after September 11th, 2001, the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) has grown into a national organization with 8000 low-wage restaurant worker members in eight locations, and growing rapidly. From 2001 until 2008, our work was focused in New York City, and achieved great success in impact for restaurant workers. In summer 2007, ROC-NY hosted the nation’s first national restaurant worker convening, and the national organization, ROC-United, was born. In January 2008, the co-founders of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) left the local organization in the hands of former members and restaurant workers, and went on to launch ROC-United.
Over the last ten years, we have won more than ten workplace justice campaigns, winning more than $5 million in misappropriated tips and wages and discrimination payments for low-wage workers, and significant policy changes in high-profile fine dining restaurant companies covering thousands of workers. We have partnered with more than 50 responsible restaurant owners to promote the ‘high road’ to profitability, and trained more than 2500 restaurant workers to advance to livable wage jobs within the industry. We have also published fifteen ground-breaking reports on the restaurant industry, obtaining significant media coverage, played an instrumental role in winning a statewide minimum wage increase for tipped workers, and initiated other policy campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. We have organized restaurant workers to open their own cooperatively-owned restaurants in New York and Detroit.
WE ACT- Community- Organizing Outreach
Location: New York, NY
WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT for Environmental Justice has had a 23-year history of effectively organizing with residents in Harlem and Washington Heights to create cleaner air by reducing diesel pollution that contributes to asthma and other respiratory illnesses, reduce indoor environmental health hazards such as lead poisoning, and compelling the MTA to build greener bus depots in Harlem and Washington Heights. We have been able to accomplish these victories by organizing community residents, working with researchers to understand key community problems, advocating for policy and legislative change with residents and filing lawsuits when all else fails.
WE ACT is seeking a part time community organizaer and outreach coordinator to work on our affordable transit campaign. He/she will be responsible for: Recruiting residents on the buses and subways to be a part of of our new campaign, Transit Riders Action Council (TRAC) Organizing community trainings and town halls on transportation issues. Assisting with outreach to key stakeholders to gain their support for our transportation campaigns.
Skills and Abilities: Fluency in English and Spanish both written and verbal. Knowledge of Microsoft word processing, publisher, spreadsheet, power point and data-base software. Excellent listening, presentation, and facilitation skills needed. Candidates must be able to perform basic research and should have strong interpersonal skills. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Applicants should have at least 1 year organizing experience in a related field; labor organizing, neighborhood organizing, immigration, human rights, or community development. 2. An ideal candidate must be a self-starter and an effective team player. 3. Applicants should be able to participate in a team to develop goals, strategies, and actions. 4. A successful candidate must embrace diversity and see community residents as the advocates as WE ACT works with them to build a healthy community OTHER CRITERIA: WE ACT for Environmental Justice strongly believes in affirmative action and equal opportunity employment. People of color, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Residents of Northern Manhattan are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: October 21st, 2011
To apply visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wPJKB29H3SCp/
Applied Research Center (ARC)- Managing Director
Location: New York, NY
The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank that works to popularize racial justice ideas and prepare people to implement them. We are a dynamic national organization with offices in Oakland, CA and New York City. Our programs work collaboratively to produce and distribute all of our products, including colorlines.com, the Facing Race national conference, various issue investigations, and training tools.
The Managing Director (MD) is a new position that will work closely with the Executive Director on all aspects of organizational strategy and management, and will be responsible for overall day-to-day management of ARC and supervision of the directors of the five departments in the organization. This person will be a partner to the Executive Director in all programmatic matters, particularly in strengthening both short and long term planning systems and establish strong performance management mechanisms. The MD will work closely on fundraising with the Executive Director and the Director of Marketing and Communcations. The position will remain open until filled.
For more information: http://www.arc.org/content/view/2280/173/