Job Opportunities at JALSA

 
 

Lead Organizer- Boston, MA


POSITION SUMMARY:

JALSA is hiring a Lead Organizer based in our office in Boston. The Lead Organizer works to bring together JALSA volunteers to make important and impactful changes, and build the leadership and infrastructure necessary to reach that vision. This role reports to the Executive Director and is an excellent position for an organizer with more than two years of experience organizing and supervising who wants to build Jewish community power to address the root causes of injustice in our state and society.  


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise and manage organizing staff and interns. This includes both in person and remote supervision with an investment in the growth and development of all staff organizers and the creation of a strong, relational team culture

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and organizing staff to develop overall strategy and vision for the organization’s work

  • Work closely with member-led teams to cut issues, and develop and win grassroots campaigns for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

  • Identify, recruit and develop members to drive JALSA’s organizing campaigns and execute strategies set forth by JALSA’s member-led teams through: 1-1 meetings, outreach to local Jewish communities, planning and organizing new member and all-member events, creating clear systems for member engagement

  • Represent organization in statewide and national coalitions through creating and maintaining organizational relationships, committing to asks on behalf of the organization and organizing to fulfil those asks

  • Build strong relationships with synagogue leaders, clergy and other community partners to mobilize around shared campaign goals

  • Track and compile data around member engagement and campaign tactics

  • Support Director of Communications in documenting and publicizing organizing work

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Two or more years of experience in community, labor, or faith-based organizing

  • Excellent relational skills and ability to connect with and inspire community members

  • Strong communicator and facilitator

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously

  • Excellent supervision skills and deep investment in growing young organizers

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Knowledge of legislative process and tools of advocacy such as writing testimony, lobbying visits, bill hearings, and in district meetings

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekend hours

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs.

  • Exceptional time management

  • Openness to feedback and learning on the job

  • Belief in the mission of the organization

BONUS:

  • Prior experience with VAN and other Voter Files

  • Familiarity with Jewish community spaces, institutional or non-institutional

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your cover letter and resume to JALSA Executive Director Cindy Rowe at cindy@jalsa.org and indicate your name and “Lead Organizer” in the subject line by Monday, February 18. We will review applicants on a rolling basis until position is filled. Benefits include paid sick time, vacation time, Jewish holidays, and assistance in covering health insurance premiums. This is a full time position, salary commensurate with experience.

JALSA is an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.