Executive Director

 

About GJN: Created by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 2011, Good Jobs Now (GJN) is a grassroots community organization that fights for economic and social justice for low wage workers and Detroiters. We are seeking an experienced organizer, manager and fundraiser to stabilize and grow GJN’s membership base, staffing size and capacity, and funding, in order to strengthen the organization’s infrastructure and ability to organize low-income communities and communities of color in Detroit to build long-term power around economic justice issues.

About CPD: The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.The Executive Director, along with other GJN staff, will receive intensive and regular support and training from staff at the Center for Popular Democracy,

About SEIU: One of the largest unions in the country, SEIU represents 2.1 million public service workers, nurses, hospital staff, nursing home care providers, building services and security guards, in North America and home care and correctional officers in Michigan.

Primary Responsibilities: The Executive Director will:

  • Manage all aspects of GJN’s base-building and campaign work

  • Supervise and grow GJN’s staff

  • Work closely with CPD and SEIU to strengthen the organization’s model and organizing practice

  • Raise funds to grow the organization’s impact and profile

  • Represent the organization powerfully in coalitions and other public spaces

Job Requirements: We are seeking a seasoned social justice leader with strong references who is interested in growing the organization into a credible powerhouse for grassroots organizing, economic justice campaigns, and electoral organizing. The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years of organizing experience, experience organizing in coalition with grassroots, political and labor allies, strong writing and communications skills, and experience in fundraising from individual and institutional sources. Candidates should also have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, strong analysis of systemic oppression based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, and an understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, collaborate with, and develop staff;

  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and program development;

  • Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting;

  • Ability and commitment to development organizing and leadership capacity among staff and members;

  • A high level of self-motivation and a proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;

  • Capacity to engage and inspire a variety of audiences.

Salary commensurate with experience. GJN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. To apply send a resume and cover letter to GJNHiring@gmail.com.

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