LEAD BASE-BUILDING ORGANIZER
About Good Jobs Now
Good Jobs Now (GJN) is a grassroots membership based organization that fights for political, economic and social justice for low and moderate income Detroiters.
Good Jobs now seeks a lead base-building organizer to join our team as soon as possible. This position will be responsible for rapid follow up of contacts generated by field outreach teams, a wide variety membership engagement including one on ones, on-going membership meetings, full engagement plan for activists, leadership development, and other tactics geared towards building a thriving base. This organizer will also be responsible for the supervision and training of 1-3 campaign organizers.
The person will be responsible for engagement, activation and retention of new members, developing a team of leaders, and executing campaign strategy. The responsibilities of the organizer include but are not limited to:
• Timely and aggressive follow up with leads generated by field efforts including one on one meetings to build strong relationships and identify and develop leaders into clear membership roles.
• Manage regular membership meetings with a standing agenda, and activities supporting new leaders to facilitate peer engagement and immediate activation.
• Create actions, trainings and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists
• Mobilize and track engagement of members and activists at various events and field opportunities in database
• Develop the political consciousness of the affiliate organizations’ leaders through popular education, reflection, leadership development and developing appropriate educational materials
To be successful, the organizer must have a commitment to social justice, and a belief that those directly affected by issues in society must be at the forefront of changing them. Organizing is a practice, and the person must be dedicated to all aspects of it to be successful – recruitment, leadership development, mobilization and reflection. Candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to taking action to improve your community or to address specific problems is critical. Experience with or understanding of issues faced by low income people is preferred. The person must have the ability to think strategically, make decisions, be an effective communicator, and be organized. Candidates with Detroit/Michigan experience
and/or people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Candidate preferably should have experience leading and developing organizers (volunteer or paid). Good Jobs Now is an affiliate partner of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). The successful
candidate will receive generous pay and benefits as provided by CPD. This position reports to Branden Snyder, Executive Director of Good Jobs Now.
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PART-TIME COMMUNITY ORGANIZER- HOUSING JUSTICE
About Good Jobs Now:
Good Jobs Now (GJN), a grassroots membership based organization that fights for political, economic and social justice for low-income Detroiters. Good Jobs Now is a partner organization in the Center for Popular Democracy Network. Good Jobs Now is building our organizing team and is seeking a part-time Organizer to play a critical role in building political power for low and moderate-income Detroiters of color. The Housing Organizer will be responsible for producing a high level of quality work as they help to lead GJN’s economic justice campaigns fighting for inclusive and equitable development of Detroit neighborhoods and pushing for quality jobs that can keep families in their homes. Through leadership development, membership recruitment and leadership development and civic engagement campaigns, the Part-Time Housing Organizer will advance a strategy of housing justice in Detroit.
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I am excited to write to you as the new Executive Director for Good Jobs Now. I am excited to carry on the rich legacy of fighting for an equitable Detroit that was created by my predecessors at GJN. Our organization has a special role in the movement for economic justice in Michigan and we've got a lot of work to do here in Detroit to continue that fight.
I believe that the 2016 elections not only changed the political landscape of our country moving forward, but showed us in Detroit that we cannot take any votes for granted. Instead, civic engagement must be year round and must be about the issues that we care about in our neighborhoods. No longer can we afford to have a city that only works for billionaires. We have to fight to close the chapter on our "Tale of Two Detroits". To create the type of change that we need, we must build an unprecedented amount of power - political and economic - that can strengthen our fight at the Coleman A. Young Building, in Lansing or in Washington, D.C. To build that power, we'll continue the work of recruiting and training candidates, mobilizing our base and fighting for issues that matter to us. We'll continue to bring neighborhood leaders together with labor leaders, bring the working poor together with the middle class, and bring adults together with youth all while centering the leadership of people of color.
I am honored to be the new Executive Director of GJN and look forward to working with you!
"Good Jobs Now" was featured in a write up in the New York Times on August 24th 2017.
"The S.E.I.U. conducted a pilot project during the 2016 campaign in which it canvassed groups of voters largely in two heavily African-American wards of Detroit using a small-scale version of the campaign it plans for the year ahead.
Over all, about 62 percent of voters the union talked to during the pilot project cast ballots in the presidential election, versus turnout of about 38 percent of voters who it did not talk to, according to data provided by the union.
Applying the same percentage to all of Detroit’s voters would have produced about 40,000 more total votes in 2016, an amount that would have almost certainly secured the state for Mrs. Clinton."