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No New Jail Cuyahoga provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. NNJ-C encourages people who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system and policing systems to apply.

CAMPAIGN FIELD ORGANIZER

Job Summary

No New Jail Cuyahoga Co. is seeking a passionate and motivated Campaign Field Organizer to build our campaign by driving a countywide campaign to fight against the building of a new jail.

 

The ideal candidate is an experienced community campaigner, coalition-builder, and strategist who deeply believes in the importance of building community leadership, capacity, and people power. 

 

As a Campaign Field Organizer, you will play a crucial role in raising awareness, gathering support, and mobilizing the community against the unnecessary expenditure of community money on a new jail. This person will drive a volunteer staff team and be responsible for mapping out and executing a comprehensive strategic campaign plan.  You will report to both the Campaign Manager and Campaign Supervisor, working closely with them to execute campaign strategies effectively. They will also work closely with existing community leaders, community organizers, and core partners in building the campaign.

 

This job is part-time with expectations that part-time is equal to a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 20 hours of work per week at a rate of $20 an hour (negotiable, with experience)

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

 

  • Collect signatures from community members who oppose the construction of a new jail in Garfield Heights, Ohio

  • Conduct surveys to gather valuable data and insights regarding public opinion on the issue

  • Plan and organize informational in-person and virtual meetings, events, and direct actions to educate the public about the problems associated with building a new jail and the financial implications

  • Disseminate campaign-related information promptly upon the request of the Campaign Supervisor and Campaign Manager

  • Attend public meetings, such as city council meetings, not held by our campaign, and rally our supporters to express their opposition to the new jail construction

  • Assist in the distribution of campaign signs, literature, and emails to individuals on our email list

  • Initiate orientation and training programs for volunteers

 

Skills and Qualifications

Required: 

  • Strong commitment to the campaign's mission and values

  • Deep and demonstrated commitment to social, gender, economic, and racial justice

  • Experience in grassroots organizing, labor, or political organization

  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Persuasive verbal and writing skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a charged atmosphere

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, one-on-one and in a group

  • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Capacity to multitask in a fast-paced setting

  • Proven ability to work with emotional intelligence, receive feedback, work through conflict with integrity, and operate within principles of solidarity when working in partnership with groups representing constituencies impacted by oppression.

  • Ability to establish credibility and respect with volunteers, and an understanding of how to build and maintain strong, long-term relationships

  • Proven capacity to effectively and thoughtfully lead volunteers and meet goals

  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including nights/ weekends, depending on campaign needs

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods in order to perform routine office tasks and staff events.

  • Must read and respond to correspondence (emails, texts, voicemails) quickly and professionally

  • Car and valid driver’s license required

  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and GSuite

 

Join our team and make a difference in Garfield Heights, Ohio, by mobilizing the community to oppose the unnecessary construction of a new jail. Together, we can advocate for repairing the current jail instead. Apply now and be a part of our campaign to promote responsible use of citizen money. 

 

No New Jail Cuyahoga provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. NNJ-C encourages people who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system and policing systems to apply.

 

TO APPLY

Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to nonewjailcuyahoga@gmail.com 

Rolling application, due November 1

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