Job Openings at Open Philanthropy CJR Partners - July 9, 2019
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Alliance For Safety and JusticeDevelopment DirectorOakland, CAThe Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is seeking an individual with proven Development knowledge and demonstrated fundraising skills to effectively oversee ASJ’s Development work. The Development Director will play a lead role in designing and implementing ASJ’s development strategy as we look to expand, steward, and diversify our donor base of individuals, corporations, and foundations. This experienced development professional will have the unique opportunity to strengthen ASJ’s relationships with its community of supporters as well as convey the critical work of our dedicated team. The Development Director will use their excellent written and verbal communication skills to translate our important criminal justice reform work for external stakeholders. As a relationship-based professional, the Director will passionately tell the story of ASJ’s advocacy and mission to sustain and build upon existing relationships, plan for and manage fundraising and income production for the next 24-36 months and support the work to maximize income from a diverse range of revenue streams. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and work closely with the President and Vice President to create and drive the Development Strategic Plan. The successful candidate must have experience with metrics-driven cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship planning at a growth phase non-profit. This is a self-directed role that requires the leadership and vision to drive all fundraising and sponsorship activities with the full support of the organization and the Advisory Board. You will find no task too big or too small and should anticipate administrative responsibilities in addition to strategic big picture work. It is critical that the Development Director be a skilled communicator, comfortable engaging with donors and strategic partners at all levels of an organization. This position is based in the Bay Area but will have responsibilities driving fundraising from a local to national level.
Alliance For Safety and JusticeDigital DirectorOakland, CAThe Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is seeking a creative and experienced digital communications professional with a proven track record of directing effective digital media campaigns and managing a team. The Digital Director will be an integral part of a high-impact team with the opportunity to build and lead all aspects of digitalcommunications for a growing national initiative and its lead state-based organization, Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ). The Digital Director will lead the organization’s digital team in the development and management of its campaigns, efforts and strategies. This is the first position of its kind for the organization. It is critical to expanding the organization’s digital capacities and improving coordination and strategies across programs. The ideal candidate will be a sharp digital strategist with a record of success, an adept communicator, an experienced manager of people, and a creative problem solver.
Citizen Action of NYLead Commnity OrganizerKingston, NYCitizen Action of New York is one of the fastest-growing statewide grassroots organizations in the country. We fight for racial, social, economic and environmental justice, and an America that works for all of us. Our organizing campaigns focus on issues such as education, health care, campaign finance reform, progressive taxation, criminal justice consumer issues, and housing We have won significant improvements in New Yorkers’ lives, and we have elected progressive candidates to office. We play a leadership role in organizing major statewide coalitions including the Alliance for Quality Education, NY Renews and the Health Care for All New York Coalition. Citizen Action of New York has eight regional grassroots offices, including one based in the Hudson Valley. We are currently seeking an experienced Lead Organizer for the Hudson Valley office located in Kingston. If you have strong organizing experience, like working with a diverse group of people and are committed to social change, come join our growing organization!
Civil Rights CorpsAttorneyWashington, D.C.Civil Rights Corps is seeking an attorney to join our team. The attorney will work on impact litigation and advocacy challenging mass human caging with a goal of creating a legal system that promotes equality and freedom.
Civil Rights CorpsArtist and Poet in ResidenceWashington, D.C.Civil Rights Corps is excited to announce the launch of its Artist in Residence fellowship program. Each year, a groundbreaking visual artist whose work urgently confronts the subject matter of our civil rights work will be chosen as the Civil Rights Corps Artist in Residence. Each year, a groundbreaking poet whose work urgently confronts the subject matter of our civil rights work will be chosen as the Civil Rights Corps Poet in Residence.
Color of ChangeMultiple Job OpeningsOakland, New York, Los Angeles, and D.C.Color Of Change is an evolving, dynamic culture with a fire for increasing impact. Our work is as strong as our people are innovative and persistent—a fresh, talented team spread across Oakland, New York, Hollywood and Washington, D.C. We grow our talent through staff development, as well as new hires and partnerships. We care about talent because increasing talent increases impact: winning more campaigns, taking on new issues, strengthening our public voice, and finding news ways to build greater power for Black people in all the places we need it. If you are reading this, you believe in racial justice, you believe in Black brilliance, you believe we should leave no one in silence. And you believe in the power of strategic, creative, digital organizing campaigns to change the society we live in. If you are as passionate as we are, and you have skills, experience and drive to make a difference, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your experience in doing any of the things we do: strategy, organizing and engagement, media and storytelling, technology and organizational growth. Let us know who you are. We are a Black-led organization with a powerful multi-racial team, made stronger by our ability to collaborate and leverage our diversity across gender, age, upbringing, education, talent and life experience. We are committed to high standards, high impact and working with deep respect for one another, our members and our partners. Until justice is real.
Columbia Justice LabProbation and Parole Reform Project Staff AssociateNew YorkThe Justice Lab at Columbia University seeks a highly qualified research Staff Associate to support the work of their Probation and Parole Reform Project, which seeks to make probation and parole in the United States smaller, better, and less punitive through a combination of action-oriented research, convenings, and communications activities. In particular, this position will support the work of the newly established Community Corrections Administrators for Justice (CCAJ) network, a three-year series of convenings and ongoing communications effort. CCAJ brings together current and former probation and parole administrators to review the research on and experience with community corrections and effective strategies to reduce the overuse of probation and parole and the excessive use of violations and fees. CCAJ will interface with and/or convene a variety of stakeholders, including: community corrections professionals; people who were formerly on probation or parole; policy makers; judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; advocates; philanthropy; professional associations; and the academic community. CCAJ will marry research with practice to produce research and policy articles, webinars, conferences, and briefings on effective approaches to reducing the footprint and negative outcomes of community corrections. CCAJ will also provide rapid-response media engagement and short-term technical assistance at opportune moments for policy change.
Drug Policy AllianceMultiple Job OpeningsNew York, Oakland
Essie JusticeGrant WriterLos Angeles or OaklandThe Grant Writer is a clear and persuasive writer who relishes the opportunity to uplift meaningful movement work to philanthropic partners, enjoys thinking empathetically about audiences, and is above all motivated by a deep belief in the leadership development and liberation strategies of directly impacted people. A perceptive and careful listener, the Grant Writer is adept at identifying big and small opportunities to strengthen connections between our supporters and our organizing and advocacy work.
Essie JusticeDevelopment ManagerLos Angeles or OaklandThe Development Manager is a clear and persuasive writer who relishes the opportunity to uplift meaningful movement work to philanthropic partners, enjoys thinking empathetically about audiences, and is above all motivated by a deep belief in the leadership development and liberation strategies of directly impacted people. A perceptive and careful listener, the Development Manager is adept at identifying big and small opportunities to strengthen connections between our supporters and our organizing and advocacy work. The ideal person in this role is an experienced manager of institutional funding relationships and is also excited by the opportunity to be involved in a variety of development projects including collaborations with influencers, creatives, and elected officials. In 2019, in addition to managing grants, individual donor engagement, and coordination of Essie’s Board of Directors day to day, the Development Manager will co-lead the planning of Essie’s five year anniversary benefit celebration and help create a multi-year fundraising strategy to support Essie’s three to five year campaign and organizing vision.
Essie JusticeDirector of Membership and OrganizingLos Angeles or OaklandThe person filling this new senior-level position will be responsible for creating a membership structure and adapting our existing Healing to Advocacy Program to engage women with incarcerated loved ones across the United States. The Director of Membership and Organizing, like all organizers at Essie, knows the power of interpersonal organizing. But, what makes the Director of Membership and Organizing special is that they passionately obsess over the development of participatory systems, structures, and programming that allow what’s working locally to be available to hundreds of thousands of women across the country. As distinct from the day-to-day work of campaigns or policy, the ideal candidate finds their movement energy in program development, political education, curricula building, and deep work with members.
Essie JusticeDirector of Campaigns and AdvocacyLos Angeles or OaklandThe Director of Campaigns and Advocacy is a visionary campaigner-at-heart and an experienced leader of people and teams. The work that this Director architects and helps oversee at Essie will bring life to the demands published in our groundbreaking report, Because She’s Powerful: The Political Isolation and Resistance of Women with Incarcerated Loved Ones. In 2019, this Director will lead our staff and members in developing a statewide campaign to help manifest the demands published in this report, as well as oversee select national advocacy initiatives. As a senior leader at the organization, the Director of Campaigns and Advocacy will help shape our present and future—contributing to strategic decision making in the present while helping architect Essie’s growth in alignment with our values. At Essie, how we win is as important as what we achieve and our ideal Director of Campaigns and Advocacy approaches organizational culture and campaign goals with equal rigor and commitment.
Essie JusticeOperations AssociateOaklandThe Operations Associate is a creative systems-thinker and designer who enjoys building the infrastructure required for a growing team of advocates and organizers. A patient and thoughtful problem solver, the Operations Associate leverages their knowledge and comfort with non-profit finance, as well as operations software and tools in order to facilitate the overall effectiveness of our team. The Operations Associate approaches their financial responsibilities with rigor, attention to detail and humility, which in turn enables all members of the team to be good stewards of organizational resources and the Executive Director to make sound financial decisions. The Operations Associate is honest, transparent, and operates from an unwavering commitment to ethics on a daily basis. In 2019, the Operations Associate will design and develop the systems needed to support a team of approximately 20 staff in two locations.
Fair and Just ProsecutionExecutive AssistantLos Angeles, CAThe EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (EA) will juggle multiple job responsibilities on a daily basis, from helping with administrative tasks; copying, printing and organizing materials; producing notebooks and putting together briefing materials for calls and meetings; helping to process administrative paperwork; assisting with budget and fiscal tracking; assisting the Executive Director (ED) with scheduling phone calls and meetings; and working with other staff to help provide logistical support for events. This position requires someone who has tremendous organizational skills, initiative, attention to detail, and is comfortable communicating with all levels of staff and consultants to ensure tasks get completed on time. This position is for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment; enjoys taking care of things the right way the first time; and who figures out how to get most tasks done, but asks smart questions when there is a need for guidance.
Florida Rights Restoration CoalitionMultiple Job OpeningsOrlando, FLReady to join our movement? The FRRC is hiring! You can apply to any open role directly through the links, or if nothing fits right now, feel free to email us and let us know what you’re thinking. Most roles are based out of our headquarters in Orlando, but we also have remote positions in local communities all across Florida!
JustLeadershipUSAMultiple Job OpeningsMilwaukee, WI; New York , NYJustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) is dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030. On the guiding principal that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution, JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform. JLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination. We value diverse experiences and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
New Virginia MajorityMultiple Job OpeningsVirginiaNew Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia's leading civic engagement organization. We focus on organizing historically underrepresented people, particularly people of color. Our year-round approach to organizing involves mass scale voter outreach, linked to ongoing community organizing campaigns, intensive leadership development, and advocacy. NVM is currently expanding its team. We are seeking conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to social change.
Prison Policy InitiativeDevelopment and Communications AssociateWestern MassachusettsFounded in 2001, the Prison Policy Initiative ( ) is a leading organization in the fight against mass incarceration. The organization uses data to explain the need for criminal justice reform and to spark policy advocacy campaigns on a number of issues. For a high-level overview of our work, our staffing level, and our budget, see our most recent annual report at This new position has three aspects: Supporting our Communications Strategist, and taking responsibility for incoming requests and outgoing mailings; managing our Development work, including our existing processes for engaging with individual donors and keeping up with reporting and renewal requirements for our foundation supporters. If more responsibility is desired, the right candidate can grow this position into a formal Development Director position; and ensuring that office administration runs smoothly.
Prison Policy InitiativePolicy FellowWestern MassachusettsDo you want to produce cutting-edge research to expose the harm of mass incarceration? Could your research and writing spark policy advocacy campaigns to create a more just society? The Prison Policy Initiative is seeking a recent law school graduate to join our team of five full-time staff members in shaping the future of the criminal justice reform movement. Founded in 2001, the Prison Policy Initiative ( is a leading organization in the fight against mass incarceration. The organization uses data to explain the need for criminal justice reform and spark policy advocacy campaigns on a number of issues.
Texas Freedom NetworkRegional Field Coordinator San Antonio, TXTexas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s program for young Texans, seeks a full-time Regional Field Coordinator based in San Antonio. Texas Rising is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement of young Texans working toward equality and social justice. The Regional Field Coordinator is the face of Texas Rising in the San Antonio area, working to advance and grow our network of activists and organizers. The primary responsibilities of a Regional Field Coordinator include recruiting, training and managing teams of college-age students on area school campuses to build grassroots power and implement civic engagement and issue-based advocacy campaigns.
VOTEDirector of OrganizingNew Orleans, LAVOTE seeks an experienced Director of Organizing to support the development and implementation of effective campaign strategies to further VOTE’s mission by overseeing, coordinating and supporting the work of VOTE’s community organizing efforts throughout Louisiana. The Director of Organizing supervises community organizers (currently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport), and works collaboratively with the Membership Coordinator, Communications Team, and Data Manager. This position reports to the Executive Director, collaborating regularly with the Deputy Director on strategy, policy and communications.