Job Posting: Kansas City Organizer


Kansas City Organizer, Missouri Jobs with Justice
Salary: Base salary at JWJ is $40,000 and position is commensurate with experience
Benefits: Full health coverage, 2 weeks vacation, retirement match, employer funded FSA, phone reimbursement, union representation


Kansas City Organizer, Missouri Jobs with Justice
Salary: Base salary at JWJ is $40,000 and position is commensurate with experience
Benefits: Full health coverage, 2 weeks vacation, retirement match, employer funded FSA, phone reimbursement, union representation

The Organization

Missouri Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a coalition of labor, faith, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of all people. Jobs with Justice attacks the root causes of poverty while working for an economic system that benefits the entire community. We believe that the fate of all working people and the communities in which they live are tightly bound together. We strive to build a multi-racial movement and are dedicated to leadership development and base building. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all. Missouri Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, and people of all ages.

The Position: Kansas City JwJ Organizer
The Kansas City Organizer, under the supervision of the Missouri Director, will work closely with the Kansas City Leadership Team, Kansas City Organizing Committee, and with member organizations, funders, and national JwJ staff to provide organizing and administrative support to the local development and implementation of JwJ campaigns and programs. This position will be based in Kansas City, but will include some travel around the state as part of campaign mobilizations and meetings with the broader Missouri JwJ leadership and staff.

Base-Building: The Kansas City JwJ coalition is in a phase of incredible growth and investment. Its Organizer will work closely with local leadership to implement JwJ’s outreach to new member organizations and expand the base of individuals committed to taking action on behalf of JwJ campaigns.

Campaigns: The heart of Jobs with Justice is taking action through grassroots campaigns for social and economic justice. The Organizer will coordinate campaign development, mobilization, and evaluation with Kansas City leaders and members. This will include both legislative campaigns and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.

Committee Support and Development: JwJ operates through leadership-driven committees like the Kansas City Leadership Team, Organizing Committee, Mobilization Committee and other campaign or project specific committees. The KC Organizer will support these committees by providing logistical coordination, working with leaders to develop agendas and materials, assisting with committee communication, project accountability and more.

Fundraising, Communications and Data Management: The Organizer will help implement an annual fundraising plan, including organizational contributions, individual contributions, merchandise sales, grants, and grassroots activities and events as well as develop new sources of funding for the organization. The Organizer will also be responsible for maintaining parts of internal data and driving our online communications message around local campaigns.

Leadership Development: The Organizer will encourage, foster and develop the abilities of JwJ members, particularly rank and file members, to play leading roles in developing and building the organization. This will include participation in three-day Building JwJ Leadership Development trainings throughout the year.

Administration. The Organizer will be responsible for the administrative functions of the Kansas City work, specifically database management, grant administration, correspondence and record-keeping.

• Solid commitment to the principles of social and economic justice.
• Commitment to dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy
• Minimum of two years grassroots organizing experience.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Ability to be a self-starter, and to work independently toward agreed upon goals.
• A strong ability to motivate people, coordinate volunteer activity and delegate responsibility.
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people.
• An understanding of the labor movement, religious organizations and other social movements.
• Demonstrated ability to raise funds.
• Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
• Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing.
• Own vehicle available for work (mileage is reimbursed).

Also Desired: Ability to speak Spanish. Knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs with Justice in Missouri or elsewhere in the country.

Please send a resume, cover letter and at least three references by May 3, 2019
To Apply:
Send materials to, with “KC Organizer in the subject line. Please send documents as PDF or MS Word email attachments.

20190411 MOJwJ-KC Organizer Job Annoucement