Deputy Director

Deputy Director

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**Deputy Director, Missouri Jobs with Justice 

Salary range: $60,000-70,000 

Benefits: Full health coverage for individual and family, paid vacation and sick days, 4% retirement match, employer funded FSA, phone reimbursement. 

The Organization

Missouri Jobs with Justice (MO JwJ) is a coalition of labor, faith, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of all people.  MO JwJ 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.   MO JwJ 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: Deputy Director

The Deputy Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will work closely with the Organizing Staff to support the local development and implementation of MO JwJ campaigns and programs. This position must be based in Missouri and will include significant travel around the state as part of campaign mobilizations and meetings with the broader MO JwJ leadership and staff.


Supervision:  The MO JwJ coalition is committed to growing and developing organizers and leaders.  The Deputy Director will support and coach organizing staff to execute work plans related to campaigns, projects, voter engagement and leadership development.

Campaigns:  The heart of MO JwJ is taking action through grassroots campaigns for social and economic justice.  The Deputy Director will manage and co-create campaign development, mobilization, and evaluation with organizers, member organizations, leadership teams and activists.  This will include legislative campaigns, voter engagement work, and support for workplace-based organizing and collective bargaining fights.

Committee Support and Development:  MO JwJ operates through leadership-driven committees like the Leadership Team, Organizing Committee, Mobilization Committee and other campaign or project specific committees.  The Deputy Director will support organizers in their management of these committees by providing guidance and feedback around agendas, materials, project accountability, and more.

Fundraising, Communications and Data Management:  The Deputy Director will help organizers implement their annual fundraising plan, including organizational contributions, individual contributions, grants, and grassroots activities and events as well as develop new sources of funding for the organization. All MO JWJ Staff have a fundraising goal and bring grassroots funds into the organization.

Leadership Development:  The Deputy Director will encourage, foster and develop the abilities of MO JwJ staff. They will also support organizers to identify and develop 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 Deputy Director will be responsible for the administrative functions of the work, specifically internal campaign and project tracking and organizing work plans

Must Have Qualifications

  • Solid commitment to the principles of social, racial, and economic justice
  • Commitment to dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy
  • Minimum of five years grassroots organizing experience and some management experience strongly preferred 
  • 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 and listen to people, coordinate across differences 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; while also being able to prioritize work and seek input and feedback from the team about how to maintain a healthy work life balance
  • Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing
  • Own vehicle available for work (mileage outside of office commute is reimbursed)

Ideal Applicants would also have knowledge of and/or participation in Jobs with Justice in Missouri, and experience on ballot initiatives and voter engagement. 

Please send a resume, cover letter and at least three references.

To Apply:

Send materials to [email protected], with “Deputy Director” in the subject line.  Please send documents as PDF or MS Word email attachments. 

**Any candidate who makes it past the 1st interview will be asked to put together some proposals and do on the ground work with MO JWJ. They will be compensated for their time at the hourly rate of a base salary. We believe the process of applying, interviewing and organizing work will take between 4-6 weeks.