Organizer for Culture & Resources
Reports to: Deputy Director
Location: Detroit, MI
Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ) employs the tools of community organizing to make life in Michigan more sustainable, equitable and joyous for all, with a particular emphasis on people of color, low-income workers, the unemployed, women, GLBTIQ folks, immigrants, and others struggling against systemic bias. We draw on the richness of Jewish traditions, history, thought and culture to deepen and sustain our work.
Through education, leadership development, grassroots campaigns, community building, arts and culture, DJJ renews the Jewish ethic of working for social justice. Our goal is to build and sustain a membership base which can meaningfully participate in campaigns addressing injustice at the systemic level, and also mobilize in response to timely issues.
DJJ seeks a full-time Organizer for Culture and Resources to help manage DJJ’s growing programs and provide facilitation, leadership and support for fundraising initiatives. The Organizer will report to the half-time Deputy Director. DJJ also employs a full-time Organizer for Campaigns and Education and a half-time Executive Director. These four individuals comprise the staff of DJJ and together are supported by, and support, a growing body of volunteer activists.
Responsibilities and functions
Fundraising and development - 35%
- Cultivate and sustain organization-wide ethos of fundraising-as-organizing, from grassroots to major gifts
- Facilitate collaborative process of visioning, strategy and implementation of annual fundraising plan, including grassroots fundraising, major gifts and grants, bringing all staff and leadership onboard
- Gift processing and donor appreciation
- Manage, support and cultivate Grassroots Fundraising Team, a group of active volunteers
- Manage, support and cultivate Fundraising Team, a group of active volunteers
- Manage year-end fundraising campaign, with support of Fundraising Team
- Grant and donor cultivation and stewardship, in partnership with other staff
- Manage CRM, donor stewardship timeline, and moves management system
Programs and events - 35%
Execute two major annual events, with support of other staff, interns and volunteer committees
- Annual Winter/Spring friendraiser, the Purim Extravaganza
- Annual fundraising gala, the Myra Wolfgang Awards
- Supervise contractors associated with each event
- Provide leadership and support for other smaller development events, eg: house parties, etc.
- Evaluate programs for quality and efficacy
Communications - 20%
- Manage and track communications associated with donor stewardship and cultivation
- In partnership with Organizer for Campaigns and Education, execute comprehensive, targeted communications plan, including quarterly newsletters and regular donor communications
- Compile data, direct design, and distribute annual report
Operations and administration - 10%
- Actively contribute to healthy, collaborative, mutually-supportive, non-transactional, anti-white supremacist team culture
- Oversee office and administrative supplies at shared workspace
- Manage program and fundraising budgets, track expenditures, produce financial reports and cash flow projections as needed, in partnership with the Deputy Director
- Occasional administrative assistance to Executive Director
- Demonstrated ability to work humbly with people of different backgrounds and a reverence for the richness that diversity brings
- 3-5 years experience organizing and executing high-quality programming
- 3-5 years experience in fundraising
- Proven ability to break down large projects into smaller discrete tasks that can be distributed to volunteers
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing for publicity and fundraising as well as public speaking and presentations
- Working knowledge of Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with marketing and communications planning
- Ability to organize and execute work independently, including when facing time-sensitive deadlines
- Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and respectfully with other staff and volunteers
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
- Experience in grant-writing a major plus
- Knowledge of the racial, socioeconomic and political landscape of Metro Detroit a major plus
- Knowledge of CRM databases a plus
- Knowledge of Jewish culture and religion a plus
Salary is commensurate with experience and ranging from $38,000 to $43,000. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, participation in a QSEHRA medical benefits plan, participation in an IRA retirement plan with match after 12 months of employment, paid time off, paid Jewish holidays, and paid sick time.
DJJ began seeking candidates for this position on November 11th. This search is to fill an immediate need. We will close the search as soon as we find the person we wish to hire. If you are interested, please apply immediately.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and (3) professional references to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Note: This email address is only live when DJJ is hiring.
Detroit Jews for Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.