CSJ Job Openings

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Immediate Hiring 7/20/21 – Paid Canvassers

Immediate Paid Positions Available
to Help with Vaccination Outreach
Getting vaccinated is important not only to protect yourself, but your family as well. For the past few months, CSJ has been proud to help lead a vaccination campaign in Fall River and New Bedford because we believe that vaccines are safe, effective and important to our community.
If you have not gotten the vaccine yet, we want to help! You can text “vaccine” to 833-460-2202 and someone from our team will reach out to help you find an appointment.We can also bring the vaccine straight to your home if you aren’t able to go to a clinic. Please reach out and we will do everything we can to make this a quick and easy process. You can also visit cic-health.com/popups to see a list of clinics.
Important info:
  • We have both Pfizer and J&J vaccines.
  • Vaccines are for ages 12 and up.
  • They are free, and you do not need ID or insurance.
If you’ve already been vaccinated, we need YOUR help!!!
Studies show people are more likely to get vaccinated when asked by a friend or family member. When you encourage someone to get vaccinated at one of our clinics, they can enter a contest to win a free iPad and if they win, you will win an iPad too for helping them! The more people you encourage, the more chances you have to win.
Also, we are looking for people to support our clinics between now and Aug 1 as either staff or volunteers. If you have any interest at all in talking to people about getting vaccinated, please let us know asap!!!
  • For a $25 per hour paid position, send an email to daxwcrocker@gmail.com with subject line “Paid Canvasser” or you can put “Volunteer”.
Thank you for all your help protecting our community
For More Information Call Dax Crocker at (401-266-5862)

Hiring: Fall 2021 Community Outreach Intern

The Coalition for Social Justice provides internships for students interested in participating in and learning about grassroots community organizing. The internships provide an opportunity for students to learn a variety of skills while at the same time contributing to the ongoing work of one of Massachusetts’ leading grassroots community organizations. This internship will have both a remote and an options for an in-person component, so it requires good self-management skills.

The internships will run from 13 weeks and can require from 5 – 10 hours per week depending upon student’s availability or course needs. Interns will be trained and supervised by CSJ organizers. Supervisor will be assigned by primary campaign interest. Additional staff may
oversee particular duties. Students will be involved in grassroots campaigns to advocate for progressive public policy changes that address issues faced by struggling families, disadvantaged youth, as well as others affected by social inequalities. Issues include housing, fair taxes, pollution & climate change, criminal justice reform, immigrant justice, housing, paid family and medical leave, access to childcare, preserving the welfare safety net, and civic engagement.

Activities
Attending lobby-days and rally, phone banks, canvasses; meeting with legislators and staff;
attending statewide coalition meetings and attending CSJ meetings like trainings, activist
meetings, or planning meetings; coordinating volunteers; and planning and executing events.

Primary Tasks

  1. Engage with community residents and CSJ members through outreach, phone and text message, around civic engagement activities such as registering to vote, being prepared to vote, encouraging non-partisan activities in elections and other campaigns as they arise. (~4 hours a week).
  2. Engage with residents and small businesses, as well as community leaders through door-to-door canvassing (following public health and safety protocols) in public housing and other impacted neighborhoods (~3 hours a week).
  3. Organize community residents in campaigns that will call on elected officials to support public policies and budget items that tackle issues affecting struggling families (~2 hours a week)
  4. Work on special projects that help move campaigns forward (~2 hours a week)
  5. Interns will also be responsible for understanding pressing social problems and the policies that correspond to them, to be prepared to meet with elected officials on these issues. Training on these policies will be provided.

Skills and Experiences Acquired
Interns will have the opportunity to gain an array of skills and experience for a variety of career fields through our program.

  1. Learning and practicing the elements of community organizing
  2. Learning the elements of public policy advocacy and developing practical advocacy skills
  3. Interpersonal communications skills
  4. Interacting with diverse populations
  5. Developing verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  6. Understanding the process of public policy making

Compensation
Interns will be reimbursed for travel expenses related to the internship, but there is no stipend attached to this experience for Fall 2021.

To Apply
Email Diana Painter at diana@coalitionforsocialjustice.org with why you are interested in the internship and what topic is of primary interest. Include phone number and the campaign lead will follow-up to set up a phone interview.

Hiring: Brockton-Randolph-Quincy-Boston Regional Grassroots Organizer

Full Time Job (40 hours a week) with benefits

Compensation: $19.50/hr plus benefits through a combination of c3 and c4. Additional $2/hr for those who speak more than 2 languages fluently, one must be English, preference given to Spanish or a creole of the communities we serve.

Organization Background:
The Coalition for Social Justice is dedicated to building a grassroots movement for progressive social
change viewed through a race and gender lens, rooted in communities that have been excluded from
the economic benefits of the current system. We have a dual focus:  to recruit and develop leadership,
especially from low-income communities, and to build effective campaigns that address the economic
survival issues that our constituency faces. We build grassroots power through empowering low-income
voters, building a large network of volunteers, holding elected officials accountable and building broad
coalitions.

Essential Job Functions:
Execute a strategy that builds a network of volunteers, identifies leaders, and develops their outreach
skills. The focus will be on voter education and activation with populations facing economic survival
issues in Brockton, Randolph, Quincy, and Hyde Park.
Qualifications: Candidates should possess at least 9 months of previous field organizing experience, a
strong commitment to CSJ’s mission, philosophy, issues, and grassroots organizing.

Job responsibilities:

  • Convene and facilitate/co-facilitate meetings in target areas with individuals/local groups
  • Coordinate regional training efforts
  • Manage turf coverage, if available, with supporting organizations in the region
  • Run high-capacity field programs for CSJ. These field campaigns should integrate voter contact, grassroots organizing on issues and leadership development
  • Maintain the database, create lists track all voter contact in VAN
  • Train and manage volunteers, leaders and outreach workers
  • Attend coalition meetings as assigned

Required Attributes and Skills:

  • Self-motivation, the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds.
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines are a must
  • Adaptable to changing needs and program priorities
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast paced, metrics- driven work environment
  • Flexibility and temperament to work in a constantly changing political environment
  • Positive attitude required, humor preferred
  • Ability to use technology (smartphones, computers, video conference, online platforms) to communicate

Preferred Skills:

  • Spanish or Portuguese fluency
  • Previous supervisor/management/lead organizer experience on a issue/political campaign
  • Virtual Phone Bank/Hubdialer/ThruText experience
  • Social Media Competency
  • VAN or Nationbuilder experience

Supervision:
Role will report to Executive Director

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Coalition for Social Justice is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action. Coalition for Social Justice abides by applicable federal and state
constitutional and statutory processes mandating equal opportunity, including but not limited to the
14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, state and
federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the American with Disabilities Act and other relevant statutes.

To Apply: Send a resume and informal cover letter about your interest to Deb Fastino, Executive Director at
dfastino@aol.com.

Hiring: Spanish, Portuguese, or Creole-Speaking Organizer

Compensation: $20.50/hr

Permanent Full time job (40 hours per week); combination of c3 and c4 work. Health and dental, paid vacation, childcare stipend, professional development and retirement benefits included. Flexible schedule and partially remote work.

Organization Background
The Coalition for Social Justice is dedicated to building a grassroots movement for progressive social
change viewed through a race and gender lens, rooted in communities that have been excluded from the
economic benefits of the current system. We have a dual focus: to recruit and develop leadership,
especially from low-income communities, and to build effective campaigns that address the economic
survival issues that our constituency faces. We build grassroots power through empowering low-income
voters, building a large network of volunteers, holding elected officials accountable and building broad
coalitions.
CSJ has earned a reputation for delivering local and statewide issue campaign objectives. We have been
able to build relationships with members and empower those members to use their voices and
experiences to promote important policies for all struggling individuals and families. Although we have
broadened our program, by taking statewide leadership on issue campaigns, we are first and foremost a
grassroots organization. In order to truly reflect the diversity of our communities and the lived experiences
of marginalized communities, we need to go deeper into this role will facilitate the deepening of
connection.

Essential Job Functions: Execute a strategy that builds a network of volunteers, identifies leaders and develops their outreach
skills in SE Mass. The focus will be on voter education and activation with populations facing economic
survival in communities with languages other than English that our communities speak.

Qualifications: Candidates should have experience in state-wide politics, a strong commitment to CSJ's
mission, philosophy, issues and grassroots organizing.

Job responsibilities:

  • Schedule, supervise and participate in door to door and phone bank/text shifts
  • Deepen the relationship with current members and recruit new members in public housing and low-income neighborhoods, and communities in our base areas
  • Help develop leaders who can lead teams in their own housing developments and neighborhoods, and communities
  • Outreach through visits, calls, texts, emails and relationship building/organizing apps/software to boost communication. (training provided)
  • Create a list of volunteers in each city and organize canvassing teams
  • Develop volunteers into leaders of base building teams in their own housing developments and neighborhoods
  • Involve volunteer communities in thinking through outreach strategies to deepen involvement, recruitment and leadership development
  • Engage with local and statewide organizations/coalitions predominantly lead by and/or engaging with Hispanic/Latinx and immigrant individuals and communities.
  • Lead community meetings on our agenda and ensure that we have everything we need (translation services, materials, surveys, etc.) to include the voices of the community at various meetings including town halls, activist meetings, agenda setting meetings, etc.
  • Help identify and recruit affected and supportive individuals & groups to be active in CSJ campaigns and activities
  • Attend local and greater area coalition meetings, on organization’s behalf, and build relationships with coalition partners; may attend a statewide coalition tables that meets monthly or less and/or is less demanding
  • Understand the political nature of the work; realities that influence what is/isn’t possible at any time
  • Participate in high-capacity field programs for CSJ. These field campaigns integrate voter contact, grassroots organizing on issues, and leadership development
  • Maintain the database, create lists track all voter contact in the Voter Activation Network (training available)
  • Train and manage volunteers, leaders and outreach workers

Required Attributes and Skills:

  • Oral fluency in English and Spanish or Portuguese or other community languages spoken in our base areas
  • Shown commitment to the improvement of lives of people historically excluded from the benefits of the current system
  • Experience and understanding of statehouse functions
  • Self-motivation, the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds, primarily orally
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Adaptable to changing needs and program priorities
  • Ability to work flexible but irregular hours in a fast paced, metrics- driven work environment
  • Flexibility and temperament to work in a constantly changing political environment
  • Positive attitude required; humor preferred
  • Ability to use Zoom for meeting attendance
  • Basic to intermediate ability to use technology for communication (smartphones, computers, video conference, online platforms like GSuite or MS Office)
  • Public speaking with ability to stay on message
  • Have a sense of how to engage legislators in a productive manner while standing your ground
  • Participate in strategic organizational planning and development for your area
  • Identify problems that need to be addressed and help develop solutions
  • Review and recommend local campaign policies to the staff using criteria; prepare to discuss viability, affected demographic groups, organizing potential and breath
  • Create/Attain/Share professional written materials (scripts, LTE’S/Op-Ed’s, press advisories/releases, social media, e-mail communications, texts etc.); check with ED for editing/approval/signature before releasing materials
  • Help organize and lead speaking programs
  • Ability to work with staff/volunteers to help draft testimony
  • Effective when speaking to groups, testifying on panels, presenting at forums
  • Engage in more routine roles as our local spokesperson (radio/tv, etc.)
  • Execute strategic campaign plans to gain commitments and build power
  • Help coordinate local events and help get turnout for regional/statewide events
  • Help draft a report for fundraising purposes
  • Engage in individual fundraising calls (contributions, sponsors, ads) and get results

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience on an issue/political campaign
  • Written fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or other community languages spoken in our base areas (Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, K’iche, etc.)
  • Social Media Competency – posting and sharing information on primarily Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp
  • Database management experience, with priority on the Voter Activation Network
  • Advanced Zoom Skills, like creating breakouts, creating sign-ups, and presenting

Supervision:
Role will report to Executive Director

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Coalition for Social Justice is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Coalition for Social Justice abides by applicable federal and state constitutional and statutory processes mandating equal opportunity, including but not limited to the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the American with Disabilities Act and other relevant statutes.

To Apply:
Send a resume and informal cover letter about your interest to Deb Fastino, Executive Director at dfastino@aol.com