Position Description: MOSES Community Organizer
The individual we seek for the full time position as Organizer for MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity) is community centric, passionate and committed to ending racial and economic inequity and reforming the criminal justice system in Wisconsin. This person will lead in building strong relationships with congregations and organizations sharing this goal. This position will require flexible hours, evenings and weekends. Pay range is $40,000- $42,000, with good health insurance and 3 weeks of annual vacation.
MOSES is one of 11 affiliates of WISDOM, a statewide organization. (See http://prayforjusticeinwi.org.) It is a growing and energetic community organization, currently including 20 faith-based and nonprofit organizational members and many committed individuals. (See www.mosesmadison.org and Facebook MOSES: Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity.)
- Build strong relationships with the MOSES leadership board, to understand their goals and vision for MOSES;
- Recruit, train and support a diversity of people (including congregation leaders, formerly-incarcerated persons, persons with a great range of income, education and experience) to be effective, collaborative leaders in MOSES and effective advocates for systemic change;
- Regularly attend meetings of all MOSES Task Groups and Committees, and communicate and coordinate their efforts with other MOSES members and allies;
- Ensure that all MOSES committees, activities and meetings of are in accord with its mission;
- Coordinate advocacy with governmental agencies, including monitoring relevant legislative actions;
- Work collaboratively with all affiliate organizations in the WISDOM network;
- Collaborate with and monitor efforts of the fund raising committee;
- Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the President.
Necessary Skills and Abilities:
- Understanding of the criminal justice system and ability to relate respectfully and empathetically especially with the most vulnerable members of our community;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated skills in building consensus;
- “Self-starter,” with proven ability to convert goals into strategies and an action plan;
- Understanding of how public policy is made and of how to impact that process;
- Respect for and interest in persons and communities of various faiths;
- Experience in training and community organizing;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate policy and legislation into summaries understandable to the non-specialist;
- Must have willingness, ability, license and vehicle for frequent travel throughout the state.
The immediate supervisor for position is the President of MOSES, additional support will be provided by the personnel committee. For oversight and professional development, the MOSES Organizer is expected to participate in the WISDOM Organizing Staff, and to meet regularly with the WISDOM State Director.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter (addressed to “Community Organizer Hiring Committee”)
by July 31, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage everyone with these passions and qualities to apply.