Position Description:
MOSES Community Organizer

The individual we seek for the full-time position as Community Organizer for MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity) is deeply committed to community building, to ending racial inequity, and to reforming the criminal justice system in Dane County and Wisconsin. This person will develop and build strong relationships with individuals, congregations, and organizations sharing our mission. This position will require flexible hours, evenings and weekends. Candidates must have willingness, ability, driver’s license and vehicle for frequent travel throughout the state.

Starting salary is $40,000, with good health/dental insurance, and three weeks of annual vacation. MOSES is one of 14 affiliates of WISDOM, a statewide organization. (See https://wisdomwisconsin.org)  It is a growing and energetic community organization, currently including 23 faith-based and nonprofit organizational members and many committed individuals.

(See MOSES Website at https://www.mosesmadison.org and MOSES Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosesmadison/.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with the MOSES Leadership Board and Executive Committee to
    understand their goals and vision for MOSES;
  • Recruit, train and support a diversity of people (including congregation leaders, formerly-
    incarcerated persons, persons of varied race, income, education, experience, age) to be
    effective, collaborative leaders and advocates for systemic change;
  • Regularly attend meetings of MOSES Task Forces and Committees, and communicate and
    coordinate their efforts to ensure that all MOSES committees, activities and meetings are in
    accord with its mission;
  • Coordinate advocacy with local and State-wide WISDOM task forces, governmental agencies, including monitoring relevant legislative actions;
  • Work collaboratively with all affiliate organizations in the WISDOM state network;
  • Work with the Fundraising Team to ensure the financial viability of MOSES;
  • In collaboration with your supervisor, assume other responsibilities as prioritized for the good of the organization.

Essential Characteristics:

  • “Self-starter,” with proven ability to convert goals into strategies and an action plan;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to relate respectfully and empathetically, especially with the most vulnerable
    members of our community;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in building consensus;
  • Computer skills and familiarity with social media
  • Respect for and interest in persons and communities of various faiths;

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Ability to translate policy and legislation into summaries understandable to MOSES members;
  • Understanding of how public policy is made and how to impact that process
  • Experience in community organizing or social action

The immediate supervisor for this position is the President of MOSES, additional support will be provided by the Personnel Committee. For oversight and professional development, the MOSES Community Organizer is expected to participate with other WISDOM Organizers, and to meet regularly with the WISDOM State Director.

MOSES is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other classification protected under the law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume addressed to “Community Organizer Hiring
Committee” by April 23, 2021, to moses.applications@gmail.com.