ANNOUNCING NEW POSITION: Campaign Director

The Beyond Rosies Campaign is a project of the Women’s Community Justice Association (WCJA). Rosie relates to Rose M. Singer facility on Rikers Island and the Beyond Rosie’s Campaign is WCJA’s effort to offer a gender-based, service-enriched response to NYC’s Close Rikers initiative.

WCJA, a newly formed non-profit, seeks an experienced and visionary individual to lead this campaign which has as its mission a broad transformation of the NYC justice system for women. Reporting to the President of WCJA, the Beyond Rosies Campaign Director will supervise a small staff and provide leadership to a committed coalition of individuals and organizations who bring to this effort a broad range of life experiences and expertise.

Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefit package provided.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks: The Campaign Director will be deeply involved in all administrative, policy, strategy, and coalition building activities related to the Beyond Rosie’s Campaign. Specific tasks include the following:

  • Continue to build and support a coalition of members and partners
  • Work in collaboration with coalition partners and members to:
    • Design a strategic vision for a local and statewide criminal justice reform effort
    • Ensure that the campaign strategic vision is successfully implemented
  • Forge and maintain positive working relationships with government officials,
  • Serve as a principal public spokesperson for the Beyond Rosies campaign
  • Coordinate policy research and analysis, and participate in the production of policy documents
  • Oversee the Campaign’s communications strategy
  • Provide oversight of all administrative duties including:
    • Preparing programmatic and financial reports
    • Hiring, training and supervising staff
    • Participating in fundraising activities for the campaign


Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven leadership and campaign experience related to criminal justice reform and decarceration efforts. (Individuals with direct personal knowledge of the NYC criminal justice institutions encouraged to apply.)
  • Experience developing advocacy strategies, to include legislation, politics, policy reform, statistical research, coalition development, public education, and strategic communications.
  • Experience working with diverse coalitions and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline preferred. Bachelor’s degree plus ten years relevant experience will be considered.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2019.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to: darlenej@womenscommunityjustice.org



WCJA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in the workplace.

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