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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WCJA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in the workplace.