315 Linwood Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208 sharon@wcja.org

Job Title: Campaign Director
Reports to: Executive Director of WCJA
Status: Full-time Position with Benefits
Salary/Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Start date: Immediate

About WCJA and the Beyond Rosies Campaign:

The Beyond Rosies Campaign, a project of the Women’s Community Justice Association, is seeking an experienced and visionary criminal justice reform leader who thrives in a collaborative organization.

Our mission is to help transform the NYC justice system for women in deep and sustainable ways while elevating the experiences of personally impacted women. We aim to strategize and create a tangible plan that entails moving women, and women with children, from the Rose M. Singer Center to settings with appropriate services in their communities.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the President and Executive Director of WCJA, the Beyond Rosies Campaign Director will be principally responsible for leading the campaign with member and coalition partners to work toward the systemic decarceration of women in New York City. The Campaign Director will be deeply involved in strategy discussions and policy formulation for all the Beyond Rosies activities.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Identify core research and policy analysis needs to support strategy development, and work with relevant staff to develop sophisticated campaign advocacy plans.
  • Work with the Executive Director and staff to develop and execute NYC advocacy strategy.
  • Lead a strategic campaign by engaging elected and other government officials on the idea of a facility for women.
  • Lead a campaign that drives toward the goal of a stand-alone facility for women. 
  • Develop public education materials relevant to campaign.
  • Serve as liaison to all New York-based organizational partners.
  • Grow and deepen relationships with community partners, coalitions, and stakeholders to assess and meet community needs, and engage partner organizations and impacted communities in BEYONDrosies campaign.
  • Support ED & ally engagement in campaigns, press conferences, public forums, lobby days, and public speaking events.
  • Design and help to facilitate training and public education on key issues, campaigns and civic engagement for staff, members, and supporters.
  • Work with organizing team to base-build and expand WCJA’s leadership of directly impacted leaders.
  • Oversee the development of a communications and media strategy to promote the campaign.

Qualifications:

  • Proven leadership and campaign experience with criminal justice reform and decarceration efforts.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge on NYC real estate development and/or land use policy.
  • Understand – NYC and state criminal justice system as well as gender-based programming needs. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and in diverse positions.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Admin@wcja.org

WCJA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.