Health Care / Economic Justice Organizer – Jane Addams Senior Caucus – Chicago, IL

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Health Care & Economic Justice Organizer Job Announcement

Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) is a multiracial, grassroots organization led by concerned seniors in the Chicago metropolitan area. We cross-neighborhood, racial, religious and socio-economic lines to find common ground upon which to act on our values. Through leadership development, organizing and popular education, we use the power of our collective voice to work for economic, social and racial justice for all seniors and our communities.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus is now hiring a Health Care and Economic Justice Organizer. This position is responsible for building a powerful base of grassroots leaders who can win health care and economic justice campaigns that build long-term power and achieve short terms victories. This is an exciting position for an individual with a passion for community organizing, racial justice and social change.

Health Care & Economic Justice Organizer Primary Functions:

Recruit and build a powerful base of grassroots leaders who can win health care and economic justice campaigns that build long-term power and achieve short terms victories.
Develop and carry out grassroots actions as determined by the campaign strategy. Actions could include: community meetings, press events, letter-to-the editor campaigns, lobby days, and direct action. Manage logistical details, materials development, preparation of leaders;
Coordinate volunteer grassroots advocacy including phone banks, door knocks and other outreach efforts;
Provide staff support to Health Care and Economic Justice Team, which includes creating meeting minutes, maintaining the database and frequent communication;
Work closely with Jane Addams Senior Caucus’ organizing staff to develop, refine, and further Health Care and Economic Justice and Jane Addams Senior Caucus overall organizing program;
Support the growth and stability of Jane Addams Senior Caucus by bringing in new members, new donors and contributing to fundraising events and foundation applications.

Qualifications

One (1) or more years of experience in community organizing;
Proven experience with health care, economic justice and issue campaigns;
Experience developing and implementing short and long term campaign strategies with a diverse

range of legislative and corporate targets;

Ability to move diverse groups of people and work well as a team member;
Can meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment;
Excellent personal accountability and follow through;
Proven track record of grassroots leadership development;
Passion and strong commitment to social, racial and economic justice;
Multi-lingual skills are a plus.

Salary is competitive and based on experience. Full health, dental and life insurance benefits offered.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals and women.

How to apply

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references to Lori Clark, Executive Director at Jane Addams Senior Caucus, 1111 N. Wells, Suite 302, Chicago, Illinois 60610 or lori@seniorcaucus.org. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2016.

No phone calls please.

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