HIRING CSAJ’s Project Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE: Due to the nature of the projects this position will be charged with, we strongly encourage candidates with diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply.
About the Position
The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice is looking for a dynamic Project and Research Coordinator to support and enhance the execution of several national projects, oversee technical assistance intake, contribute to project-related research and evaluation activities, manage and execute communications, and support board development, fundraising, and organizational development efforts. The position is an opportunity for a vibrant, bright, and passionate person to gain broad experience in national advocacy organization. It requires strong skills in administration, logistical coordination, and project support.
The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization that addresses the link between gender based violence, poverty, and social inequality.
We envision a world where all people have equal access to physical safety, economic security, and human dignity. CSAJ’s mission is to develop and promote advocacy approaches that remove systemic barriers, enhance organizational responses, and improve professional practices to meet the self-defined needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors.
CSAJ’s work operates on three Levels of Impact: Enhancing Individual Advocacy to address the physical and economic safety needs of survivors, Advocating within Organizations & Communities through partnership building within and between movements, and Changing Systems and Policies to remove institutional and structural barriers facing survivors and their communities. We identify and uphold the following organizational values, as a team and in our project work: survivor-centered advocacy, agency, multi-level advocacy, margins-to-center, intersectional, partnership and collaboration, and praxis.
We currently engage in this work through a number of national, technical assistance projects and context-specific demonstration site work, primarily:
The Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative (Consumer Rights Initiative) is a national project of CSAJ that enhances economic justice for survivors of domestic violence by building the capacity of and building partnerships between domestic violence and consumer lawyers and advocates across the nation.
The Racial & Economic Equity for Survivors Project (REEP) is a national project that seeks to remedy the systemic inequalities facing survivors of color.
The Accounting for Economic Security Atlas Project seeks to shift the current underlying advocacy goal from one of individual economic self-sufficiency to economic agency. The Atlas will be a series of three Map Books that assist in mapping, navigating, and changing the economic terrain that domestic violence survivors navigate on their paths to safety.
The ACCESS to Justice Project galvanizes the power of non-lawyer legal advocates as critical players in survivors’ access to justice, by enhancing their advocacy around the financial impact of domestic and sexual violence.
To achieve this, CSAJ’s organizational model is made up of collaborative and cross-cutting teams to vision, plan for impact, and galvanize our action networks. The Project and Research Coordinator works in collaboration with all CSAJ staff. They report on project and research to the Director of Research and Programs, and report on fundraising and organizational development to the Executive Director.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Program and Research Coordinator will coordinate and execute key activities on multiple projects (approximately 75% time) and manage critical aspects of organizational development (approximately 25% time), including:
Support project management, lead logistical coordination, and contribute to research and evaluation activities of all national projects:
Conduct intake and manage technical assistance requests from advocates, lawyers, programs, and coalitions on a range of economic and consumer law issues, under the supervision of the Director of Capacity Building and Systems Change.
Support logistical planning for a national Access to Justice Institute (and other in-person trainings and events) alongside the Director of Capacity Building and Systems Change and event planning consultants.
Coordinate curriculum development, registration, and production of national webinar trainings, peer exchanges, listening sessions, and other project activities for lawyers, advocates, and programs across the nation.
Support the Director of Programs and Research in critical project-related data collection and evaluation processes, including:
Developing, delivering, and/or analyzing evaluations/surveys for national trainings and other activities;
Supporting the development of processes and systems to track, monitor, and report program data (linking to communications, fund development, and other project-related work)
Creating and/or supporting the management of project plans for major research and evaluation activities;
Work with CSAJ staff to develop and execute communications calendar:
Manage all communications platforms and applications.
Draft content for social media and e-blasts to share work, publicize events, and reach out to practitioners, programs, partners, and donors.
Help design and promote CSAJ-developed resources and other branded communications.
Coordinate the redesign, expansion, and maintenance of CSAJ’s website.
Support or supervise communications interns and communications campaigns.
Support the Executive Director in Fundraising & Organizational Development:
Conduct research on funding sources, including government, foundation, corporate, and individual support.
Draft letters of inquiry to send to potential funders.
Maintain and manage database of funding prospects.
Assist the Executive Director in year-end fundraising campaign, creating announcements, updating individual donor list and sharing with board.
Support and coordinate logistics of outreach and development events in collaboration with CSAJ staff, board, and potential donors (identifying venues, securing food, creating materials for the event).
Centralize organizational practices to assist in documenting and assessing the impact of CSAJ’s work.
Assist Executive Director in scheduling and logistical planning of Board meetings, retreats, and other events that involve Board participation.
Experience & Qualifications
What you bring:
Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience in some area of nonprofit management, development, communications, domestic violence, sexual assault, gender studies, racial justice, and/or anti-poverty advocacy. Advanced degree helpful. We will consider candidates with equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Ability to craft and manage work plans that include multiple individuals with concurrent deadlines.
Desire to contribute to multiple administrative, project, and development aspects of a rapidly expanding yet lean national nonprofit organization. Experience in project coordination/administration, communications, and/or development strongly preferred. We’ll offer training and support to the right candidate.
Experience communicating, working, and building relationships with diverse communities, stakeholders, and advocates.
Comfort with computing and navigating technology, including: Microsoft suite and Google Drive product (advance Excel a plus), websites and web-based applications, webinar and virtual training technologies, social media platforms, and identifying and instituting other products/technologies, as needed.
Experience with or interest in learning about economic justice, anti-poverty, and/or domestic and sexual violence advocacy, and in working on projects with a social justice mission and/or within nonprofit settings
We’re looking for someone who is:
Collaborative and has the ability to connect the dots across levels of work and projects/programs.
Energized and enthusiastic about seeing and addressing the little things without loosing sight of the big-picture.
Self-driven. You have an interest in challenging yourself, learning or expanding experience in multiple aspects of a national social justice organization. You like to develop processes, take and share ownership, and identify problems and initiate ways to address those challenges.
Able to communicate directly and effectively with colleagues, as well as external partners. You can speak or understand the languages of pragmatism, logic/planning, and visioning.
Interested in working with colleagues and partners at locations across the nation, which includes videoconferencing, phone, email, and periodic in-person meetings.
You not only like and are able to work remotely, but are attentive to the ways that you can enhance real relationships (albeit virtually), organizational structure, and culture.
Strong familiarity with (and bring your own language to) gender, economic, racial justice, feminist and/or critical race theory, history, and advocacy movements. Has come from and/or worked with diverse communities and understands current conditions (and their roots) facing communities marginalized by virtue of race, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and at the intersections. Has an interest in and perspective/experience to share in broad ranging social justice issues as well as a passion to learn from others.
Diplomatic, practices self-awareness and reflection, is able to give feedback to others, and brings your own sense of humor.
The starting salary for this full-time position is $45,000, along with health insurance, a generous vacation package, and flexible working hours.
Location and Remote Working
CSAJ is a small but mighty nonprofit with staff located in Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY, and with Expert Advisors located in states across the nation. Staff work mostly remotely, but near CSAJ’s DC or NY offices. Preference for candidates to be located in DC/NY.
Please submit a cover letter describing what interests you in the position and how it is linked to previous experience, a resume/CV, a list of 2-3 references, and a writing sample that exemplifies your experience and can be applied to this position.
Visit www.csaj.org for more information about our philosophy, work, and impact.
Submit application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading: “Program and Research Coordinator [your name]”
NOTE: This position is for immediate hire. Due to the nature of the projects this position will be charged with, we strongly encourage candidates with diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply.