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CSAJ is Hiring!
August 12, 2020
Update: Position Filled | CSAJ Career Opportunity: Project Coordinator
About the Position
The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice is looking for a dynamic Project Coordinator to support the execution of several national projects, including coordinating training and requests for technical assistance, execute essential communications functions, and support fundraising and organizational administration. The position is an opportunity for a vibrant, bright, and passionate person to gain broad experience with a 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 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 projects and context-specific demonstration site work, primarily:
The Consumer Rights for Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors Initiative is a national project of CSAJ that enhances economic justice for survivors of domestic and sexual 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 for Survivors Project galvanizes the power of non-lawyer legal advocates as critical players in survivors’ access to justice, amplifying the work of, connecting, and equipping non-lawyer legal advocates with the capacity to provide advocacy that reduces costs and removes systemic economic barriers and inequities.
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 Coordinator works in close collaboration with all CSAJ staff and reports directly to the Director of Programs and Research.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will coordinate and provide administrative assistance on multiple projects, including essential communications functions (approximately 75% time) and support important aspects of organizational development (approximately 25% time), including:
Project & Technical Assistance Coordination:
- 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 the logistical aspects of web-based trainings and other activities, including registration, production, evaluation, and promotion of national webinar trainings, peer exchanges, listening sessions, and other project activities for lawyers, advocates, and programs across the nation.
- Support the Director of Capacity Building and Systems Change in managing requests for technical assistance from advocates, lawyers, programs, and coalitions on a range of economic and consumer law issues.
- Support the Director of Programs and Research in critical project-related data collection and evaluation processes, including:
- Support evaluation activities for national trainings (web and in-person)
- Support grant reporting, including developing processes and systems to track, monitor, and report program data.
- Coordinate the redesign of CSAJ’s website, serving as the primary point of contact with the web developer.
- Create, post, and manage all content for the website, such as posting webinar archives, maintaining project web pages, and making content and technical updates as needed.
- 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, project activities, fundraisers, and donor relations.
- Support communications interns and communications campaigns.
Fundraising & Organizational Development:
- Assist the Executive Director in
- Supporting year-round individual donor cultivation efforts, by creating impact reports, sending thank you emails, and other ongoing communications.
- Supporting the year-end fundraising campaign, creating announcements, updating donor lists, disseminating letters and social media messages, and sharing with the board of directors.
- Supporting event planning for CSAJ staff, board, and potential donors (identifying venues, securing food, creating materials for the event).
- Helping organize CSAJ’s systems and practices, such as: Dropbox, Google Drive, and other operating systems.
- Scheduling and logistical planning for project activities as well as Board meetings and events that involve Board participation.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for the administrative tasks required to carry out the mission and projects of the organization.
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 an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Desire and ability to offer administrative support across multiple projects in 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 technology and systems required for project management and coordination, including: Microsoft suite and Google Drive products (advanced Excel a plus), websites and web-based applications, webinar and virtual training technologies (Zoom and Adobe), social media platforms, Mailchimp, Trello/other project management 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:
Energized and enthusiastic about seeing and addressing the little things without losing sight of the big-picture.
Collaborative and has the ability to connect the dots across levels of work and projects/programs.
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 and accept feedback from others.
Brings 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 (must include at least two prior supervisors), 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: “Project 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.