Join the Movement!

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SCADP is always looking for people who want to volunteer with our movement!

 

Right now, we are looking for people with the following skills:

  • Website design

  • Social media

  • Digital campaign promotion

  • Research (cases, topics, etc.)

  • In-person event coordinating/tabling

  • Data entry

  • Penpal for someone on death row

  • And more!!!

For more information about volunteering, email us at info@scadp.org!

At this time, SCADP is not hiring, but listed below are some partner organizations with job postings. We invite you to check them out!

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Equal Justice Initiative

Campaign Strategist (Remote)

Full-Time

About us: Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a national organization working to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and racial justice to elevate healing and safety over retribution, advance racial equity, and meet the needs of survivors.

How we do it: Our programs work to end the death penalty, expand community-based healing and violence prevention programs in impacted communities, reduce the scope of policing, and change the national narrative on violence and accountability. EJUSA has a bold vision for healing and equity that directly aligns with this urgent national moment – making this an exciting time to join our team and design the next phase of EJUSA’s strategy!

Our team members: EJUSA is a team of fierce organizers and advocates, many of whom have been touched by violence and the justice system. We bring a broad span of perspectives to our work, united by one common belief that everyone deserves safety, healing, equity, and well-being.

What it’s like to work here: EJUSA is a special place to work. Our team is made up of passionate and collaborative leaders who treat each other as whole people. Our organizational culture is rooted in the values that drive our mission so we work to ensure that equity, partnership, transcending divides, and healing is embedded into every aspect of our daily operations, from staff policies to salaries. We are an entirely remote organization and have been honing ways of building and maintaining trust across our team virtually since long before the rest of the world had to.

Job Description


EJUSA seeks a sharp and committed advocate, organizer, and strategic thinker to join our death penalty program team as our next Campaign Strategist. EJUSA has been working to end the death penalty for more than 35 years and is a leader in the abolition movement. This person should have excellent communication, advocacy, organizing, and coalition-building skills and will work with team members to advance state-level campaigns to end the death penalty. This is a terrific opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and hard-working team at a leading grassroots advocacy organization.

EJUSA has 36 staff members throughout the country and a small national office in Brooklyn, NY. This is a remote position that will report to the Death Penalty Program Director.

Responsibilities

  • Act as primary point person for partnerships with state death penalty abolition campaigns:

    • Accompany partners by providing technical assistance, advice, training, and expertise to support their ability to win campaigns

    • Help campaigns monitor and consider political climates to position themselves accordingly

    • Identify needs in campaigns and implement tactics to meet those needs

    • Build relationships with key leaders in campaigns beyond direct partners

    • Draft materials, organize events, prepare action alerts, and help prepare fundraising requests, when appropriate

    • Spend time on the ground supporting partners’ implementation of campaign plans

  • Design and lead planning sessions and training that help organizations in the abolition movement to establish goals and develop and implement their own strategies

  • Stay abreast of political opportunities for and threats to the movement to abolish the death penalty

  • Work with the Death Penalty Program Team to develop EJUSA’s national strategy to end the death penalty and to set and implement campaign priorities

  • Collaborate with the Advocacy Team to increase partnerships between organizations in the death penalty abolition movement and the violence reduction and intervention movements

  • Collaborate with the National Organizing and Narrative Shifting Team to deploy spokespeople and narrative shifting strategies in campaigns

  • Work with the Training and Capacity Building Team to design training and materials specific to the needs of organizations in the death penalty abolition movement

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience, preferably in social justice, racial justice and/or organizing environment

  • Direct experience and comfort working with communities of color and/or organizations that represent people of color

  • Proven track record of commitment to racial justice and racial equity

  • Experience and comfort working with and building trust with people directly impacted by violence and mass incarceration; sensitivity to working with people who have experienced trauma

  • Comfort and interest in working with actors inside the justice system, such as law enforcement

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, networking, public speaking, and social skills; ability and excitement to connect authentically and build relationships with diverse groups of people, including those with whom you disagree

  • Experience with meeting facilitation and conducting workshops

  • Strategic thinker; flexible and tenacious; creative and entrepreneurial; positive and optimistic when tackling challenges; high energy and goal-directed

  • Ability to plan effectively, meet all deadlines, and coordinate the involvement of others

  • Comfort working with a Mac or willingness to learn

  • Ability and willingness to travel. (Note: During the time of COVID-19, EJUSA staff are not expected to travel.)

  • Passion and commitment to the mission and values of EJUSA

Additional Information

 

Location: Remote

Compensation: $70,000-$76,000, commensurate with experience and considering organizational equity. Excellent benefits include employer-paid medical and dental care, a retirement plan, 4 weeks of paid vacation, 12 sick days, 12 holidays, 5 personal days, disability insurance, and a professional development allowance.

Other Perks:

  • We come together as a group in person twice a year for week-long staff retreats to bond, plan, learn, and hang together at different locations throughout the country. Past destinations include Newark, Tampa, Philadelphia, San Juan, and Seattle.

  • We have structures to support and back up our organizational values, ranging from benefits that help cover home office set-up, cell phone bills, and caregiving emergencies.

  • Staff members also have the opportunity to join affinity-based caucuses, a wellness team dedicated to centering the physical and mental health of all staff, the retreat team to help plan our semi-annual convening, and our race equity leadership team that contributes to our organizational commitment to becoming an anti-racist community.

To apply: Click "I'm interested" at the top of our Smart Recruiter page or visit http://www.ejusa.org/jobs.  **Please Note:**  You MUST answer the questions included in the application in order to be considered. You must also submit your resume in PDF format. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Cover letters are optional. You may also submit one writing sample.

No calls, please.

Deadline: Open until filled

EJUSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply, including those impacted by the issues we work on. We consider all applicants on the basis of their ability to perform the job, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, physical appearance, age, mental or physical disability, credit history, veteran status, uniform service member status, justice system involvement, survivors of domestic violence, stalking, or other crimes, political affiliation, or any other legally protected class. EJUSA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any of the above-listed classes.