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Manager - Evangelical Network

Equal Justice USA


2 months ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Business


Company Description

Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a rapidly growing 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. 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.

EJUSA has 22 extraordinary staff members throughout the country and a small national office in Brooklyn. We’re a diverse, passionate team that loves working together to deliver real change.

 
Job Description

We seek a passionate activist, communicator, relationship-builder, and strategist to engage and grow a network of justice-seeking Evangelicals across the country. Since 2011, the EJUSA Evangelical Network has been working to bring awareness to the ways that Evangelical and transformative justice values intersect by promoting a justice system centered on redemption and healing. To date, this work has been focused primarily on ending the death penalty, but in 2021 EJUSA will expand the scope of the network to include the full breadth of EJUSA’s vision and strategy, including violence prevention, trauma and healing, restorative justice, policing, and race equity. The Manager will hit the ground running to continue our robust anti-death penalty work while honing and implementing a strategy to educate and engage Evangelicals on these other issue areas. The ideal candidate will have experience and credibility working with conservative Evangelicals; comfort collaborating across political differences; a strong commitment to race equity; and a willingness to question the punitive foundation of the justice system while building bridges with constituents who do not always share those views. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team at a leading national advocacy organization. 

For more information, visit evangelical.ejusa.org.

The Manager reports to the Senior Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty and works closely with the Director of Advocacy. 

Responsibilities 

Coalition and Partnership Building: Serve as a key representative for EJUSA in the field and an instrumental voice on justice issues in evangelical circles to shape strategy, ensure the effectiveness of the network to promote trauma-informed responses to violence, and increase knowledge of racial and historical trauma with Evangelicals. 

Research, Field Analysis, and Communications: Understand and know how to navigate the contours of conservative evangelical leadership and denominations. Stay on top of trends and key developments in the evangelical sector and develop messages and materials for Evangelical audiences on trauma-informed responses to violence.

  • Create and maintain a compilation of anti-racist resources (sermons, books, articles, films) for Evangelical Pastors and leaders.
  • Work with EJUSA communications staff to prepare materials for evangelical audiences. 
  • Work with the EJUSA communications team to add content to the Evangelical Network website and create email updates for the Network. 

Training, Facilitation, and Public Speaking: Participate in relevant local and national events including leading workshops and attending national Evangelical conferences.

  • Provide training, coaching, and hands-on assistance in Evangelical outreach to state and local organizers working to end the death penalty, expand violence prevention and healing, and promote race equity.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to members of the Evangelical Network to speak on the issues EJUSA works on in the media, at events, and to their peers. 
  • Act as a spokesperson on Evangelical issues in the media, as requested. 
  • Develop and deliver conference presentations, workshops, tabling opportunities, etc. 

Advocacy: In concert with advocacy staff, leverage members of EJUSA’s Evangelical Network to participate in state and local systems change work. 

  • Participate and support systems change efforts in cities and states. 
  • Lead the growth of the Evangelical Network as it embraces and promotes all of EJUSA’s work with an emphasis on racial equity. 
  • Prepare members of EJUSA’s Evangelical Network to participate in systems change work such as testifying in state and local hearings or speaking to lawmakers. 
  • Collaborate with EJUSA staff, bringing expertise to effectively engage Evangelicals in all aspects of EJUSA’s organizing and advocacy work.

Organizing: Create and implement an outreach plan to grow the Evangelical Network including strengthening existing relationships with national organizations, denominations, and leaders, and building new ones.

  • Create and manage an Evangelical advisory group to give guidance on the expansion of the Evangelical Network, and also to support the work to bring in new Evangelical Network members.
  • Grow the community of evangelicals seeking to transform the justice system. 

Program Strategy and Support: Strengthen the EJUSA Evangelical Network’s strategy and coordinate the project with the other work of EJUSA. 

  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals to support project specific fundraising efforts, including grant proposal development.

  • Participate in relevant grant reporting, monitor, and report on deliverables.

  • Contribute to the development of EJUSA’s annual workplan, board reports, and other internal systems used to plan or report on the Evangelical Network’s activities. 

  • Other duties as needed. 

 
Qualifications
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in outreach, program management, advocacy or related fields

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building, networking, and social skills; ability to connect authentically and build trust with diverse groups of people, especially across political and religious ideologies; comfort and excitement about reaching out to and building relationships with new people

  • A positive attitude and friendly personality; ability to get along with many types of people

  • Knowledge and understanding of violence as a public health issue and the importance of community healing a plus

  • Knowledge of racial justice and racial equity and a record of viewing work and outcomes through a racial equity lens

  • Record of success engaging, collaborating, and building effective partnerships

  • Experience communicating through written memos and papers

  • Excellent public speaker and a record of inspiring action among diverse stakeholders; Experience giving media interviews a strong plus

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

  • Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism, including dealing with sensitive and/or confidential information

  • Experience with facilitation, training/leading workshops, and familiarity with campaign strategy a strong plus

  • Strategic thinker; strong organizational ability, including the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, keep things moving, and maintain a high attention to detail; flexible and tenacious; creative and entrepreneurial; positive and optimistic when tackling challenges; high energy and goal directed

  • Familiarity with Microsoft and web-based apps such as GoogleDocs. Comfort working on a Mac or willingness to learn.

  • Passion and commitment to reimagining the justice system and to the mission and values of EJUSA, including a commitment to racial equity.

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

 
Additional Information

Location:  Remote position

Reports to: Senior Manager, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

Deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including employer-paid medical, vision and dental care, retirement plan, 20 days paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, 5 paid personal days, long-term disability insurance, and professional development allowance. 

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, victims 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.

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