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CAMPAIGN AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR, WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Workers’ Rights Project, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Campaign and Outreach Coordinator to advance policies that improve the lives and protect the rights of low-income workers in North Carolina.  The Outreach Coordinator has primary responsibility for building support for the project’s policy agenda among allied organizations, the public, and the media.  This position provides strategic campaign and communications direction for the Workers’ Rights Project’s policy advocacy initiatives, including coordinating the work of various coalitions, and assisting the project staff in educating and engaging the public around issues impacting low-income workers. Policy issue areas include minimum wage, paid leave, unemployment, wage theft, workforce development, and other core legal protections available for workers. In addition, the Outreach Coordinator will work closely with other project staff members to ensure that project research, writing and other communications are accessible to broad audiences around the state and will develop companion materials such as factsheets, talking points, and online materials including blog posts as needed.  The Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Director of the Workers’ Rights Project.  Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required for the position.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional training; a minimum of five years of professional experience working in policy-oriented advocacy and community engagement, particularly with a focus on issues affecting workers and low- and moderate-income individuals;  experience leading policy and issue advocacy campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging including social media; working knowledge of the substantive and political dimensions of the legislative process; familiarity with labor organizing efforts; familiarity with  litigation processes; superior written, oral and presentation skills including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policy and legal issues to a wide variety of audiences; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Workers’ Rights Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.