ORGANIZING JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE YJC!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE Youth Justice Coalition!

1. Organizer – LA FOR YOUTH CAMPAIGN (PT – 20 hours/week)

Mobilize youth impacted by school push-put and/or court, families of youth in the system, and people returning home from juvenile halls, Probation camps, jails and prisons to lead the YJC’s campaign to divest from policing and prisons to invest in youth development – also known as the LA for Youth or 5% campaign.

Specific work will include:

*Coordinating the YJC’s base building efforts including outreach to court, county jail and juvenile hall visiting lines, and working with youth to create chapters of the YJC in continuation schools, juvenile halls and camps; 2. Supporting youth and community leaders in organizing and running public hearings, advocacy meetings, and direct action; 3. Facilitating community meetings, workshops and forums; 4. Assisting with the creation of community media (posters, videos, social media, etc.); 5. Assisting in the development and passing of relevant state legislation and ballot initiatives.

Qualifications: 1. Five years’ experience as a direct action organizer, or Bachelors or Master’s degree with two years’ experience in direct action organizing; 2. Experience designing and implementing organizing campaigns and base building efforts; 3. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; 4. People of color, family members of incarcerated people, and formerly incarcerated people are urged to apply.

2. Organizer – COUNTY JAIL AND PROBATION CHANGE (FT, 40 hours/week)

Mobilize families of people in the system, and people returning home from juvenile halls, Probation camps, jails and prisons to lead the YJC’s campaign to end money bail in California and to organize for changes in LA County’s Probation Department, including efforts to close youth prisons and build community-based diversion from arrest, court, detention and incarceration.

Specific work will include:

*Coordinating the YJC’s base building efforts including outreach to court, county jail and juvenile hall visiting lines, and working with youth to create chapters of the YJC in continuation schools, juvenile halls and camps; 2. Supporting youth and community leaders in organizing and running public hearings, advocacy meetings, and direct action; 3. Facilitating community meetings, workshops and forums; 4. Assisting with the creation of community media (posters, videos, social media, etc.); 5. Assisting in the development and passing of relevant state legislation and ballot initiatives.

Qualifications: 1. Five years’ experience as a direct action organizer, or Bachelors or Master’s degree with two years’ experience in direct action organizing; 2. Experience designing and implementing organizing campaigns and base building efforts; 3. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; 4. People of color, family members of incarcerated people, and formerly incarcerated people are urged to apply.

Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references on or before Monday, May 15th to action@youth4justice.org. Candidates selected can start immediately.

 

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