Puerto Rico Director of Policy and Organizing Job Opening
Jubilee USA Network seeks to immediately hire a Director of Policy and Organizing focused on Puerto Rico in Jubilee USA’s fast-paced and results-motivated culture. Jubilee seeks exceptional, professional, strategic, organized, detail-oriented and highly motivated individuals who are passionate to impact policies that affect millions of people living in Puerto Rico.
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations, 700 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee’s mission is to build an economy that serves, protects and promotes participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. Since 2014, Jubilee USA focused on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, austerity policies, child poverty and impacts from natural disasters. Working with the Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico religious leaders, Protestant Bodies, the General Bible Society and Puerto Rico’s Ecumenical Coalition, Jubilee USA secured debt relief processes and disaster aid for the island.
Supervisor: The Director of Policy and Organizing is hired and supervised by the Executive Director.
Location: Washington DC/Puerto Rico
Jubilee USA Network Director of Policy and Organizing Job Description:
The Director of Organizing and Policy will develop a Puerto Rico organizing plan in consultation with partners and explore funding opportunities to support further plan implementation. He/she creates, leads and implements Puerto Rico related advocacy, events, research, communications and organizing projects. He or she liaises with Puerto Rico partners and supervises Puerto Rico related organizers and volunteers. The Director ensures that Puerto Rico admin, funding and program deadlines are met. This is a mid-level to senior level position.
- Serves as one of Jubilee’s primary Puerto Rico public policy advocates and engages in direct advocacy with Congress, FEMA, Puerto Rico officials and the Executive Branch
- Working with Puerto Rico partners and Caritas distribution sites, recruits and develops leaders who effectively relate community concerns to Puerto Rico policy goals
- Develops and supports congregational and general organizing in Puerto Rico and the United States
- Liaises with Jubilee’s 75 Network Council members, Puerto Rico partners, US congregations and builds collaboration on Jubilee’s Puerto Rico primary policy initiatives
- Stays abreast on new Puerto Rico developments and briefs the Executive Director on strategic opportunities around goals
- Researches, writes and edits education, advocacy, funding and communications materials for Members of Congress, journalists, donors, funders, other decision makers, supporters and partners
- Oversees the development and implementation of Jubilee’s Puerto Rico organizing, communications, advocacy, program and fundraising work plan
- Supports partner communications and relationship building with partners such as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
- At the direction of the Executive Director, works on special or needed projects, programs and tasks
- Organizes Puerto Rico events
- Supervises Puerto Rico organizers, volunteers and interns
- Produces and translates Puerto Rico website updates, mass emails, action alerts and other e-alerts
- Supports fundraising for expansion of Puerto Rico efforts
- Ensures that Puerto Rico related admin, funding and program deadlines are scheduled and met
Leading candidates possess the following qualities:
- 5 years or more of community organizing, strategic organizing planning or advocacy experience; 10 years or more experience preferred
- Fluency in English and Spanish
- Familiarity or direct experience with Puerto Rico
- Experience working with and understanding of religious organizations
- Demonstrated concern and awareness of Puerto Rico issues
- Highly organized and detail-oriented
- Highly effective critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills
- Experience with working on organizing campaigns and rapid response efforts
- Community organizing training, MDiv or advanced degrees are a plus
Candidates must either hold US citizenship or a US work permit.
Compensation: Salary dependent on experience. Based on experience a salary and compensation package ranges from $50,000.00 to $90,000.00. Medical and hospitalization plan; starting at 3 weeks of vacation annually, generous compensation time policy, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.
Jubilee USA Network is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.
Application Process: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three work-related reference contacts to jobs (at) jubileeusa.org with “Puerto Rico Director Application” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Closing Date: Until filled.
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