Tuesday, December 7, 2010

All of Us or None Opportunity

Job Description – Los Angeles Organizer

All of Us or None is an organization of formerly-incarcerated people, prisoners, and our families. We are a civil and human rights movement, working to win full restoration of rights for people when they come out of jail or prison, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination that we encounter because of past convictions and imprisonment.

To assist with the every day operations, growth, and activities of All of Us or None-Los Angeles
To help build, consolidate and coordinate All of Us or None chapters in Southern California

§ Outreach and Membership development:
§ Develop partnerships with community organizations and service providers, attend community meetings representing All of Us or None
§ Participate in chapter development strategies: outreach, membership and volunteer recruitment and follow-up
§ Assist in developing leadership training and political education curriculum
§ Define, delegate, and coordinate tasks for interns and volunteers
§ Maintain database of members and allies
§ Campaign Planning and Public Advocacy
§ Meet and correspond with elected officials to advocate for full restoration of our rights, particularly focusing on Ban the Box in Los Angeles County as a whole
§ Coordinate the Ban the Box Organizing Committee – develop agendas, notify members of meetings, ensure follow up on designated tasks
§ Assist in formulation of strategies and activities to move campaigns forward
§ Participate in public speaking opportunities on behalf of the campaign and All of Us or None
§ Develop methods for volunteers and members to engage in effective public advocacy and public education
§ Attend conferences and coalition events to promote the All of Us or None program
§ Fund-Raising
§ Represent All of Us or None and LSPC during site visits with funders
§ Review grant proposals
§ Develop grassroots fund-raising strategies, including major donor outreach
§ Regional Coordination:
§ Meet with members from other Southern California chapters quarterly
§ Post action items to for all Southern California chapters
§ Participate in monthly statewide conference calls
§ Assist in regional coordination of statewide campaigns (such as voter education outreach)
§ Follow up with contacts in Southern California expressing interest in founding an All of Us or None Organizing Committee, or launching a Ban the Box campaign

Formerly-incarcerated person, or extensive knowledge of and experience with the criminal justice system
Understanding of All of Us or None policy goals and overall program
Critical understanding of the criminal justice system, the barriers faced by people returning home from prison, and a passion to impact policy in this area
Broad commitment to social justice organizing and principles
Desire and ability to build leadership among formerly-incarcerated people
Able to travel and work some weekends –should own a car, have a drivers’ license and insurance

Required Skills:
Good administrative skills: able to organize and access information, answer phone and e-mail messages, keep well-organized paper and electronic files
WORD, Excel, and e-mail/Internet computer skills
Strong communication skills – oral and written: ability to write letters and present our point of view clearly
Self-starter/self-motivated: Able to work with minimum supervision, Able to define next steps
Critical thinking skills: able to think strategically, able to define and plan next steps
Able to accept direction from All of Us or None program staff regardless of race, gender, age, class, or sexual orientation
Ability to interact, respect, and communicate across all lines that divide us: race, class, age, gender, sexual orientation
Some fund-raising experience helpful
Open-minded, good listening skills
Commitment to follow up with organizing and networking contacts
Reliable and responsible; a team member
Policy advocacy experience, and/or knowledge of local and statewide political process a plus
Able to travel and to work some weekends, late nights, and early mornings

Salary Range:
$35,000-$40,000, depending on Experience. Medical benefits included.

Applicants should submit a resumé and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications, and why you want to work with All of Us or None by December 23rd at 5pm PST. Please send your application to (preferred), or by mail to:

Melissa Burch
c/o A New Way of Life
P.O. Box 875288
Los Angeles, CA 90087

For more information, contact Melissa Burch at or (323-357-8431)

Melissa Burch, Director of Programs
A New Way of Life Reentry Project
323-357-8431 (tel)

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