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Jobs to Move America


Position Title: Lincoln Organizer

Reports to: Northeast Director

Application Deadline: Accepted until filled

Anticipated Start Date: Flexible

Position Type: Full-Time ─ Exempt. This is a three year position and may be extended depending on future campaign opportunities.

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska


Who we are  ─ About Jobs to Move America:

Jobs to Move America is a national and multi-regional strategic policy center that works to transform public spending and corporate behavior using a comprehensive approach that is rooted in racial and economic justice and community organizing. We seek to advance a fair and prosperous economy with good jobs and healthier communities for all. To learn more, visit our website:


What You’ll Do ─  Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

JMA is at the forefront of smart policy and strategic organizing to win real benefits for communities and workers of color who too often have been left behind. As our Lincoln Organizer, you will be responsible for leading and growing the network of workers, grassroots community members, and coalition partners that are engaged in our campaigns to win community benefits agreements and worker-centered equity policies. You will pay special attention to organizing workers at a specific worksite and building a coalition of community, labor, environmental, and workforce organizations to advance a shared vision of racial equity and worker power.


This is a three year position and may be extended depending on future campaign opportunities. The role will be mostly performed in-person in Lincoln and will also include some virtual meetings.


The Work

  • Develop and drive JMA’s field coordination efforts in Lincoln to organize workers and community members to win community benefits campaigns with Nebraska-based companies
  • Build and maintain substantial 1:1 relationships through regular meetings and consistent follow-up with key worker and community stakeholders including developing and running monthly coalition meetings
  • Conduct survey research to better understand community and worker needs
  • Act as an effective spokesperson for JMA’s vision, work and campaigns and represent JMA in high-stakes meetings with decision makers
  • Strengthen JMA’s organizing program, strategies and toolkit by producing organizing and campaign materials and contributing to strategic planning


About you ─ Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience working within the political landscape and dynamics within diverse coalition spaces in Lincoln and/or Nebraska is strongly preferred
  • 3+ years experience organizing with workers, community groups, and/or unions to win comprehensive strategic campaigns is strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and social skills including the ability to develop new contacts and build transformational relationships with workers and organization leaders
  • Ability to continually assess, follow up, and deepen the commitment of key stakeholders
  • Maintain good judgment, flexibility and creative thinking in difficult situations and evolving circumstances
  • Demonstrate self-awareness, empathy, and social skills in work and interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to develop and follow a work plan with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to drive and have access to a reliable, insured vehicle for regular work-related travel
  • Occasional travel out-of-state for meetings or events (1-3 times per year)
  • Familiarity with workforce development, trades training programs, labor unions, policy and/or research is a plus


Other Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to communicate clearly on telephone with reasonable accommodations

What Else You Should Know ─ Compensation/Benefits:

  • Compensation for this role is $59,000-$77,000 depending on experience with annual raises.
  • Candidates with more extensive organizing experience will be considered for a senior role and higher salary.
  • One-time inflation offset bonus of $3000 upon completion of probation
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for the employee and dependents
  • Generous paid time off including 12 personal days, 12 federal holidays, and 2 floating holidays each year. JMA has a paid, two week winter break at the end of each December. Staff can accrue up to 20 vacation days and 20 sick days. After 5 years of work, all staff are eligible for 3 months of sabbatical leave.
  • 401(k) plan with 5% employer contribution after 6 months of employment
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Utility/Internet monthly stipend for those working from home
  • Work from home office set up provided if needed
  • Training and professional development opportunities are available upon completion of the probationary period
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices
  • Qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer
    JMA is a unionized workplace. This position is part of the staff union.


How to Apply:

Please upload a resume, three references, and complete the application questions. Only applications submitted via the above link will be considered. No phone calls, please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications may not receive a reply. Applicants may be asked to provide a writing sample and/or perform an exercise later in the selection process.


JMA Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

We are an EEO/affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Those who identify as persons of color, women, LGBTQ, veterans, or formerly incarcerated persons, and/or have had experience working with one or more of those groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


JMA Diversity and Inclusion Statement

JMA believes that diverse, engaged, and motivated employees are essential to achieving our goals of economic, racial, and social justice. JMA believes that each employee’s voice is valuable and that when all employees contribute ideas to the organization’s operation, it enhances the success of the organization overall.


In order to assist us in achieving our goals as a diverse and inclusive workforce, we ask optional self-identification questions in the job application.

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