Essie Justice Group (Essie) is building grassroots power to dismantle the US incarceration system, the most egregious creator of racial and gender injustice of our time. We are a loving and powerful community of women with incarcerated loved ones—and include cisgender women, transgender women, formerly incarcerated women, gender non-conforming (gnc) people, elders, and young people.
Building a sustainable grassroots institution that can be leveraged in the fight for a Black Feminist future is a priority at Essie. Through the development of thoughtful organizing models, a vibrant organizational culture, and scalable structure our aim is to break the isolation of the 1 in 4 women who have loved ones behind bars and sustain bold decarceration advocacy through the leadership of women with loved ones behind bars. After seven years building an active membership across California, Essie is waging even more ambitious campaigns to divest from state-sponsored punitive control and invest in structures that support the self-determination, freedom, and dignity of Black women and gender non-conforming (gnc) people. In the midst of significant organizational growth, we are seeking four motivated, detail-oriented, and values-aligned Administrative & Project Coordinators to join our team.
The Administrative & Project Coordinator is an excellent opportunity for ambitious, emerging professionals looking for an entry point into movement work and enthusiastic about supporting and contributing to a deeply committed and talented team of mission-driven leaders. The people who will excel in this role are natural problem solvers who find joy in making meetings, events, and environments both welcoming and conducive to the urgent and collaborative work we undertake at Essie. As an integral member of each of our four department teams, each of the four Administrative & Project Coordinators will work cross-functionally across the organization and in collaboration with one another to bring their operational expertise both to the administrative systems that support our growing team and the events through which some of our most important work as a community and team takes place. Additionally, each Administrative & Project Coordinator will support their department team’s leadership by providing direct administrative support to a director of the department.
The person in this role is an effective advocate, ensuring that the needs and well-being of the organization are met while skillfully maintaining important staff and vendor relationships. The ideal candidate recognizes that our team spends more waking hours working than anything else, and works to support their productivity, collaboration, learning, and growth by ensuring our work environment and projects run smoothly and support team wellbeing. A natural multi-tasker who is able to wear many hats and follow through on various deliverables will thrive in this role, this person values, and is excited by details and research. The Administrative & Project Coordinator approaches their organizational responsibilities with creativity, consistency, and synergy, which enables our teams to operate from a well-resourced foundation.
Start date: January 10, 2022.
Departmental Administrative & Logistics Support - Support the implementation of organization-wide operational systems focused on information storage, communication, and workflow management and support logistics for organizational events.
Special Projects - Help drive department goals forward through project support as needed.
Who We Are Looking For
The Administrative & Project Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position. The salary for this position is $28.28/hr or the equivalent of $58,300/year with full medical, dental, and vision benefits, optional 401(k), a substantial vacation package, and a monthly personal wellness stipend. These positions will be based in one of Essie’s offices in Oakland, California or Los Angeles, California. Essie has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.
Please address a thoughtful cover letter to the “Essie Hiring Committee” and submit along with a resume through our hiring portal (https://essiejusticegroup.bamboohr.com/jobs).
Essie Justice Group provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all staff members. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and skills. Essie does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, immigration status, socioeconomic status, ancestry, age, size, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, familial status, veteran status, disability, AIDS/HIV status, medical condition, prior conviction, arrest history, traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Essie values and specifically seeks applicants who are people with incarcerated loved ones; formerly incarcerated people; people of color; women; queer, transgender, gender non-conforming (gnc), and gender fluid people.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, performance assessment, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
About Essie Justice Group
Essie Justice Group is a non profit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration. Our award-winning Healing to Advocacy Model brings women together to heal, build collective power, and drive social change. Essie is Great Place to Work-Certified™ by Great Place to Work.
Learn more at www.essiejusticegroup.org.
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