Database Coordinator and Organizer

Overview:

DC Jobs With Justice (DC JWJ) is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, faith institutions, and student organizations dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people in the DC metropolitan area. DC JWJ has helped win a precedent-setting minimum wage increase in DC, as well as led various campaigns to hold large corporations accountable to DC communities. In the past we have worked on a range of issues, from labor law to health care; from union organizing campaigns to immigrant rights. Please see www.dcjwj.org for more information.

DC JWJ is seeking a database coordinator and organizer to be responsible for managing the database and implementing systems of data collection and usage for a new city-wide anti eviction program.

The ideal candidate will be an organizer who is comfortable working with databases and tech. This role involves managing a database, training others on how to collect and use data as part of their work, and doing basic data analysis for the benefit of campaigns. Alongside the anti eviction project, this person will work as part of the DC JWJ staff team, supporting our coalition of community, labor, student and faith organizations, helping DC JWJ priority campaigns, and integrating learnings from their database work into DC JWJ campaigns. The person will be a team player, excited about the role of unions and coalitions in social change, and committed to justice in Washington, DC.

This position is 8 months with the potential to extend based on funding. The position is supervised by the Organizing Director of DC JWJ

Job Responsibilities:

Database Management:

  • Manage a database for a coalition of 10+ organizations engaging in anti-eviction work across DC.
  • Integrate feedback from coalition groups and update the database accordingly.
  • Analyze the data being collected to; help improve canvassing programs, identify eviction trends across the city, and encourage collaboration between different types of organizations working in the anti-eviction space.

Training

  • Train organizers, canvassers and legal service providers on how to correctly input data into the database.
  • Train organizers, canvassers and legal service providers to look up basic information in the database to support their outreach.
  • Provide technical assistance to coalition organizations as needed.
  • Help create and enforce shared agreements for data collection and usage for the coalition.

Internal DC JWJ Work

  • Train DC JWJ staff and volunteers on data collection and management skills
  • Support the organization to develop better practices around data use for future campaigns.
  • Strengthen participation of member groups in coalition campaigns and activities. Build mobilization capacity of the organization and grow the activist base.

Required Qualifications:

  • Comfortable using and managing database management systems like airtable, action network and everyaction (or learning new systems as needed)
  • Experience running trainings for organizers and canvassers
  • A strong commitment to and understanding of social justice and/or the labor movement.
  • Demonstrated interest in Data as a tool for organizing and progressive power building
  • The ability to develop and implement an organizational vision.
  • A willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Enthusiasm for building relationships across DC’s communities.
  • Motivated self-starter able to learn and solve problems without heavy supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, google drive and wordpress.

 

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Amharic
  • Graphic design experience.
  • Familiarity with DC Government, agencies, and legislative process.

Term of employment: This is a full-time position that falls within a bargaining unit represented for collective bargaining purposes by a labor organization (NPEU/Local 70, IFPTE).

Location: DC JWJ currently works a hybrid remote/in person model, all staff must be able to be in the office in Washington DC at least two days a week.

Compensation: $46,000 – $56,000 based on experience

Benefits: fully paid health and dental benefit, generous leave policy

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled quickly. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@dcjwj.org.Frequently cited statistics show that people of color, women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.

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