Justice Fellowship, the advocacy arm of Prison Fellowship, is searching for qualified candidates to serve as our Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator. This is a newly created position. We would greatly appreciate your help spreading the word. The description and application instructions are available here. I have also included some of the job description below:
Justice Fellowship (JF), part of Prison Fellowship Ministries, advocates for the reform of the justice system so communities are safer, victims are respected and lives are transformed. Our growing team is seeking an Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator in our Lansdowne, VA office. In this role you will:
· Develop and execute a strategic plan to identify thousands of new members of Justice Fellowship’s network and coordinate regular advocacy e-alerts and updates to JF’s network list.
· Design and disseminate advocacy education and action resources for churches, campuses, and other target audiences.
· Build ongoing relationships of trust among JF grassroots volunteers and faith leaders, particularly in our target states, inspiring and equipping them to deepen their participation in restorative justice advocacy.
· Assist Director of Government Affairs in serving JF’s national faith-based working group. Train faith leaders and JF volunteers in basic organizing skills and engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals.
· Work with JFs policy team to host regular conference calls with JF advocacy volunteer leaders to provide legislative updates and plan advocacy actions.
· Represent JF before stakeholders and coalition partners. Give presentations and attend conferences and other state events.
· Plan and build turnout for public meetings and events where churches and community members are organized to demonstrate support for restorative justice reforms.
Skills and Requirements:
· Minimum 2 years’ experience in issue-based grassroots mobilizing, including experience in advocacy training and event planning, and advocacy resource development.
· Bachelor’s degree.
· Knowledge Areas: Grassroots mobilization, advocacy, faith institutions and leaders, public policy, criminal justice, and earned media.
· Comfort working with religious institutions and faith leaders required. Strong relationships with faith leaders, particularly among evangelicals, preferred. Strong work ethic and team player. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Heather Rice-Minus, Esq.
Director of Government Affairs
Justice Fellowship | Prison Fellowship Ministries