Reproductive Justice Youth Organizer

Applicants should provide the following information:

  • A cover letter stating your interest, availability and general qualifications
  • A resume or CV outlining your education, skills and experience
  • List of 3 references

Please submit your complete application via email to jobs@poweru.org with the following subject line: “your name – Reproductive Justice Organizer”

Job Purpose: Power U requires a talented and enthusiastic individual to help organize students and community members in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This person would be responsible for recruiting young people for campaigns that address gender inequality in Miami Dade Public Schools. Power U uses the definition of Reproductive Justice defined by Sistersong, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, which is the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children in safe and sustainable communities.

Ideal Candidates should have previous working on gender issues and be comfortable working with youth and other community members and be committed to the values of racial, economic, and gender justice (see the Power U Principles of Unity on our website).

Reports to: Executive Director and Lead Organizer

About Power U Center For Social Change: Power U Center for Social Change is a grassroots organization based in Miami, FL. We envision a society free from all forms of oppression in which decisions are made democratically and resources are utilized for the collective benefit of everyone. Toward that vision, our mission is to organize and develop the leadership of Black and Latino youth and Black women in South Florida so that they may help lead the struggle to liberate all oppressed people. Our current programming focuses on educational justice, fighting state violence and criminalization, and advancing reproductive justice. As an alternative to coercive forms of punishment and control, we are working to win restorative and reproductive justice based policies both in our schools and our communities, while also fighting to increase the communities’ ability to decide how resources are allocated in Miami-Dade Public School’s budget.

Description of Duties:

  • Coordinate and facilitate Organization’s “Black Girls Matter” caucus & coalition work
  • Work with staff to ensure programs/campaigns are aligned with Reproductive Justice framework
  • Engage with community members in various outreach methods to recruit them into Power U’s base of supporters of Reproductive Justice Issues.
  • Represents Power U and its long-term campaign goals at the Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition meetings and related programming.
  • Facilitates workshops, presentations, and trainings for staff and members around RJ issues and ideas
  • Building relationships through one on one’s with school administrators, Teachers, Parents, and Students
  • Staying abreast on RJ current events and policy decisions that affect campaign strategy
  • Provide input on relevant grant proposals and reports
  • Works with Executive Director to develop materials that inform staff and members on how reproductive justice issues impact the school district budget
  • Participate in staff political education and other staff development activities

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong Commitment to social justice;
  • 1-3 years’ experience in grassroots organizing, social justice issues, human rights, or structural racism;
  • Demonstrates strong grasp of gender oppression within a global context
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly in regards to socio-political, environmental, and economic contexts;
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and diplomacy skills;
  • Must be able to articulate messages around social justice policy, human rights, needs, etc for campaigns;
  • Enjoys and excels at networking;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including motivation, strategic direction, conflict resolution
  • Willingness to work irregular hours and to travel;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Excellent outreach and networking skills;
  • Experience working with students and youth;
  • Ability to identify and develop leadership among members;
  • Experience with coaching and mentorship;
  • Knowledge of school to prison pipeline issues and reproductive justice issues;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or Haitian Kreyol a plus.

**Salary Based on Experience and Qualifications**

People of color, LGBTQ+, women and young people are highly encouraged to apply.