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Pretrial Justice Community Organizer

Position Description

 

Community Organizer

20-25 hours a week

The Winnebago County Pretrial Justice Organizer will work with Rockford Urban Ministries to develop a base of people that support pretrial justice reform in Winnebago County. The Pretrial Justice Organizer will connect local organizing to support the statewide organizing efforts of the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice.

 

High-level Goals

  • Build a base of people in Winnebago County that supports pretrial justice reform.
  • Develop and support leaders impacted by and involved in the pretrial justice system.
  • Build relationships with state legislators and county stakeholders.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build a base of people in Winnebago County that supports pretrial justice reform. ○
    • Build a base of 20-30 people who are actively engaged in campaign efforts and a larger group of 100 people educated on pretrial justice and the Pretrial Fairness Act.
  • Develop and support leaders impacted by and involved in the pretrial justice system.
    • Conduct one-on-one meetings with people directly impacted by pretrial incarceration and people that work in the pretrial justice system with the goal of actively bringing them into our campaign.
    • Prepare five people directly impacted by the pretrial justice system or working within it to advocate on our issue at public events, in the media, and in meetings with system stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with state legislators and county stakeholders.
    • Meet with and influence state legislators from your area with support from their constituents.
    • Meet with and influence county stakeholders about pretrial justice reforms with support from their constituents.
  • Organize actions and events about pretrial justice reforms.
    • Organize quarterly educational events and/or actions to build support for pretrial justice reforms in Winnebago
  • Create social media content based on their local issues relating to pretrial justice reforms and pitch stories to traditional media outlets.
    • Develop social media presence and newsletter list to support local pretrial justice reform efforts.
    • Assist the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice Communications Consultant in creating social media content and pitching stories to media about pretrial justice issues in Winnebago County.
  • Participate in monthly meetings of Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice and biweekly meetings of legislative committee

 

Salary

$25,000 for one year part-time, 20 hours per week

 

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To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Violet Johnicker at rockfordurbanministries@gmail.com

 


 

Rockford Urban Ministries is open to God’s Shalom by establishing new and special ministries, especially in the urban areas of Rockford, IL. We support our member congregations in promoting peace, mission and justice ministries, specially through growth and outreach.

 

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