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Director of Operations
Tsuru for Solidarity
January 2024

Description

Tsuru for Solidarity (TFS) seeks a Director of Operations to lead the infrastructural support and operations of the organization. This position will be supervised by the TFS Executive Director and will work closely with the Leadership Council (board) and Director of Organizing. The position can be located anywhere, with regular participation in virtual meetings during US hours. Travel to TFS events, about 15% of time, is required.

Tsuru for Solidarity’s mission is to educate, advocate, and protest to close all detention sites; build solidarity with other communities of color that have experienced forced removal, detention, deportation, separation of families, and other forms of racial and state violence; coordinate intergenerational, cross-community healing circles addressing the trauma of our shared histories. Tsuru for Solidarity is a program of Community Initiatives.

Location Remote with in person travel (15%) required

Responsibilities

  • Leads staff professional development & staff infrastructure, with HR support provided by Community Initiatives
  • Manages relationship between TFS and Community Initiatives (fiscal sponsor)
  • Manages Leadership Council (board) meetings and provides support to at large members; supports Leadership Council and Executive Director in organizational visioning
  • Manages logistics for TFS special events & general operations
  • Manages day to day finances of TFS utilizing reports and systems from Community Initiatives
  • Manages other TFS resources including physical and digital tools and accounts
  • Supervises TFS contractors
  • Additional duties as needed in support of TFS operations and campaigns

Qualifications

Excellent operations skills, problem solving skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently are required. A minimum of five years experience in operations or non-profit leadership is required. Familiarity with and understanding of Japanese American incarceration history, anti-racist movements, immigrant rights, abolitionist organizing, and healing justice are preferred. Any multilingual skills (Spanish, Creole, Japanese) are a plus.
Full time salary for this position is between $80,000-85,000, commensurate with experience, as well as the following benefits:

  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision
  • 401k and 5% employer match
  • Basic life insurance, AD&D, STD & LTD
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • 12 days of paid sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 4 floating holidays

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples (optional) to tsuruforsolidarity@gmail.com with the subject line “Application Director of Operations [NAME].”

Community Organizer
Tsuru for Solidarity
January 2024

Description

Tsuru for Solidarity (TFS) seeks a Community Organizer who will support the mission of TFS through effective community organizing for two campaigns. This position will be supervised by the TFS Director of Organizing and works closely with campaign leaders and TFS staff. This position works closely with both internal volunteers and stakeholders and external partners and coalitions. The position can be located anywhere, with regular participation in virtual meetings during US hours. Travel to TFS events, about 15% of time, is required.

Tsuru for Solidarity’s mission is to educate, advocate, and protest to close all detention sites; build solidarity with other communities of color that have experienced forced removal, detention, deportation, separation of families, and other forms of racial and state violence; coordinate intergenerational, cross-community healing circles addressing the trauma of our shared histories. Tsuru for Solidarity is a program of Community Initiatives.

Location Remote with in person travel (15%) required

Responsibilities

  • Leads two TFS campaigns (likely Reparations & Healing Justice), including supporting campaign strategy and planning, supporting campaign co-chairs and volunteers, and supporting campaign work including communications, direct actions, education, advocacy, and healing justice.
  • Responsible for TFS campaign budgets and resources
  • Leads TFS base building work including managing volunteer database and initial point of contact for new volunteers
  • Represent TFS in coalition meetings and other events as needed
  • Additional duties as needed in support of TFS campaigns

Qualifications

Strong relationship management, problem solving skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently are preferred. A minimum of two years experience in community organizing or a comparable field is required. Familiarity with and understanding of Japanese American incarceration history, anti-racist movements, immigrant rights, abolitionist organizing, and healing justice are preferred. Any multilingual skills (Spanish, Creole, Japanese) are a plus.

Full time salary for this position is between $70,000-75,000, commensurate with experience, as well as the following benefits:

  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision
  • 401k and 5% employer match
  • Basic life insurance, AD&D, STD & LTD
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • 12 days of paid sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 4 floating holidays

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples (optional) to tsuruforsolidarity@gmail.com with the subject line “Application Community Organizer [NAME].”

Community Initiatives is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law