United for Healing Equity Project Manager

United for Healing Equity (UHE) aims to build the collective power and capacity of communities of color to ensure healing equity and to catalyze systemic change to support every community’s inherent right to heal. United for Healing Equity believes that healing equity will exist when everyone who experiences violence, particularly those who have been marginalized, have the resources, relationships, and power they need to be well and thrive. We know that people of color and other marginalized groups experience violence and trauma both interpersonally and structurally. By insisting that systems and structures act in support of every community’s inherent right to heal, we work for a world in which all people will receive healing that addresses their emotional, mental, physical, and social needs. We are steadfast in our commitment to supporting those who are making that equity real.

United for Healing Equity is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented person who is passionate about social change and movement building for this new Project Manager position. The Project Manager will have the opportunity to support the logistics, implementation, strategy development, and membership of this new endeavor. The Project Manager should be excited about making a significant contribution to an evolving national project and be comfortable adapting to changing demands of movement building work.   

Responsibilities

The Project Manager will anchor the logistical dimensions of building and animating a membership base in New York City and State.  They will support UHE leadership in maintaining relationships with existing and potential stakeholders in the UHE local and national network, organizing and conducting listening sessions, supporting the leadership development of the membership, engaging the local and national members and partners to gather input, develop goals, and share knowledge and resources. As a core facet of their work, the Project Manager will have primary responsibility for the planning and operation of UHE’s annual Paving the Way Conference, run in partnership with other local organizations. This includes leading the conference planning committee, interfacing with leaders from partnering organizations, and managing logistics of the planning process in collaboration with other UHE staff. 

Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Three to five years working in the social justice field required;
  • Experience with organizing and policy reform strongly preferred;
  • Experience with events planning;
  • A critical understanding of systemic racism, sexism, heterosexism, and power;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven commitment to social justice.

Formerly incarcerated people and survivors are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter to: jobs@commonjustice.org.  

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including regarding educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.