Logistics Coordinator (Remote - US)
Start date projected for October 2021
Applications Due: August 15, 2021, or until filled.
Flexible Location within the United States. GGJ’s team has worked remotely for 15 years. During COVID-19 travel restrictions, all of our programming and organizing work is happening remotely/online. Once travel is not deemed a public health risk and restrictions are lifted, travel will be required for this position on average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally. While the position is fully remote, employee must be based in the United States.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) is an alliance of over 65 member organizations. GGJ is organizing to build an agenda for power for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander and working class white communities. We understand that there are important connections between the local issues we work on and the global context, and we see ourselves as part of an international movement for global justice. GGJ focuses on bringing grassroots organizations (GRO) into a long-term process of relationship building, political alignment and the development of transformational leadership, particularly for working class women and gender-oppressed Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander people. We weave and bridge together US-based GRO groups and global social movements working for climate justice, gender justice, an end to war, and a just transition to a new economy that is better for people and the planet. For more about GGJ, visit our website:
Position Summary: This position will plan, implement and coordinate logistical support and language justice for GGJ programs. This position will report to the Deputy Director, supervise Logistics staff, and be a member of the organizing team. Once travel is not deemed a public health risk and restrictions are lifted, travel will be required for this position on average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally. This position is a Full-Time, exempt position.
Lead Logistics Planning for Programs & Events (60%)
- Lead Operations Forecasting and Backward Planning for GGJ programs in line with political goals and values. (Participate in planning meetings from the beginning to ensure alignment and clarifying division of labor; Coordinate with Finance & HR Director to track budget and expenses for GGJ programs; Arrange contractors for program support (interpretation, translation, graphic notetaking, childcare, healers, etc.)
- Lead logistical implementation, tracking of delegates and supplies, and trouble-shooting during programs. (In collaboration with Logistics staff, determine logistics staff attendance at major GGJ programs to lead logistical implementation; Run or support tech for online and in-person activities; Ensure emergency response and contingency plans, etc.)
- Lead support for the Organizing Team in follow up from programs. (organize report backs from programs, create and track logistics feedback through evaluations & surveys, etc.)
Lead Language Justice planning for all programs (25%)
- Work with the Organizing Team to create Language Justice (LJ) plans for all programming.
- Coordinate to ensure Language Justice component for all GGJ programs.
- Keep the Organizing Team and Logistics staff updated on translation needs for all programs.
Supervise Logistics staff (5%)
- Meet weekly or bi-weekly to review priorities and guide workplanning, troubleshoot issues that arise, mentor in time management and planning.
Participate in GGJ team (10%)
- Active and timely response on all communications (email, phone, texts, messaging apps)
- Attend weekly virtual meetings with staff, members and allies.
- Participate in and support preparation for quarterly in-person staff meetings, annual Coordinating Committee meetings, and other events as necessary.
- Compliance with GGJ remote working policies and procedures (calendaring, availability online, response time to communications, receipts, etc.)
- At least 4 years experience coordinating logistics and Language Justice in Black & Brown led social justice organizing.
- Political alignment with GGJ’s mission of grassroots internationalism.
- Experience in multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-cultural settings.
- Ability to forecast, plan and manage projects several months in advance, and adapt plan implementation, from beginning of strategic planning to closing out with program evaluation.
- Familiarity with concept and practice of Language Justice.
- Ability to work remotely, manage multiple work tasks, maintain attention to detail and accuracy, and meet the pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
- Flexibility and positive attitude, solution-oriented and ability to troubleshoot challenges.
- Ability to support a team-oriented environment; commitment to democratic participation.
- Knowledge of common computer applications: MS Office, Google docs, Dropbox, and Zoom video tele-conferencing systems.
- Willingness (and ideally excitement!) to travel (when permissible according to COVID-19 travel restrictions):average -10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally.
- Ability to occasionally work flexible hours (evenings and weekends), including communicating with allies in other parts of the world in different time zones.
- Driver’s license and liability insurance.
- Familiarity with CRM systems and Database management (Powerbase).