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About the Organization:

The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice is a multi-racial membership-based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage with strategic legal, policy, and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy. Our members are African American and immigrant workers and families in New Orleans and the Gulf South. The Workers’ Center anchors three grassroots membership organizations:  Congress of Day Laborers, Stand With Dignity, and the Seafood Workers Alliance.  Over the last thirteen years, the Center’s organizing and policy victories have substantially improved the material conditions for poor people in the South.  Together with our allies, we are building a new freedom movement to fight for dignified work, racial justice, liberation that transcends borders, and our full participation in every decision that affects our lives.  For more information, including profiles of our wins in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek, visit www.nowcrj.org.

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About the Communications Specialist Position:

The Communications Specialist has the unique role of ensuring that the mission, vision and actions of NOWCRJ are regularly communicated in ways that resonate with our constituents, key audiences and the general public.  The public’s understanding of the nature and importance of our work must be aligned with how our members want to be viewed and understood.  The position requires that the incumbent work collaboratively with staff, members and stakeholders to identify and ensure utilization of the most appropriate vehicles to communicate with various audiences.  This position is based in New Orleans, LA. The communications specialist will report to the Executive Director.