TimeDone Regional Manager
Alliance for Safety and Justice
Location: Remote telecommute; Midwest, South, or East Coast; United States
Position type: Full-time, exempt
Who We Are
Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is a national advocacy organization that aims to replace ineffective criminal justice system policies with what works to keep people safe. We represent diverse crime survivors as well as people living with old records as key public safety stakeholders. ASJ brings our members together with state leaders and coalition partners to win reforms that stop cycles of crime, reduce costly incarceration, and make communities safer. We support a range of “shared safety” reforms, including crime prevention, community health, rehabilitation, economic mobility, and trauma recovery. For more information, visit: https://allianceforsafetyandjustice.org.
Who You Are
TimeDone (TD) is the organization’s newest membership program. Launched in 2018 with the help of the late Nipsey Hussle, TimeDone is focused on organizing people with old records to lift their voices up in public safety and criminal justice policy debates and to win policy changes that eliminate barriers to economic inclusion and financial stability. The program started in California and is now growing across the country. TimeDone is a nationwide membership community of almost 250,000 people living with a past arrest or conviction. Together, we’re building strong families and communities by organizing to end post-conviction poverty. Since our founding, we’ve advocated for policies that provided more than 5 million people with an opportunity to clear an old record. This position is part of the vertically integrated team supporting member building in all ASJ states.
The TimeDone Regional Manager will support the management of the organization’s national TimeDone campaign to reduce and remove barriers to reintegration for individuals with old records. The person in this role will be the face of regional organizing for the TimeDone program nationally. In this role, the Regional Manager will work side by side with TimeDone Chapter Development Manager, Organizing Director, State Directors, and other State Advocacy division staff to engage state partners and develop relationships with electeds at the state level, represent ASJ and mobilize people at state capitols, and build our TimeDone chapter and member base for each state that TimeDone is operating in. The states that this position will focus on are: OH, TX, PA, MI - with plans to expand to IL and AZ in 2024. This position requires deep experience in and knowledge of advocacy work, including but not limited to: organizing, policy, communications, government relations, strategy, and civic engagement in order to effectively represent the TimeDone program within the regional and national landscape, and to successfully form relationships with key stakeholders.
What You’ll Do
Chapter Development and Management (50%)
- Work with TimeDone division staff to develop and implement a TimeDone community Engagement Plan in key national states
- Build TimeDone chapters and member base nationally: Support chapters with recruitment and outreach to members in the local community; support statewide chapter development with expanded on/offline membership opportunities
- Coordinate monthly calls with chapter leaders and members to increase connectedness, encourage best practices and to provide support to chapter leaders
- Support the Chapter Development Manager and the Training and Engagement Manager with the development of training initiatives for members and identifying systems impacted leaders to participate in and lead chapter organizing activities
- In collaboration with MarComms and State Advocacy staff, change the narrative on systems impacted people living within post conviction barriers: Identify and cultivate new leaders within the TimeDone movement and provide vehicles for members to share their lived experience through storytelling, public speaking, digital media, and meeting with local and state officials
- Manage all contracts and subgrants related to TimeDone chapter work in collaboration with the TimeDone Program Manager
Civic Engagement & Relationship Management (50%)
- Work with TimeDone division staff and dedicated TimeDone staff from the Californians for Safety and Justice division to develop and implement a TimeDone Civic & Community Engagement Plan; identify and cultivate key reentry, business, labor, and faith partners in ASJ/TimeDone regions
- Identify and cultivate new leaders within the TimeDone movement
- Recruit and train TimeDone members as advocates and organizers
- Support chapters with recruitment and outreach to members in the local community
- Work with members to develop organizing tactics to reach campaign goals in collaboration with State Advocacy and MarComms staff
- Maintain relationships with appropriate grassroots partners in TimeDone chapter states (OH, TX, PA, MI - with plans to expand to IL and AZ in 2024)
- Be responsive to all coalition requests around TimeDone work as needed, under the direction of the Chapter Development Manager
- Represent TimeDone regionally in partnerships and relationships with influencers and public
Required Experience & Qualifications
- Deep understanding of the lived experiences and barriers faced by individuals living with an old record
- 5-7+ years of experience working in advocacy, organizing, or campaign management
- 3+ years of project management and seeing projects through to completion; this includes planning, implementation and evaluation
- Strong multi-state and or regional organizing experience; demonstrated track record building, organizing and retaining membership around a social justice issue
- Excellent relationship building and management skills; experience working with diverse stakeholders, systems impacted individuals, elected officials and community leaders
- Experience working within both in-person and remote settings
- Ability to effectively communicate information verbally or in writing across diverse stakeholder audiences
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively, to listen and learn from feedback, and make decisions that incorporate input from key stakeholders
- Comfortable with productivity software such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Asana, and Slack
Working Conditions & Physical Demands
- Remote/telecommute work
- Regular travel and/or weekend assignments will be required
- Requires use of a desktop, laptop, or video display terminal
- Requires routine physical movements with limited physical exertion
Compensation and Benefits
We care deeply about our staff wellness. ASJ offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, a robust 403(b) retirement match, generous paid time off, a professional development allowance, and more. The salary range for this role is $80,000- $95,000, and will be offered commensurate with experience.
Applications should be submitted via the posting link on ASJ’s jobs page. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in ASJ, the role, and your related experience, your resume, and 3-4 professional references. We encourage candidates who have been personally impacted by the carceral system to apply.
The Alliance for Safety and Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people who are systems impacted, women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.