Essie. Is. Hiring!!!

Dear BOLD comrades,

After growing a base of incredible women with incarcerated loved ones in CA and with members in 27 states, we are expanding our team to meet the demand to organize even more of the 1 in 4 women who have loved ones behind bars and deepen the power of the base we have. At Essie, the pandemic further isolated our folks, so we are committing to getting our community back in-person with more healing, political education, and member-led strategy programming, and that means we need more staff. Help us spread the word: Essie. Is. Hiring! 

I’d love personal responses with any individuals that come to mind as great fits for our dynamic Black feminist team. In case you would like to forward this email to people you know but don’t know us, Essie Justice Group is a loving and powerful community of women, gender non-conforming and trans people with incarcerated loved ones. We are a California-based organization focused on decarceration, race, and gender justice organizing. And we’re known for our innovative Black Feminist Institution Building and have been a certified “Great Place to Work” year over year. 

Some of our open positions include:

  • Program Manager –$85-95k
  • Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator – $65-75k
  • Director of Campaigns & Advocacy – $125-155k
  • Director of Organizing Programs – $125-155k
  • Director of Operations – $125-155k
  • Senior Policy Associate – $85-95k
  • Lead Campaign Organizer/Campaigner – $85-95k
  • And more! 

All positions are based in CA and we plan to recruit candidates throughout the end of March.

Essie is also deeply connected to Black liberation movement work through our coalitions. We are founding members of the National Bail Out collective, members of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table (central architects of the BREATHE Act), and members of the JusticeLA executive and pretrial teams. Our work is grounded in our Because She’s Powerful analysis on mass incarceration’s root causes, ongoing harm, and solution. Our team values are lived daily. We invest heavily in organizational culture and capacity building, through partners like The Management Center and BOLD