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Position Title: Coalition Community Organizer

Reports To: Senior Racial Equity Community Organizer and CJAB SAT Team

Status:  FT Exempt/Grant Funded, 18-24 months


The Southeast Michigan Regional Criminal Justice Accountability Board (CJAB) is a collaboration with local advocacy organizations and Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion to launch a regional accountability board of the criminal legal system. CJAB will work collectively to advocate for racially diverse communities disproportionately in contact with the criminal legal system.


In collaboration, the coalition will work in multiple phases over 3 years to compile and analyze available data of racial disparities from law enforcement/citizen contacts, court case results, and prosecutor case data; generate a public report; and launch a regional accountability process spanning Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Genesee counties, and the City of Detroit.


These phases will result in a coalition of advocates and activists creating long-term results with community led recommendations made at a regional level to reduce disparate implementation of law enforcement practices and criminal justice overuse.


The Coalition Community Organizer for the Criminal Justice Accountability Board will organize residents of the SE Michigan counites in the Coalition to advocate for those impacted through contact with the criminal legal system.  Working with the Coalition to research, assess, and develop community driven recommendations based on data collected from law enforcement agencies in Southeast Michigan.


This position requires an individual who likes working in a team, can maintain multiple tasks, and stay on top of information in a fast-paced world. In addition, the individual will be working both virtually and with in-person meetings and activities.


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated success in organizing, planning, strategizing, and community engagement opportunities.

  • The ideal candidate has been impacted directly from the criminal legal system in Michigan or works directly with those impacted by the criminal legal system.

  • Ability to apply strong written and verbal communication skills across a diverse spectrum of relationships and environments.

  • Experience tracking, reading, and understanding Michigan Criminal Legal System state and local policy.

  • Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once with attention to detail.

  • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking.

  • Cultural humility and anti-racism values/praxis.

  • Aligned with CJAB Coalition Values and Michigan Roundtable’s theory of change.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize recruitment of CJAB coalition partners from Genesee County, North Oakland County and Macomb County and maintain partnerships with existing membership.

  • Coordinate attendance of partners at monthly coalition meetings and/or committee meetings of coalition.

  • Facilitate, plan, and organize Coalition’s community engagement programming per Coalition committee direction.

  • Organize “building the base” efforts in alignment with Coalition’s plans for community engagement.

  • Develop and coordinate community engagement media outreach plans with Coalition and other staff to support organizational social media routines.

  • Coordinate with Senior Racial Equity Community Organizer to complete administrative needs of the Coalition including communicating meeting reminders, note taking, and setting up meeting polls.

  • CLS Michigan policy awareness and tracking pursuant to coalition needs.

  • Creation of written reports and updates of CJAB for members and community.

  • Other duties as requested and envisioned supporting and promoting the coalition’s operations and outreach goals.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of criminal legal system issues in Michigan.

  • Experience of leadership development of self-and/or others impacted by the system.

  • Understanding and analysis of the systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.

  • Experience with organizing community toward a shared goal.

  • Experience with researching public policy relating to Michigan’s Criminal Legal System.

  • Knowledge of data collection processes and criminal legal system data.

  • The successful candidate should see themself as an organizer in the movement to end systemic oppression.


Michigan Roundtable is a nonprofit, social justice organization that works to undo the negative

impact of discrimination and racism by crossing generational, geographic, racial, religious,

ethnic and cultural boundaries as a convener. We believe that regional solutions must be pursued to dismantle unequal systems and open opportunities for our most disadvantaged constituents. Relevant life experiences are often more important than formal degrees and will be considered in lieu of formal degree.


This position is grant-funded with a salary of $50,000. Benefits include hybrid-work, health, vision, and dental insurance, 403b match, paid leave. The work schedule is extremely flexible, depending on the needs of the project.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Stacey Stevens, Director of Programs at Priority will be given to those who apply on or before June 15, 2023.  


Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion is an EEOC Employer

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