Racial Justice Fellow

Full Job Description

The Stono Institute for Freedom, Justice and Security (SIFJS offers opportunities, challenges, mentorship and a mission you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re passionate about racial justice, race conscious, motivated, humble and seek to be part of an organization aimed at protecting Black life and liberty, apply!

The SIFJS is the first human rights institution and think tank founded by African-Americans aimed at combating existential threats—domestic and international—to Black life and liberty including but not limited to systematic and structural racial discrimination, violent white extremist vigilantism and deadly police violence and its antecedents. Our core focus areas include Black youth, education, empowerment and advocacy. The SIFJS’ core belief is that every living being is divinely made and invaluable. We believe in the United Nations Charter’s reaffirmation in the “faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women” and in the promotion of “social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.”

Racial Justice Fellow

Part Time (20 hours/week)

Starting salary range: $13.00 /hour

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Duties:

  • Assist in increasing community awareness of racial justice issues.
  • Assist in facilitating community-wide discussions and activities on racial justice topics related to police brutality, systemic racism and violent white extremist vigilantism.
  • Assist in implementing measurement tool for pre- and post- events to measure effectiveness.
  • Participates in the development of, among others, the Black Citizenship Initiative and Human Rights Advocacy Education Project.
  • Recruits others to assist with initiatives, participate in services, and serve as an advocate on behalf of SIFJS.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with community groups and leaders doing complementary work.
  • Provides information, ideas and consultation for initiative development and long-range planning.
  • Compiles and summarizes policing data.
  • Researches issues and solutions affecting Black people, peoples, communities and nations.
  • Provide staff support for SIFJS initiatives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related 2-3 years of experience preferred
  • Understand and embrace African-American history, cultural and social mores.
  • Passion for promoting racial justice equity, equality and justice
  • Experience in community organizing or engagement preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or French) preferred but not necessary
  • *Formerly incarcerated persons are invited to apply

SIFJS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap.