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Economic Justice Organizer

Program on Inequality and the Common Good


Institute for Policy Studies –New England Office, Jamaica Plain Boston.



In response to the Great Recession, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has initiated, provided resources to and supported a network of “common security clubs,” locally based associations engaged in education, mutual aid and social action. These clubs are attempting to build social resilience in the face of economic and ecological change.  IPS is looking for an energetic individual to work out of our Boston office as part of a team to coordinate support to this network.



The IPS Program on Inequality and the Common Good (www.ips-dc.org/inequality) works to address the extreme inequalities of income, wealth and opportunity in the U.S. The main responsibility of this job will be to direct the network of common security clubs.  This includes coordinating a team of volunteers and consultants to develop curriculum tools, promote clubs, train facilitators and provide leadership to program development and advancement


Other responsibilities include support to our local Jamaica Plain Forum and national network of community forums.  Duties will include supervision of coordinator of Jamaica Plain Forum, a local film and
lecture series based at First Church Unitarian Universalist in Jamaica Plain (
www.jamaicaplainforum.org). 



We are seeking a person with a burning passion for economic justice, strong people and organizing and networking skills, experience facilitating meetings and training facilitators, and strong written and public
speaking skills.



To see full job description and information about applying, go to http://www.ips-dc.org/about/joinus

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