Community Alliance for Global Justice
606 Maynard Ave S. Rm 102, Seattle WA 98104
- Become a Member
- Volunteer – see opportunities below!
- Join our Steering Committee: Seeking Treasurer in Spring 2013 (job description below)
- Donate to help sustain CAGJ
- Join our monthly e-newsletter list: fill out form in left column
- Join our Book Group
- Help to organize our annual fundraising dinner, SLEE
- Help to organize with one of our projects or organizing committees
- Come to one of our events
Monthly Meetings – please call ahead to confirm time and place
- AGRA Watch – 2nd Wednesday of the month
- Food Justice Project – 3rd Wednesday of the month
- Action/Study Book Group – 4th Wednesday of the month
Current Volunteer Opportunities: Contact us at email@example.com or 206-405-4600 for more info!
Newsletter Editor: Compile Community Calendar, Solicit newsletter items from Steering Committee, and work with Director to format online e-newsletter on the last day of every month. 4 – 8 hours per month.
Web Guru: With support from CAGJ, do back-end updates, trouble-shoot, some content management, user management; Good to know WordPress; 10 hours/month.
Hike-a-thon Organizer: Work with Food Justice Project to carry out fun fundraiser in June 2013.
Volunteer directly with one of CAGJ’s projects:
Food Justice Project – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help coordinate Teach-Outs by contacting farms, deciding on locations, publicize and do outreach for Teach-Outs – making flyers, finding places to post them, etc.
- Participate in FJP Community Education efforts
- Help distribute 2nd Edition of CAGJ’s publication, Our Food, Our Right
Trade Justice – email@example.com
- Help Identify actions to post to the Trade Action Network
- Act as a liaison with partner organizations – WA Fair Trade Coalition and Seattle CISPES
AGRA Watch – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Notetaker (3 hours/month) – attend meetings, take detailed notes, edit notes, send to list-serv within two days
- Media Coordinator (3-5 hours/month) – contact person for media, send press releases for events, catalogue media contacts
- News Gleaner / Rapid Response Coordinator (10-20 hours/month) – write letters to editor, develop template responses, search through news for articles to post to list-serv or to issue response to, forward interesting articles to “Blogger”
- Grants Coordinator (5 hours/month) – search for grants, update grants list, monitor upcoming grant deadlines
- Blogger / Social Media Coordinator (10 hours/month) – update info and events on website, write blog posts once a week, Facebook
- Technology Guru (5-10 hours/month) – provide assistance with Google site, website and other online forums
- Outreach Tsar (varies – 5-10 hours/month) – distribute flyers, send email announcements on list-serv, post Facebook events
- Membership / Volunteer Coordinator (5 hours/month) – generate and keep records for new members, plug members into events and volunteer roles
- Direct Action Coordinator (varies – 2-10 hours/month) – arrange logistics and ensure safety of participants, outreach for direct action communicate with media person to get the word out, coordinate with artistic person; secondary responsibilities: identify strategic opportunities for direct action, communicate with news person about timely opportunities, propose action to the group
- Networker (varies – 5-10 hours/month) – coordinate Round Two of Consulta process with other organizations, manage contact list and ensure that important organizational contacts are added, seek out networking opportunities and attend community events
- Event Host (varies – 2-5 hours/month) – offer to host your house for events!
- Research (varies – 10-20 hours/month)
- Artistic Visionary (10 hours/month) – create t-shirts, signs, posters, etc. for events, design AW logo, graphic design for flyers, help with website, help with designing theatre or staging for actions
- Photographer (2-5 hours/month) – take photos and/or videos at events, make available online and to AW members
- Historian (2-5 hours/month) – document accomplishments, create and maintain a portfolio of events, double-check that they are on the webste
- Anti-Oppression Monitor (2-10 hours/month) – watch for problematic dynamics in the group and in our work, and look for ways to resolve them
Join CAGJ’s Steering Committee as our Treasurer!
The Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the organization, accountable to the Steering Committee. We ask for a minimum one-year commitment. The purpose of this position is to safeguard CAGJ funds and assure that they are spent in a financially responsible manner, consistent with the policies and budgets of the Steering Committee. To inquire, please send an email to Volunteer Coordinators: email@example.com
- Ensure that book-keepers are keeping accurate financial records using Quickbooks (Monthly)
- Prepare financial reports and projections for the Board (monthly, quarterly, six month, annual). (Monthly)
- Supervise book-keeping volunteers, and work with CAGJ’s accounting consultant to resolve issues and problems. (As needed)
- Work with the Director to prepare and maintain an annual budget. (Annually)
- Prepare a draft of the 990 tax form to be reviewed by the CPA (Due MAY 15)
- Serve as a Co-chair, the leadership body of CAGJ’s Steering Committee, and attend monthly meetings. (Ongoing)
- Pay expenses as needed.
- Manage CAGJ’s payroll account using Inuit online service
- When possible, provide data to the fundraising committee/Director on needs and performance.
- When possible, assist with preparing financial information required for grant proposals.
- Attend Steering Committee meetings (first Tuesday/month, 6:30-8:30pm) to give a monthly Treasurer’s report, or see that an alternative is prepared to report to the Steering Committee.
- A demonstrated commitment to social change and working with grassroots organizations
- Familiarity with a financial management software program like Quicken, MS Money or Quickbooks
- Experience in creating and managing budgets
- Attentive to details and schedules
- Willing to act in a timely manner
- Some accounting background would be wonderful, but not required!