Seeding Justice

Who We Are

Seeding Justice’s mission is to build collective power at the frontlines of social change by transforming philanthropy in the pursuit of justice and liberation for all communities. We are an operating foundation working at the intersections of grantmaking and donor organizing and seeking to shift wealth and power by transforming philanthropy from extractive and transactional to regenerative and relational.

We are a small but mighty team of 14 folks who are passionate about centering, and being accountable to, community. We hold strong personal and organizational values regarding liberation, decolonization, and justice, and we believe in pushing back against the status quo and in disrupting systems of oppression.

Over the years, after hearing from grantees and partners about issues they have faced in securing and maintaining affordable and safe office space, Seeding Justice has obtained a building to create a safe, affordable, and stable home for community-based organizations that will build wealth, power, and community for the movement for justice and our people.

Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) is an initiative to build the organizational and community wealth and power of grassroots groups working for justice. The building is more than four walls, it is the belief in what is possible when community-led movements have access to affordable, stable, and collaborative work and gathering spaces, allowing them to leverage their collective power. We invite members and partners of CSJ to help us create a safer space and positive experiences for everyone.

Who You Are

Seeding Justice is looking for a full-time, experienced, and collaborative Community Steward to join our team. The CSJ Community Steward is responsible for day-to-day operations at the coworking space, provides support to members, and directly impacts membership growth and retention. You'll be a great fit for this role if you:

  • Enjoy people and love talking to them every day
  • Are a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Are a hard-worker with the ability to multitask
  • Are organized, efficient, and able to prioritize
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills

What You’ll Do

  • Face of Center for Social Justice & Seeding Justice with members at the coworking space. Your priority is making sure the coworking space is inclusive and productive, while building a vibrant community culture.
  • Master CSJ coworking software platform used for member accounts, billing, door access, event management, and reservable resource management.
  • Help manage the budget for the coworking space, marketing activities, and member engagement activities.
  • Oversee new member onboarding and member moves out of the space.
  • Plan and promote monthly events for the coworking space that draw in new members and allow current members to network and connect.
  • Support the marketing and advertising of our coworking space in various channels.
  • Manage email marketing communications including a monthly membership newsletter.
  • Greet guests to the coworking space and provide tours and membership information to prospective members.
  • Ensure the coworking space remains clean by following opening and closing procedures and resets throughout the day.
  • Ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the coworking space including tasks such as brewing coffee, stocking office supplies, and managing maintenance and repair needs.

Minimum qualifications and skills:

  • Unwavering commitment to social and racial justice.
  • Desire to change the status quo and improve systems to meet the real needs of humans and the natural environment.
  • Self-starter, initiator, able to self manage but be accountable and a team player.
  • Savvy with office technology (meeting a/v, wifi, scheduling platforms, etc).
  • Background in hospitality.
  • Experience with marketing & sales (tours, membership and event sales).
  • Ability to obtain OLCC servers + ODH food handlers permits (CSJ Coworking will pay for these permits).
  • Proficiency in Google Suite (Google Sheets, Google Docs), Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word), or comparable software.
  • Solid understanding of the ways in which White Supremacy and capitalism show up in interpersonal relationships and work culture (and willingness to confront and dismantle them while remaining in relationship with team members).
  • Sense of humor, healthy boundaries, and ability to embrace complexity and contradiction.
  • This position requires frequent movement and navigation of a 4 story building that is accessible.

Preferred qualifications and skills:

  • Experience facilitating coworking and/or managing a building.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (Spanish preferred).

A Note About Qualifications

Studies have shown that people from historically excluded communities (women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, and/or undocumented folks) hesitate to apply for jobs when their qualifications don’t match the job description 100%.

If you are interested in the position, but don’t meet all of the criteria, we still encourage you to apply. Be sure to tell us in your application why you believe you can learn these skill sets and how long it may take.

Hours, Compensation, and Benefit

Work hours and schedule

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00pm (30 minute lunch break). Schedule is currently negotiable. In addition, the person will need to attend pre-scheduled staff and other meetings/events during the day, or on occasional evenings or weekends.

Compensation and benefits

  • Salary $81,250/year paid monthly

In addition to the agreed-upon compensation, employees of Seeding Justice receive:

  • Fully-paid health insurance for the employee, spouse and dependents
  • Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan contributions
  • Generous paid time off that includes personal wellness days, self-determined holidays, and paid organizational leave
  • Access to personal wellness fund and professional development fund

How to Apply

We are conducting rolling interviews. This means we will review applications and conduct interviews as applications are received. We encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.

Uploading a resume is required. For a cover letter or alternative way to introduce yourself, you can decide to either upload a short letter (no longer than one page), or a video in the questionnaire section if you prefer talking over writing. Please express how this position meets you where you are at today, where you are going in your career, and why you are the right person to be considered. Neither the short letter or the video should not be templated - be authentic, be bold, be clear. We’d like this to be a human to human recruitment method. Our value is to bring your whole self to this process (and our work place) - we are excited to meet you and learn about the diversity of your experiences.