Job Opening for Organizer: NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

Opening for Organizer with WNYCAIC

The Buffalo/WNY chapter of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (statewide website; local Facebook page is seeking a paid, part-time (10-20 hours/week, negotiable) organizer.


(1) On an ongoing, regular basis, arrange and do public education on the issue of solitary confinement, including occasions where members of the chapter speak to religious, labor, or other community groups. This work includes arranging for use of the chapter’s replica solitary cell, and training and encouraging chapter members to be effective speakers for reform of solitary confinement.

(2) As needed, help with the administrative functions of the chapter, including: follow-up with people who express interest or might cooperate, after original encounters; maintaining e-mail lists and the chapter Facebook page; building lists of contacts and volunteers, sending out meeting announcements, minutes, and a chapter newsletter; and thanking donors and helping the Treasurer prepare financial reports.

(3) At chapter meetings and in discussions with chapter leaders, play a significant role in coming up with strategies and projects that will help build knowledge of the issue and support for reform among the WNY public and public officials.

Preferred Qualifications (nobody is expected to have all of these)

– Committed to ending the torture of solitary confinement.

– Access to reliable transportation and willing to do considerable local travel

– Self-starter, willing to take initiative, including contacting strangers

– Good writing and speaking skills

– Ability to work effectively with people of varied races, ethnicities, religions, nationalities,gender and sexual identities.

– Well-organized and attentive to detail

– Ability to develop goals and projects to advance CAIC’s mission

– Experience, personally or through family and friends, of incarceration, and particularlyof solitary confinement

– Understanding of criminal justice issues

– Sufficient technical aptitude to quickly learn how to do Facebook and a little websitework, manage e-mail lists, and handle data in Excel

– Flexible schedule: able and willing to attend evening and weekend meetings and events,and also ones during business hours

How to apply

Applications will be considered as received, and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a resume, a writing sample, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mails of two references to

Mission: WNYCAIC seeks to educate the public in Western New York about solitary confinement, and to build support for statewide legislation and administrative changes to end its abuse.

Posted at; version date 8/21/2018