Announcing Search for New Administrative Director

The Social Justice Center (SJC) of Albany is seeking an Administrative Director.  This person must have excellent communications skills, demonstrable history of success in administration, desire to work with multicultural, socio-economically diverse individuals and communities, and progressive analysis of power, privilege and oppression. 

The Administrative Director will work closely with the SJC accountant to manage SJC finances and the SJC database using Quickbooks and Exceed. Other responsibilities include: public facing communication (phone, email, social media), fundraising support, executive board administration, facilitating tenant relations, and overseeing building maintenance and repair. Ability to use flex hours to include evenings and weekends and ability to work with social media are key. Experience in not for profit management is helpful.This is a 15 hr/wk part-time position with sick leave and vacation.  The Administrative Director works closely with the building manager, volunteers, and reports to an actively engaged board.  Salary is $20 /hr.  The Board will accept applications until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter, resume or questions to the SJC at albanysjc@gmail.com and put “attention hiring committee” in the subject line. A copy of the position description is available by request.

Social Justice! Now what?

Albany Social Justice Center Annual Meeting

We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming annual meeting which will be happening virtually on Zoom! We have a special night planned and Khury Petersen-Smith as our guest speaker.

To join us, please click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85214855333?pwd=eVZHc2Y2STkwVXFGS1ZVNmoyVUh0dz09

Please share the info and flyer with folks to also join us Friday evening!

Social Justice Center Annual Gathering

Social Justice Center Annual Gathering – Zoom Program with Real Take-Out Lasagna Dinner in Memory of Rezsin Adams! Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Our community’s beloved Rezsin Adams, lifelong social justice activist extraordinaire, died this year at the age of 93.  Her astounding career of support for multiple social justice causes included many years of service to the Social Justice Center and decades of preparing and serving monthly lasagna dinners for Save the Pine Bush. So what better way to honor Rezsin than to eat lasagna together, talk organizing, and support the Social Justice Center!

Pick up curbside at the Social Justice Center 4:30-6:00 on Dec. 12th.

Eat lasagna together on zoom and join a zoom community memorial for Rezsin with conversation and program 6:30-8:00.

Or cook your own at home and join us for a community zoom meal, memorial, conversation, fun, and program – kids welcome!

Dinners must be reserved by Tuesday, December 8th at midnight. (There will be some extras day-of but we can’t guarantee them don’t take a chance!) Pickup is curbside at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., on December 12th from 4:30 to 6. Payment at pickup by cash or check to the Social Justice Center or in advance on the eventbrite page or on paypal at www.albanysjc.org , click on the DONATE button and put LASAGNA in the note. Lasagna dinner includes salad, garlic bread, and dessert.

During the zoom party there will be a time to remember Rezsin, as well as a short fun update from the SJC about our past year and what to expect going forward. If you would like to contribute to Rezin’s memorial during the Zoom, or highlight your local Social justice work please reserve a time slot by emailing poet.d.colin@gmail.com. Please limit comments to two minutes so there is enough time for all. 

Finally, it wouldn’t be our Winter Potluck without our Winter Raffle. Buy your raffle tickets here.

Thank you for being a part of our Social Justice Center community! See you on the December 12th!