Position Title: Community Organizer
Reports to: Olivia Zink, Executive Director
Location: Concord, NH
A Community Organizer will support and grow Open Democracy and Open Democracy Action’s ability to fulfill their near-term goal of community outreach and advocacy involving non-partisan redistricting reform in NH, and longer-term goal of public funding of elections.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
- Advance grassroots organizing activities to support persuasion of legislators of both major parties;
- Mobilizing grassroots support in targeted towns, generating grassroots contacts;
- Grow signatures for an online petition with petition deliveries to key targets;
- Building effective grassroots networks at the local level;
- Recruiting and organizing volunteers ready to take action, including public-visibility events, meetings with elected officials and others, and coalition building;
- Informing the public of the benefits of our organizations’ above-mentioned reforms, as part of an organizing plan;
- Conducting regular meetings, calls, trainings, briefings, events and actions to carry out strategic and legislative priorities. Training includes:
- Campaign skills including strategy, tactics, and outreach tools
- Issue and message training
- Use of the internet, Facebook and other social media tools to communicate both planning and issue information and dissemination
- Developing measurable goals for campaigns, and reporting results on a timely basis;
- Developing and maintaining partnerships with coalition organizations;
- Responsible for ensuring diversity of outreach and participation such as with people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBT individuals and organizations.
- Development, maintenance and usage of contemporary internet communication and organizing tools in order to coordinate teams, systematically communicate message, actions and events;
- Remaining current on matters related to the legislative cycle involving redistricting, as well the longer-term priorities of Open Democracy and Open Democracy Action
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in political science, social science, gerontology and or related field or equivalent background.
- Four or more years of work experience in related field(s)
- Experience building community relationships, networks and coalitions
- Ability to remain organized while managing multiple priorities.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle
- Working phone and working laptop
- Ideal candidates will have knowledge of campaign technology including NationBuilder
- Ability to meet strict deadlines
Certification, Licensing and Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is required. Must be able to work independently and have good judgment and tact. Successful candidate must be able to work well with diverse people/groups. Some NH Travel is required.
Salary: Paid as Independent Contractor, plus expenses.
This is an immediate opening with a start date as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please apply by sending resume, one-page cover letter, plus three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coalition for Open Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and administering any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. We will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination.