Community Organizer (Cumberland County)

Position Description

We are seeking a dedicated Community Organizer to join our team and play a pivotal role in building a strong volunteer base, fostering leadership, and driving impactful issue-based work. This position entails a balanced focus on both grassroots organizing and election-related activities, with an emphasis on engaging communities, mobilizing volunteers, and ensuring effective execution of campaigns.

Responsibilities:

Build Base of New Volunteer Leaders & Engage in Issues-Based Work (50%):

  • Initiate and cultivate relationships within the community to expand the volunteer base.
  • Identify potential leaders and provide them with support and resources to take on leadership roles.
  • Lead efforts in organizing issue-based campaigns and initiatives, collaborating with volunteers to drive meaningful change.
  • Conduct one-on-one meetings with individuals across the county to understand their concerns, interests, and motivations for involvement.
  • Recruit and support volunteers for elections protection work, ensuring their readiness and commitment to safeguarding the democratic process.
  • Assist in drafting a local organizing agenda aligned with community needs and priorities.
  • Facilitate county table meetings to foster collaboration, communication, and coordination among stakeholders.
  • Create and implement educational opportunities to raise awareness of critical issues and promote engagement in the statewide agenda.

Voter Engagement & Turnout (50%):

  • Provide in the field reinforcement of training and guidance to canvassers on the ground, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively engage with voters.
  • Recruit and maintain relationships with both paid and volunteer canvassers, offering ongoing support and motivation.
  • Collaborate with the data team to ensure accurate and clean data collection, analysis, and utilization for targeted outreach and voter engagement strategies.
  • Monitor the performance and progress of the canvassing team, offering feedback and support as needed to maximize effectiveness.
  • Ensure canvassers have access to materials and resources required for their outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate the ordering and distribution of materials, ensuring timely delivery and availability.
  • Encourage and incentivize canvassing efforts, including neighborhood-focused initiatives to maximize impact at the local level.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in community organizing, volunteer management, or related fields or a willingness to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and community empowerment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Proficiency in data management and analysis preferred.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed for events and outreach activities.
  • Access to reliable transportation for travel within the county.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your resume outlining your relevant experience to kay@advancecarolina.org and valencia@advancecarolina.org and why you are passionate about this role. Include at least two professional references. 

Location:

This position is based in Cumberland County and will require regular travel within the county.

Compensation:

This is a contract position pay is $3,500 monthly.


Advance North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

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