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Equality NC works to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. The Equality NC family of organizations includes the advocacy organization Equality NC, the educational charity Equality NC Foundation, and the North Carolina political action committee Equality NC Action Fund PAC.

Equality NC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all interested persons.

Charlotte-Based Field Organizer

Position: Field Organizer

This full-time, non-exempt position reports to Director of Organizing

Some evening and weekend hours, and travel within the state are necessary.

Location: Charlotte

Salary range: Commensurate with experience

Equality NC is seeking a highly motivated, politically experienced, outgoing Field Organizer with a passion for LGBTQ rights and justice to manage our grassroots advocacy in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area. The Field Organizer will work closely with the Director of Organizing to implement grassroots organizing activities that engage our supporters and community partners to build and maintain capacity.

Qualifications & Skills

  • A passion for the mission and vision of Equality NC
  • Commitment to collaborative teamwork to achieve common goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to work with a variety of audiences is key (community members, coalition partner organizations, internal staff, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to prioritize effectively
  • Results-driven self-starter with ability to adapt rapidly to changing external circumstances
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Google Drive applications (Forms, Sheets, Documents, Slides, Drawings, etc.) is preferred
  • Experience working with the Voter Action Network (VAN) is preferred
  • Experience recruiting, retaining, and managing volunteers

Essential Responsibilities

The Field Organizer will work to develop a grassroots plan for the region, including recruiting a network of volunteer leaders, forming connections with local student groups, developing relationships with other allied organizations, managing the activist database, planning events, and creating and leading trainings for new volunteers. The Field Organizer will follow-up with key allies and participants after each event in order to develop relationships, increase engagement, and build coalition partners and future volunteer leaders.

During election season, the Field Organizer will support Equality NC endorsed candidates by running candidate phone banks and canvases, building local events, and plugging into a candidate’s campaign as directed. The Field Organizer will assist with the Pride Program, both through planning volunteer structures and working multiple Prides throughout the state.

The Field Organizer will be the point of contact for any rapid response mobilization, for example, press events and community actions, in the Charlotte area. The Field Organizer will be a local spokesperson for Equality NC, attend events as needed and fill in other areas during rapid response times. As the Field point of contact in Charlotte, the Field Organizer will assist with Equality NC’s Faith Outreach Program, as well as work on racial and economic justice. Flexibility and responsiveness to rapidly-evolving priorities is a must. We value innovation and new ideas; tell us about your vision for LGBTQ justice in Charlotte!

Benefits

Full benefits package will be offered, including matching retirement and generous paid time off.

Apply

Position will be filled as soon as possible to meet the unique needs of the organizing climate in North Carolina.

Please send your resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position to equality@equalitync.org with “Field Organizer Application” in the subject line. Cover letters should not exceed one page in length.

Equality NC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, women and people who are differently-abled are strongly encouraged to apply.

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