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Apr 13, 2021

Job Alert: Equality NC is hiring a Western Civic Engagement Coordinator

Western Civic Engagement Coordinator Job Description

Basic Information

  • Job Title: Western Civic Engagement Coordinator
  • Travel Requirements: Some
  • Status: Part time, Contract
  • Place of Performance: Western, NC
  • Supervisor: Director of Civic Engagement and Politics Direct
  • Reports: None

The Opportunity – About Equality NC

At ENC we envision a thriving, liberated North Carolina with a powerful LGBTQ+ community united in service of racial and social justice. Our mission is to build LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and trans North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice. Join a team that is passionately committed to advancing the collective lived equality for our most vulnerable populations and communities. Our organization has a close-knit culture in which we place a high priority on communication, collaboration, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion where each person is supported to thrive, and having fun together. Equality NC recognizes that historical and systemic inequity, especially institutional racism, is the root cause to problems we aim to solve. We acknowledge that it is impossible for us to fulfill our mission without creating an equitable and inclusive environment for our staff, partners, and people we serve. For more information about Equality NC, please visit our website.

Position Summary

The Western Civic Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will work directly with the Equality NC Leadership Team and Director of Civic Engagement and Politics to promote civic engagement and increase the number of pro-LGBTQ equality candidates, including “out” LGBTQ individuals who run for, and are elected to serve in federal, state, and local public offices. The CEC will also work with a team of regional coordinators who together will recruit, train, and engage local constituencies to create towns, neighborhoods, businesses, churches, schools, and communities where LGBTQ equality is protected and embraced.

The Western CEC will be responsible for performing a number of public and outreach events, voter engagement, and fundraising duties. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and connected to LGBTQ and political communities in the Western (Boone, Asheville, Hendersonville, Hickory) North Carolina area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train, and support an active civic engagement team of individuals and organizations that work together to expand the number of pro-LGBTQ individuals who vote and run for office.
  • Develop a strong get out the vote (GOTV) regional network.
  • Securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer North Carolinians
  • Build partnerships with allied groups and political organizations to build an inclusive community that does not tolerate discrimination.
  • Execute civic engagement and political strategic plan for the organization in collaboration with the Equality NC Leadership Team and committees
  • Plan and coordinate regional civic engagement and political events.
  • Support fundraising in the region through one-on-one meetings, town halls, events, and other forms of communication that enable the regional program to sustain and grow.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Have strong, meaningful ties to this region of the state, the community, and partner organizations.
  • This person will be expected to travel within the entire region, post-pandemic . Minimum of 2+ years of experience in a combination of organizing, political engagement, and fundraising.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with organization specific programs and software.
  • Strong organizational project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi tasking abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

Work Environment

Thrive in an intense, do-it-yourself, start-up environment. Ability to work well remotely, within a cross-functional team environment and with diverse communities.

Salary

Salary range is $18K-$24K

How to Apply

Equality NC is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. BIPOC LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in, qualifications for this role, which must include your ties to this region of the state. Please submit this information to hr@equalitync.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. If the position is visible on our website, it remains open.

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