Eastern NC organizer
Democracy North Carolina uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and achieve a government that is truly of the people, for the people and by the people. The Eastern NC organizer works in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Tarboro, and northeastern NC to mobilize and train citizen activists, plan events, supervise summer organizers, and build progressive coalitions with local organizations. The organizer can expect extensive travel and irregular hours due to the nature of community organizing.
The ideal candidate will:
-- have a BA or extensive political and organizing experience
-- have at least two years experience working on a progressive social justice issue
-- have extensive knowledge of North Carolina
-- have general knowledge of and a good understanding of the North Carolina political system and state legislative process
-- have a passion for social, economic, and political justice issues in North Carolina;
-- approach this work with the desire to work with those who have been traditionally disenfranchised to own and exercise their power
-- have respect for diversity and have an ability and willingness to work with diverse groups including low-income, racial minorities, rural and urban, college students, conservatives, moderates, liberals, LGBTIQ, elected officials, etc.
The position is a full-time salaried position with excellent health benefits. Salary begins at $31,000 but may be higher depending on experience, education and other factors. This position is based either out of our office in Durham OR from a remote home/office location in the field area. Position open until filled.
For the full job description, go to: http://www.democracy-nc.org/downloads/EasternNCOrganizer-June2011.doc