LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
SALARY RANGE: $55,000 – $60,000
Use your grassroots and digital organizing skills to fight for voting rights and representative government in Georgia. Common Cause is seeking a passionate, strategic, self-reliant, and collaborative organizer to assist in our efforts to build a democracy grassroots movement throughout the state. The Georgia Organizer will be instrumental in moving priority campaigns by educating, training, and mobilizing activists, CCGA members, and action teams. Position is based in the Atlanta-Metro area, though other locations may be considered. All staff are currently working remotely during COVID.
Engage our current members so that they are more connected to Common Cause Georgia and have the tools they need to stand up for our democracy:
- Work with the executive director and policy manager to develop, strengthen, and maintain a grassroots organizing network across Georgia;
- Recruit and manage volunteers and interns;
- Plan our monthly member lunch and learns and grassroots lobby days;
- Build coalition support, organize members, and educate the public on Common Cause’s work and campaigns; Develop and coordinate trainings for grassroots activists on legislative advocacy, elections reform, and other skills as needed;
- Coordinate rapid response in-person events that may include petition deliveries, rallies, stand-up news conferences, and other creative actions that earn media attention;
- Schedule and deploy teams of volunteers for early vote through the Election Certification period, providing regional command center and field support for poll monitoring teams and captains.
- Coordinate actions for local policy wins towards greater redistricting transparency;
- Organize and conduct volunteer training throughout the state;
- Track key legislation and local policies;
- Quality control post-election survey and report to memorialize best practices, evaluate programs and recommend improvements for future Election Protection efforts.
- Build and diversify our membership by recruiting and developing diverse leadership of grassroots members, especially youth, rural, and people living in low-income communities and communities of color;
- Stay abreast of legislative and organizational developments across constituencies. In other words; know what’s going on across the issues we care about and know which ones are most important to communities of color, low income communities, and young people;
- Deepen and build support through online organizing:
- Create and implement online campaign plans;
- Develop public outreach materials including factsheets, action alerts, presentations, online updates, text messages, and email blasts;
- Maintain website;
- Draft advocacy emails and blogs;
- Create organizational graphics;
- Assist with and/or manage administrative tasks as needed.
- Experience, education, and technical proficiency:
- At least 2 years of experience in organizing, advocacy, project management, fundraising or similar fields;
- Working knowledge of statewide democracy issues, including voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, ethics, and more;
- Excellent communications skills;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Canva, and current social media platforms.
Ideal candidate will have/are:
- Experience working with many different kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias;
- The ability to craft compelling messages and explain complex ideas in accessible ways;
- Commitment to political reform and social and economic justice;
- Strong empathy, and ability and desire to work in diverse settings;
- Commitment to working as part of a team;
- Commitment to professionalism including standards for self and others;
- Demonstrated ability to strategize and plan backward.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the experience in working effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age and socioeconomic status;
- Ability to speak more than one language, Spanish preferred;
- Understanding of the political landscape and policy trends in Georgia;
- Action Network (or similar website and advocacy management program) mastery.
You’ll thrive if you have/are:
- A “can do” attitude and exceptional organizational skills, with a strong capacity to manage systems, projects & people;
- A self-starter with an ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment with competing priorities – this position involves significant contact with members, key stakeholders, and volunteers ;
- Willingness to travel and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources at email@example.com and include Georgia Organizer in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered.
Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process. Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and https://www.commoncause.org/georgia/.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.
EQUITY & INCLUSION:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.