ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Outreach and Engagement Organizer will be responsible for public outreach in the Fayetteville area as well as outreach to our current members in the area so that they are more connected to Common Cause North Carolina (CCNC) and have the tools they need to stand up for our democracy.
Build Community engagement:
- Lead non-partisan voter education, engagement, and election protection activities through the November 2022 election.
- Recruit and train volunteers to serve as non-partisan volunteer poll monitors, assisting voters and reporting problems at polling places.
- Represent CCNC in civic education and outreach activities in the Fayetteville/Cape Fear region of North Carolina.
- Conduct CCNC member events and meetings.
- Build and nurture relationships with community partners in Fayetteville and the surrounding Cape Fear region.
- Fully utilize social media to promote activities.
- Utilize new digital organizing tactics, including but not limited to Relay and Relational Voter Program.
- Organize Fayetteville State University (FSU) students, faculty, and staff around pro-democracy events.
- Build and nurture relationships with FSU faculty and administration.
- Recruit and supervise Common Cause student interns and Democracy Fellows.
Build support for Common Cause’s work and campaigns:
- Coordinate rapid response in-person events that may include petition deliveries, rallies, stand-up news conferences, and other creative actions that earn media attention.
- Assist in developing materials (factsheets, blogs, emails, graphics, etc.) to inform and educate our members and the public.
- Coordinate grassroots actions with coalition partners to advance campaigns, including redistricting transparency, anti-disinformation, voting rights, ethics, and money and politics.
Build and diversify our membership:
- Recruit and develop diverse leadership of grassroots members, especially youth, rural, and people living in low-income communities.
- 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.
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.
- Familiarity with VAN, Vote Builder, and various texting platforms.
- Demonstrated strong commitment to equity justice.
Ideal candidate will have:
- Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.
- Experience coordinating other advocacy programs, GOTV, and/or experience working in organizing, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns.
- 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 North Carolina.
- 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, and people.
- 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.
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.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 – $57,000; plus, a generous benefits package
TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at email@example.com and include Outreach and Engagement Organizer (Fayetteville) in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: 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 (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes 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.