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Location: North Carolina

Start Date: Immediate

Reports to: HBCU Program Manager (NC) in coordination with Associate Director (NC)

This is a full-time role.

Essential Functions: Enhance Common Cause North Carolina (NC)’s successful organizing and outreach programs promoting life-long civic engagement at the intersections of North Carolina’s fast-growing Triangle campuses and communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct Triangle campus organizing activities, with a focus on North Carolina’s Triangle-based Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), including St. Augustine’s University, Shaw University, and North Carolina Central University.
  • Design and lead campus civic engagement activities on campus and in the surrounding community, including organizing campuses around pro-democracy events and actions.
  • Recruit and supervise Common Cause NC’s Triangle student interns.
  • Build and nurture relationships with campus faculty and administration.
  • Build and nurture relationships with community partners.
  • Assist in the creation of appropriate civic engagement resources and related promotional materials and posts to educate Triangle activities and promote community and campus activities.
  • Utilize new digital organizing tactics including but not limited to the Voter Access Network, Relay, and the Relational Voter Program.
  • Provide weekly activities reports and support other funder needs and fundraising activities, as needed.
  • Participate in external and internal Common Cause NC meetings, events, and actions, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • College graduate with 2-3 years’ work experience or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Strength working in groups and individually.
  • Working knowledge of Social Media tools, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Ability to set priorities and accomplish a broad range of tasks.
  • Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.
  • Must be willing to travel in-state regularly, including some nights and weekends.
  • Experience working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities preferred.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000, plus generous benefits package.

Classification: This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations.

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to  hr@commoncause.org and include Triangle Community and Campus Organizer (NC) 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 accommodation will be provided when required by law.

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.

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 1.5 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.

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