Field Organizer (Sacramento)

Job Type

Full Time Temporary



Start Date:



United States


Position: Field Organizer (Sacramento)

Salary: Based on Experience

Type: Temporary Full-Time

Reports to: Program Director

Start: March 1, 2018

Closing date of this position: Open until filled

Organizational Background:

Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. EQCA brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. Through its legislative work, EQCA has successfully sponsored 118 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with broadest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country. EQCA strives to create a broad and diverse alliance of LGBTQ people, educators, government officials, communities of color and faith, labor, business, and social justice communities to achieve our goals.

Equality California Institute (EQCAI), EQCA’s sister organization, is a 501(c)3 organization that utilizes advocacy, education, and mobilization programs to promote full and lasting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people, improve the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community, and to educate the broader community on important LGBTQ related issues such as marriage equality, healthcare, health disparities, and immigration. Over the last five years, EQCAI has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns and programs, such as: Fair Share for Equality, LGBTQ Advocacy Day, Vote for Equality, Health Happens with Equality, Transform California, Equality4All and #TakeIt: I’m PreP’d.

Position Overview:

Equality California is seeking an experienced and motivated full-time Field Organizer to execute our 2017 health advocacy and LGBTQ pride programming in and around Sacramento. The Field Organizer will help lead EQCA’s community organizing efforts on the ground in the region assigned, build relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations, recruit volunteers and lead, support and coordinate a variety of events including LGBTQ Prides and health centered events and/or Town Halls. This position is temporary and will run through July 31, 2018.


This is a remotely supervised organizing position. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Break big goals into smaller ones, learn to build a program to accomplish them, develop timelines and benchmarks, and produce reports to inform the EQCA team of your progress.
  • Spearhead and organize education programs and pride parade contingents at LGBTQ pride parades and festivals in the region.
  • Help organize and support various actions including- town halls, rallies, petition drives and marches, in each region.
  • Engage in significant volunteer recruiting and community mobilization to ensure sizable community participation in pride parades, rallies, marches, town halls, and to staff pride education booths.
  • Participate in and lead program tactics such as one-on-one meetings and coalition building.
  • Develop key relationships with LGBTQ, LGBTQ allied, progressive, political, labor, immigration, business, student organizations, healthcare advocates, and religious congregations to build a base of support within communities.
  • Engage LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ youth in activism and education opportunities.
  • Engage non-traditional partner organizations to participate in LGBTQ events and activities.
  • Participate in message and strategy briefings and report daily and weekly progress to goals.
  • Manage time-sheets and other administrative materials per deadlines assigned.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as necessary.


Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:

  • Knowledge, passion and commitment to addressing issues impacting the LGBTQ community as well as advancing equality and social justice for all communities.
  • Commitment to working across race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age to achieve objectives.
  • Effective communication skills- in person, presentation, and writing.
  • At least two years of experience with strong background in community organizing and demonstrated ability to work with grassroots community organizations.
  • Experience with organizing events and volunteer recruitment.
  • Experience and/or interest in data driven goal setting and data management.
  • Strong understanding of legal parameters for organizing in a 501 (c) (3) and 501 (c) (4) contexts.
  • Strong organizational skills, accountable, adaptive and self-motivated to identify and manage multiple needs, priorities, and complete work without being micro managed.
  • Comfortable with technology and ability to learn new tools quickly.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a reliable car and driver’s license.

We especially encourage applications from people who bring some of these additional skills or experiences:

  • Strong ties to the community
  • Strong knowledge and experience in working with LGBTQ communities
  • Experience in organizing events and volunteer development
  • Experience in building/working with coalitions
  • Experience with PDI, BSD, Excel, and Google

Salary will be based on experience. This is a remote, full time position and must be based in Sacramento. This position will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel within the region.  Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage, but must have a car and be able to drive within the region.

We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, and non-LGBT persons to apply.

To apply:

Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to Tony Hoang at Please be sure to put “Field Organizer” and the region you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual a plus.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to Tony Hoang at Please be sure to put “Field Organizer” and the region you are applying for in the subject line of your email.