Community Organizer (Charleston)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $34,000.00
Maximum: $45,000.00



Start Date:


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United States


CAJM is a diverse and growing coalition of 27 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Charleston, South Carolina. Our shared faith values call us to work collectively for systemic change, transforming Charleston into a community that reflects the dignity of all people.


Since its founding in 2012, CAJM has won the expansion of pre-kindergarten programming in the Charleston County School District, establishment of a wage recovery program to assist victims of wage theft, school district reforms to reduce suspension rates and keep kids in school, and implementation of a risk assessment tool in four law enforcement departments to reduce the number of youth being incarcerated. We are currently working to reduce racial discrimination in policing.

CAJM is part of the DART network of organizations, one of the largest networks of faith-based community organizations in the country.


We're hiring a full-time community organizer who will build relationships with faith leaders and community members from diverse backgrounds, train and develop their organizing skills, and deepen their participation in the work of the organization.


During your first five months, you will receive intensive on-the-job training through the DART Organizers Institute. You will learn basic organizing principles and develop key organizing skills including: finding and developing leaders, issue research and strategy, power analysis, and one-to-one meetings. Ongoing professional development will continue through individualized coaching and mentoring, as well as local, regional, and national staff trainings and retreats.


People of color and fluent speakers of Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior organizing experience is necessary. Qualities we look for include:


  • Core passion for justice and equality
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Comfort working with religious institutions


By August 13, 2018, you'll also need a bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience, access to a car, and proof of US citizenship, permanent residency, or deferred action for childhood arrivals.


Starting salary is $34,000-36,000/year plus health benefits, with regular cost of living increases and performance-based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Retirement benefits begin after a prescribed period (usually one full year of employment).

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish a plus

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm eastern. RSVP at