Details: The salary range for this position starts at $35,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.
SUMMARY: The regional Field Organizer will help build a sustainable organizing program by
increasing, diversifying, and mobilizing volunteers, members and activists to advance our multiyear
smart justice campaign and the strategic priorities of the ACLU of North Carolina. A
member of the Policy and Advocacy department, the Field Organizer reports to and will be
directly supervised by the Field Manager out of the main office in Raleigh, NC.
Within their assigned region, the Field Organizer will be responsible for recruiting volunteers,
planning and executing events, and building relationships with community leaders. The current
Field Organizer job opening will be based in the Charlotte, NC area.
Individuals with personal experience with the criminal justice system are strongly encouraged to
Key responsibilities include:
• Volunteer Engagement: Recruit, train, and manage an active volunteer pool to expand
and strengthen the base of the organization. Advance and implement programs to engage,
motivate, and educate activists and community supporters. Provide volunteers and
members information, guidance, assistance, and training; act as primary liaison between
the volunteers and staff.
• Public Presentations: Represent the ACLU of North Carolina before community groups,
including speaking at community events. Serve as a spokesperson to the press as needed
and in accordance communication department guidance.
• Events: Develop, conduct, and widely publicize public events, panel discussions,
community forums and related events in targeted communities. Mobilize ACLU-NC
activists, members, and volunteers to ensure event turn-out. Work with advocacy tools
(e.g., VAN, phone bank, texting) to promote events and communicate organizational
• Community Outreach: Connect with impacted populations and the broader community to
ensure that the ACLU-NC’s work on strategic initiatives is in harmony with community
partners’ interests and vision. Galvanize community organizations, public officials, law
enforcement officers, faith leaders, business leaders, donor and new and diverse
communities to support organizing campaigns.
• Data Retention: Prepare regular reports, as appropriate, on volunteers, activists, and
members. Complete and execute work plans.
Other work may be assigned as the needs or as the work flow of the Policy & Advocacy
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU and the advancement of civil rights and civil
liberties under the U.S. and North Carolina Constitutions.
• Ability to coordinate, lead and supervise groups of activists, members and volunteers
• Experience in community or field organizing
• Superb organizational skills; detailed-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability
to meet tight deadlines
• Creative, results-oriented, self-starting and willing to learn
• Attention to measurable goals and results
• Ability to work some evenings, weekends and irregular hours. Travel throughout the state
will be required periodically. Valid driver’s license required (but owning a vehicle is not
• A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects
differences of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,
religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
• Track record of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders including elected
officials, activists, and volunteers
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office software, and database management, including the VAN.
The salary range for this position starts at $35,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Excellent medical and dental insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with
organizational match; reimbursements for travel & phone use; and generous time off policies.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, email a letter of application and resume to FieldOrganizer@acluofnc.org and include
your last name in the subject line of the email. In your letter, please indicate where you learned
of the posting.
Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of April 30, 2018 and will be accepted until
the position is filled.