Lead Organizer

Job Type

Full Time



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United States


Role of Lead Organizer

We are looking for an organizer to develop our leadership base across Episcopal communities in Massachusetts who will organize teams to take justice-based action. The Lead Organizer will be directly supervised by the Director of Programs and Engagement. They will work in collaboration with our Associate Director of Programs for Funding and Grassroots Partnerships and a Lead Trainer. ECM has two core aspects to our organizing:

  • Rapid Response: Build a soulful and active rapid-response network that engages faith-rooted individuals and communities to take immediate action for racial and economic justice.
  • Organizing Campaigns: Organize Episcopal individuals and organizations to join strategic campaigns for racial and economic justice.

Primary responsibilities

1) Develop and manage ECM’s Rapid Response strategy, structure and evaluation

  • Develop strategy that cultivates leaders from faith communities across legislative districts (attentive to leadership development, cultural awareness, and reflection)
  • Develop structure that tracks the engagement of individuals and communities
  • Create evaluation that measures progress and success of strategy

2) Launch ten Rapid Response groups to engage 250 People in MA to take action

  • Identify leadership for Rapid Response groups in Episcopal communities and coach them to form and lead their teams
  • Recruit congregations to join action groups.
  • Work with ECM’s Lead Trainer to prepare Rapid Response groups for meaningful action
  • Coordinate meetings of leaders of Rapid Response groups, including preparing agendas, identifying any needed trainers, and supporting co-facilitation with other members.
  • Build partnerships with grassroots and faith-rooted organizations that want to be part of our Rapid Response or Bail Fund strategy.
  • Coordinate partnerships between Episcopal Communities and our strategic partners to to take action for justice.

3) Mobilize individuals and congregations to participate in the Immigrant Bail Fund

  • Work with the ECM staff and our strategic partners to launch an immigrant bail fund.
  • Using Rapid Response Structures raise $50,000 for the bail fund

4) Map engagement levels in organizing of Episcopal communities in Massachusetts

  • Create a map that gauges levels of involvement in racial and economic justice
  • Develop a guide to identify levels of engagement of Episcopal communities
  • Coordinate a team of trainers who will conduct listening interviews with Episcopal communities.
  • Track progress towards our intended goals. 

Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to develop leaders, and help them organize, and bring issue campaigns and other projects to successful conclusions
  • Passion for racial and economic justice
  • An interest and strong commitment to faith-rooted organizing and engaging people within congregational structures
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a community or congregation-based organizer - special preference given to those with exposure to material of Marshall Ganz, Momentum, and Emergent Strategy
  • High energy, exceptional team-building, and one-on-one relationship-building skills
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with the the Christian tradition and experience working in faith-rooted communities
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Commitment to understanding dynamics of oppression
  • Proficient in technology and social media as tools for engagement and community building
  • Willingness and ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Driver’s License 


Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including health and dental, pension and paid vacation and sick time. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



Submit a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications, experience and motivations to info@episcopalcitymission.org. As an EOE/AA employer, Episcopal City Mission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.