Capital District Lead Organizer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate, with experience.




94 Central Avenue
United States


Join the fight for social, economic and racial justice!

Citizen Action of New York is one of the fastest-growing statewide grassroots organizations in the country. We fight for racial, social, economic and environmental justice, and an America that works for all of us. Our organizing campaigns focus on issues such as education, health care, campaign finance reform, progressive taxation, criminal justice and consumer issues. We have won significant improvements in New Yorkers’ lives, and we have elected progressive candidates to office. We play a leadership role in organizing major statewide coalitions including the Alliance for Quality Education, NY Renews and the Health Care for All New York Coalition

Citizen Action of New York has eight regional grassroots offices, including one based in the Capital District. We are currently seeking an experienced Lead Organizer for the Albany office.  

If you have strong organizing experience, like working with a diverse group of people and are committed to social change, come join our growing organization!

Responsibilities include:

  • Organize actions, mobilizations, phone banks, media coverage and other activities as part of our issue and electoral campaigns, with a major focus on education, democracy, federal issues, and criminal justice
  • Door to door work is required
  • Recruit members, build our volunteer base and train local members and leaders
  • Build and staff local coalitions and local Citizen Action leadership committees
  • Work to develop the Board and create committees to strengthen the Capital District Chapter of Citizen Action of New York
  • Raise local funds
  • Supervise staff


  • Five or more years experience organizing issue and /or electoral campaigns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A creative approach to problem-solving, including strong analytic, strategic and planning skills
  • Ability to travel, including having a reliable car
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Additional factors:  Supervisory and fundraising experience; background in education, criminal justice and/or health policy helpful. Knowledge of local, federal, and/or New York State politics is also desired.

Citizen Action of New York is an equal opportunity employer and we seek to build an organization that aggressively pursues a racial justice agenda. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Full health benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Rosemary Rivera, Organizing Director, Citizen Action of New York at the link provided.