Our Community Organizer will be responsible for: staffing and supporting our current programming & organizing including the Rural Queer Community Care Network (including the Mutual Aid Fund), peer groups, Out in the Open Radio Hour, events like Pride Family Potluck, and Out in the Open Summits among others; alternatives to policing, and abolitionist organizing; supporting a new participatory community health & food justice research project; producing zines, toolkits, and other resources sharing about our work, and supporting other rural LGBTQ+ people using those tools to organize where they are. They will work on expanding new organizing and community building in accordance with our strategic plan. They will participate in coalition-building on behalf of OITO in local, regional, and national spaces. All while supporting community members working on these projects, and bringing new people into our work.
The person in this role will be the primary person responsible for generating content for our social media channels, with support from other staff. They will work as part of a small collaborative staff team building a powerful movement of rural LGBTQ+ people.
What You’ll Do
As Community Organizer, you’re often people’s first go-to when interacting with Out in the Open. You will have the space to create new projects, deepen relationships with long-time community members and collaborators, and bring your own brilliance & ideas to the role.
Specifically, you will:
Staff & support existing programs & organizing
Support creation/expansion of and facilitate new programming & organizing
Support whole-organization development & fundraising
Provide occasional one-on-one support to community members
Other related duties as assigned
Who You Are
This is a fabulous, full-time opportunity to help shape the present and future of a growing, creative, rural, LGBTQ+ organization and community. People who are a good fit for us will have: experience developing, implementing, and facilitating programs; deep experience working with LGBTQ+ people, preferably in a rural setting; a willingness to learn; the ability to positively represent our organization in the community with individuals and in collaborations; experience in grassroots organizing; an ability to take big ideas and turn them into concrete, actionable projects; enthusiasm for trying new things; comfort working with a close-knit team; and an understanding of and commitment to (including their own continued growth) the movement building work, values, and mission of Out in the Open. We are looking for someone who finds joy in their work, in collaborating closely, and who makes time to laugh.
Our Community Organizer will be responsible for: staffing and supporting our current programming & organizing including the Rural Queer Community Care Network (including the Mutual Aid Fund), peer groups, Out in the Open Radio Hour…
In addition to a salary (range mentioned above), our Community Organizer will receive benefits including paid time off, paid sick time, a work from home stipend (while remote during COVID), and a wellness stipend or a monthly HSA contribution. Additional benefits may become available during the course of employment.
In addition to a salary (range mentioned above), our Community Organizer will receive benefits including paid time off, paid sick time, a work from home stipend (while remote during…
We communicate primarily in English.
We communicate primarily in English.
If while reading this you keep thinking “this sounds like me!” please send your resume and a cover letter describing why you think you’d be great at this job to HB@WeAreOutintheOpen.org by June 30, 2022.
Applications are strongly encouraged from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, trans people, Two-Spirit people, LGBQ+ people, and those with experience living in rural communities. OITO affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons.
If while reading this you keep thinking “this sounds like me!” please send your resume and a cover letter describing why you think you’d be great at this job to HB@WeAreOutintheOpen.org…