New North Carolina Project Local Organizer Charlotte, NC · Full time

The New North Carolina Project seeks passionate, energetic, and motivated professionals that will join our Field department and are responsible for helping mobilize members of the community: understanding and teaching voter education and engagement with diverse communities throughout North Carolina; organizing surveys and providing project-specific deliverables to target communities of color in Mecklenburg County.

Description

LOCAL ORGANIZER


Part-Time/Full-Time, Contract-To-Hire Through November, 2024 with potential to extend

Non Exempt

Spanish Speaker a plus

Reports To: Field Coordinator/Program Director

Geography: Charlotte/Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Pay Range: $22/hour + stipend 


*To all applicants: Please note the changes in this position. As our organization grows and to reflect the nature of this role, this job description has been updated. We welcome past applicants to re-apply. We will prioritize candidates with previous canvassing or community organizing experience.


ORGANIZATION


Founded in 2021 by Dr. Aimy Steele, the mission of New North Carolina Project (NNCP), a 501c3 nonpartisan organization:

NNCP exists to lift Black and Brown people. We work to help communities of color claim their power through economic mobility, housing security, public safety and civic engagement.


Mission of New North Carolina Project Action First (NNCPAF), a 501c4 organization:

We make North Carolina politics reflect the true majority by centering communities of color, expanding the engaged electorate, and creating #lifelongvoters.


POSITION

The New North Carolina Project seeks passionate, energetic, and motivated professionals that will join our Field department who are responsible for voter education and engagement to diverse communities throughout North Carolina. Organizers are one of the most important positions we have, as our organization was built on direct constituent contact. LOs should be well-organized self-starters.


The ideal candidate is goal-oriented and committed to advancing voting rights and NNCP’s 4 Pillars: economic mobility, housing security, public safety and civic engagement. They will understand the importance of establishing lasting relationships with voters. Because our target communities and colleagues come from a wide range of backgrounds, applicants need to be able to thoughtfully navigate issues related to diversity, race, equity and inclusion, and bring a deep commitment to advancing these values. LOs will be responsible for implementing and executing the field programs that may include developing and hosting events, research and relationship building with other organizations, local businesses, political leaders, community leaders, candidates and elected officials in the communities we serve.


Note that due to the cost sharing nature of NNCP and NNCPAF, this position may from time to time and as necessary function as LO for the not for profit 501c4 NNCPAF. Time will be allocated appropriately between the organizations and clearly identified.


RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Canvassing local areas in an effort to register North Carolinians to vote
  • Executing the field strategy of NNCP within your geographic area
  • Conducting surveys around our areas of focus to determine needs within the communities we serve
  • Connect voters to local initiatives, elected officials, community meetings and other organizations providing needed services
  • Knowing and following all of NC’s voter registration laws and adhering to those rules at all times
  • Ability to engage in thoughtful and respectful conversations with voters throughout NC (nonpartisan)
  • Record and regularly sync data from the day's shift into our database using your smartphone
  • Training on and deploying NNCP’s projects and programmatic efforts
  • Phone and text banking
  • Assist in recruiting, managing, and training volunteer teams and part-time staff
  • Planning and executing community events


REQUIREMENTS


  • Proficiency using Votebuilder (VAN) or ability to learn new applications 
  • Canvassing experience preferred; at least 1 electoral cycle managing grassroots campaigns, Voter Registration or GOTV efforts and/or experience working in issue advocacy
  • At least 18 years old
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle 
  • Comfortable standing/walking for extended periods of time and in different weather conditions
  • Working smartphone
  • Committed to voter education
  • Ability to work long or irregular hours including evenings and weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred; ability to speak other languages strongly preferred
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong sense of urgency while remaining calm under pressure
  • Ability to troubleshoot for effective resolution


Limitations and Disclaimer

The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. This is a contract-to-hire position through November 2024 with potential to extend.


All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/ or abilities. To perform this position successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.


Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.


NNCP/NNCPAF provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We actively recruit for diversity and people of color in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




Salary

$20 - $22 per hour