Position: Field Organizer (Sacramento)
Salary: Based on Experience
Type: Temporary Full-Time
Start: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Reports to: Program Manager/Program Director
Equality California (EQCA) is California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. EQCA brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For 20 years, Equality California has led the fight for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice in California — and we’ve passed the strongest statewide civil rights protections in the country with 142 pieces of pro-equality legislation passed in the California legislature. EQCA strives to create a broad and diverse alliance of LGBTQ people, educators, government officials, communities of color and faith, labor, business, and social justice communities to achieve our goals.
Equality California Institute (EQCAI), EQCA’s sibling organization, is a 501(c)3 organization that utilizes advocacy, education, and mobilization programs to promote full and lasting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people, improve the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community, and educate the broader community on important LGBTQ issues such as transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, the needs of LGBTQ seniors and youth, homelessness and immigration. Over the last five years, EQCAI has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns, such as Health Happens with Equality, #Take It, I’m PrEP’d, Fair Share for Equality, Out Against Big Tobacco, Equality4All and the Safe and Supportive Schools Program.
Equality California is seeking an experienced and motivated full-time Field Organizer to execute our 2019 LGBTQ pride programming in and around Sacramento. The Field Organizer will help lead EQCA’s community organizing efforts on the ground, build relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations, recruit volunteers and lead, support and coordinate a variety of events including Sacramento Pride. This position is temporary and will run through June 30, 2019.
This is a remotely supervised organizing position. It will be the Field Organizer’s responsibilities to conduct daily check-ins with the Program Manager overseeing Sacramento Pride and proactively update team members on progress on an as-needed basis.
Primary responsibilities include:
Secondary responsibilities include:
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
We especially encourage applications from people who bring some of these additional skills or experiences:
Salary will be based on experience. This is a remote full time position and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel within the region. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage, but must have a car and be able to drive within the region.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ allies.
Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to Robbie Rodriguez at email@example.com. Please be sure to put “Field Organizer” in the subject line of your email.