Salary: Based on Experience
Type: Temporary Full-Time
Reports to: Program Director/Deputy Executive Director
Start: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Equality California (EQCA) is California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. EQCA’s mission is to achieve full and lasting equality, acceptance, and social justice for members of the LGBT community, and the communities that LGBT people are a part of. Through its legislative work, EQCA has successfully sponsored 118 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with strongest LGBT-civil rights protections in the country. EQCA strives to create a broad and diverse alliance of LGBT 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 LGBT people, improve the health and well-being of the LGBT community, and educate the broader community on important LGBT issues such as transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, the needs of LGBT 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 Transform California, Equality4All, #Take It, I’m PrEPed, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality.
Equality California is seeking experienced and motivated full-time Field Organizers to execute our 2017 voter registration and civic engagement program in Southern California. The Field Organizers will help lead EQCA’s community organizing efforts on the ground in the region(s) assigned, build relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations, recruit volunteers and support a variety of events including LGBTQ Prides, voter registration drives, and various educational events. These positions are temporary and will run through December.
This is a remotely supervised organizing position. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
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. These are remote full time positions and must be based in the Orange and/or San Diego Counties Both positions 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.
We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, and non-LGBT persons to apply.
Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to Allison VanKuiken at email@example.com. Please be sure to put “Field Organizer” and the region you are applying for in the subject line of your email.