9to5GA Hiring Housing & Utility Organizer

Position can be remote in Georgia 

About 9to5: For nearly five decades, 9to5 has been advancing economic justice for women, grounding our work through a racial and gender justice lens. As a grassroots, membership-based organization, our members are affected by the issues we work on every day: low-wage jobs, the erosion of a social safety net, the lack of paid sick time and paid family leave, unemployment, and workplace discrimination. Our 

programs include grassroots organizing, leadership development and training, nonpartisan civic engagement and policy change campaigns. 

Position Summary: 9to5 Georgia seeks an experienced Housing & Utility Organizer. The Housing and Utility Organizer is responsible for leading statewide organizing work on housing, climate, and environmental change to mobilize voters as part of 9to5’s broader objective of advocating for gender, racial and economic justice. 

This position will research, plan and coordinate housing and utility campaigns across Georgia.

Duties and Responsibilities Include: 

  • Strategic Campaign Development & Supervision
    • Design and manage large-scale campaigns on housing and utility justice 
    • Develop strategic campaign goals and objectives 
    • Work closely with organizers, members and other key stakeholders to ensure campaign success 
    • Utilize campaign work to inform policy agenda on these issues 
    • Tie campaign work into VR/GOTV efforts 
    • Provide administrative support for campaign needs, including managing campaign budget, staff time, supplies, etc. 
    • Report on campaign performance to State Director, 9to5 Leadership, and funders as requested 
    • Supervise staff, canvassers, and volunteers as necessary to support campaign work
  • Policy/Advocacy 
    • Work with State Director and Lobbyist to inform legislative priorities around utilities and housing policies 
    • Draft key fact sheets and other materials to educate legislators on the issues
    • Convene partners for policy-level workgroups on key issues 
  • Grassroots Fundraising
    • Coordinate or support grassroots fundraising events and donor relationships.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, and/or social, racial and economic justice. 
  • At least five years of organizing experience with a community, labor, faith, or women’s organization, preferred. 
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Good planning skills, time management, ability to work independently, ability to prioritize work and account for results. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience with issue-based policy campaigns.
  • Access to a vehicle to drive to meetings on a regular basis. 
  • Available to work evenings and weekends depending on campaign needs. 
  • Strong database management skills preferred. 
  • Ability to use and access zoom, google drive applications, and database programs.
  •  Must have quality internet and phone access on a daily basis. 
  • Comfort taking initiative and ability to think outside the box to find solutions and resources.
  • Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners/stakeholders, and experience working directly with community members from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. 
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and various social media platforms. 

Details: The position will be filled as soon as practicable and when we find the right candidate. The position can be based in 9to5’s Atlanta, GA office; or can be a fully remote (work from home) position based in Georgia. 

Compensation: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), offering a salary package of $53,000 with generous family health insurance, employer retirement contribution, life insurance and paid time off benefits including sick time, vacation time, personal time and 10 paid holidays annually. 

This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union. 

To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references to: jobs@9to5.org with “Housing and Utility Organizer” in the subject line. No calls please. 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Job applicants and staff shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

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