Job Announcement – Albany Organizer

Job Announcement: 9to5 Albany Organizer

Location: Albany, Georgia

 

9to5 Georgia seeks an experienced Organizer based in Albany, Georgia. This organizer will be responsible for organizing in SW Georgia around climate and environmental change to mobilize voters as part of 9to5’s broader objective of advocating for gender, racial and economic justice. 

We’re looking for an emerging leader in the city of Albany who is passionate about lessening the utility burden on Albanians and advocates for energy efficiency programs.  These programs may include upgrading and retrofitting homes, change in local and state policies regarding utilities and introducing clean energy solutions to lessen the impact of high energy rates. Ideal candidates are from and/or reside in Albany or Dougherty County, have experience working with underserved communities and are looking to build careers in social justice, environmental health, environmental justice, and similar fields. This position will also assist with voter registration and GOTV programs by connecting the need for environmental justice with civic engagement. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Membership Recruitment/Development: 
    • Coordinate and conduct outreach programs designed to reach residents affected by high utility bills; this outreach will come in the form of door-to-door canvassing, phone calls, emails and attending community events.
    • Recruit and engage members, conduct trainings that identify and develop member leaders, and ensure consistent turn-out and active participation of members in campaign activities
    • Support and facilitate regular 9to5 membership meetings, trainings, neighborhood meetings and other general membership events. 
    • Provide support for the Albany Community Justice Fellowship programs and any campaign members are pursuing.
    • Input data about event, new contacts, and member engagement on a regular basis in our system. 
  • Campaign Support/Development
    • Research policy issues related to utility bills at the municipal, county, state and federal levels of government.
    • Provide administrative support, drafts, and presentations related to coalition to work.
    • Help draft fact sheets and other communications tools and some digital assets related to coalition work.
  • Grassroots Fundraising
    • Coordinate or support grassroots fundraising events and donor relationships. 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, and/or social, racial and economic  justice.
  • At least two years of organizing experience with a community, labor, faith, or women’s organization, preferred.
  • 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, Power Point, and various social media platforms.

Details:
Full-time annual FTE base salary of $45,000.  Excellent health and family benefits. 9to5 is an affirmative action employer. Women of color, women who are LGBTQ+, women with disabilities and women who are older are encouraged to apply. This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union. 

To apply:

Send resume, letter of interest, and list of references to jobs@9to5.org with Albany Organizer II in the subject line.  Application deadline is ongoing until position is filled.  

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