Organizing Director

San Diego County, California
$67,000 – $78,000 per year; salary commensurate with experience
Jan 04, 2021
Feb 03, 2021
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

The Organizing Director’s primary responsibility is to lead and manage all community organizing efforts. The Director supervises five Community Organizers working in core communities including Colonia Chilpancingo Tijuana, Barrio Logan and Logan Heights, City Heights, and National City.  The Organizing Director also coordinates with the United to Vote Program.

The Director supports EHC’s Organizers to work with community leaders, members, and staff to develop and implement community organizing, training, empowerment, and leadership development strategies focused on environmental justice issues focused on climate justice, land use, air quality, and transportation justice in the San Diego region.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Organizing Team developing strategy, tactics, resource materials, best practices to ensure effective base building and mobilization
  • Supervise five Community Organizers
  • Plan, organize and convene regular Organizer Team meetings, training, and professional development opportunities
  • Ensure the accomplishment of member and leader recruitment and participation goals
  • Work with Organizers to develop empowered and effective Community Action Teams in each core community
  • Work with Leadership Development to develop training for leaders and members
  • Work with EHC team members to develop strategic plans for key projects and activities;
  • Participate in public hearings, networking and other events to secure policy outcomes to accomplish environmental justice objectives
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of Organizing Calendar
  • Develop and manage Organizing budget
  • Ensure compliance with organizing program and grant scopes
  • Coordinate campaign mobilizations within and across communities
  • Coordination of organizing data entry and reporting; generating call & walk sheets and reports;
  • Coordinate the EHC United to Vote Campaign including supervision of staff, development of the field and communications strategy; representation of EHC at civic engagement tables


  • 5 years’ experience in grassroots and regional organizing work
  • 5 years’ experience in environmental health and justice and/or social/racial justice-related organizing;
  • 5 years’ experience developing and implementing local and regional organizing strategy and tactics
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Experience working with government agencies and decision-makers in the San Diego region
  • Ability to explain complex policy and data information in simple terms
  • Proficient with computer programs including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Access, GIS, statistical software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of environmental justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reliable transportation method
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure and maintain attention to detail
  • Must demonstrate the ability to be culturally competent in all respects


  • Advanced degree in law, political science, or other related fields;

Salary Range: $67,400 - $78,100 per year; salary commensurate with experience

Benefits: EHC offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of:

Excellent Orientation Program Generous Vacation and holiday benefits Health, Dental, Vision and Chiropractic Insurance Personal and Wellness Leave

  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan Professional Development Opportunities