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North Carolina Regional Organizer - Southeast

Employer
Black Voters Matter
Location
Raleigh, North Carolina
Closing date
Sep 11, 2022

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Focus Areas
Capacity Building / Volunteerism, Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Administrative
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Position Description:

BVM is seeking multiple Southeast North Carolina Organizer who will be responsible for providing support to the BVM State Coordinator in North Carolina by organizing in target counties to mobilize voters as part of BVM’s broader objective of advocating for racial justice and building power by centering Black love, Black culture and Black joy. The Eastern NC Organizer will assist and work with BVM partner organizations on GOTV, Census and issue organizing in the covered counties. Ideal candidates are from and/or reside in these counties and have experience working with underserved communities on racial justice issues such as criminal justice reform (including police violence), environmental justice, health care, etc. 

The Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Supporting partner groups organizing around racial justice issues and voter mobilization
  • Providing training to community-based partner organizations and community members.
  • Assisting with BVM bus tours in targeted North Carolina counties (see below).
  • Providing weekly updates to supervisory staff
  • While some overnight travel will be required, we will lean heavily on digital training and organizing tools during the covid-19 crisis.

Target NC counties

·       Cumberland

·       Harnett

·       Robeson

·       Onslow

·       New Hanover

·       (Wake)

Background and Desired Skills:

  • Organizing experience in Eastern North Carolina.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Comfort taking initiative and ability to think outside the box for solutions and resources.
  • Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners/stakeholders, and experience working directly with community members from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
  • Works independently with great attention to detail and strong time management skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet multiple deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-4 years’ experience working in VR/GOTV organizing, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns.
  • Experience in a campaign or non-profit environment preferred.
  • Commitment to progressive causes and community organizing experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and various social media platforms.

This position reports to: North Carolina State Coordinator 

Travel Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel locally approximately 25% of the time

Salary: This is a short term position, from September 28 – November 6, paying the equivalent of $3,700 per month. There is a possibility the position will be extended, but this is not guaranteed.

ABOUT BVM: 

Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities.  We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”  We operate with the following 5 core beliefs:

  • The key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure.
  • Black Voters matter not only on election day, but on all 365 days of the year.  This means we must support individuals and organizations that are striving to obtain social justice throughout the year.
  • Black voters matter *everywhere*, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, political parties and the media.
  • In order for Black voters to matter, we must utilize authentic messaging which speaks to our issues, connects with our hopes and affirms our humanity.  
  • The leadership, talent and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and, more importantly, *investment* in order to flourish and multiply.

This position also supports Black Voters Matter Fund (BVMF), an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – power building, equity and justice – BVM and BVMF operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

BVM is an equal opportunity employer. BVM prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

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PURPOSE AND CORE VALUES

Black Voters Matter goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

We seek to achieve our goals with the following 5 core beliefs in mind:

  • The key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure.
  • Black Voters Matter not only on election day, but on the 364 days between election days as well. This means we must support individuals and organizations that are striving to obtain social justice throughout the year.
  • Black Voters Matter *everywhere*, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, political parties and the media.
  • In order for Black voters to matter, we must utilize authentic messaging which speaks to our issues, connects with our hopes and affirms our humanity.
  • The leadership, talent and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and, more importantly, *investment* in order to flourish and multiply.
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Telephone
(470) 355-8295
Location
4751 Best Road, Suite 200
Atlanta
GA
30337
United States
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