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National Organizer

The Center for Popular Democracy


Posted: 09/24/2019

Application Deadline:



About the Position

CPD/CPDA is seeking a National Organizer to work closely with CPD/A affiliates and CPD/A campaign staff to build out thoughtful and meaningful direct actions to build campaign momentum and strategic interventions; build the capacity of affiliate leaders through training, toolkits and resource creation, coaching and program development and; create a connection between federal issues campaign and local work through campaign planning and direct action in Washington DC and in the states. As a member of CPD/A’s Campaigns Team, the National Organizer will lead efforts to grow and strengthen the organizational capacity of our network and affiliates to host and participate in direct action. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with CPD/A Campaigns Teams, in particular, Immigrant Rights, Education Justice, Voting Rights and Democracy, Tax and Budget, and Innovations, to build and execute actions, both in DC and in states, that center racial justice and advance the narratives of their work;
  • Provide leadership and organizing capacity to the Federal People’s Process on decarceration through the Freedom to Thrive campaign;
  • Work with CPD/A affiliates to establish and/or build out direct action programs;
  • Work with the Public Affairs and Strategic Communications department to build  the narrative of why direct action is important to winning social change campaigns
  • Engage with the larger social  justice movement to build transformational and deeply collaborative partnerships;
  • Work directly with issue campaign leads teams to ensure cross campaign communication and skills sharing. 
  • Fundraise, with support and coaching from team members.

Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years experience in direct actions, organizing, and leadership development 
  • Commitment to leadership development, especially of those most impacted;
  • Willingness to travel to support affiliates in person, to engage in network events and to participate in learning, professional development, relationship building and/or fundraising;
  • Deep familiarity with working from an anti-oppression lens in pursuit of justice and radical inclusion;
  • Vision, creativity, enthusiasm and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working across departments within an organization
  • Success as an independent, self-motivated leader with an ability to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 12 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume through our hiring portal:

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

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