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Shake the Field Digital Organizer

Alabama Forward

Part-Time, Contract

Posted: 03/14/2023



Alabama Forward is seeking a Shake the Field Digital Organizer (part-time, contract position)

To begin immediately. Due to the community-centric nature of this role, primary Alabama residency is strongly preferred. Out-of-state candidates with strong personal ties to Alabama will also be considered. We encourage applications from people with a wide range of career backgrounds, including social media management, organizing, community outreach, and equity work.

About Us

Alabama Forward is a statewide civic engagement network committed to bringing together nonpartisan organizations to work together in building power around progressive civic issues and movement towards greater freedom. We aim to civically engage 1 million Alabamians by 2031.

Role and Responsibilities

Alabama Forward has a robust need and opportunity for a passionate digital organizing professional to support digital community education and outreach efforts housed primarily under the Shake the Field program umbrella.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Deputy Director and other Alabama Forward staff as appropriate, the Shake the Field Digital Organizer will support content development and outreach strategy as it relates to Alabama Forward’s digital civic engagement education and outreach efforts. To achieve this, we are seeking a Shake the Field Digital Organizer who will both strengthen the Table’s current overall outreach capacity and expand the organization’s presence across multiple outlets, including social media and email.

The work of defending and expanding democracy in the South has long been overlooked - we are seeking a passionate individual to help expand the Table network’s capacity to bring more young Alabamians into spaces that nurture their gifts and passions, while motivating them to become more civically engaged in their communities.

Principal Responsibilities for the Shake the Field Digital Organizer include:

  • Produce and manage content for social media, email, and text campaigns in collaboration with the Deputy Director, Communications & Creative Director, and other Shake the Field team members
  • Develop and implement strategies that continuously grown the Shake the Field base of through digital advertising, organic social media, texting, and other digital tools
  • Keep up to date on trends regarding content optimization strategies, tools, and tactics
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Creative Director to identify and collect compelling stories and information from across the Table network
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Creative Director in executing earned media events, creating visuals, social media posts, and other forms of content to highlight the work of the Table, its members and partners, and Shake the Field affiliates such as the STF Ambassadors


  • A commitment to racial and gender equity and a passion for protecting and expanding democracy across the state of Alabama
  • Two years or more of experience in organizing, community outreach, social media management, or a closely related field
  • 2 or more years of experience using a various digital organizing tools, such as CRMs (ActionNetwork, EveryAction, NationBuilder), texting tools (Hustle, ThruText, Strive, Spoke), relational organizing tools (OutreachCircle, Reach, Team), online advocacy tools (New/Mode, Phone2Action), and story collection tools (Soapboxx, Flipgrid).
  • Proven skills engaging with a social media audience on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik-Tok to generate engagement and mobilization around issue advocacy work
  • Experience managing Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and other paid digital programs
  • Experience using social media listening, scheduling, and analytics tools to inform creative decisions and processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Experience managing relationships with vendors and partners
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines
  • Sound judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people possessing different skill and knowledge levels
  • Must be able to work professionally and communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization as well as members, partners, external contacts, constituents, and vendors

Compensation and Schedule

  • Compensation will be $3,333/month
  • A work plan and regular weekly work schedule will be developed by the Alabama Forward Deputy Director and new Shake the Field Digital Organizer once hired. Schedule is flexible, but will be based on a total of 100 work hours per month.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to with subject, “Shake the Field Digital Organizer”, by COB Friday, March 31 2023.

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