Community Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Wyoming

Website Better Wyoming

Sick of the Good Ol' Boys

Are you a passionate advocate in your community with a desire to develop your zeal for change-making into a career? Apply to be a Community Organizer today!

Starting salary: $40 – 44k plus benefits

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OVERVIEW

HOW IT STARTED

Better Wyoming began in 2017 as a scrappy, two-person advocacy team duking it out at the state legislature over issues like tax reform, cannabis policy, LGBTQ equality, and public education funding.

HOW IT’S GOING

Today, we are a hybrid communications and organizing hub that produces groundbreaking content on state politics, trains Wyoming’s progressive leaders of tomorrow, and organizes the largest grassroots movement for healthcare access this state has ever seen.

We are a growing and dynamic nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for issues that are critical to young people, working families, and the well-being of our state.

As a community organizer, you will play a key role building people power in Wyoming, helping to support the movement for Medicaid expansion and other policies that ensure Wyoming can look toward a just, equitable, and prosperous future.

We offer a supportive and flexible work environment, competitive salary and benefits, opportunities for professional development and growth, and access to a network of badass Wyomingites fighting for the world in which they want to live.

This position is based in beautiful Laramie, Wyoming, a right-sized university town and first-class adventure outpost at the foot of the Snowy Range. We will also consider applicants based in Cheyenne.

SALARY + BENEFITS

Better Wyoming staff members earn a range from $20/hr. (field organizer, temporary) to roughly $34/hr. (executive director, 5+ years in the position).

The community organizer’s starting annual salary is $40,000 – $44,000 (roughly $21 – $23/hr.), depending on experience, with opportunities for increase.

In addition, Better Wyoming offers health insurance as well as paid vacation and leave.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a community organizer, you will:

  • Work with Better Wyoming’s directors to execute statewide and local issue-based advocacy campaigns
  • Support training for grassroots volunteers on public actions, recruiting new grassroots leaders, storytelling, and other organizing skills
  • Help plan and participate in outreach events (canvassing, phone banking, etc.) to recruit new movement members who are impacted by issues we address
  • Help plan and execute actions (such as rallies and town halls) to pressure lawmakers and increase public participation in our campaigns
  • Conduct one-on-one organizing conversations to build relationships with new volunteers, assign tasks, and develop grassroots leaders
  • Communicate with statewide constituents through Better Wyoming’s digital tools, including SMS, social media, and email

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Passion for advocating for causes in your community; specific grassroots organizing experience is great, but not required
  • A knack for talking to strangers and speaking to groups
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • An understanding or willingness to learn digital platforms Better Wyoming uses
  • A baseline knowledge of Wyoming politics and the issues facing our state
  • A commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and an understanding of challenges facing marginalized Wyoming communities

APPLY TODAY

This position is open immediately. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to nate@betterwyo.org. Feel free to send questions about the position or the application process in advance.

We will conduct interviews with select applicants as we receive their applications. The application period will close May 31. If you apply and do not hear back from us by then, give us a nudge. Otherwise, hang tight.

Better Wyoming is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and an equal-opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to nate@betterwyo.org