Anita Earls for Justice Campaign Seeks Outreach Director by khaetlyn grindell

Organization Overview

Anita Earls is running for the North Carolina Supreme Court because she passionately believes an independent judiciary is crucial to the balance of powers necessary to maintain our democracy. An independent court means that the rules are the same for every North Carolinian, not just political insiders or those with great wealth and power. With a Republican dominated legislature, North Carolina is facing a critical time with extreme Republicans working to take away voting rights and an independent judiciary. Anita is ready to stand up to the powerful interests attempting to dismantle our democracy.

Position Description

The Anita Earls for North Carolina Supreme Court campaign is seeking a highly motivated candidate to serve as Outreach Director based in Durham, North Carolina to manage day-to-day organizing efforts with key constituency groups and individuals.  The Outreach Director will work closely with the campaign manager to devise and implement a plan of outreach and will be expected to travel.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship building with key constituency groups, organizing and empowering them to carry out voter contact plan
  • Researching potential events and flagging for the campaign manager
  • Organizing surrogates and sending talking points and other follow-up for events the candidate cannot attend
  • When necessary, driving the candidate to events, tracking event attendance, and coordinating follow-up


This person should have experience working with diverse constituencies, commitment to expanding the base and good communication skills.  We are seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results-oriented, and take initiative. We highly encourage people of color to apply for this position. We are interested in the following skills, qualities, and track record:

  • A commitment to social justice and the dignity and leadership of people of color.
  • A proven ability to motivate others into action and exceptional listening skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
  • A track record of taking the initiative and adjusting to changing conditions under high pressure.
  • A demonstrated ability to compellingly communicate in front of a room.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License


The monthly compensation for this position is $2,500.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Caroline Spencer at  Please include Outreach Director in the subject line.

SURJ Seeks 'Listening Project' Organizer by khaetlyn grindell

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a network of nearly 200 chapters and affiliates across the US and Canada working for racial and economic justice. We prioritize community organizing - especially in poor and working class communities, rural communities, and the US South - and run campaigns, among other change-making strategies, to: 

  • Delegitimize, discredit, and dismantle white supremacist institutions;
  • Build a fair economy that doesn’t pit communities against each other;
  • Shift underlying beliefs and culture in a way that undermines support for white supremacy.

We ground our organizing in a framework of “mutual interest” and have an inclusive, open-hearted approach to organizing, calling people into this work rather than creating barriers to participation while maintaining a clear political line. We believe that together, as part of a powerful multi-racial, cross-class movement for collective liberation we can force the systems of white supremacy and economic injustice to crumble.

The ‘Listening Project’ is a new base-building, leadership development, and campaign development initiative at SURJ. Over the course of a year we plan to engage at least 50 SURJ chapters and affiliates and talk to 5,000 people in poor and working class communities across the country with special emphasis on rural and small town communities and the South. The Listening Project Organizer will coordinate these efforts and will train and support SURJ coaches, chapter leaders, members, and staff in successfully implementing the plan. The Organizer will also be responsible for producing a report that details the lessons learned from the project. This is a one year full-time position.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop strategy, infrastructure, and materials to support existing SURJ members, leaders, coaches, and chapters in successful design and implementation of the Listening Project in order to engage thousands of poor and working class people in our work, develop deep relationships with them, and support their leadership;
  • Support Listening Project leaders and chapters in local project design, implementation, data management, and evaluation;
  • Train and support Listening Project member-leaders in developing organizing skills such as door-knocking, place-based outreach, phone-banking, one-on-one’s, leadership identification, etc.;
  • Coordinate and engage an all-volunteer Listening Project planning committee comprised of member-leaders in making key decisions about process design and implementation;
  • Design and lead train -the-trainer workshops for leaders across the network who are running local listening projects;
  • Coordinate data collection systems and implement quality control measures as data is gathered;
  • Identify, recruit, invest in, and develop member-leaders through intentional leadership development. Model and cultivate these skills in chapters and with SURJ leaders.
  • Work with member-leaders, coaches, and staff to identify challenges to implementation and trouble shoot solutions;
  • Help plan a SURJ poor and working class leaders gathering to disseminate lessons learned from the Listening Project and identify next steps in organizing and campaign work;
  • Work with the organizing team to plug SURJ member-leaders into campaign work; give feedback on campaigns in order to maximize base-building efforts;

Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis; This position requires 25% travel.


  • At least two years experience in base-building and leadership development of members in grassroots organizing context;
  • Experience designing and leading teams through processes of campaign or action planning, execution, and evaluation
  • Experience designing and facilitating meetings, trainings, and/or group gatherings that move people to action;
  • A natural sense of curiosity about people, ability to build meaningful relationships with others, and a belief that directly impacted people are their own experts and can be a powerful force for change;
  • Willingness to sit with complexity and nuance, take risks, suggest new ideas, receive feedback, and be part of the solution;
  • Profound love and trust of the people and communities you come from and a deep desire and longing to create avenues for individual and community transformation;
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice and to working in multiracial coalitions for larger transformative change;
  • Belief in SURJ’s Theory of Change and deep investment in grassroots organizing as a core strategy to transform this country and world;
  • Experience managing survey and/or data projects a plus;
  • Lived experience in rural communities, small towns, and in the US South a plus;
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and travel. 


Salary: $50,000; Medical insurance, dental and vision; Vacation, sick, and personal time; Access to staff development funds to help support your own leadership development; This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in the US.


Send electronic cover letter, resume and three references to with the subject line ‘Listening Project Organizer’ by March 9th.

Showing Up for Racial Justice does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, or military service.

Representative David Price (NC-04) seeks Staff Assistant (Raleigh, NC) by khaetlyn grindell


Representative David Price (NC-04) seeks a Staff Assistant to join his Raleigh, NC-based district staff. The Staff Assistant will be responsible for helping manage the day-to-day operations of Representative Price’s district offices, including (1) answering phones, greeting visitors, and fielding constituent correspondence in the Raleigh office; (2) managing office supply and equipment inventory for the Raleigh and Chapel Hill offices; and (3) serving as the district office liaison for technical support, security, and other service contractors. The Staff Assistant will also support Representative Price’s district-based outreach and constituent service operations and DC-based legislative and communications operations as needed.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a positive and collegial attitude, and an ability to take initiative in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Representative Price is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Ray Russell for NC House (HD93) Seeks Campaign Manager by khaetlyn grindell

Interested Applicants Should Contact the Campaign As Soon As Possible

Ray Russell, a candidate for NC House District 93, is seeking a talented campaign manager to run a highly competitive electoral race in Ashe and Watauga Counties in 2018. This race is ranked as one of the top ten most 'flippable' legislative districts in North Carolina. Ray Russell is a small business owner and a college teacher at Appalachian State University who declared his candidacy in October 2017. Since then, he has assembled an experienced local campaign team, recruited a large number of volunteers and has had two solid months of fundraising. 

Job Requirements

Applicants should: 

  • Have solid, previous campaign experience consistent with running a highly competitive, potentially high-dollar legislative race; familiarity with rural electoral work is a strong plus. 
  • Be passionate about flipping a competitive district as part of breaking the super-majority in the North Carolina House. 
  • Be willing to work long hours and work tirelessly, especially in the later parts of the campaign
  • Have strong organizational skills and a special ('nuts and bolts') attention to detail. Record keeping and tracking of volunteers and campaign activity will be important. 
  • Have a commitment to data driven analysis; familiarity with the voter file is a strong plus. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to genuinely reach across boundaries to reach unaffiliated voters and Republican voters as part of a core campaign strategy. 
  • Be willing to embrace the campaign slogan of 'Respect. Listen. Lead.' 
  • Have the ability to interact with a wide variety of people -- from strong-willed Democratic partisans to unaffiliated and moderate voters; from university students and college town residents to small town and rural residents of the district. 
  • Be knowledgeable about organizing voter registration, canvassing, fundraising, campaign events, GOTV, and interacting with the local press. 
  • Be creative and knowledgeable about social media. 

Additional Relevant Information:

  • While Ray Russell is a first-time electoral candidate, he brings decades of experience managing and hiring employees as a minister, professor, department chair and small business owner. Applicants should expect high expectations and clear and consistent communication from Ray in their campaign manager role. 
  • Assistance obtaining temporary housing may be possible for applicants coming from outside the district. 
  • Familiarity with organizing among women and in spaces where women are in the majority will be a strong plus for applicants. The campaign strongly believes outreach to women (both voters and volunteers) will be critical to success in 2018. 
  • Ray Russell owns and operates the most widely read media outlet in Northwestern NC -- Thus, he begins the race with unusually high name recognition for a first time candidate, which will be an asset in this highly competitive race. 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should contact Ray Russell directly (Ray@RayForNC.Com) with a statement of interest / cover letter and a current resume as soon as possible

This position is open until filled; decisions will likely be made by the first week of February.