About

Field Organizer



The Task Force is reigniting our field presence. The team is small but expanding strategically. Our ideal candidate is a results-oriented organizer committed to coaching LGBTQ+ leaders towards growth, building grassroots people power, and creating the conditions to deliver concrete wins for LGBTQ+ people.

The National LGBTQ Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community from the ground up. We are the country’s premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBTQ people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all.

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. The Task Force has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and Miami. More information at http://www.thetaskforce.org

The Task Force is an organization that values both self-care and community care, and embodies those values through our benefits package and a competitive salary. We are proud to be a Care First organization that offers excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, annual and sick leave, and 403(b) plan. This year we held a 3-week organizational pause to give staff space to rest and restore. The Field Organizer role is a full-time, exempt position.

Location: Washington, DC, New York, Florida, or Texas (location flexible) currently hybrid/teleworking due to Covid-19.

Department: Advocacy and Action

Reports to: Sr. Field Organizer

Travel: up to 65% (Could spend multiple months in different locations)

Summary: This position will be part of the Advocacy and Action Team, a department working to build power, take action, and create change. Our work is aligned under three pillars: Queering Democracy, Queering Equity and Queering Faith as policy advocates, organizers and activist conference leaders. Relevant to this position and in close coordination with Advocacy and Action leaders and staff and other Task Force staff, organizers support and wage legislative, regulatory, policy and ballot box campaigns by mobilizing and training people to engage at all levels of our democracy. Organizers develop effective strategies and trainings to build capacity, and infrastructure of the movement. The department builds teams to lead inspiring, cutting-edge work for direct political action, community-building education, long-term leadership and organizational development throughout the movement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize in and with communities fighting for LGBTQ policy change on ballot measures and in legislative, regulatory and policy campaigns. Recruit, motivate and inspire volunteers, volunteer leaders and staff at campaigns and partner organizations to master the core concepts of building big teams, grassroots fundraising, coalition building and leadership development;
  • Organize in faith communities so that LGBTQ people can participate fully in all aspects of the life of their faith community, as well as move people of faith or with secular views to action on political justice campaigns. Engage in grassroots organizing focused on shifting and transforming the faith narrative by engaging people of faith to demonstrate their public support for LGBTQ people and policy solutions;   
  • Support and organize text and phone banking, canvassing, voter registration, and other forms of voter and constituency education and contact for various campaigns;
  • Provide technical assistance to and facilitate connections among partner organizations for a variety of campaigns and projects. Develop a curriculum and train, facilitate and coach participants for a variety of trainings and events across our democracy, equity and faith work and programs.
  • Organize at the federal and state level through a lens of racial, gender, and reproductive justice and ensure that our organizing has a grassroots and cross-movement focus.
  • Attend state and federal policy meetings, conversations, and planning sessions to coordinate and collaborate in organizing efforts across organizations and movements.
  • Collaborate with the Task Force’s communications team to develop tactics including to expand the reach of people who know about the organizing work of the National LGBTQ Task Force. Ensure that our work and vision is strategically shared with the Task Force’s shareholders including public speaking engagements and social media.
  • Works collaboratively with our Creating Change team on organizing efforts to support our annual conference.
  • Engages with our Development department to fundraise, support events and develop donor relationships for the Task Force.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-5 years organizing experience on community issue, legislative and ballot measure campaigns;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and great curiosity about all aspects of the LGBTQ community, especially with regards to transgender justice, communities of faith and communities of color;
  • Demonstrated ability to give and receive developmental feedback, and learn and grow in the work;
  • Comfort with organizing and engagement with clergy, faith leaders, other people of faith; and people with secular views;
  • Experience and desire to take calculated risks;
  • Is self-aware and self-reflective;
  • Accountable to trackable deliverables, establishing measurable and quantifiable outcomes;
  • Is an excellent problem-solver;
  • Proficient and passionate trainer and ability to develop curriculum using adult learning theory;
  • Great relationship builder and ability to inspire others to take action;
  • Prefers and thrives in a collaborative environment;
  • Desire and ability to travel extensively, work nights and weekends even on short notice and for extended periods;
  • Understands the intersections of oppression and has a Power, Privilege and Oppression analysis;
  • Demonstrated capacity and desire to work in a multi-cultural environment where diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, real or perceived gender identity, physical ability, and spiritual practice is an important value.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits — health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; STD, LTD, Life insurance, technology stipend, 403(b) plan, headspace account and more.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications submitted via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/9861299e-1928-42cf-a298-9ebfd37e4e22/National-LGBTQ-Task-Force. No phone calls, please.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans, and people of color are encouraged to apply.