Title: Regional Field Organizer
Organization: Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation
Reports to: Field Director
Location: Rio Grande Valley region, TX
Equality Texas – the state’s leading organization solely dedicated to securing full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans – is seeking a temporary Regional Field Organizer to support and mobilize volunteer leaders, activists and advocates as part of our Turn OUT Texas electoral campaign. The position is set to begin in February and aims to wrap up shortly after the November 2022 elections.
The ideal candidate has excellent independent judgment, has strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience with project management, a proven track record of recruiting and motivating others to invest their time into volunteer efforts and a commitment to equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans. Personal connection and knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community is preferred.
This is a newly created 40/hr per week position based in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) region of Texas. There is flexibility in the county within the RGV.
This Regional Field Organizer reports to the Field Director and is based in Collin County.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
We’re seeking candidates who are adept at mobilizing others for important causes. While the qualifications below describe a typical candidate, strong consideration will be granted to individuals who may not meet the listed qualifications but demonstrate strong skills, knowledge, and organizing potential.
Knowledge of LGBTQ+ policy issues is a plus but not a requirement.
Compensation for this position is negotiable and depends on experience and is highly competitive ($20/hr). Benefits include mileage reimbursement, phone reimbursements.
Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to email@example.com describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Regional Field Organizer – RGV” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.
Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:
Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and
Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2020.
Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.
No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.