Jobs

Position Announcement

Organizer
Reports to: Director

The Fairness Campaign is seeking a full-time Organizer to advance our public education programs, volunteer recruitment, retention, and engagement, and regional organizing in communities across Kentucky.

Since 1991, our two sister organizations – the Fairness Education Fund and the Fairness Campaign (collectively known as the Fairness Campaign) – have been working in Louisville and across Kentucky to build a community with a broad, inclusive vision of the work for social justice.

The Fairness Campaign was founded, and remains directed, by these key principles for our work:

  • We believe LGBTQ people have the right to respect, dignity and full equality.
  • We believe that dismantling racism is central to our work.
  • We believe that all issues of oppression are linked and can only be addressed by working in coalition.
  • We believe in non-violent grassroots organizing that empowers individuals and builds a social justice movement that creates lasting change.

The momentum of Fairness efforts across Kentucky has grown over the past several years, with more cities working to advance local LGBTQ non-discrimination protections and mount community events, like first-ever local Pride festivals in Frankfort and Bowling Green. An Organizer will help the Fairness Campaign streamline statewide organizing support and engage our increased influx of volunteers in the Fairness Campaign office.

The Organizer will work out of the Fairness Campaign office in Louisville and report to the Fairness Campaign Director while working closely with the Fairness Campaign Coordinating Committee and Steering Committee of the Fairness Coalition, which also includes the ACLU of KY, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and Lexington Fairness.

The Organizer is a full-time position with benefits currently funded for three years, with the possibility of an extension should funding become available.

To learn more about the work of the Fairness Campaign and Fairness Coalition, please visit www.Fairness.org and www.FairnessCoalition.org.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Help local communities across Kentucky organize for LGBTQ rights.
  • Help facilitate monthly regional organizing meetings across Kentucky.
  • Identify and develop relationships with individuals and organizations across lines of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, religious affiliation and socio‑economic circumstances to establish broad, inclusive coalitions.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of public education materials, press releases, opinion pieces, fact sheets, and other publications, including utilization of web-­based technologies and major social media platforms.
  • Work with staff and members to develop/implement community public education programs and outreach efforts throughout the state.
  • Design and implement a volunteer engagement strategy to advance public education and advocacy efforts statewide
  • Attend Fairness Campaign and Fairness Coalition functions and strategy meetings.
  • Facilitate regular communication between the Fairness Campaign, Fairness Coalition, and regional leaders.
  • Coordinate volunteer efforts in the Fairness Campaign office, including bi-monthly volunteer nights, intern tasks, and group/individual volunteer interest.
  • Oversee maintenance of digital statewide LGBTQ resource list.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valuable areas of experience include public policy, politics, legal, non-­profit, advocacy, or public education.
  • Demonstrated interest in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to the mission and principles of the Fairness Campaign.
  • Knowledge of Kentucky politics, issues, regions, and organizations is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate multi-­media communications.
  • Evidence of a commitment and understanding of how to work effectively in and with diverse communities; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, religious affiliation and socio‑economic circumstances.
  • Excellent organizational skills; independent worker with ability to motivate, work well with, and lead others.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate others.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and to manage and accommodate a work schedule that will include mostly evening and many weekend commitments.
  • Reliable personal transportation.
  • Ability to work on several projects at various stages of completion.
  • Basic office computer skills, including Excel, Word, and many Google applications—Google Drive, Google Forms, and more.
  • Social media acumen.

Personal Attributes:

  • Initiative
  • Strong communicator and facilitator
  • Strategic
  • Constructive
  • Ability to cope with changing and uncertain circumstances
  • Organized, confident, and capable
  • Committed and dedicated
  • Respectful of others; ability to build trusting, challenging relationships
  • Collaborative

Compensation

The Organizer position is a full-time salaried position with health benefits, paid vacation, and travel reimbursement currently funded for three years. Salary range mid $30,000’s/year commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Jobs@Fairness.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, not before March 5, 2018.

The Fairness Campaign is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.