Community Organizer
  • Job Posting Expires: 2/1/2023
17M ago
$40,000 to $50,000
Full Time
Human Services
Primary Duties

You will have the opportunity to bring people together to build a brighter future for your community through a proven approach to community organizing. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Building relationships of trust among people from diverse backgrounds and cultures through 1:1 relational meetings and small group conversations.

  • Assessing opportunities to bring people together to build shared power and take action to address community issues and needs.

  • Working with an organizing team to provide skill-based training and engaging members and leaders in creating and executing sound organizing plans and strategies.

  • Raising grassroots money from a broad base of individuals to support greater financial self-sufficiency.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Personal commitment to the principle that, when joined together, people can build the power they need to bring about real solutions to the problems that they face on a daily basis.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Personal commitment to building power and agency with a broad base of people and ensuring fair representation in group decision-making.

  • Experience managing multiple priorities and responsibilities.

  • Ability for local and regional travel, evening and weekend work assignments, and occasional long hours.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.


  • Passionate about calling forth leadership in others.

  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings, trainings or workshops.

  • Knowledge of the Norfolk area, including its people, culture and economy.

  • Commitment to developing and using a support network.

  • Ability to think strategically about the complex challenges facing rural communities and how to bring people together to solve them. 

Compensation Details

Salary range is $42,000 - $48,000 depending on experience and qualifications.


We offer generous benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid sabbatical program, flex time, ongoing professional development opportunities, and retirement plan with employer contribution.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter (tell us where you heard about the position and what excites you about the job), your resume, and three references to Rachel Zatterstrom at with “Norfolk organizer” in the subject line. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to hear from us within two weeks of submitting their application.  The position will remain open until filled.