- Lead Community Organizer-Richmond, USA

Lead Community Organizer-Richmond
New Virginia Majority (NVM)

New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice to join our team. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Lead Organizer



New Virginia Majority is looking to hire a full-time lead Richmond community organizer who will recruit, engage, activate and retain members, develop leaders, build community-based leadership teams, conduct political education trainings to, and execute campaign strategy.


    Drive efforts to build strong relationships and identify and develop leaders into clear membership roles. Timely and aggressive follow up with leads generated by field efforts including one-on-one meetings, house visits and other methods of grassroots outreach.
    Manage regular membership meetings with a standing agenda and supporting new leaders to facilitate meetings geared towards peer engagement and immediate activation.
    Lead and supervise a team of 3 or more organizers.
    Create actions, trainings and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists.
    Mobilize and track engagement of members and activists at various events and field opportunities in database.
    Develop the political consciousness of the affiliate organizations’ leaders through popular education, reflection, leadership development and developing appropriate educational materials.
    Provide support to leaders.
    Participate in campaign development, strategizing and implementation.
    Participate in building campaign coalitions and key relationships with campaign-related allies.
    Willing to put in the hours to get the work done, including some nights and weekends.
    Perform other duties as required.


    Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial and economic justice.
    2 or more years experience in organizing..
    1 year experience with supervising organizing staff.
    Ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on multiple levels.
    Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines; Self-motivated and works well both independently and on a team.
    Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects.
    Ability to take direction and constructive feedback.
    Driver’s license and access to a car.
    A minimum one-year commitment to the position.
    Experience organizing immigrant communities is preferred.
    Bilingual in Spanish and English languages is preferred


Salaries are competitive. Salary range is $45,000 - $60,000, commensurate with experience, and comes with an excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental, and stipends for phone and transportation.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the position name and location in the subject header.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls please.

New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organizes in communities year-round for racial, economic, and environmental justice through political education, mass-scale voter outreach, mobilization, and intensive leadership development around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted on 27th June 2019
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