The Opportunity

This is the dream job of someone who wants to be on the frontlines of strengthening the grassroots-led movement to win health care as a fundamental human right for all people in the United States. This is a chance for a motivated organizer to flex and hone their skills as they drive the implementation of our national campaign strategy with community based organizations across the United States. People’s Action is advancing bold structural reforms through Medicare for All, a national campaign to Lower Drug Prices Now, and in-state policies in order to win back the power of health care corporations, and shift it back into the hands of the people.

Overview of the Position

The primary function of the Health Care for All Organizer will be to work with local leadership of our member organizations to set and execute People’s Action’s strategy, in coordination with other People’s Action/Institute national staff.

What you will do:

  • Collaboratively develop and implement a People’s Action coordinated field strategy with member organizations in the Health Care for All cohort.
  • Expand and fortify our base of Health Care for All leaders across the country. Direct support to local organizers and leaders.
  • Establish and develop a national organizing committee of grassroots healthcare leaders.
  • Creation and maintenance of a compelling political education program to ground people’s lived experiences and self interest in a political and power analysis of our healthcare system.
  • Elevation of People’s Action Health Care for All campaigns nationally by representing the network in relevant coalition spaces, leading work that generates social/media interest, and working in coordination with the People’s Action communications team to ensure our story is heard widely.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

The ideal Health Care for All Organizer should have the following experience and qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to work with diverse people and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships grounded in trust and shared self interest
  • Successful organizing and leadership development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and move people into action
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically
  • Experience planning arcs of growth for a campaign or organization
  • Experience leading effective debriefs
  • Track record of consistent follow-up
  • Willingness to make difficult decisions and have tough conversations
  • Ability to work effectively in an independent/remote setting
  • Effective communicator verbally, in writing and through active listening
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Two or more years experience in 1-on-1 organizing in community, electoral, and/or union campaigns
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. 1-3 times per month

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience leading organizing trainings. Skill-based, agitational deep leadership development, and political education.
  • Experience planning and executing direct actions, ideally as part of an ongoing issue campaign
  • Experience organizing and building support for healthcare policy or systems change
  • Experience with electoral organizing
  • Experience working inside of or in partnership with community organizations
  • Experience managing volunteers or staff, particularly remotely

Compensation and Benefits:

Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt, benefits eligible

Salary Range: $50,000-60,000

Location: People’s Action has offices in Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. office.  The Health Care for All campaign director is based in Los Angeles, CA, but applicants from remote locations will be considered.

Reports to: Health Care for All campaign director

Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, 401(k) plan, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year or employment.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

People’s Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Close date: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first batch reviewed on March 6, 2020. Ideal start date in early to mid-April. Read More


About People's Action Institute

People’s Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People’s Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.

With offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 28 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively come together to change national policy and politics.

People’s Action/ Institute has a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organizations have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including: health insurance for millions of people and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship; stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers; and moving historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory, and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.