Overview

Role Description: SURJ is seeking a Georgia Field Organizer to organize poor and working
class white voters in Henry and Clayton County as part of a multi-racial base building project
with New Georgia Project and CASA. A successful person in this role will build a base of
support in the area that contributes to long-term power building for poor and working-class
people, as well as SURJ’s electoral priorities in 2022.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES — Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to the following:
Priority 1: Base Building (80%):
● Recruit, identify, develop, and train volunteers as canvassers and leaders on the
ground
● Hold house meetings to educate and inform the public, identify new support and
develop new leaders
● Hold organizational meetings to develop supporters into volunteers
● Build a community and culture that reflects SURJ’s values and programmatic goals

● Foster and develop relational organizing among the volunteers
● Plan and execute events for community building and relational organizing
● Create online communities using social media platforms
● Run volunteer canvasses that scale up over time, eventually to be led by member
leaders
● Learn SURJ’s unique Mutual Interest Canvassing model which focuses on deep
listening in poor and working-class white communities in both urban and rural areas
to connect their interests with those of BIPOC communities
● Cut and assign turf effectively using SURJ’s voter universe and local knowledge
● Identify and cooperate with other local community groups with similar values and
goals
● Canvas activities and assist with statewide phone banking efforts on a regular basis
that scales up over time
● Execute an effective Get Out The Vote program in the weeks prior to the 2022
elections
Priority 2: Program Management (20%):
● Understand the long-term goals of the program, the phases, and how to scale up
● Work to effectively manage the supporters and volunteers in the area
● Keep track of daily metrics, input data accurately, and understand the progress as it
relates to the goals weekly
● Attend weekly meetings with supervisor and weekly SURJ staff meetings
QUALIFICATIONS:
● One (1) electoral cycle of relevant experience preferred
● Experience working with poor and working-class communities and committed to acting
on the belief that racial equity and social justice are critical components of our work
● Commitment to anti-racism and building working class power
● Enthusiastic to learn about disability justice
● Experience with social media platforms is a plus
● SURJ policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to
reasonable accommodation under federal, state, and local law. Accommodations may be
not possible for positions that require in-person contact with other staff or members of
the public.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Knowledge of previous campaign or organizing experience is preferred but not required
● Extremely well organized and strong time management skills
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills
● Ability to be flexible, adaptable and solutions oriented
● Ability to meet tight deadlines
● Ability to be comfortable with learning and using technology including digital organizing
tools, social media, and voter databases
● Ability and willingness to work long and often irregular hours at campaign peak times

Compensation:
This will be a full-time position, with a salary of $50,000 a year, with the term of employment
from April 15 to Dec 1, 2022 (paid semi-monthly).
Benefits:
● Health, dental and vision insurance including available employer contribution toward
children and family coverage
● Twenty (20) days paid time off per year (prorated)
● Twelve (12) days of sick leave per year (prorated)
● Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year
● Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
● Employer paid life insurance.
● All staff works remote from home
● Monthly technology support stipend (internet, phone)
● Professional development resources each year
How To Apply:
Applicants from the region we’re trying to hire in and from poor and working-class backgrounds
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@surjaction.org by April 8, 2022, with subject line
“GA Field Organizer”.

About showing up for racial justice

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) organizes majority-white communities across the
country to work for racial and economic justice. Our work encompasses: supporting a network of
200 chapters across the US and Canada; growing and mobilizing a national membership body
for individual members; running place-based organizing projects in Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky,
and Georgia; running electoral work for local, state, and national races in strategic locations;
and working alongside POC-led partner organizations in the broader social justice movement
ecosystem.

We ground our organizing in a framework of mutual interest and have an inclusive,
open-hearted approach to organizing — calling people into this work rather than creating
barriers to participation — while maintaining a clear political line. We believe that together — as
part of a powerful multi-racial, cross-class movement for collective liberation — we can force the
systems of white supremacy and racialized capitalism to crumble.