Down Home North Carolina (DHNC) seeks a full-time Regional Organizer based in Person County and surrounding areas to build power through community outreach, relationship building, and leadership development. The Person County Regional Organizer will be responsible for recruiting, developing, training, and supporting members to take leadership and to build a county-wide, member-led chapter of Down Home North Carolina.

The ideal candidate is a people person who is highly motivated to win changes for working-class
people. They have the ability to draw on significant past experience as either a professional
organizer or a dedicated grassroots leader. They are goal-oriented with a high degree of
personal organization, and enjoy making and executing detailed plans. They have an organizer mindset, a willingness to learn, strong interpersonal skills, are a team player, are able to work independently, and are mission aligned.

Required skills and experience:
●  Organizer mindset: Committed to grassroots organizing and is grounded in the importance of building a multiracial movement. Is willing and able to build relationships quickly, have strong follow ups, and move people to action. Is willing to take chances, solve problems creatively, and independently. A determination to succeed and build power. Previous experience as an organizer or a grassroots leader is preferred but not required.
●  Willingness to learn: Be willing to learn and/ or adjust organizing techniques. Be able to take coaching from managers and integrate advice into your work areas. Listen to community members and leaders to better understand their communities to ensure that the program is the most effective it can be on the local level.
●  Strong interpersonal skills: Be able to build relationships with community members and leaders. Have deep conversations built around self interest. Be disciplined in accountability and follow up conversations. Be able to manage relationships between members and volunteers. Resolve conflict and find consensus when necessary.
●  Team player: Be able to contribute to a growing and fast paced team. Be able to take directions well and also be willing to contribute by offering feedback and suggestions to co-workers and management. Offer support to teammates and be able to ask for help when needed.
●  Independent worker: Be able to manage multiple projects at one time. Meet deadlines and hit metric goals. Ensure that numbers are reported on time with data integrity at the top of mind. Attention to details and be able to provide thoughtful solutions to problems that arise. Be able to work in a fast paced environment where work areas are expected to change frequently.
●  Mission alignment: Committed to the vision of a powerful, inclusive, rural, multiracial, working-class movement-building as a path towards liberation for all people. Is aligned with the idea that building power takes both election programs and long-term base building and investment in communities.

Personal or professional experience living in rural communities, living in the South, rural organizing, and/or organizing in the South are a plus but not required. Familiarity and local experience with Person County or surrounding areas is preferred but not required.

Some irregular hours are required, including nights and weekends. Work location is Roxboro, NC in Person County but may expand to other areas in the region over time. Please note that the majority of work will be in person. Applicants must be able and willing to travel regularly for work.


To apply for this job email your details to jobs@downhomenc.org

About We Are Down Home

About Down Home North Carolina

Down Home North Carolina’s is a growing statewide organization of rural and small town communities that advocate for economic, gender, and racial justice. We will move North Carolina toward the values of dignity, safety, and inclusion through leadership development, strategic campaigning, multiracial movement building, and civic engagement that advances positive, life-changing reforms for rural communities.

We are unique in our focus on building permanent, statewide organizing infrastructure in North Carolina’s rural places. Through our growing network of member-led, county-based chapters, we are engaged in year-round organizing. Our member-leaders, deeply rooted in their communities, are the heart and soul of We are Down Home’s work. Our organizational mission includes a deep commitment to building multiracial and working-class member leadership, and our chapter culture inspires the deep and necessary commitment required to transform small towns and rural places.

Founded in 2017, Down Home has built a strong organizational track record, including:

Helping to elect the first Latinx state legislator in NC history
Winning local campaigns to raise the minimum wage for city workers (Waynesville) and oppose the expansion of local jails
Growing a statewide membership base that includes all 100 counties of North Carolina
Anchoring the first southern, rural deep canvass and race-class narrative tests
Driving statewide coalitions to fight for a just COVID-19 recovery and for Medicaid expansion