Summary: Organizer, Priority Campaigns (Health Care in Year One)

Deadline to Submit Resume and Cover Letter: May 15, 2019

New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) has an immediate opening for an Organizer to support our lead campaigns, mainly health care campaigns in the first year, and support other priority campaigns as needed. Candidates must have three or more years of organizing experience and be committed to progressive values and the discipline of organizing to build power for progressive change.  New Jersey Citizen Action puts progressive values into action through grassroots and coalition organizing; policy advocacy and lobbying; free services for low and moderate income families; community education; and electoral advocacy.

Our priority work this year:

  • Health Care Justice and Reform: to expand health coverage for all New Jerseyans including immigrants; lowering health care costs to increase affordability; and preventing drug and alcohol addiction among teens.
  • A Stronger, Fairer Economy: to win adoption of a millionaire’s tax to those earning $1 million or more; reform the state’s corporate subsidy program to ensure it is affordable and beneficial to NJ taxpayers; and win adoption of a state bank that invests in socially beneficial projects. 
  • Student Financial Fairness and Protection: to protect student borrowers from unfair or abusive student loan servicers and establish a Student Loan Ombudsman and to ensure for – profit colleges are delivering quality education and a path to employment, at affordable prices.
  • Progressive Unity Building: NJCA works to support progressive efforts led by others to bolster their chance of success. This year these efforts include legalization and de-criminalization of marijuana possession in New Jersey, ending wage theft, ensuring immigrant access to driver’s licenses, and ensuring a complete 2020 Census Count.

Position Responsibilities

  • Recruit and mobilize grassroots supporters to call, text and visit local elected officials to win their support for the goals of our health care campaigns by hosting phone banks, door and street canvasses, P2P texting and postcard collection parties.
  • Organize and train supporters and leaders to hold local visits with legislators to win their support on our health care priorities.
  • Recruit and mobilize coalition partners, experts, VIPs, and community leaders to speak at legislative hearings, media events, and elsewhere.  
  • Recruit people affected by campaign policy goals and train them to be spokespeople and leaders.
  • Organize events including community forums, teach-ins, media events, protests and more.   
  • Devise and implement on online and social media awareness and organizing effort.

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in community, student, labor, tenant, church, and/or political organizing;
  • excellent writing;
  • computer and telephone skills required;
  • Car, valid NJ driver’s license and insurance required;
  • College degree;
  • Strongly Preferred: bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and knowledge of digital organizing tools.

Location: Highland Park, NJ.  

Compensation:  $40,000 + depending on experience.Attractive benefits package.

To Apply:  Email cover letter and resume to

NJCA is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.