Regional Organizing Director

New Rural Project
Monroe, NC
$52,000 - $55,000 a year - Full-time

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  • $52,000 - $55,000 a year

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  • Full-time

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  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed


Monroe, NC

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

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Regional Organizing Director

New Rural Project (NRP) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that engages young (18 - 40 years old) and historically marginalized residents in rural communities to amplify their voices through increased civic and electoral engagement. NRP was co-founded in 2021 after its co-founders ran for office in rural North Carolina and saw that large numbers of registered and unregistered voters in rural communities simply did not vote. NRP works to eliminate barriers to engagement by listening to rural stakeholders and working together to develop community-driven solutions. NRP’s work is focused on seven counties - Union, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore - along the North Carolina border with South Carolina.

NRP is hiring a highly motivated Regional Organizing Director to promote its civic and electoral engagement programs in the focus counties of Union, Anson, and Richmond Counties. NRP requires that the Regional Organizing Director live in one of the focus counties or a neighboring county (i.e. Mecklenburg). They must be able to travel daily as needed within the focus counties. The priority of this role is to ensure that grassroots leaders and community stakeholders are supported in driving long-term rural base-building work through civic and electoral engagement. Regional Organizing Directors will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of volunteers, interns, and local stakeholders. Regional Organizing Directors should be positive, solutions-oriented, self-starters willing to take on demanding work and capable of motivating diverse rural communities. Candidates with experience developing accountability systems and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. Regional Organizing Directors report to the Executive Director or the Organizing Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Executing the multi-county strategy within your geographical region
  • Coordinating ongoing communications (email, zoom calls, in-person meetings) with the network of NRP partner organizations, grassroots leaders and community stakeholders in designated counties
  • Assisting with planning community events and focus groups
  • Providing weekly updates to supervisor
  • Recruiting and training volunteers for canvassing, phone banking, textbanking, and other methods of organizing
  • Managing, as well as participating in, canvassing, textbanking, and phone banking activities
  • Building and sustaining key relationships within the geographical region
  • Participating and leading multiple meetings during the week

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3 plus years of experience managing grassroots/issue-based campaigns, Voter Registration and/or Get Out The Vote programs, and/or experience working in organizing, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns.
  • Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners/stakeholders, and experience working directly with community members from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), Google Suite, and various social media platforms
  • Current or previous experience in NRP focus counties or rural counties a plus
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in-person and remotely
  • Be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • A valid driver’s license and one’s own reliable transportation
  • Ability to work non-business hours and weekends
  • Must pass a background check

Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrated superior written, communication and public speaking skills
  • Experience with VAN, VoteBuilder and various texting platforms
  • Be willing to learn and/or adjust organizing techniques. Be able to take coaching from managers and integrate advice into your work areas.
  • Ability to stay focused with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Great organizational skills with a consistent commitment to follow through
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate with diverse types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, metrics-driven work environment with strong time management skills
  • Mission alignment with the idea that building power takes both election programs and long-term rural base building and investment in communities.
  • Passion for working and living in rural communities and a positive, solutions-oriented attitude


Upload a cover letter highlighting why you want to work for the New Rural Project and sharing one to two experiences that explain why you would be a strong candidate. Please also send your resume and names and contact information for two to three references (including a current one) who can speak to your experience and skills.

Compensation and Expectations

Salary Range: $52,000 to $55,000 (commesurate with experience). Benefits include premium healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance. It also includes paid holidays and paid time off. The job includes a 90 day probation period. Diverse candidates and current residents of Union, Anson, and Richmond are highly encouraged to apply. Position open until filled.

NRP is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $52,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Monroe, NC: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: On the road

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