Optimal development is every child’s right! Black and brown children’s potential is often and disproportionately sabotaged by systemic racism, harmful policies, discrimination, and violence. Sojourners is embarking on an exciting opportunity to build early-childhood development champions by partnering with churches and lay leaders to protect and promote the health of children and primary caregivers in key stages of life.
We are seeking a Digital Organizer to create a robust online engagement strategy that builds power around early childhood development priorities. The Digital Organizer will be part of the SojoAction team and will use social media and tech tools to drive transformative digital organizing campaigns. The Digital Organizer will channel the power of the collective to build Sojourners’ base of supporters, developing leaders, and helping people share their stories and demand action from elected officials and stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will have an organizer’s mindset and strong technical skills. They will know how to use and train others to use social media, texting, multimedia, databases, and spreadsheets to bring in new supporters and lead people up a ladder of engagement. The digital organizer works closely with Sojourners Political Director, Church Network Coordinator, and Director of Mobilizing.
This is a three-year position tied to existing grant funding, which could be extended contingent upon future funding.
- Build Sojourners base of supporters through digital advertising, organic social media, texting, and other digital tools for a new early childhood development campaign.
- Reach out to potential supporters, move them up a ladder of engagement, and deepen their commitment and capacity for leadership within the early childhood development movement.
- Provide early childhood development updates and mobilization opportunities to our constituents through our Faith-Rooted Advocate Network (FRAN) quarterly trainings, newsletter, brown bag lunches, and general action opportunities.
- Draft compelling advocacy emails, texting campaigns, and social media content for a new early childhood development campaign.
- Craft engaging social media posts, cultivate community online (through WhatsApp or Facebook groups), and explore how new social media platforms and features (FB messenger, Instagram, etc.) can be used for organizing.
- Create compelling graphics and videos for social posts, online ads, email blasts, etc.
- Manage data and tracking systems in collaboration with the Digital Community Manager.
- Collaborate with SojoAction Team members to help supporters share their stories through videos, images, writing, press interviews, storytelling trainings, etc.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Two to four years of organizing/digital organizing experience.
- Understanding of fundamentals of organizing, the difference between organizing and mobilization, and a desire to help people step into leadership and drive change around early childhood development.
- Basic knowledge of or willingness to learn Engaging Networks software, Canva, Capitol Canary, etc.
- Strong organization and tracking skills with attention to detail and deadlines.
- Strong relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge about early childhood development preferred.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org or Digital Organizer – Early Childhood Development search, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C., office with minimum in-office days required.
Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff and create an inclusive and equitable culture. People of color are highly encouraged to apply.
Starting annual salary for this position is $50,000 to $60,000, based on experience. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 12 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 401(k) plan with employer match, and a positive, faith-based work environment.