Campaign & Policy Organizer


Classification: Full Time

Reports To: Executive Director



Women on the Rise is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Campaign & Policy Organizer to work with the Alliance to manage this multi-faceted, fast paced, high stakes campaign. The ideal candidate has significant campaign and policy experience as well as experience working with those most impacted by the criminal justice system. We are seeking someone who is team oriented and highly accountable to the project and the community.



Direct and Manage Organizing Campaign Work:


  • Oversees and facilitates the development, implementation, and evaluation of action campaigns including:

    • Developing effective campaign plans (along with staff and leaders) that are aligned with Women on the Rise’s principles and theory of transformative organizing.

    • Coordination of implementation of all campaign activities and actions;

    • Coordination of the Anchor team, members/leaders, and coalition allies inside of the campaign work;

    • Effective evaluation of campaign work, drawing out important lessons learned


  • Identifies policy research and advocacy/campaign opportunities; remains current in research trends, policies, media, regulations, and best practices related to the campaign.


  • Mobilizes and communicates with the Lead Membership organizer and Women on the Rise members to participate in organizing efforts.

  • Represents Women on the Rise at community events, workshops, trainings, & presentations; to community, elected and appointed officials; to other community-based organizations; and in the media.


  • Other duties as needed


Desired Qualifications:

  • A passion for divesting from jails and the criminal justice system and shifting resources to community-based supports and services

  • Knowledge of Atlanta’s criminal justice, political systems, neighborhoods, and communities

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings, trainings, coordinate coalitions and develop partnerships across a wide and diverse array of stakeholders

  • Excellent community organizing skills, strategizing, and execution of organizing campaigns

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with demonstrated focus on research, policy analysis, outreach, and targeted communications

  • Persistance, tenacity and a willingness to do what it takes to advance our mission and values

  • Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills

  • Ability to work effectively with strong personalities, peers, public officials, and allies

  • Familiarity with nonprofit role in advocacy and/or experience in grassroots organizing






The salary range for this position is extremely competitive and depending on experience. Women on the Rise offers a generous employee based paid benefit package including full health insurance, PTO, 403b, and much more.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to


Formerly incarcerated women of color or those otherwise directly impacted by the legal system encouraged to apply. WOR operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a 501c3 organization.

No Telephone calls please.