Community Organizer

Community Action Works

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The target annual compensation for this position is $32,500 in the first year.
Deadline Jul 05, 2024

Community Action Works

Community Organizer

Boston, MA; Amherst, MA; Portland, ME; Concord or Manchester, NH

Protecting your community and taking on well-connected landfill operators or pipeline builders can be tough. But nobody has to go it alone. In more than 1,000 diverse communities of people from all walks of life throughout the Northeast, Community Action Works has been an ally to help people make a difference.

As a Community Action Works Organizer you will empower local community groups and citizens by providing training and resources as they take on environmental threats in their community. 

Representative Responsibilities  

  • Provide training for local communities on gaining media attention, persuading decision makers, crafting a winning strategy, and other means of making a difference;
  • Recruit groups for our Emergency Relief Grant Program, which enables community groups from Durham, N.H., to Cape Cod to quickly and nimbly tackle new challenges as they arise; 
  • Immerse yourself in the community and work side-by-side with local residents, providing the spark and people power it takes to prevail against tough-to-beat interests;
  • Raise money to support our work. Identify and cultivate donors, assist with grant-writing, and participate in other grassroots fundraising tactics including door-to-door canvassing, letter writing, and events. 
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues. You may be assigned to a different office location for the summer and should be flexible to move.

This position requires exercising discretion and independent judgment in making decisions in matters of significance.


Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. We provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch writing and public speaking skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and a car that they are willing and able to drive for work. 

Locations: Boston, MA; Amherst, MA; Portland, ME; Concord or Manchester, NH

Compensation and Benefits 

The target annual compensation for this position is $32,500 in the first year. Community Action Works offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

About Community Action Works

Community Action Works empowers people and local organizations, offering training, organizing and other resources needed to stop and clean up pollution at the local level. Since 1987, our team has worked with groups in more than 1,000 communities and trained over 20,000 people across the Northeast to confront local environmental threats and the polluters behind them.

We don’t just believe in the power of well-organized community groups. We help groups prove their power and use it to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people, whether it means closing down a toxic incinerator in Massachusetts, cleaning up a leaking landfill in Maine, blocking a dangerous pipeline in New Hampshire, preventing pesticide contamination in Vermont, or shuttering dirty power plants in Connecticut.

Our Mission and Values

Community Action Works is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit our website for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Community Action Works is an equal opportunity employer.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.


Apply online on our website.

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Category Admin & Leadership, Policy And Law
Tags Outreach