Community Organizer

Promote PT Inc., DBA Protect PT

Harrison City, Pennsylvania

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $40,000-$44,000 yearly, plus benefits commensurate with experience
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

About Protect PT:

Promote PT, Inc. DBA Protect PT (PPT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to ensure the safety, security, and quality of life for residents of Penn Township, Trafford, and surrounding communities in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties. PPT works to protect our community from the harmful environmental impacts of fossil fuel activity and educates area residents to become empowered, informed, and involved in current local events to promote a more viable and communal future. Visit our website for more information on our initiatives at www.protectpt.org

We are seeking a socially and environmentally conscious person who is a strong communicator and has a passion for helping others and the community. A successful applicant will embody our organization’s core competencies of Creativity, Quality Communication, Education & Leadership of Others, Culture of Service, Relationship Building, Adaptability, and Effective Time & Project Management. This position is based at our Harrison City, PA, headquarters location.  The selected candidate will report directly to the Executive Director (ED) and is responsible for working with directly impacted people, investing in their skills to advocate for their communities, and working to diversify our economy, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. If you feel that you have what this job requires, send us a resume and a detailed explanation of why this position is for you!


  • Plan & develop organizing strategies and campaigns to drive and amplify the organization’s mission;
  • Actively engage with community members and provide training, support, and information to advocate for their communities and guide the region toward a healthy environment;
  • Meet with community members in one-on-one or coordinated meetings to listen to, build trust with, and address their needs;
  • Mobilize residents for events, actions, and meetings across the region through direct outreach like canvassing, phone banking, texting, etc;
  • Attend special community events to assist the Communications Manager with documenting community outreach;
  • Assist the Communications Manager with developing social media and website content for events and programs;
  • Attend regional meetings and support localized resistance to facilities across the region;
  • Advance a collective strategy to resist petrochemical facilities and advocate for the transition towards clean energy, healthy environments, and thriving economies;
  • Provide support to other staff and volunteers as needed.


  • Experience in community organizing as staff or volunteer or willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated, independent worker
  • Works well in a fast-paced team environment and respects deadlines
  • Strong communication skills (writing sample required)
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively with diverse people and organizations
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends and occasionally long hours during events
  • Proficient in Google Drive, Gmail, online collaboration tools, and willing to develop additional skills.

Qualified applicants should submit an application, including a cover letter, resume, and a writing and design sample at  https://protectpt.info/apply.

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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach