Lead Organizer - Make the Road Connecticut

POSITION LOCATION: Hartford, Connecticut


Make the Road Connecticut is a statewide organization that builds power of immigrants and low-income Latinx in Hartford and Bridgeport to achieve dignity and justice. We do this by community organizing, legal and survival services, transformative education, and policy innovation. We tackle the issues that directly impact our communities of color: immigration reform, economic justice, education equity, LGBTQ justice, womxn’s justice and youth justice.


The Lead Organizer is a senior leadership position that will help plan, coordinate and support MRCT’s regional campaigns and membership drives. The Lead organizer is responsible for ensuring that all MRCT organizers meet their yearly organizer standards and support organizers to win campaigns. The lead organizer will report to the Director of MRCT.


The Lead Organizer will:

  • Coordinate, engage and implement campaigns through planning, action research, coordinating campaign events, press work, and alliance work.

  • Shadow organizers through 1-1s to give real time feedback.

  • Support organizers to win campaigns.

  • Lead membership drives primarily in Hartford and secondarily in Bridgeport.

  • Supervise a team of field organizers.

  • Train and support any new staff.

  • Represent the organization at some external meetings, coalition tables, and conferences.

  • Engage multiple stakeholders including youth leaders, elected officials, funders and organizational leaders in the social justice field.

  • Build coalition tables that deal with issues that directly impact MRCT members.


  • Participate in some development activities to raise financial resources for MRCT work.

  • Represent the organization in national networks at times.

  • Lead mobilizations on issues campaigns impacting MRCT’s membership.

  • Develop and implement leadership development curriculum.


The Lead Organizer must have the following:

At least five years of experience in community, labor, or other relevant organizing fields.

  • Experience in leading and winning issue campaigns or other related campaign experience.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community organizing, leadership development and the elevation of directly impacted and marginalized people to create change.

  • Speaking and writing in English/Spanish is required.

  • A car and driver’s license is required.

  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment at a growing organization.

  • Ability to travel between Hartford and Bridgeport on a regular basis.


Competitive annual salary based on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. This position includes a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance and 401K.


Make the Road CT is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and seek to ensure equal opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information and sexual orientation, in all employment decisions including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Barbara Lopez, Director of Make the Road CT: barbara.lopez@maketheroadct.org and please put “Application: Make the Road CT for Lead Organizer” in the subject line of the email.