Organizer: New Organizing - One Pennsylvania


One Pennsylvania campaigns for good jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability. Together, we fight for social justice and tackle the racial, gender, and economic inequality that holds back working families. Work with us is demanding and exciting. Come help us build a movement to change Pennsylvania.

Description of One Pennsylvania:

One Pennsylvania is a statewide base building organization that promotes economic justice with a racial justice analysis. We believe justice is inclusive--interconnected--and that we only win together.

Our motto is to follow the money, confront the power, and make real change.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizers perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system to stand up for themselves and join with their family, friends and neighbors to use their strength to win improvements on the job and in society. In a typical campaign, an organizer…

  • Identifies, recruits, and trains leaders to help lead the campaign

  • Builds membership and tests community support

  • Creates positive leadership relationships with member leaders and activists

  • Plans and executes large member actions (actions, rally, etc.)

  • Mobilizes members (house calls, Lobby Day, Meetings, Door Knocking)

  • Records conversations, assessments, and follow-ups with member leaders

  • Maintains and updates various campaign lists and data systems

  • Charts and analyses membership and community involvement

  • Work fluidly in a team where you are sometimes a leader and sometimes a follower


Successful applicants must have excellent communications skills, show leadership in large and small groups, willing and able to work in a team where roles are fluid, knowledge and willingness to learn about the social justice strategies and movements that come before us, a willingness to work long and irregular hours (50 hours a week regularly and able to flex up to 70 hours per week).

It is critical that all applicants have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and challenge people to take risks in order to make change.

Given the dynamic nature of organizing, campaign assignments can be anywhere in Pennsylvania. Depending on experience, the position may begin with a two-month apprenticeship program.

Travel: Owning and operating a car is required, willingness to travel and the ability to competently navigate the city with activists are required. Occasional in state travel is required, opportunities to travel across the country for training or with members can be reasonably expected. One Pennsylvania provides mileage reimbursement at the Federal rate, per diem and lodging when working away from home.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, optional 401K with generous employer match. Professional development opportunities. Generous paid time off allowances.

Location: Position is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but occasional travel within the state of Pennsylvania can be reasonably expected.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest to Please include the word Organizer in the title of your email.

Equal Opportunity: One Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

One Pennsylvania  is an equal opportunity employer. One Pennsylvania does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.