Organizing Director

Washington CAN!

Organizing Director


Washington CAN! is the state’s largest community organization, with over 40,000 members who take action together for economic justice and racial equity. We are currently leading campaigns to: achieve quality, affordable health care for all; stop the impact of foreclosures on people of color and victims of predatory lending; reform our regressive tax system; improve wages and benefits for all low-wage workers; and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. Our strength lies in our broad and active membership, our canvass, our coalition partners and board members, and a dedicated and experienced staff. We are seeking a high-level organizer who can help us build our organization and achieve victories for racial equity and economic justice.


Job Mission

Build an effective and integrated program team at Washington CAN! that includes community organizing, communications, and policy/political staff. This role includes coordinating, training, and supervising program staff, while insuring the integration of strong statewide leadership development organizing with cutting-edge issue campaign work. Job responsibilities and functions include but are not limited to:

Staff supervision and training

  • Supervise, train, develop, and support key program staff, including work in the field to support staff as needed
  • Build relationships with Phone and Field canvass teams through regular briefings, trainings, one on one meetings and team building to ensure cross-department integration


  • Lead regular program meetings and maintain a team approach to achieving organizing goals
  • Help shape and plan leadership development programs and issue campaign strategy
  • Supervise and support organizers to reach individual and team-oriented leadership development goals
  • Supervise and support organizers to advance state, local, and federal issue campaigns
  • Support communications staff as needed and ensure communications work integrates with and supports program goals
  • Support political staff and ensure integration of political/electoral goals with leadership development, organizational development, and issue campaign goals

Events and Projects

  • Serve as staff lead for statewide leadership council events and major activities
  • Direct major organization-wide events such as grassroots action days
  • Delegate roles appropriately to staff and leaders

Organizational Development

  • Fundraising: foundation, project, individual, and major donor work as assigned
  • Attend board meetings and report to Board of Directors
  • Conduct payroll and HR functions for program staff

This position is based in Seattle, WA and reports to the Executive Director.

Washington CAN! is an equal opportunity employer and an aggressive supporter of affirmative action. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, LBGTQ people, and people of all socio-economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to, with Organizing Director in the subject line.

Seattle, Washington
Washington CAN!

220 S River St., Seattle, Washington, 98108, United States