• Minimum 2 years work experience as a community, congregation-based or labor organizer. Five to seven years of experience preferred.

  • Passion for social and economic justice, and strong commitment to values-based organizing. 

  • Proven ability to mentor leaders and carry out successful issue campaigns. 

  • Demonstrated track record in both grassroots and grant fundraising. 

  • Experience supervising and developing other organizers and support staff for their own growth and for the growth of the organization. 

  • Experience with and appreciation for working with a broad range of diverse communities and cultural traditions, secular and non-secular.

  • Excellent team-building and communication skills, motivated leader, and strong one-to-one relationship-building skills. 

  • Ability to oversee a variety of administrative and management tasks. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to NEKO’s core values of dignity, inclusion, and care for the natural world.


  • Salary range $48,000 to $52,000 annually

Supports available to the Lead Organizer and Staff Director include:

  • Administrative assistant and bookkeeper 16 hours a week

  • Highly motivated part-time organizers currently organizing around three issue campaigns including food justice, mental health services access, and disability justice

  • Executive Council members and volunteers

  • Fundraising committee with extensive grant writing and fundraising experience

  • Membership committee with direct knowledge of groups and individuals in the community

  • InterValley Project (IVP) leaders and staff.  IVP is a regional organizing group supporting community organizing efforts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont

For full job description, responsibilities, and submission information, please visit nekorganizing.org. Apply by February 28.



Bethany M. Dunbar (she, her)

Community Programs Manager

Center for an Agricultural Economy and home of the Vermont Food Venture Center

PO Box 422, 140 Junction Road
Hardwick, VT 05843


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Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Organizing (NEKO) is seeking a lead organizer and staff director 

NEKO is a three-year-old coalition of faith- and community-based organizations that come together to organize and advocate for economic, social, and environmental justice for the people and the places of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We do this by embracing the concepts and practices of community organizing and centering the voices of NEK residents often ignored in decisions about their communities. We are looking for a full-time, experienced professional organizer to build power with us.