TWU is hiring a Community Organizer!


Tenants and Workers United - Inquilinos y Trabajadores Unidos


LOCATION: Northern Virginia (Headquartered in Alexandria City)

Are you passionate about helping your community? Are you looking for a way to get involved during this unprecedented housing and economic crisis? Then this may be the position for you!

Tenants and Workers United (TWU) has a 37+ year history of organizing and building power among low-income communities of color -- primarily immigrants -- to win changes that advance social justice and racial equity across Northern Virginia.

TWU is seeking a motivated Community Organizer to support and expand our ongoing grassroots organizing across Northern Virginia, including in Alexandria City, south Fairfax County, and eastern Prince William County.


  • Maintain an energetic commitment to the pursuit of social justice and racial equity for low-income communities of color across Northern Virginia
  • Conduct door-to-door and community-based outreach to recruiter, engage, survey, activate, and retain community members
  • Establish and maintain a base of active community members
  • Provide timely and personalized follow-ups to all contacts, members, and leaders
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of contacts, outreach, recruitment, retention, and event attendance, activity turnout, etc.
  • Identify and develop community leaders and community-based leadership teams who drive our campaigns, utilizing one-on-one meetings, house visits, group leadership trainings, etc. to do so
  • Manage regular community meetings; create and facilitate agendas; support new community leaders to facilitate meetings
  • Create actions, trainings, and mobilization opportunities in order to galvanize members as well as activists, allies, partners, and coalitions
  • Develop and conduct civic and political education trainings for community members and leaders to develop an individual and collective civic consciousness
  • Participate in the development and execution of issue campaigns
  • Foster relationships and work in collaboration with key allies and partners to build coalitions
  • Plan and facilitate community-led and community-centered meetings with local government leaders and elected officials
  • Collaborate with fellow organizers and staff on large, organization-wide events and mobilizations, communications tasks, fundraising campaigns, trainings, events, other activities, as needed
  • Perform other organizational duties, as required



  • Commitment to TWU’s mission of social, racial, and economic justice
  • Strong English language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on multiple levels
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects, and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • A growth mindset and an ability to take instruction and utilize constructive feedback for growth and learning
  • Minimum 1 year experience grassroots organizing and a a strong understanding of principles of grassroots organizing
  • A driver’s license and access to a car
  • Availability to work evenings and some weekends, as needed
  • A minimum 1 year commitment to this position

Preferred Skills:

  • Spanish language skills highly preferred
  • Experience working with and/or organizing immigrant communities
  • Experience developing campaign strategy and planning and implementing direct action organizing campaigns
  • Experience developing and leading political education trainings
  • Experience creating flyers and educational/informational materials
  • Experience working in coalition with other groups, allies, and partners

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary range is between $44,000 - $48,000, commensurate with experience. TWU covers 100% of the individual cost and 75% of the family cost for medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance for full time employees. Additional benefits include family and medical leave, retirement program with employer match, accruable paid vacation and sick leave, and monthly transportation and cell phone allowances. The employer of record is New Virginia Majority.

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls please.

Tenants and Workers United is an equal opportunity employer. TWU recruits, hires, trains and promotes without regard to race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability condition, or marital status. TWU hires employees based upon qualifications, experience, and training required for successful performance of the job as defined in the written job description.