Application Process

Applying to become an Associate Community Organizer in the DART network is a three step process.  Once you have completed all three steps, you can expect to hear from us within two weeks regarding the possibility of an interview.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and positions are open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

Job preview video

Step 1

We understand that many folks may be new to the world of community organizing, and that’s okay! Before completing your application, please watch this job preview video to learn more about what organizing with DART entails. Those who have attended an information session or have a background with other types of organizing should still view this video and be prepared to discuss it during the interview process.


Step 2

Complete the short answer questions here.

Essays and resume

Step 3

Answer both of the essay prompts provided. Email your two essays, along with your resume, to

Essay Prompt #1:

Every day, policy decisions are made in cities around the country that deeply impact our lives. These decisions are often made in private by people representing powerful interests like banks, government, health care systems, utility companies and others. The power to influence decisions in this arena typically comes from two sources: organized people and organized money. When unorganized, certain populations such as minorities, children, elderly and low-income communities are largely left out of this decision making process. At DART, we believe this imbalance of power is the root cause for most of the problems that plague our communities (e.g., inadequate public schools, police brutality, predatory lending, crime, wasteful spending of tax money, unemployment, etc).

We encourage you to consider this statement, then answer ‘from your gut’ and in plain language, using 300-500 words, the following question: Why do you want to be a community organizer?

Essay Prompt #2

Using 300-500 words, describe your three most challenging accomplishments and explain how you were challenged by each one.