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Join the team of motivated and inspiring DART organizers who are building people power in order to create more just communities.

Organizing Careers

Why organize with DART?

If hired as a community organizer within the DART network, you will learn how to organize large numbers of people to take action on significant community problems. You will start a career working with people who share your values of fairness and equality, serving as an integral part of a locally-led organization doing justice.

Organizers in the DART network enjoy:

Meaningful Work

The satisfaction that you are making a difference and inspiring change by building the power of organized people to take direct action.

Inspiring Colleagues

Working with diverse colleagues who are passionate about justice and equity for all.

Career Development

Ongoing, thorough training throughout your time as an organizer to hone the fundamentals of community organizing and learn essential skills for nonprofit administration.

Competitive Salary

Competitive salary and benefits packages that include holidays, paid time off, health insurance reimbursement, and retirement contributions.

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We encourage all interested candidates to attend an upcoming info session for a deeper look into what it means to organize with DART.

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Meet the organizers

DART organizers come from many different walks of life, but they are each called to build power and fight for justice.


Common questions about working with DART

What types of issues do DART organizations address?

DART organizations address problems that affect large numbers of people and violate a basic sense of fairness and justice. Historically, these issues have included lack of quality education or access to essential healthcare, criminalization of children, predatory lending, inadequate affordable housing, etc. In our work together toward pragmatic solutions, we set aside labels like red/blue or conservative/liberal that divide a city, and focus instead on the common good.

Where is the job located?

DART is a national network of 31 local community organizations.

See a list of places we’re hiring.

What does the application process entail?

We conduct three interviews and reference checks before making any offers.  You can start your application today by clicking here.

What does the training involve?

We know there aren’t many opportunities to gain experience organizing an assembly of thousands of people to address issues of justice in your city.  That’s why we provide an intensive training for all organizers new to the DART Network — the DART Organizers Institute.

The DART Organizers Institute is the nation’s premier on-the-job training for faith-based community organizers. It begins with a week-long classroom orientation followed by five months of field training and a weekly reading and written curriculum related to the basic principles of community organizing.  All parts of the Institute take place in each organizer’s respective city, so they begin building relationships in their community from day one.

Organizers are assigned to work with select religious congregations in order to expand participation at a major direct action where issues of justice are addressed.  Skill development initially focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on their personal motivations, time management, running effective meetings, building networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue development.

Vocational development continues throughout an organizer’s career with an annual schedule of three two-day training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.

What opportunities for advancement exist?

Most new organizers are hired as Associate Organizers. Once an Associate Organizer gains experience and a history of building serious local power, they will be promoted to the position of Lead Organizer (aka Executive Director) of one of DART’s organizations. Upon their continued success there, the Lead Organizer would have the opportunity to move to another organization or help build a DART organization in a new city.

Is DART planning to expand?

Yes. Plans are underway for the development of new justice ministry organizations. But please note, prospective organizers will often approach DART to be hired to begin a new organization in the city where they live. DART typically denies these requests as it undermines ownership from local congregations. Therefore, it’s important that applicants for DART’s community organizing careers have an interest in working where our organizations are currently located.

Do I need to be personally religious to be an organizer with DART?

Organizers with DART do not need to be personally religious, but it is important that they respect all religions. It’s common for our meetings to open and close in prayer and for organizers and leaders to reflect on values of justice and equality found in our various faith traditions, so organizers need to be willing to be trained on how to work with diverse religious institutions.

Career growth

How do organizers advance in their careers with DART?

Continual professional development and training are central to our culture. Whether they have been in the field for 2 months or 25 years, Community Organizers are constantly learning new skills and building upon old ones. Below are some examples of how you can progress in your career & develop new skills as a Community Organizer with DART.