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NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope)

Community Organizer

NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope)


Job Summary

”NOAH is interfaith, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-racial. NOAH attests that Systemic Racism exists in every aspect of our society, perpetuating injustices socially, economically and politically. NOAH builds leaders and organizes its membership to engage in political and economic decisions affecting their lives. NOAH then acts in the public arena.  NOAH is a coalition of congregations, community organizations and labor groups building civic power through relationships, organizing people and money, thereby creating the capacity to help expose and dismantle racism and effect change that leans toward justice.” More information available at .

NOAH is seeking an experienced Community Organizer, committed to the long-term growth and development of the organization and willing to grow with the organization.  As an organization committed to justice and equity, we encourage applications from women and people of color.

Primary Responsibility: Serves as Community Organizer for NOAH in building power through expanding membership, increasing funding streams, building leadership, and determining local issues for action. This includes organizing teams for power analysis, research, and public actions.  Reports to and is supervised by the Organizing Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Recruiting and engaging NOAH member institutions, especially under-represented faith communities and ethnic groups.
  • Structure and design issue campaigns in collaboration with the Organizing Director
  • Assist in development of existing leaders and propositioning new leadership.
  • Assist leadership in running effective meetings
  • Work with NOAH Task Forces in power analysis, determining specific issues, and carrying out organizing efforts.
  • Assist in maintaining an accurate database that aligns with current technology
  • Attend Gamaliel Foundation 7-day National Leadership Training for community organizing within a 90-day probationary period (or first available training) and then continue to engage with Gamaliel staff and activities throughout employment.
  • Unconscious bias or implicit bias training required, to be completed within 6 months after hire.


Desired attributes:

  • Demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, and following through on organizing campaigns
  • Capacity to organize fundraising campaigns, write grants, and effectively maintain NOAH’s membership dues base
  • Skills in communication, program planning and evaluation
  • Ability to develop leadership through relationships and delegation
  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Maintain a respectful balance between being cooperative and creating positive tension
  • Ability to work as a part of a diverse team that includes various experiences of race, gender, faith, ability, and age.
  • Basic computer skill with Microsoft Office programs, internet based software, website maintenance, social media competency, and portable digital platforms.

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Two years or more of relational community organizing experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field of study OR equivalent experience
  • Understanding and analysis of the systemic nature of oppression
  • Experience and knowledge working in African-American faith communities required
  • Experience in successful grant writing preferred
  • Past experience in successful issue campaigns
  • Ability to organize in underserved communities of color
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle


Additional Information


Compensation Package: $37,000 to $45,000, Depending on Experience, plus Benefits

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to the Personnel Committee Chair, Rev. Herbert Lester at    No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.

NOAH is a part of the Gamaliel Network and is an equal opportunity employer. NOAH strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, and people of color.


  • Date Posted: October 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 12/01/2022
  • Salary Range: $37,000 to $45,000, depending on experience
  • Working Hours: Approx 40 hrs. Some nights and weekends.