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GALEO seeks Community Organizer for Cobb & Cherokee Counties

Community Organizer for Cobb and Cherokee Counties 

This Community Organizer for Cobb and Cherokee Counties works as part of the Civic Engagement team and will manage a team of canvassers to achieve the goals of the department. This is a full-time position that requires regular weekend and evening hours based on the scheduled events and activities related to civic engagement and community outreach work. Reliable transportation is a must, as regular travel around the metro Atlanta area is required. 


  • Build and coordinate a team of canvassers in Cobb and Cherokee Counties
  • Build and maintain community engagement and contacts in designated counties
  • Meet ambitious recruitment and contact goals through phone banking, text banking, canvassing, and other methods 
  • Implement and be held accountable as an administrator for metrics-driven Field Programs (Voter Registration, Petition Gathering, GOTV, etc.)
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings, training sessions, in-person canvassing with attention to safety protocols, contactless canvassing (i.e. literature drops), phone banking, text banking, and other field efforts to support GALEO goals.
  • Data collection and tracking in designated data management systems; submit timely and accurate reports
  • Manage and work with part-time canvassers primarily in assigned counties; manage canvassers outside of assigned counties when extra support is needed
  • Work with the Director of Civic Engagement and GALEO staff to ensure that field team goals are being met and problem-solve as obstacles arise
  • Lead environmental justice events, cleanups, and workshops in assigned counties for GALEO’s Vamos Pa’Fuera program
  • Maintain computer files, records, and contact lists in a consistent and organized manner
  • Create and maintain relationships with community leaders, organizations, community groups
  • Provide strategic and technical campaign support, including field, communications, and administrative, to meet the campaign goals and priorities of active civic engagement campaigns.
  • Work with your team to strategize best practices to reach your community and get your campaign message across to our community
  • Work with other GALEO staff on collaborative work, town halls, media projects,  events, etc.
  • Manage canvasser hours, making sure canvasser requirements are met
  • Attend and lead community meetings, presentations, and county discussions
  • Conduct quality control procedures on voter registration and canvasser work
  • Meet to review the progress of your campaign
  • Meet with canvassers to review performance
  • Other duties/projects assigned by the GALEO staff, including Chief Executive Officer and/or Deputy Director, are to be done efficiently and professionally, and on time


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Must provide proof of having received a COVID vaccine and booster upon employment
  • Ability to accommodate a varying schedule
  • Required to work some weekends; no exceptions
  • Must have own reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Must be fluent in both English and Spanish with ability to translate text and communicate effectively in both languages, written and oral
  • Some electoral, community, or union organizing experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work well with others, work well under pressure, be detail and goal-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills; diplomatic and professional approach to problem-solving – ability to think outside the box
  • Must have social media skills and be comfortable in all mediums
  • Ideal candidates will have excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills
  • Some experience in the non-profit sector is preferred
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a self-starter and demonstrate teamwork
  • Must be comfortable working independently
  • Willingness to grow with the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund
  • Knowledge of Latino community issues
  • Must demonstrate commitment to the Latino community and its issues
  • Computer proficiency required; knowledge of working with Windows and/or Mac Office programs, and various internet applications and social media such as,, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok

Mission: To increase civic participation by educating and empowering the Latino community and to develop Latino leaders through strategic leadership programs throughout the state of Georgia.

Vision: GALEO strives for a better Georgia where the Latino population is engaged and building community, their contributions are respected, and policy measures reflect their values.

Our core beliefs are Inclusion, Non-Partisan, Diversity, and Responsive.  For more information, please visit

How to Apply:

Please send the following in an email:

  • an email cover letter
  • an attached resume
  • list of at least three (3) work-related references

To Darrick Alvarez, Director of Civic Engagement,  Resumes and the corresponding requirements listed above will be accepted until the position is filled. 

This is an entry-level position with the potential for growth. 

Pay & Benefits:$19-$22/ hour commensurate on experience, paid time off and paid holidays, health and dental insurance

Job Type: Full-time, Hourly Non-Exempt

Reports To: Director of Civic Engagement

Location: Cobb and Cherokee Counties, GA; Norcross, GA 

GALEO is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, low-income people, women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQI people to apply.

GALEO LCDF and GALEO Impact Fund are equal opportunities/affirmative action employers. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.

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