Make the Road Connecticut

Make the Road Connecticut

Bilingual Community Organizer

Based in Hartford, CT


Make the Road States (MRstates) is the national home for the second-generation Make the Road family of organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Nevada, this in addition to New York, that serves to uplift the voices of working-class, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color across the Make the Roads umbrella. From an operational spectrum it serves as the Finance and Human Resources Compliance Officers for the umbrella at large.

Make the Road Connecticut is a statewide organization that builds the power of immigrants and low-income Latinx in Hartford and Bridgeport to achieve dignity and justice. We do this by community organizing, legal and survival services, transformative education, and policy innovation. We tackle the issues that directly impact our communities of color: immigration reform, economic justice, education equity, LGBTQ justice, womxn’s justice and youth justice. Make the Road Connecticut is a project of Make the Road States.

Make the Road Action (MRA), a 501(c)(4) organization is committed to building power for justice in immigrant and low-income working-class communities of color. MRA operates in five states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. We work to create social change, connect voters to the candidates and issues that are most important to them, and work hands-on in a fast-paced environment to create long-term impact in the communities that need it most.

Current Opening:
The Community Organizer will grow our membership base, develop new leadership and execute our campaigns. The community organizer will work through our committee model. The committee is the engine that drives our work, and the space where campaign and action planning, political education, and orientation to our organization all take place. Committee meetings are facilitated by members in coordination with staff. This position is based in Hartford.

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Conduct regular recruitment to build a strong base of dues and non-dues paying membership.
  • Meet mid- level organizer standards for weekly, monthly and yearly goals.
  • Develop and implement campaign work plans.
  • Maintain constant communication with MRCT’s leaders to support outreach, education and other work that they are doing.
  • Join the organizing team and work to meet goals for; team events, actions or various activities that will move the organizational vision forward and make a positive impact on the organizational health.  Facilitate committee meetings and work with members to facilitate meetings.
  • Develop political and popular education materials in conjunction with our campaigns.
  • Facilitate regular political and popular education workshops as part of committee meetings.
  • Develop testimonies with members for the press, and work with directly impacted people to give testimonies that advance our campaigns.
  • Work with the Fight Back Bridgeport committee to build and lead state work.
  • Develop a leadership pipeline that sustains leader and activist growth and ensures that members are taking leads on (but not limited to) outreach, popular education training and other work that they are doing through 1-1s, phone banking, and KYR training.
  • Work with coalitions at a local and state level.  


  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Required to be fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine prior to employment at MRCT/MRStates.
  • Have a minimum of an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community organizing, leadership development and the elevation of directly impacted and marginalized people to create change
  • Speaking and writing in English/Spanish is required.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in community, labor, or other relevant organizing fields.
  • Experience in leading and winning issue campaigns or other related campaign experience.
  • A driver’s license and a car is required.
  • Be open to working evenings and weekends
  • A high level of self-motivation and a proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
  • Ability to manage work in a fast-paced environment at a growing organization.
  • Ability to travel between Hartford and Bridgeport when necessary.
  • Required to work from home and satellite offices as needed.

Job Competencies:

  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Be highly professional and team oriented with a passion for excellence and eagerness to help the department meet our goals.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments under strict deadlines with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure required.
  • Have a working knowledge of spreadsheets, Microsoft Office suite, and using a database (ideally Salesforce) to run reports.
  • Flexible work schedule, some evenings or weekends required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole

Salary and Benefits:
MRStates offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days. The salary range for this position is from $58,175 to $69,392.

How to Apply:
Please attach cover letter/résumé and submit all documents to the Make the Road New States career center at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=a688d1c3-aa45-4a4d-bb51-a8e9a1803e70&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=481008&source=CC2&lang=en_US.

Make the Road believes that social change is best achieved through grassroots community-based organizing that flows directly from and engages the community demanding the change. As a membership-based organization, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, criminal history, or Veteran status. We strongly encourage those from historically excluded groups to apply.

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