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Location: Remote, United States 

About Grassroots Law Project

At Grassroots Law Project – founded by civil rights activist and journalist Shaun King and civil rights attorney Lee Merritt – we believe in true liberation from the oppressive systems of policing, incarceration, and racial injustice. We combine the best of grassroots organizing with legal expertise to give people across the country the tools to make real change.

We advance policies that have the potential to drastically reduce the number of people harmed by police and prisons, advocate on behalf of families impacted by police violence and mass incarceration, and work with our partner PAC to elect leaders who are deeply committed to dismantling systems of oppression.

We are an ambitious, fast-paced, dynamic organization that puts the impact of the work first. We have taken on cases and campaigns that others deemed “impossible” – and then won.

About the role:

We are adding an Organizer to our team to expand our rapid response network and to help us build the volunteer infrastructure that it will take to radically reform the American legal system. Organizers at Grassroots Law Project work on a variety of campaigns to end the abuses of authority used to unjustly injure, arrest, convict, and sentence. This can look like helping elect transformative candidates across the country, helping pass legislation to end the death penalty or get people off of death row, and rapid response work around instances of police brutality and mass incarceration. You can read more about some of our current campaigns here.

As an organizer, you will: 

  • Recruit volunteers to talk to people over the phone, online, via text, and in person. Our work hinges on large numbers of people getting involved and as an Organizer, you can expect to talk to a lot of people!

  • Train volunteers over Zoom to make calls, text, knock on doors, and other campaign-related activities.

  • Manage and provide feedback to volunteers, which can include: assigning work, setting deadlines, monitoring volunteer progress and conversation quality, providing performance feedback, and developing tracking systems that ensure the work is effective and efficient.

  • Identify volunteer leaders and both promote and train them to take on bigger roles within the volunteer infrastructure.

  • Manage projects with fast-moving deadlines.

  • Work with community stakeholders on organizing strategy and tactics.

  • Use and teach volunteers to use technology that helps us stay productive efficiently (Google Apps, Slack, Zoom, ThruTalk, Mobilize, Excel, etc.)

  • Embrace the sometimes tedious and repetitive tasks that are needed to keep volunteer teams thriving, such as making hours of recruitment calls to onboard new volunteers, staying on the phone with a volunteer to teach them how to use a key piece of organizing technology, and updating daily spreadsheet trackers. 


We encourage anyone who is passionate about justice to apply. This position does NOT require a college degree. 

Great candidates will: 

  • Believe in volunteer leadership

  • Have experience either in a volunteer or paid capacity working on candidate campaigns or advocacy campaigns 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration 

  • Be comfortable using technology to organize people across platforms, locations, and time zones

All candidates must: 

  • Be comfortable working and interacting with staff and volunteers in an online environment, and sometimes with voters and volunteers in-person where all COVID-19 CDC recommendations are strictly followed (social distancing, masking, being outside, etc.).

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment. Organizing tasks may change rapidly and with little to no warning.

  • Be comfortable being on back-to-back phone calls, often for most of the day on any given workday, in order to recruit, organize, and train volunteers. Up to 90% of your workday may be spent on the phone or on Zoom. 

  • Be willing to work untraditional hours. Our work is unpredictable and must be available to work with volunteers and leaders across the country when they’re available.

  • Be proficient in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) and demonstrate an ability to learn new technology platforms quickly. 


The salary for this position is $52,000 per year. GLP offers a competitive benefits package.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, email your resume to with “Organizer Application” in the subject line. No cover letter is required.