Work with Progress Alberta

Join our team. Apply for our field organizer position

We are seeking a full time contract field organizer who is based in Calgary.

Application deadline: Friday, October 5

Progress Alberta is dedicated to supporting the activists, organizers and citizens of Alberta who fight for racial justice, for LGBTQ2S rights, for Alberta's environment, and for sustainable, reliable public services.

Our staff team has strong competencies in media relations, government relations, fundraising, and communications. But we're short on organizing capacity in Calgary -- and that's where you come in.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the field organizer is responsible for organizing, mobilizing and empowering supporters to build skills and to get involved with Progress Alberta's campaigns.

Here's what we need:

Our organizer will be working to identify local organizers, activists and citizens, build relationships with them, and help us help them get what they need to thrive.

You'll be using a variety of methods to reach out to people -- not just petitions, phoning, and written work but also in-person networking. Introverts take note: this might not be a good fit for you.

You'll work to develop the most promising people into future leaders by teaching them organizing skills, helping them network, and planning and conducting events that engage their potential.

You will be responsible for managing, mobilizing and supporting our incredible group of volunteers. 

And you'll cover some day-to-day and administrative tasks when necessary.

Here's who you are:

You've got at least a year or two of experience with political, labour, or non-profit campaigns -- preferably in a role that had you dealing with volunteers and/or members of the public.

You're aware of the political issues of the day in Alberta politics and are well-read about the environmental and social justice issues Progress Alberta deals with.

Your writing is strong but you're a good in-person communicator too -- someone who can 'work a room' and who is comfortable building rapport with strangers.

You can manage yourself, and can take initiative and navigate high-intensity situations solo -- but you also work well in a small team.

You have a willingness to learn and an interest in getting in on the ground floor of an exciting new progressive organization.

You bring useful skills or perspectives to the table -- for example, maybe you're experienced using Nationbuilder, or you speak more than one language, or you have lived experience from one of Alberta’s racialized communities. 

  • Salary of $3800 a month until June 1, 2019 
  • This is a temporary, contract position
  • This job will have a flexible working schedule and you will most likely be working evenings and weekends with occasional periods of high intensity
  • Access to a car, computer, phone and internet are a must.
  • You will work remotely

Progress Alberta is more than just an equal opportunity employer -- we're specifically seeking candidates whose lived experience will add diversity to our perspectives.

People from marginalized communities, including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ2, and working class people are especially encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your statement of interest if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

To apply, please submit the following to

  • A statement of interest (300 words maximum), in lieu of a cover letter: Tell us why you care about Progress Alberta’s mission, and why you want to be part of this team.
  • Your resume
  • Links/attachments/blurbs to 2 samples of your work that you’re proud of -- for example, an article, a website, a campaign, a petition etc.
  • Please submit as PDFs, preferably one PDF

Closing Date: The position will remain open until we find the right candidate. Initial application deadline is Friday October 5, 2018.

We thank you for your interest in working with Progress Alberta. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.