Position Commitment: 40 hours a week (Full-Time)

Potential Start Date: November 2022

Annual Salary: $70,000.00 plus generous benefits package

Directly Supervised by the Deputy Director. 


Campaign Manager

The Audre Lorde Project is a local organizing center and nationally recognized organization in the struggle for racial, social, and economic justice; As a membership based organization, it is our priority to increase safety, wellness, accessibility, leadership development among ALP stakeholders. The goals of the Campaign Manager position are to build and amplify community-based practices of care, leadership, and community member investment in transforming the sociopolitical conditions that undermine our quality of life. The role consolidates the work of community members, staff, and board to build collective strategic campaigns in alignment with our values and strategic plan.

What does the Campaign Manager do?

  • Develop and manage grassroots issue based campaigns with the input of the staff, membership and Organizing Coordinating Committee (OCC)

  • Enhance the capacity of the program team and membership to provide the  long-term vision for our campaign work by developing strategies to increase, politicize and mobilize our base

  • Manage the four person Program Coordinator Team , who build the political and practical strategies for community care within a grassroots community-based praxis.

  • Strengthen the engagement and collaboration between ALP staff and our membership.

  • Convenes all ALP stakeholders as it regards programming, movement building, and organizational development.


The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.


Role Commitments

  • Campaign Organizing & Coalition Building for Safety & Healing Justice (30%)

    • Work with relevant staff and members to develop grassroots community organizing campaigns and community actions as the central strategy for addressing community problems and as the focus of organizational programming. This includes the development of community analysis and the prioritization of strategic coalition-building.

    • Lead visioning, goal setting and strategy development 

    • Develop campaign messaging and narrative 

    • Create political education programming that educates and actives our base 

    • Enact campaign plan

    • Lead evaluation of programming and campaign plan

    • Build political education and organizing strategies highlighting the role of healing and wellness in our movements.

    • Provide updated disability justice and access centered frameworks.

    • Troubleshoot incidences of violence and policing within our communities, with organizing partners and allies.

    • Represent ALP publicly in local, state and national organizing spaces;  join local collaborations, networks and coalitions 

  • Programmatic & Organizational Administration Support (35%)

    • Oversee the management of the organization’s program staff coordinators and work plans, prioritizing leadership development and participatory decision-making practices that reflect ALP’s mission and values.

    • Support sustainable and positive culture amongst staff and member leadership. 

    • Coordinate and participate in deliberations and decisions of key organizational committees. Meetings include weekly program meetings and quarterly Organizational Coordinating Committee, a representative decision-making body. Facilitate these meetings guided by the ALP’s vision, political direction, work plan and consensus process.

    • Contribute to ALP’s program work by assisting at events and member meetings.

    • Use databases to track member needs, development, and leadership goals.

    • Utilize and standardize evaluation tools in ALP programming, member feedback, and overall campaign work.

    • Support in documenting and reconciling program expenses.

    • Work with the directors to manage and secure funds administered through state and city grants and other fundraising efforts where applicable. 

    • Participate in the organization’s strategic planning process in FY24

    • In conjunction with the directors and staff, ensure that program consultants and contracted employees provide services to ALP as stipulated. 

    • Demonstrate strong work ethic in completing logistic and administrative tasks on time.

  • Leadership Development & Facilitation (25%)

  • Empower, engage and politicize ALP membership in the campaign and coalition work.

  • Creatively implement strategic issue based campaign(s) to engage and support LGBTSTGNC POC member’s access to dignified and quality healthcare, housing, employment, and culturally competent providers/resources for sustainability.

  • Work with relevant staff to establish base building strategies, achieve basebuilding goals, and support vibrant membership structure and wellness programming that engages LGBTSTGNC people of color. 

  • Oversee planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation, and archiving of organizational programs; support development of and/or facilitate relevant curriculum for internal and external training reflecting our strategies and political actions; internal quarterly reporting of program metrics.

  • Safety and Conflict Resolution (10%)

    • Troubleshoot and develop strategies for creating safety at ALP and community events and actions using safety planning, security teams, and survivor support.

    • Serve as a resource to staff, members, and volunteers experiencing conflict.

    • Engage in safety and security on an organizational level.

Required Qualifications: 

Qualities We’d Love to See in an Applicant

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. 

  • Experience developing and leading grassroots community organizing campaigns in New York City 

  • 3-5 years experience in community organizing; 

  • Experience in managing staff, members and volunteers

  • Strong experience in program development, implementation and evaluation with communities facing the greatest barriers to survival including activities such as: info and referrals, resource sharing, crisis and violence related resources and referrals, community building, holistic health/wellness, and skills training.

  • Proven ability working with communities facing the greatest barriers to survival including LGBTSTGNC Immigrants of Color and TGNC communities of color. 

  • Strong working knowledge of LGBTSTGNC POC, LGBTSTGNC & POC communities, resources and services in the NYC area. 

  • Strong understanding of social services and public assistance programs in NYC for LGBTSTGNC People of Color and experience working with service providers. 

  • Strong peer-counseling, conflict-management and crisis management skills. 

  • Experience with PC-based software (eg. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Pages, Google slides, etc

  • Experience with utilitzing CRM database software in support of member and volunteer engagement

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends


Annual Salary: $70,000.00 plus generous benefits package

How To Apply: 

Who Should Apply?

The Audre Lorde Project is committed to justice for LGBTSTGNC people, people of color, women and femmes, immigrants, poor and low-income people, people with disabilities, chronic health issues, and mental health concerns, formerly and currently incarcerated people, youth, elders,  parents, those living with HIV, and those practicing religion or faith. ALP offers equal opportunity employment to all of these groups and others required by law. 

We believe that our people have the tools and lived experiences to fight for their own liberation and must lead the movement for justice. Therefore, we prioritize our work being led by those most affected by our work. Applicants must be based in NYC.

What Benefits does this position provide?

ALP pays for 100% of premiums for employee health, dental, and vision coverage; flex spending account and additional wellness programs; retirement account; commuter benefits; life insurance; and annual professional development stipend. Generous leave benefits provided, including vacation, wellness and sick days, personal days, holidays, and the first week of July, last week of November, and last two weeks of the year off.

How do you apply?

Please submit applications electronically via our BambooHR job postings page. Please include a résumé, cover letter, and three references. 

Application Deadline: 
December 16, 2022