Community Organizer for Kids’ Right to Read Network

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is seeking an experienced community organizer for its new Kids’ Right to Read Network (KRRN), a campaign to help people organize against book censorship in their communities. KRRN will work with a growing number of local anti-censorship groups and assist in the organization of new groups.

The KRRN community organizer will work directly with students, parents, and other concerned citizens who are confronting a record number of book challenges in schools and public libraries around the country. The organizer will identify and recruit KRRN members; lead regular meetings of members for the purpose of sharing information on recruitment, organization, and strategy; provide training on media outreach and investigative tools; and connect them with authors, publishers, and other supporters.

KRRN is part of the Kids’ Right to Read Project, and the organizer will work closely with the director of the NCAC Youth Free Expression Program.


  • Create a plan for outreach to existing anti-censorship groups and individuals who are interested in forming new groups, providing for rigorous tracking and reporting of results
  • Manage and maintain member/volunteer database and statistics
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships, and build coalitions with school groups, community-based organizations, and neighborhood and city/statewide stakeholders
  • Create educational opportunities for members that may include workshops, seminars, and other hands-on experiences and learning opportunities
  • Organize virtual/in-person monthly meetings with local groups to discuss the current situation of book bans in their communities
  • Assist with upcoming advocacy and organizing opportunities, meetings, and event promotion/coordination as guided by local groups
  • In coordination with Communications Director
  • Develop organizing materials such as flyers, newsletters, fact sheets, visual images, videos about book bans, banned book author testimonials
  • Draft messaging/social media posts


  • Three or more years of experience in organizing at the local level, including recruiting, training, and managing volunteers, mobilizing large numbers of people to take action, developing grassroots leadership
  • Experience creating, implementing, and leading strategic campaign plans
  • Excellent listening, communication, and people skills
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations with a positive attitude, tact, and professionalism
  • Demonstrated interest in free speech advocacy
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to set priorities and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks and meet deadlines
  • Able to take initiative and work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced office environment with a small staff
  • Computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Google apps; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce
  • Established relationships with core advocacy organizations within education, free speech, and/or libraries are a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill in using social media for organizing

This full-time, hybrid position based in New York requires occasional travel and some evening and weekend commitments.

The National Coalition Against Censorship is committed to fostering a diverse and non-discriminatory work environment as both a reflection of our values and as core to our mission. Censorship first silences those with the least access to power, and we believe that a diversity of experiences, identities, and opinions strengthens our advocacy and our workplace.

NCAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


The salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000, depending on experience.

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The National Coalition Against Censorship welcomes internship and work experience applications from higher education students on a rolling basis. We are sadly unable to provide stipends for interns, however, we are happy to work with your school or program on third-party financial arrangements or course credit, as applicable. Email your interest to [email protected]