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Field Organizer, Hunger

Position Summary

SC Appleseed is seeking to contract with a part time Field Organizer to work with our Hunger Policy Program to coordinate grassroots, community-driven advocacy and engagement efforts around issues of accessing food and benefits in South Carolina.

Broad areas of work include:

  • Long-term relationship building and leadership development among the provider and impacted community.
  • Long-term relationship building among likeminded groups and supportive organizations
  • Grassroots advocacy campaigns engaging supporters to act on hunger and poverty issues both in state and nationally
  • Increasing awareness and understanding on issues of the low-income community and hunger in our state

The Field Organizer will work in close collaboration with the Director of Resource Development And Communications, Public Benefits Staff Attorney, other Appleseed staff organizers, and community partners.


  • Coordinate and support grassroots engagement in advocacy campaigns on issues important to those affected by both state and federal policy.
  • Identify, build, and mobilize a base of affected individuals and caring supportive community who are touched by proposed changes to policy that will help to alleviate hunger.
  • Set and meet benchmarks for grassroots engagement, volunteer recruitment, and leadership development.
  • Connect work in South Carolina with national networks and campaigns.
  • Work with the Director, organizing team, and the Legal team to ensure short-term grassroots campaigns are connected with a long-term vision for capacity building and leadership development among affected populations.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration on issue-based organizing and civic engagement among community leaders, organizations, and individuals statewide.
  • With the Director of Resource Development and Communication create effective systems for tracking data, contacts, and community engagement within the work.
  • Be available for weekly meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three (3) years’ experience in the nonprofit field preferred.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience with grassroots field organizing preferred.
  • A facilitator with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a range of personalities and skill levels to build consensus from diverse groups and produce high quality results.
  • Experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (e.g., immigrant, multicultural, rural/urban).
  • A self-starter with lots of initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines.
  • A strategic thinker who always keeps the big picture in mind.
  • A leader who develops leadership in others and can manage from strategic to tactical levels.
  • Experience training and managing volunteers and interns is a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license and a flexible schedule with the ability to work some evenings, weekends, and travel around the state.
  • Demonstrated skills utilizing database systems, and other programs including online advocacy tools is a plus.
  • A team player who is curious, creative, energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Affected individuals urged to apply.

Salary:  Salary depending on experience, health and dental insurance, annual, holiday and health leave.

Closing Date of Position: When filled

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter, and one writing sample by email to  [email protected]  

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. SC Appleseed complies with all Federal and State employment regulations.

Immigration Policy Attorney

Organizational Profile


South Carolina Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for low income South Carolinians to overcome social, legal and economic injustice.


SC Appleseed is a forceful and respected advocate for low income South Carolinians on issues such as health care, immigration, reentry, housing, education, hunger, public benefits, domestic violence and consumer issues.


SC Appleseed is dedicated to effecting systemic change wherever we can do the most good- in and through the courthouse, legislature, administrative agencies, community and the media.


For more information:




SC Appleseed is hiring for a staff attorney whose will be responsible for the immigrants’ rights program. The staff attorney's primary responsibility will be to develop and initiate systemic policy in the area of immigrants’ rights, educating policy makers and partners with SC Appleseed. The attorney will also act as a resource to pro bono volunteers and nonprofit organizations and develop pro bono projects to help the immigrant community. 

The Staff Attorney will work with the Immigration team, litigation attorney, community members, and a wide variety of local and national community partners to carry out the objectives of the program.

Key program areas include:

  • Federal immigration policy reform,
  • Immigrant youth and children of immigrants
  • State and local policy,
  • Civic engagement, quality education and employment policies, human rights and immigrant status,
  • Equal opportunity and equity, and community building/welcoming initiatives.



Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental retirement and vacation based on experience.  



Licensed in South Carolina or willingness to take next SC Bar exam.  Experience in immigration policy work and ability to speak Spanish are not mandatory but will be considered beneficial to the applicant’s qualifications.


To Apply

Position is open until filled.  Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of three references via email to [email protected] or SC Appleseed, P.O. Box 7187, Columbia, SC   29202


SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.


PO Box 7187
Columbia, SC 29202

P 803-779-1113
F 803-779-5951
[email protected]