Decriminalize washington organizer


Reports to

Executive Director


$60,000 full time exempt 

Hiring Timeline
Applications are due at 11:59pm on June 14th, please send resume and cover letter to info@surgereprojustice.org . Subject line: Decrim WA Organizer. 


Interviews will take place of the week of June 21st, with an anticipated start date of July 6th.


23 days paid time off, 11 paid holidays, flexible, family-friendly schedule, medical (zero-deductible HMO and PPO options), dental, short- and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, with RVC covering over 90% of the costs of the insurance package. 401(k) and Roth IRA Retirement accounts and a Transit Orca card are available. 

About Surge Reproductive Justice 
Surge is a Reproductive Justice (RJ) organization. RJ is an approach to health equity and reproductive health that uses a holistic lens to look at the whole person, their family, and their community for empowerment opportunities. The RJ approach brings together diverse communities and perspectives to reach solutions that are led by the communities most affected by reproductive oppression and racial injustice. 

Our mission is to mobilize communities to build a world where all people can make powerful, self-determined choices for their bodies and the future of their families and communities. Our work centers Black women, femmes, and Black queer and trans people for a movement that rises from the bottom up. Currently we are working on Black perinatal health, Medicaid access for doulas, and decriminalizing sex work in the state of Washington. 

About The Position

At Surge, we see our role in building with community as facilitators who support the leadership and expertise of our community to develop solutions rooted in a reproductive justice framework. We are searching for someone to join our team who would be committed to our goals of Surge being a tool for the communities who are most impacted to create their own solutions. Surge seeks someone who will work alongside community members to create solutions that have an intersectional analysis.


The Decriminalize Washington Organizer is deeply connected to the community they belong to, believes in a people-based power theory of change, and has a deep understanding of the reproductive justice framework and intersectional Black feminist thought. 

As the Decriminalize Washington Organizer at Surge, they will support our community directed policy initiatives that we are running this year. They will facilitate the leadership ladder for our Decriminalize WA policy table. Lastly, they will support the organizing work with our coalition partners and represent Surge at the Decriminalize Washington coalition.  

Responsibilities Will Include 

Decriminalize Washington Leadership Ladder (40% of time):

  • Facilitate and organize leadership ladder trainings 

  • Coordinate stipends and care resources for the leadership ladder cohort 

  • Work with our partners to develop popular education materials and content 

Decriminalize Washington Coalition (25% of time):

  • Represent Surge at the coalition meetings 

  • Support with coalition tasks and campaign plans 

  • Report back to Surge staff on coalition updates

Program and Administration Support (35% of time):

  • Data tracking and entry 

  • Support other Surge team members on joint projects and all team events 

  • Participate in Surge team building activities and internal political education curriculum

Ideal Qualifications
2 plus years of community organizing experience
Analysis and commitment to anti-racism 
Background in reproductive justice / RJ aligned work 
Relationships in the QT-BIPOC community in Seattle and or King County
A well-developed interpersonal skill set — especially active listening, empathy, patience, and relationship building. 
Track record as a collaborative teammate who can also thrive in independent projects.