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Lead Organizer / Executive Director of SURE

Lead Organizer / Executive Director of SURE

Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) is a member of the Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART), one of the largest faith-based community organizing networks in the country. DART’s 27 affiliated organizations span 9 states. By harnessing the power of organized people, these organizations hold political and economic systems accountable for acting fairly—pushing them to become more equitable and just. Since 1982 our network has fought for and won policy changes that have addressed systemic failures which disproportionately harm low-income communities and communities of color. 

  • Hundreds of millions of dollars invested in affordable housing
  • Implementation of fair discipline policies in hundreds of schools, breaking the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Nearly $950 million invested in public transportation
  • Criminal justice reforms resulting in 5,000 fewer arrests of children in Florida each year
DART is a network of doers. We understand that the road to a society free of racism and economic injustice is a long one that requires dedication and persistence. To create lasting change, we must do work that extends beyond charity and advocacy—while important, these efforts generally only serve as temporary solutions to permanent, systemic problems. In a world where the interests of the wealthy are prioritized, DART seeks to create communities that honor people power as the true catalyst for change.

SURE hiring a full-time Lead Community Organizer / Executive Director who will train people of faith to hold political and economic systems accountable for justice. Through your work, everyday people will fight on their own behalf for justice in the form of affordable housing, police reform, public transportation and more. In time, your efforts will result in a noticeable shift in the power dynamics of the local community.

Day-to-day, the Lead Organizer/Executive Director will spend most of their time in the field coaching community leaders and recruiting new congregations to join the organization. Through three annual processes, DART organizations identify community problems, research viable solutions, and rally people to demand the implementation of those solutions by public officials. You will foster relationships, develop leaders, drive forward issue campaigns, and manage the operations of the organization.

Starting salary is $50,000+ annually. Additional benefits include: paid vacation and holidays, healthcare coverage, retirement, parental leave, and reimbursements for work-related travel.

Email resume and cover letter to Hannah Wittmer,

Contact: Hannah Wittmer

Location: Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity

Address: Sarasota FL

Phone: 2028410353