ShelterJH is hiring!

Job title: ShelterJH Coordinator (part-time, hourly)

About ShelterJH: we are a membership organization working to ensure that all who work in Jackson can have a home here. We all dream of a better life. We work hard and make sacrifices to try to meet our goals here in Jackson, the community we love. As a community, we rely on each other in numerous ways. When one of us struggles, we all suffer – our families, our friends, our employers, and Jackson as a whole. To ensure we can all do more than merely survive here, we’re committed to making Jackson livable for everyone. This is our home, and we want it to stay interesting, lively, and the Jackson Hole we know and love.

ShelterJH is a 501(c)4 membership organization, unlike your average nonprofit. We’re building a membership base so we’re completely independent and free to work for the best interests of tenants and workers. Members elect our board and give input on big decisions at our annual member meeting. We support candidates to help keep great housing champions in office.

Job description:

The Coordinator will support general organizational functioning (administration, finances, etc); build and engage the membership; get locals involved in pro-housing policy, projects, and the 2020 election; and manage our communications. They will get out in the community, with a special focus on their own communities and networks, and get more people involved. ShelterJH board members will manage and mentor the Coordinator.

Hours and compensation:

$20 / hour for an average of 10-15 hours / week. After growing the membership and thus financial base, we want to increase the hours, ideally to full-time eventually. We currently have funding for 10-15 hours / week for a year.

Job duties:

– Member / activist canvass: invite more people to join ShelterJH as members ($20 / year dues, sliding scale) and activists. Utilize community events (tabling), your own networks, door-to-door canvassing, and our list of interested people from previous events to find people who want to sign up. We especially want candidates who can engage local workers and renters, including young and/or Latinx folks.

– Turnout: mobilize your networks to show up at election events like candidate forums; Town Council meetings; etc.

– 2020 election coordination: coordinating events and our electoral work (questionnaire, candidate interviews, endorsements, ads, etc)

– Administration: keep our state & federal filings, books, and finances in order.


– Friendly, outgoing, good with people

– Highly motivated and self-starter

– Bilingual preferred (English / Spanish)

– Experience in canvassing and elections is preferred

– Good written communication and great organizational skills.

To apply:
Contact with cover letter and resume, or any questions. Deadline: March 20 (applications accepted and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.)