Economic Development Regional Field Fellow-Region 5

Position Location:              Atlanta, GA                                                       
Travel:                                    Frequent                                                           
Duration:                               One year                                                            
Status:                                    Non-Union


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking an Economic Development Field Fellow to assist with the implementation of educational campaigns and strategies on economic issues; and implementing training curricula for adults and youth in the priority areas of the NAACP Economic Department.

Summary of Duties:

The Economic Development Field fellow works under the direct supervision of the Director of Partnerships and Development.  The fellow will also be supervised on-site by the Regional Field Director.  The position will be comprised of split duties in the Economic Department and the Field Department.  The fellow will devote 60% percent of his/her time to the Economic Department and 40% percent of his/her time to the NAACP Field Department.  The duties and responsibilities of the Economic Development Field Fellow include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the Economic Department’s community economic development’s education and advocacy campaigns, train and mobilize Units, members and stakeholders to advance the NAACP’s strategic goals and objectives;
  • Assist in coordinating regional, state and local units in education and training on community economic development;
  • Assist units in specified region with facilitating financial/ economic education workshops throughout the year and connecting unit’s with national and local partners.
  • Economic Education Fellow
  • Develop resource guides and strengthen the resources and partnerships of local units;
  • Provide technical assistance to unit’s around Economic Education and workshop development;
  • Assist unit’s and state conferences with developing economic strategic plans to develop both short and long term economic  goals;
  • Implement NAACP programs and initiatives established by the National Office and such other related activities among local and area units of the region where field services are required; including the implementation of the NAACP civic engagement program;
  • Assist the Regional Field Directors and National Field Directors in carrying out work assignments during State, Regional and the Annual Convention;
  • Provide supervisors with timely monthly and quarterly reports detailing progress toward strategic goals and organizing/advocacy activity of state and local units;
  • Represents the NAACP at various conferences, conventions outside the NAACP, as well as NAACP sponsored events; and,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Regional Field Director, Senior Director of the Financial Freedom Campaign, EVP/CPO, or President and CEO.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Some college coursework or equivalent experience, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least two (2) years of organizing experience, preferably in the area of civil or human rights and economic justice
  • Experience working large, complex organizing campaigns
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, working as part of a team, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders
  • Experience within the field structure of the NAACP is desirable
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines and reporting requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to execute strategic goals, work effectively with state and local leaders and carry out required objectives
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills
  • A passion for social justice generally and racial justice specifically
  • Ability to work non-standard hours and travel, as necessary


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:  Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax:  (410) 580-5735

Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.