Deputy Director of Organizing

12 Sep, 2022

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Deputy Director of Organizing

New Pennsylvania Project
Lemoyne, PA

WHO WE ARE

The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) was founded in May 2021 to expand Pennsylvania’s electorate so it reflects the Commonwealth’s demographically changing population. In the next four years, NPP will engage and empower young residents and those living in underrepresented and often neglected communities of color and immigrant communities. We will register them to vote, provide education about the issues that matter in their neighborhoods, and mobilize people to vote in every election – twice a year.

POSITION

The Deputy Director of Organizing is responsible to support the implementation and management of the New Pennsylvania Project’s in-state field program. This will include directly working with all in-state field staff and every regional organizing director, in  rural, urban and suburban regions across the state. The Deputy Director of Organizing should expect to observe and train staff on the ground, which will require up to six hours of daily observation in the field most days

Because our target communities and colleagues come from a wide range of backgrounds, this position needs to be able to thoughtfully navigate issues related to diversity, race, equity and inclusion, and bring a deep commitment to advancing these values. The incumbent will also need to bring a strong commitment to excellence and true collaboration, an ability to work quickly but carefully, and appreciation for/patience, and developing and growing team members.

Additionally, this position has recurring work situations that involve having a high degree of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. Errors in judgment will waste resources and adversely impact performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the hiring and lead training of a large staff of community engagement associates and community organizers (canvassers). Coach and train neighborhood leaders on best practices for organizing, the relational voter program, and skill set development
  • Prioritize quality voter interactions without sacrificing quantity
  • Assist regional organizing directors with communication between field teams from partner organizations and coordinated offices
  • Facilitate communication between the field team, senior leadership and other departments in NPP
  • Lead the implementation and management of the New Pennsylvania Project’s in-state Field program (C4)
  • Analyze data and modeling to create and track progress in voter contact universes
  • Additional duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  •   2-3 cycles of competitive field experience
  •   Proficiency using Votebuilder (VAN)
  • Knowledge of and ability to train relational organizing canvass techniques
  • Understanding and communicating c3/c4 legal compliances to team members
  •   Ability to work long or irregular hours
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation; expect to travel statewide
  • Ability to work autonomously and patiently
  • Adaptable self-starter who can take appropriate initiative to drive for results
  • Some familiarity with, or interest in, relationship-based organizing, leadership development, and team building
  • Fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/ or abilities. To perform this position successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

COMPENSATION

  • Salary range between $55K-$65K/year, paid biweekly, commensurate with experience
  • Paid time off/vacation days/holidays
  • 100% individual medical, vision and dental
  • Travel reimbursement

No calls. Please email your resume to jobs@newpaproject.org and indicate deputy director of organizing on the subject line.

Job posted: 2022-09-12